An 86 year old woman has been violently threatened and robbed at her home in Brislington in Bristol.
It happened at around 10.15am on Tuesday February 19th.
The lady was at her home in Birchwood Road in Brislington when four men knocked on her door.
When she answered she was pushed into the property by the men and forced into a chair, physically restrained her using force and covered her head.
The men made threats and asked for money. They searched her house and asked for a combination to a safe. They took a large amount of money.
The men then sprayed an unknown substance in the ladies face before making off.
This was an appalling crime in which an elderly and vulnerable woman was targeted by these men. While she was not physically harmed she was left extremely shaken. I would appeal to anyone who has any information about this crime to come forward and contact us."
– Detective Constable Cerys Millichip, Avon and Somerset Police
Police who shot a man in Keynsham have confirmed they were responding to a domestic incident involving a firearm.
The matter has been referred to the IPCC and the Force's Professional Standards Department.
I would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents and our wider communities that this was an isolated incident - extremely rare in Avon and Somerset - but specifically in a community like Keynsham.
Our firearms officers undergo specialist training to deal with incidents involving firearms.
Last night was an example where we responded quickly to keep the wider public safe."
– Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District Commander for Bath and North East Somerset Police District
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