A 15-year-old girl has reported being inappropriately touched by a man as she walked to school along the Bristol to Bath cycle path.Read the full story ›
Avon and Somerset Police have been criticised over their use of pepper spray in cells following an inspection.Read the full story ›
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.
Police in the Avon and Somerset force area have revealed that there were 18 reported incidents involving clowns in 2016.Read the full story ›
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’ 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!
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.
Police are looking to speak to two men after a hate crime incident in Bristol.
Officers were called to a restaurant on the Harbourside just after 9pm on 19 November.
Two men were reported to be very loud and were asked to leave, which they did. As they left they shouted racist insults.
Police say they are treating the incident as racially or religiously aggravated harassment.
Anyone who recognises either of those pictured, or who has any information, is asked to call police on 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5216257703.
The annual Christmas crack down on drink and drug drivers by Avon and Somerset Police has begun.
People are being urged to contact officers if they see someone who is drunk getting behind the wheel.
Police say they should ring 999 or text the word 'drunk' with brief details of the car, location and driver to 81819.
Operation Tonic, is due to run until 1st January 2017.
Last December, 155 people were arrested and 96 were charged.
Five people have been arrested and drugs and cash seized as part of ongoing police work to reduce the harm caused by drugs in Hartcliffe.Read the full story ›
Police forces in the West Country are regularly using custody cells as places of safety for people suffering from mental health illnessesRead the full story ›
Police have released a recording of a 999 call they received last Halloween from an elderly lady living alone in Taunton.Read the full story ›