A police officer who waded into rapidly rising flood waters to rescue a woman from her stranded car has won a police bravery award.
Sergeant Luke Gribble carried the woman to safety on a country lane on the outskirts of Bristol between Doynton and Dyrham last December.
He was presented with his award at a reception at 10 Downing Street.
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.
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.
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.