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Police release CCTV of missing nightclub man

Deakon Wilkins Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police in Bristol have released a CCTV image of a man who has been missing for more than a week after visiting a nightclub in the city.

Deakon Wilkins, 24, from Weston-super-Mare, was last seen at Motion Nightclub on Avon Street in the early hours of Saturday 14 January.

Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police say they're releasing the CCTV image as it shows the clothing Mr Wilkins was wearing when he went missing. They hope it will jog someones memory.

He is described as white, of medium build, approximately 5ft 10ins tall, with ginger hair and has a tattoo between his neck and chest of the word "Rush".

“If you were in Motion or the surrounding area last Friday night or Saturday morning and remember seeing someone dressed in a red fitted jumper, black blazer, dark jeans and red trainers then please, I urge you to get in touch.

“Deakon’s disappearance is out of character and we’re increasingly concerned for his welfare.

– Inspector Jason Shears


Search for pair after pub assault

Police are searching for the pair in connection with an assault Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV footage of two people they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Minehead.

A 42-year-old man was assaulted in the men's toilets of the Old Ship Aground pub on Quay Street at around 10.20pm on Saturday January 14.

He was later taken to Musgrove Park Hospital for treatment.

If you recognise them, please call PC Jeff Trimmings on 101 and give the reference number 5217009874.


Man convicted of kidnapping wanted on prison recall

Linus Campbell has failed to answer a recall to prison Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are appealing to help find a 27-year-old man convicted of kidnapping and false imprisonment.

Linus Campbell, who is linked to the St Pauls area of Bristol, was on licence after serving prison sentences for false imprisonment, kidnapping and weapon offences - all linked to drug-related activity.

He was recalled to prison after breaching the terms of his licence at the end of November and is now wanted.

He is described as:

  • of muscular build
  • 6ft 2ins
  • with thin cornrow hair.
  • a distinctive platinum metal bridge on his teeth
  • tattoos on his neck of five Japanese symbols
  • other tattoos on his upper arm.

Rudolph to the rescue! Police officers helped by festive friend

Police officers called out to move a fallen tree off an A road had some surprise assistance from a festive passer-by.

A man dressed as Rudolph the Reindeer was driving through the South Gloucestershire village - towing a trailer instead of the customary sleigh.

And he quickly showed he was willing to help more than Father Christmas...

'Rudolph' poses for a photo after helping PCs Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

‘Rudolph’ quickly offered to help PCs Steve Dexter and Cheryl Aucott, unhitching his trailer and towing the tree out of the road.

We were ‘deer-lighted’ when ‘Rudolph’ arrived to help us out. We were very grateful for his assistance in clearing the road and more than happy to pose for an ‘arresting’ photo in return!

– PC Dexter

The officers had time for a quick posed photo with the reindeer before he had to get back to work on Santa’s Christmas preparations.

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