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Bristol city centre cordoned off as police investigate 'suspicious vehicle'

Police have closed a number of roads in Bristol city centre as they deal with an incident.

A suspicious vehicle has been parked illegally outside The Bridewell Police Station on Bridewell Street.

Credit: Scott Salter

We are currently conducting enquiries to establish the owner of the car.

As a precaution we are also assessing the vehicle.

– Avon and Somerset Police
Police are assessing the vehicle. Credit: Scott Salter

A number of roads have been closed by the police cordon. See below for a full list.

Credit: Scott Salter


  • Bridewell Street
  • Nelson Street
  • Silver Street
  • Union Street
  • Rupert Street
  • Haymarket.
  • Anyone who has parked their vehicle in Rupert Street carpark is able to collect it
Credit: Scott Salter

Police: wanted man could be in Bristol - do not approach

If you see Lloyd Withers please call 999 - do not approach him Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a wanted man.

41-year-old Lloyd Withers is wanted in connection with a number of theft and drug offences. He has also had his parole licence revoked.

He has links to Bristol, especially the Horfield area of the city. He's also known to visit the city centre, Clifton and Redland.

  • call 999 if you see Lloyd Withers
  • if you know where he is please call 101 and quote crime reference number 5216166538.


Police dog joins in 'push-up challenge'

A police dog from the Avon & Somerset force has joined his handler in taking part in a 'push-up challenge.'

PC Steve Hopwood is doing 22 push-ups a day as part of the #22Kill challenge.

The campaign gets it's name from the number of US service veterans who commit suicide every day. This is echoed in the British former-service community.

In this country, suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under 45. The campaign hopes to get more people to talk about suicide and stop people suffering in silence.

On the 9th day of his push-up challenge, PC Hopwood was joined by his canine team mate!

Watch the video here...

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