The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner says day-to-day policing won't be affected following the suspension of the Chief Constable.
Nick Gargan was suspended yesterday amid allegations of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff. Sue Mountstevens says he'll be investigated in exactly the same way as any other officer.
We have been speaking to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset about the decision to suspend Chief Constable Nick Gargan over allegations of inappropriate conduct towards women colleagues. Sue Mountstevens says the allegations are serious, which is why the action has been taken.
The Chief Constable of Avon & Somerset Police Nick Gargan has been suspended from duty over allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
The IPCC has begun an investigation.
Police say they arrested a man on suspicion of assault, shortly after an alleged attack in a taxi office in Weston-super-Mare on June 16th.
The 24 year old has been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Three men have had WD-40 sprayed in their faces.
Avon and Somerset Police say it happened when they were waiting for a taxi at a cab firm in Weston-super-Mare on June 16th between 3am and 4am.
It is alleged a woman produced a can of the lubricant and sprayed the three men in their faces.
The three victims fled outside and were assaulted by two other men, leaving one with a broken nose.
The number of racially motivated crimes reported to Avon and Somerset Police has dropped in the last two years. Incidents went down by 19 per cent. But victims and case workers have told ITV West Country the figures may not reflect reality - as reporting crime can be difficult.
People living in Frome are concerned that their police station may be about to close because the building it's housed in is up for sale. Local councillors are worried policing in the town may change if it's forced to move elsewhere.
It comes as the Police & Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable visit the town to take part in their first public forum event in the Avon and Somerset force area.
Around 4,000 people have applied for just 35 jobs as police officers with Avon & Somerset Police.
The force has seen thousands of applicants complete an online assessment at the start of the recruitment process. It's the first time it has advertised for new officers in more than two years.