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Police are appealing for help to find a young police dog that has gone missing in the Clevedon area.
Meg is a Belgian Malinois, which is like a lean version of a German Shepherd. It is infact the short-haired version of the Belgian Shepherd dog and is about the same size as a greyhound.
Meg is seven months old and has a black muzzle, black ears and has a short coat which is foxy brown in colour. She is wearing a red collar.
Meg is currently undergoing assessment for use as a general purpose police dog.
Concern is growing because Meg is fairly timid, is not likely to have eaten and will be frightened by fireworks, which may be let off this evening.
It is possible she may be sheltering in someone’s garden and police are urging people living in the Kenmore Drive area of Clevedon to check garden outbuildings, garages and sheds.
A fifteen year old girl from Bath has been found safe and well after being reported missing yesterday (Oct 26).
Rudy Thomas has been located and police have thanked the public for their assistance with this matter.
Have you seen Sascha Gallichan (15) who went missing in Bath today. Has links to Taunton call 101 ref 5215026702 https://t.co/UtxsrnuGyX
Avon and Somerset police are appealing for information to help find missing teenager Sascha Gallichan.
The fifteen year old went missing from Bath yesterday (Oct 25) and has links to Taunton.
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Charlotte Leslie, the MP for Bristol North West, has told ITV News she believes Nick Gargan's dismissal to be "a joke".
The conservative MP condemned the process that led to the Avon and Somerset Chief Constable being asked to resign, and said she will launch an enquiry with other Tory politicians into the IPCC enquiry which started the process.
Mr Gargan was told to step down after an independent panel found him guilty of eight counts of misconduct - his resignation was accepted today. But Charlotte Leslie said at the time the process smacks of "a witch hunt devoid of real facts".
Avon & Somerset's Chief Constable Nick Gargan has resigned after being found guilty of misconduct.
Nick Gargan had faced mounting calls to quit after being found guilty of misconduct three months ago. He'd been suspended on full pay for more than a year.
The Police and Crime Commissioner of Avon and Somerset said he abused his position by forwarding confidential emails, interfering with a proper recruitment process and storing intimate images on his work phone.
Commissioner Sue Mountstevens had previously told ITV News the situation had been "damaging for everyone concerned", and initiated the process to require Mr Gargan to resign.
I have accepted Mr Gargan’s resignation with immediate effect. I think this is in the best interests of the Constabulary, and residents. It also means that the protracted and lengthy section 38 process will end immediately and no further legal expense will be incurred.
Mr Gargan will receive three-month’s salary in lieu of notice - as the terms of his contract state.
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Police have been out on horseback in Bristol today, searching for missing musician Paul Griffiths - who disappeared over a week ago from the Priory Hospital.
His family have also been out on the streets this week, saying they are "desperate" and afraid for the safety of the 60-year-old, who suffers from anxiety and paranoia.