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Chief Constable Nick Gargan suspended from duty

Nick Gargan has been suspended over allegations of inappropriate behaviour Credit: PA

Avon and Somerset Police chief constable Nick Gargan has been suspended over allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards female officers.

Avon and Somerset deputy chief constable John Long will act as temporary chief constable.

Mr Gargan started his career with Leicestershire Constabulary in 1988 after completing a degree in French and politics at the University of Leicester.

He worked extensively on the investigation into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Search for arsonist as 24 cars set alight

Police in Bristol are looking for a serial arsonist after 24 cars have been set on fire in the last month.

Many of the vehicles have been burnt in owners' driveways in the Southmead and Henbury areas of the city. Targeted police patrols are now taking place in the area to prevent further offences. Clare Forestier reports:

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Bristol police carry out targeted patrols after car fires

Police in Bristol are carrying out targeted patrols after 20 car fires in the last month. This car was deliberately burnt out on Sunday morning in Henbury. 12 other cars were also set fire to on Sunday morning.

This car was burnt out in Henbury Credit: ITV News West Country
Car deliberately set fire to in Henbury Credit: ITV News West Country

Police investigate after a spate of car fires in Bristol

Police have launched an investigation after 20 car fires in Bristol in the last month Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are hunting arsonists who set fire to 20 cars in the last month in the Henbury and Southmead areas of Bristol. Letters are going out to residents appealing to anyone who may have seen someone in the area acting suspiciously around vehicles, or who knows who is behind the fires.

The latest incident saw 13 cars deliberately set fire to in the early hours of Sunday 4th May. Police say they believe all the arsons are linked.

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Police dog attack video appears on the internet

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston-super-Mare while he was being arrested. You may find the following pictures disturbing.

Footage has emerged on the internet of a man apparently being bitten on the neck by a police dog. The man is lying on his front in the road when the barking dog, which is on a lead, lunges forward and appears to sink its teeth into his neck, dragging him forward a short way.

Avon and Somerset Police say the incident has been referred to their professional standards department for a thorough investigation.

A&S police 'keen to understand what happened'

Police were called to the Regent Street area of Weston-super-Mare in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of a large fight involving a number of people. During this incident, a man was bitten by a police dog as he was being arrested.

We are aware of a YouTube clip and comments on social media channels about this incident. The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened. The YouTube clip is only a few seconds long and doesn't show events before or after the arrest.

– Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon & Somerset Police

Internet footage shows man being bitten on the neck

Footage of the incident has emerged on the internet Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the shirtless man apparently being bitten in the neck in the incident in Weston-super-Mare.

Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police said

"The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened."

Investigation after man bitten by police dog in Weston

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston Super Mare while he was being arrested. You may find the following pictures disturbing.

The incident happened in Weston on Saturday night Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the man apparently being bitten on the neck. Avon and Somerset Police say the incident has been referred to their professional standards department for a thorough investigation.

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