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The amnesty saw bins in which people could deposit knives placed in the front offices of our main police stations and buildings.Read the full story ›
Police are asking for the public's help to find a man who's gone missing from Weston-super-Mare.
Ryan Saunders, who's 31, was last seen in the Uphill area at around 12pm today (25 October).
We’re concerned for his welfare and are asking for anyone who has seen him or knows where he is to contact us immediately.
- slim build
- short black hair
- several tattoos
- last seen wearing a grey t-shirt which had writing on it, blue jeans and grey trainers
Police have seized a significant amount of suspected class A drugs as they work to reduce harm caused by drugs in South Bristol.Read the full story ›
People caught with class A drugs are being allowed to swap prison for an education workshop as part of a controversial new scheme.Read the full story ›
An undercover police operation has revealed retailers in Somerset are continuing to sell knives illegally to teenagers.
Spot-checks were carried out over the weekend by police cadets at 13 different retailers, including outdoor and army supply shops, in the Avon and Somerset force area.
Six shops passed the test and refused to sell a knife to the undercover cadet. However, seven of the shops tested failed, and sold a knife to a person under 18.
Afterwards a uniformed police officer went in and spoke to the retailers, issuing them with an advice pack which clearly outlines the law.
All were receptive to the advice and many did not realise what the law was surrounding the sale of knives.
The operation coincides with a week long national initiative starting today to tackle knife crime.
In 2014 – 15 Avon and Somerset saw a 14 per cent increase in knife crime, which is higher than the national average of nine per cent.
Worryingly, 19% of people found carrying knives or involved in knife crime, are aged 17 and under, and 23 per cent are aged 18-24.
We need to understand why young people are carrying knives and work to dispel the myth that knives are somehow cool.
During the week of action, officers will carry out extra, targeted patrols and use their stop and search powers.
Knife amnesty bins will also be placed in the front offices of police stations and buildings.
Police are asking for the public to help locate wanted Southmead man Thomas Jeffery.
The 28-year-old, who has a conviction for robbery, is wanted on recall to prison after his licence was revoked.
He’s described as white, 5ft 9ins, with short, cropped mousey brown hair. He is believed to have connections to North Bristol including Lawrence Weston.
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a blind man was robbed in South Gloucestershire.
The incident took place on Wednesday (14/9) on Downend Road, Kingswood, at 5 past midnight.
The victim, a 53-year-old man, was walking home when he was approached by a number of men.
One asked the victim for a cigarette before grabbing his jacket.
The victim was then head-butted in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.
While on the ground, the victim's pockets were searched and a packet of cigarettes were stolen.
The men then ran off.
Police are appealing to the public to help find Bruno Gluzda, there is a European arrest warrant in place in relation to him.Read the full story ›