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Motorcyclist dies in crash on A370

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A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Weston-super-Mare. Police were called to the scene where a car and motorbike had collided just after 2pm yesterday afternoon. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Flowerdown Bridge A370 was closed for several hours while the emergency services attended.

Appeal after man found critically injured on motorway

Police enquiries are continuing. Credit: PA

Police in Bristol are appealing for witnesses after a man was found injured on the carriageway of the M32 last night.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was taken to Southmead Hospital with serious injuries where he remains in a critical condition.

It happened at around 11pm near to J3.

Enquiries to establish what happened and how the man was injured are on-going.


Police appeal after stranger tried to grab woman

It happened on Hanham Mount, near to Gunning Close. Credit: Google Earth

Police are appealing for witnesses after "a suspicious incident" in Hanham, South Gloucestershire.

A woman in her 20s was approached by a man on Hanham Mount, near to Gunning Close at around 12.45am on Saturday 29 July.

The man attempted to grab hold of the woman but she ran off and sought shelter in a nearby house.


  • white
  • approximately 6ft tall
  • generally slim build but with a large stomach
  • aged in his 30s or 40s
  • clean shaven
  • wore a dark coloured tracksuit

Growing concern for missing man

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Police are growing concerned about the welfare of a 60-year-old man from South Gloucestershire.

John Allinson left his home in Rangeworthy at 1.30pm on Tuesday 25 July and has not been seen since.

Officers say John has Parkinson's which can affect his ability to walk and may make him seem disorientated.

He’s described as:

  • White, 6ft tall, slim build with balding grey hair and glasses.
  • Last seen wearing a cream coloured Panama hat with a black ribbon around it, a navy blue long sleeve shirt and brown trousers.
  • He walks with a walking stick.

According to Avon and Somerset Police, John may have wandered into a neighbour's garden and people in the Rangeworthy area are being asked to check any outbuildings. Anyone who may see John is being asked to call 999.

'Suspicious' fire destroys bus shelter where homeless woman was sleeping

A bus shelter in South Gloucestershire where a homeless woman was sleeping was burned down last night.

Two crews were called out to the fire on Kingswood High Street. Credit: ITV News

Police are treating the fire as suspicious and have started an investigation

The woman, known only as Jo, returned from church to find the shelter in Kingswood burning and all her possessions destroyed.


Police trying to track down man convicted of GBH

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Police are trying to track a man wanted on recall to prison.

Harvey Jackson was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm to an officer during a previous arrest attempt and he was released on licence in January.

Avon and Somerset officers carried out a pre-planned operation at 7.45am on Tuesday 4 July in Ashley Road, Bristol, after receiving intelligence about Jackson’s whereabouts. This included armed officers and dog handlers and the road was closed in order to search a block of flats, but the police were unable to locate him.

Today, neighbourhood officers will be patrolling the area to offer reassurance to the local community.

Harvey Jackson is:

  • 29 years old
  • Described as black, about 6ft 2ins tall
  • Of stocky build with black dreadlocked hair

Police are asking anyone with information about Jackson’s whereabouts to call 999 immediately and say he should not be approached. Alternatively Crimestoppers are a charity that can take information anonymously over the phone: 0800 555 111.

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