PCC celebrates it's first anniversary

As the Police and Crime Commissioner celebrates it's first anniversary we speak with the woman in charge in Avon and Somerset

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Melanie Hall suspect re-bailed

A 44-year-old man from Bath who was arrested last month in connection with the murder of Melanie Hall has had his bail extended until February, pending further enquiries.

Melanie was 25 when she disappeared from a nightclub in the city in 1996. Her remains were found 13 years later next to a motorway slip road in South Gloucestershire.

Melanie was 25 when she disappeared from a nightclub in Bath in 1996

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House searched by police investigating Melanie Hall's murder

Police investigating the murder of Melanie Hall have searched a house in Bath. It follows the arrest of a man. A spokesman for Avon & Somerset Police said: "On Tuesday November 19 police arrested a Bath man on suspicion of the murder of Melanie Hall.

"The 44-year-old was arrested at his home in the city at around 8.30am and was questioned by detectives at a police station in Bristol. Melanie's parents Steve and Pat Hall were informed.

"Police also searched a house in the Roundhill Park area of Twerton as part of the on-going investigation. The man was released on bail on the evening of November 20."

Youngsters learn about police

Young people from across Avon and Somerset are taking over the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for the day.

The group will shadow Sue Mountstevens and attend a meeting with Chief Constable, Nick Gargan.

It's part of the national Children's Commissioner's Takeover Day.

Young people take over as Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Credit: ITV News West Country

76 dogs seized for being dangerous in the last year

by Caron Bell

The number of dangerous dogs seized in the Avon & Somerset area has risen for the third year in a row - that's according to figures obtained by ITV News. Seventy six dogs were taken from their owners last year - up from forty two in the previous twelve months.

Well we've been speaking to victims of dog attacks who've suffered horrific injuries. The following report contains a graphic image.

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Dog attack victims call for a change in the law

The number of dangerous dogs seized in the Avon & Somerset area has risen for the third year in a row - that's according to figures obtained by ITV News.

Seventy six dogs were taken from their owners last year - up from forty two in the previous twelve months. And more than double the number reported two years before. Victims like Claire Langlands, who was attacked by a dangerous dog in Yeovil, is calling for a change in the law.

Calls for change in the 'policing' of the police

The ongoing, 'Plebgate' scandal has, by all accounts, done little to inspire the public's trust in our police force.

First there was the disputed account of what was said by the government chief whip to officers at the gates of Downing Street a year ago.

Then there was yesterday's refusal to apologise by three Police Federation members over their subsequent meeting with him,in defiance of their own Chief Constables.

ITV West Country's Ian Axton has been speaking to Avon & Somerset's Police & Crime Commissioner who wants to change the way complaints about officers are dealt with.

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