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Police searching for man in connection with Taunton attempted robbery

Police are trying to identify the man in this CCTV image. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset police are searching for a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery in Taunton.

Police have revealed a CCTV image of the man who they are trying to identify.

The attempted robbery took place at around 8.15am yesterday at Sainsbury’s on Hankridge Farm Retail Park.

A man threatened a member of staff after he was stopped attempting to steal a number of memory cards from the store.

The man then made off on a bicycle.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image is asked to call 101.

Police release CCTV after man attacked in Bristol

Avon & Somerset Police release this CCTV image after a man was attacked in Bristol City Centre. Credit: A&S Police

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection with a serious assault on a teenager in Bristol city centre.

A 19-year-old man suffered a fractured eye socket and a head wound after being attacked in Denmark Street between 3.35am and 3.45am on Saturday 21 January.

The attacker is believed to have been at Ramshackle at the O2 Academy immediately before the assault. He ran off towards St Augustines Parade afterwards.



CCTV released of attempted robbery with iron bar

Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted robbery at a shop in Plymouth.

This CCTV from just after 7am on Monday 1 February shows the Co-op in Poole Park Road.

The offender entered wielding an iron bar and forced the staff to the rear of the store whilst demanding money and to be shown the safe.

The staff members were very courageous and managed to usher the offender out of the store without injury.

– Devon & Cornwall Police

A potential witness dressed in a two tone blue top can clearly be seen in the CCTV footage and police are seeking to identify him as he may have vital information.


  • male
  • around 6ft tall
  • medium build
  • dressed in dark clothing - dark coat with leather jacket, hoody and balaclava
  • carrying a yellow plastic carrier bag

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting crime reference CR/6736/16.

Or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online.

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