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New CCTV as search for missing DJ Derek moves to Yate

Police searching for a missing DJ say they are now re-focusing their search efforts in the Yate area following a credible new sighting.

Police have also released new CCTV footage showing the last confirmed sighting of the 73 year old.

It was captured on July 10th and shows Derek entering The Criterion Pub, Ashley Road, Bristol at around 11.38pm.

He is then seen leaving the premises at approximately 00.13am on July 11th.

DJ Derek has been missing since 23rd July but was seen by friends at Yate bus station on either July 16 or 17 at approximately midday.


Police charge man with the murder of Bristol pensioner

Online tributes have been paid to Jan Bennett. Credit: Didim Cem Evi

Officials in Bulgaria have charged a local man with the rape and murder of a Bristol pensioner.

Jan Bennett, 67, is believed to have been attacked whilst out walking her dogs near her home in the village of Malomir.

A 40-year-old local man named as Ivan Georgiev by Bulgarian Authorities, has been arrested after police found DNA linking him to the scene.

Mrs Bennett was from the Eastville area of Bristol but had moved to the country with her husband just two months ago.

Bristol skyline set to dazzle during lighting show

Lighting up Clifton Suspension Bridge Credit: Bristol 2015

Bristol’s skyline is set to be lit up with two million volts of lightning in a spectacular show, against the backdrop of Bristol’s Queen Square.

It will be the world’s first biofuel pyrotechnics show marking the city’s status as European Green Capital 2015.

It will take place in a month's time and organisers are promising a stunning visual extravaganza.

Clifton Suspension Bridge as you've never seen it Credit: Bristol 2015

'Rubberneckers' face prosecution over M5 crash

The M5 was closed for several hours following the crash Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police in Gloucestershire are hunting up to a dozen drivers who recorded video footage of a pile-up on M5 last Saturday. A total of 18 people were injured and two were airlifted to hospital after a Peugeot was hit from behind and shunted underneath a tanker on the M5.

The smash between junctions 13 and 14 near Dursley closed the southbound carriageway for several hours on Saturday afternoon. A 23-year-old driver from Coventry suffered serious head injuries.

Gloucestershire Police say those found to have been "rubbernecking" may face a variety of charges. A spokesman said its investigation was ongoing and someone may still face charges relating to causing the collisions.


Tributes to murdered Bristol woman Jan Bennett

Jan Bennett lived in Turkey before moving to Bulgaria Credit: Facebook

Online tributes have been paid to Jan Bennett. Mrs Bennett, 67, was murdered near her new home in Bulgaria less than three months after moving from the resort of Altinkum with her husband Nick.

Roz Millington wrote on Facebook: "We were only messaging each other two days ago. I am very sad and disturbed at her untimely passing. May she RIP. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends, my heart aches for you all. God Bless."

Patsy Preskey wrote: " Such sad news and especially for those of us who knew her and her husband."

And Joy and Taz Hakwins said: "Just so sorry to hear this truly awful news, I knew the lady and we are both so shocked. Sending our deepest sympathies to her husband Nick and all her family and friends."

Vineyard worker arrested in connection with murder of Jan Bennett

Jan Bennett had only recently moved to Bulgaria Credit: Didim Cem Evi

A vineyard worker has been identified as the man accused of murdering Bristol woman Jan Bennett. Ivan Georgiev was detained last Saturday, a day after Mrs Bennett's body was found near her home in a village in Bulgaria.

Details of the crime have emerged through an English-language online newspaper in the Turkish coastal town where Mrs Bennett lived before moving to Bulgaria. Read more here.

Bristol woman murdered in Bulgaria

Jan Bennett, right, picture with her friend Karin Dalbak Credit: Didim Cem Evi

A woman from Bristol has been raped and murdered in Bulgaria just a few months after moving there with her husband. Jan Bennett, 67, was attacked while walking her dogs near her home in the village of Malomir, around 200 miles east of the capital Sofia.

It's reported that her burnt body was found just a few hundred metres from her new home. A local man named as Ivan Georgiev, 40, was arrested after police found DNA linking him to the scene.

Mrs Bennett, from Eastville had only recently moved to the area with her disabled husband Nick. They had previously spent a number of years living in the Turkish coastal resort of Altinkum, where they were active members of a local church group.

Her 62-year-old husband is said to have been admitted to a local hospital where he was being treated for shock.

"We can confirm the death of a British national in Bulgaria. We are liaising with Bulgarian authorities and have met with the family to provide support at this difficult time."<

– Foreign Office spokesman
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