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Man arrested after body discovered in Avon Gorge

Police cordoned off an are of the Downs in Bristol Credit: ITV West Country/Richard Payne

A man has been arrested following the death of another man in Bristol yesterday.

The body of a 28 year old man was found near the Portway. Police were called just after 7:30pm to reports that a man had fallen off the Avon Gorge near Circular Road in Clifton.

His death is being treated as suspicious.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the man’s death and is in custody for questioning.

We’re appealing for anyone who was on the Clifton Down or Circular Road between 7pm and 7.30pm on Saturday to call us with any information which could assist our ongoing inquiry.

– Det Insp Louise Boyce

Blind man calls for crossing after being hospitalised

A blind pensioner from North Somerset is in hospital with a fractured skull after being hit by a car - at exactly the spot where he has been campaigning for a crossing.

79-year-old Ray Stevens says he blames the local council for his injuries after rejecting his pleas to improve safety on a busy road.

Richard Payne reports:

Defeats for all our League One teams

All three of our League One teams lost 1-0 today.

Top-of-the-table Bristol City have been beaten 1-0 at bottom club Crewe. The only goal of the game was scored in the 74th minute after City had Derrick Williams sent off for two bookable offences.

Swindon Town missed the chance to go top. Michael Smith saw his penalty saved as Mark Cooper's men suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Doncaster. The visitors' winner also came from the penalty spot.

Yeovil Town were unable to build on their two straight wins last week. They lost 1-0 at home to second-from-bottom Colchester, who leap-frog the Glovers in the table.

In League Two, Cheltenham Town drew 1-1 with Portsmouth, despite taking the lead through Omari Sterling-James' first half strike.

Last night in the Conference, Forest Green Rovers lost 2-1 at Grimsby, while Bristol Rovers beat Gateshead 3-2 at the Memorial Stadium.


Work begins over Christmas to create new route to the West

Disused royal mail conveyor will be removed from Bristol Temple Meads station on Christmas day Credit: ITV West Country

Work will begin at Bristol Temple Meads station tonight to remove the disused mail conveyor.

It will begin the process of the electrification of the main line to the South West - which is expected to be finished by 2017. The work to remove the old Royal Mail conveyor will be finished while the station is closed on Christmas day.

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