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Portbury Hundred reopens following IPCC investigation

The IPCC is carrying out an investigation of the incident. Credit: ITV West Country

The Portbury Hundred (A369) near the M5 J19 has reopened following an IPCC investigation into yesterday's fatal incident.

Avon and Somerset Police has thanked people affected by the closure for their patience.

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Police commissioner and chief constable: thoughts with family of man who died in A369 incident

The Portbury Hundred has been closed since yesterday morning. Credit: ITV West Country

Avon and Somerset's Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable say their thoughts are with the man who died in yesterday's incident on the A369 near Portishead.

In a joint statement, they confirmed the incident is still being investigated.

The Portbury Hundred remains closed to traffic.

Police have also thanked local people for their patience regarding disruption to traffic.

Our thoughts are with the family of the man who died and all those involved and affected by yesterday’s incident.

A full investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is underway, and we are working to support this ongoing investigation. At the request of the IPCC, The Portbury Hundred (A369) is still closed as they continue their detailed search of the scene to ensure they capture all of the evidence.

They are very much aware of the disruption their continuing road closure is having on people who live and work in Portishead.

We fully understand just how disruptive this has been for our local communities and their frustration at the amount of time the closure has been in place. Our own Police and Fire staff at Headquarters in Portishead have been similarly affected by the congestion.

The IPCC investigation at the scene must run its course, but at the same time we have impressed upon them the need to open the road as soon as it is possible to do so.

We are very grateful to local people for their patience and understanding and fully appreciate the tremendous inconvenience that this has caused. As soon as there is any news about re-opening the road we will share this with you.

– Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable joint statement

IPCC investigating police firearm incident near Portishead

Credit: ITV West Country

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed it is investigating the scene of an incident this morning involving police firearms in which a man died.

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The Portbury Hundred (A369) remains closed to traffic.

Earlier the Great Western Air Ambulance said its helicopter has left the scene.

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England cricketer Ben Stokes was arrested and released without charge in Bristol

Stokes had been playing at Gloucestershire's Brightside Ground in Bristol. Credit: PA

The ECB says Ben Stokes was arrested after an incident in Bristol early Monday morning and released without charge.

Stokes played for England in Sunday's win over the West Indies, scoring 73 runs.

Avon and Somerset Police say they were called to a disorder in Queens Road, Clifton, at around 2.35am on Monday.

A 27-year-old man was found to have suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The ECB says all-rounder Stokes will not be available for tomorrow’s fourth one-day international against West Indies.

The governing body adds Stokes' team-mate Alex Hales will also miss tomorrow's match after he "returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help Police with their enquiries".

Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be available for tomorrow’s One-Day International match against West Indies at The Oval. Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday morning, 25 September, following an incident in Bristol. He was held overnight and released under investigation - without charge - late on Monday and will not join the team in London. Hales, who was with Stokes on Sunday night, did not train this morning and has returned voluntarily to Bristol today to help Police with their enquiries. You will understand that we cannot offer further detail at this stage but will provide any updates when we can.

– ECB Statement
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