PCC celebrates it's first anniversary

As the Police and Crime Commissioner celebrates it's first anniversary we speak with the woman in charge in Avon and Somerset

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Elderly shown how to get rid of unwanted callers

There's been a week-long campaign by police to stop rogue traders. It finished with a training session for pensioners - giving tips about how to get unwanted callers away from the front door.

Last year there were 140 reported incidents across Avon and Somerset. But police believe that figure is low as many people are too embarassed to speak with officers - or think that a crime hasn't even been committed, when it has.

Robert Murphy reports:

Clampdown on rogue traders in Avon & Somerset

The region's police forces complete a week of action today aimed tackling rogue Avon and Somerset Police helped host a day of training for elderly people.

It's aimed at educating people to know what to do if they get unwanted callers at their doors.

Detective Chief Insector, Simon Wilstead, says there are a group of people who prey on the most vulnerable in society:-


Three hunted after Weston robbery

A CCTV image of one of the men sought by police. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police in Weston-super-Mare are hunting three men after a robbery at a filling station early this morning. A shop employee was threatened with a knife during the raid at the Spar store at the Texaco garage in Locking Road.

Another CCTV image of a man sought by police Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The man was forced to hand over cash from the till. While this was happening a second man unsuccessfully attempted to open another till and a third person remained near the door.

Image of a third man sought by police Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Victim of brutal attack thanks people for generosity

Police investigating a beating in Bristol which left a 76-year-old woman for dead, have released a picture of the man they think is responsible. Horrific pictures of Jenny Taylor's injuries attracted national coverage but her attacker has yet to be caught.

Neighbours and strangers have donated money and time to help her recovery. She told Richard Payne how she's overwhelmed by their generosity.


CCTV image released after elderly woman attacked in Bristol

CCTV image released after elderly woman attacked in Bristol Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a 76 year old was assaulted in a robbery in Bristol. Jean Taylor was left with nasty head injuries after the incident at her home in Green Street, Totterdown at around 2pm on Tuesday 28th January.

Investigator Paul Hopes said: “While it is not possible to see his face, I would like the public to look closely at his clothing."

“Jean is still recovering from the incident but she has been overwhelmed by the support of the local community, who have donated flowers, gifts and even raised money for her.

A reward of up to £3,000 is being offered by the charity Crimestoppers for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

Attempted armed robbery in Weston-super-Mare

Police in Weston-super-Mare are investigating after an attempted armed robbery last night. At around 6:35pm a man threatened staff in Hayers Convenience Store in Clovelly Road with a knife, demanding they hand over money form the tills.

Staff managed to set off the store's panic alarm and the man left empty handed. He is described as white, in his twenties and was wearing a black jacket and bottoms and a black woolly hat.

Pensioner "thought she was going to die" after assault

A pensioner from Bristol has described the moment she thought she was going to die after being assaulted and robbed in her home.

Jenny Taylor, who's 76, was left with head injuries after a man called at her door before attacking her and making off with £100.

Tonight the police have put up a £3,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest.

Eli-Louise Wringe's report contains images you may find distressing.

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