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Man convicted of kidnapping wanted on prison recall

Linus Campbell has failed to answer a recall to prison Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

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.

Rudolph to the rescue! Police officers helped by festive friend

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' poses for a photo after helping PCs Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

‘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!

– PC Dexter

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 want to talk to these two men after hate crime incident

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.

Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

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.

Credit: Avon and Somerset Police
Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

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.


Christmas crack down on drink drivers begins

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.

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