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900 tons of grit coming to Bristol as more snow is forecast

With the possibilty of more snow in the next 24 hours, extra supplies of grit are being shipped into Bristol. Nine hundred tons are due to arrive in Avonmouth from Northern Ireland.

They will replenish supplies used on the city's streets since Friday's snowfall. But the more immediate problem for many is ice, especially on untreated pavements. Richard Payne reports.

New railway station at park & ride

Avonmouth park and ride Credit: ITV West

Portway Park and Ride in Avonmouth could get its own rail station by next autumn. Bristol City Council has already set aside money for the project, which needs final approval from the government

It would provide a link through to Temple Meads. The station would be the first built in Bristol for sixteen years.


Body in bin not being treated as suspicious

Police have formally identified the man whose body was found at a recycling plant in Avonmouth.

22-year-old Garrett Elsey had just arrived in Bristol from Canada to begin a masters degree.

Mystery surrounds exactly what happened after a night out with a friend - but somehow Garrett ended up in a recycling bin.

Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Richard Payne has the latest:

Body discovery - Bristol University issues a statement

The University of Bristol was saddened to hear of the tragic death of one of its students', Garrett Elsey.

Garrett had recently arrived at Bristol to begin his studies for a Master of Science degree in International Security in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

The University offers its condolences to his family and friends and its thoughts are with them at this very sad time.

– Bristol University


Police officially name man found at waste depot

Investigations into the circumstances which led to a body being found at a waste facility in Avonmouth on Thursday September 27 continue.The body was discovered at around 10.20am at a site in Kings Weston Lane.

Formal identification has taken place and we can confirm the body of the man found is 22 year old Garrett Elsey.

Read the full statement on the Avon and Somerset police website

Man found dead in bin is named

Garrett Elsley has been named by the Canadian press Credit: South West News

A man found dead in a bin at a recycling plant in Bristol has been named. The Canadian Press say he was 22 year old Garrett Elsey. The Canadian student had been in Bristol for less than a day. He had come to the city to study for a masters degree.

Police say they are keeping an 'open mind' as to how he died and are continuing investigations. A post-mortem is due to take place early next week.

Ten arrested over hazardous waste

UK's 'biggest ever' hazardous waste raid Credit: ITV West

Ten people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the dumping of hazardous waste including heavy metals and asbestos by an Avonmouth company.

Sixty Environment Agency investigators along with Avon and Somerset Police carried out dawn raids on several sites.

The Environment Agency said it was the UK's biggest ever hazardous waste raid and they are looking into whether there is any risk to public health.

The ten have been released on bail until January. The investigation is expected to take several months to complete.

Post mortem carried out on waste plant body

A post-mortem examination has been carried out on the body of man, found at a recycling plant on the edge of Bristol.

Police were called to Kings Weston Lane in Avonmouth yesterday after a dumper truck unloaded its collection and the body of a man, believed to be in his 20s, was found.

Officers have been investigating nine different locations across the city - the route the lorry took.

Richard Payne has the latest:

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