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Man arrested after stealing 'planted' bike in Bristol

A 31 year old man has been arrested after stealing a bike in Bristol that police had left as 'bait'. Avon and Somerset Police planted the bike outside the Galleries after a run of thefts in the city.

Stephen Davis from Whitmore Avenue, Broomhill has been charged with attempting to steal a pedal cycle and possession of an offensive weapon.


Man assaulted after challenging dog owner in Bristol

A man who intervened when he saw a dog being kicked by its owner in Bristol was subjected to an unprovoked assault.

The man was walking with his girlfriend along Fulford Road in Hartcliffe, near the junction with Hawkfield Road, at about 2.30pm on Monday, when he saw a man kicking and choking a dog.

He challenged the man and asked him to stop, but the offender punched him in the face. He attended hospital and was found to have suffered a broken jaw.

The offender is described as white, about 17 years old, 6ft tall, of slim build with short blond hair.

He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top and trousers and a grey Nike t-shirt with the slogan ‘Just Do It’ in large letters across the chest.

The dog resembled a black greyhound and was quite young. It didn’t have a collar on but had a piece of black rope around its neck.

This was an unprovoked and violent assault on a member of the public who was concerned for the welfare of a dog.

I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the description of the man and the dog, or who may have seen them in the Fulford Road area around the time of the incident.

– Det Con Alan Smith, Bristol CID


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