As the Police and Crime Commissioner celebrates it's first anniversary we speak with the woman in charge in Avon and Somerset
On the fourth anniversary of the discovery of Melanie Hall's body, police reveal new developments involving a rope and a car.
A 38 year old man is fighting for his life in hospital after being found with serious head injuries.
Police investigating the murder of Melanie Hall have searched a house in Bath. It follows the arrest of a man. A spokesman for Avon & Somerset Police said: "On Tuesday November 19 police arrested a Bath man on suspicion of the murder of Melanie Hall.
"The 44-year-old was arrested at his home in the city at around 8.30am and was questioned by detectives at a police station in Bristol. Melanie's parents Steve and Pat Hall were informed.
"Police also searched a house in the Roundhill Park area of Twerton as part of the on-going investigation. The man was released on bail on the evening of November 20."
A 44 year old man from Bath has been arrested in connection with the murder of Melanie Hall. Police say he was arrested on November 20th and released on bail on the evening of the 21st. Melanie Hall was 25 when she disappeared from a nightclub in Bath in 1996.
Young people from across Avon and Somerset are taking over the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for the day.
The group will shadow Sue Mountstevens and attend a meeting with Chief Constable, Nick Gargan.
It's part of the national Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day.
The number of dangerous dogs seized in the Avon & Somerset area has risen for the third year in a row - that's according to figures obtained by ITV News. Seventy six dogs were taken from their owners last year - up from forty two in the previous twelve months.
Well we've been speaking to victims of dog attacks who've suffered horrific injuries. The following report contains a graphic image.
Police put the increase in the number of dangerous dogs being seized dow to trends. PC Andy Hennys is a Police dog handler.
The number of dangerous dogs seized in the Avon & Somerset area has risen for the third year in a row - that's according to figures obtained by ITV News.
Seventy six dogs were taken from their owners last year - up from forty two in the previous twelve months. And more than double the number reported two years before. Victims like Claire Langlands, who was attacked by a dangerous dog in Yeovil, is calling for a change in the law.
The ongoing, 'Plebgate' scandal has, by all accounts, done little to inspire the public's trust in our police force.
First there was the disputed account of what was said by the government chief whip to officers at the gates of Downing Street a year ago.
Then there was yesterday's refusal to apologise by three Police Federation members over their subsequent meeting with him,in defiance of their own Chief Constables.
ITV West Country's Ian Axton has been speaking to Avon & Somerset's Police & Crime Commissioner who wants to change the way complaints about officers are dealt with.
The Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, has described how "appalled" she is at the damage in confidence in the police.
It follows the fallout from the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' affair and the subsequent furore with the IPCC.
Ms Mountstevens says in a blog that many people have told her they do not trust the police to investigate themselves.
Tracking software installed on a mobile phone stolen in Bristol has led to the arrest of a man on suspicion of theft and four others on suspicion of handling stolen goods. Police tracked the phone to a car in Stokes Croft and arrested a 20 year-old man from Belmont Street.
After the arrest, offices searched several properties and found a total 40 mobiles, five laptops and tablets, three games consoles, two cameras, other gadgets, and £100,000 cash.