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Cyclist killed after car crashes into him

Police are asking anyone who may have dashcam footage to come forwards. Credit: PA Images

A cyclist has been killed after being hit by a car in Prestbury.

The 48-year-old Cheltenham man sadly died at the scene after a silver Mazda 3 collided with him.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to get in touch, it happened just before 9pm on Friday (16/06) at the Priors Road junction with Bouncers Lane.

A 22-year-old man and 23-year-old man, both from Cheltenham, were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and remain in police custody this morning.

Another silver or grey car is believed to have been in the area at the time and police are keen to hear from the people who were in that vehicle.


Growing concern for missing 13-year-old girl

Ellie-May was last seen on 23 May. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police are concerned for a missing teenager from Cheltenham.

13-year-old Ellie-May Stevens from Arle Gardens, Cheltenham was last seen at 4pm on Tuesday 23 May. She came home to collect a bag but has not returned.

Ellie-May has friends in Cheltenham and has family connections to Milton Keynes. She is:

  • 5’ 3” tall
  • slight build
  • shoulder length blonde hair
  • she was wearing a black top and black trousers
  • she was carrying a black bag with a large brown pocket

Police are urging anyone who has seen Ellie or knows of her whereabouts to call 101.


Swan shot with crossbow delights as he's spotted with cygnets

George with the bolt lodged in his head. Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital

A swan shot through the head with a crossbow bolt at a park in Cheltenham has delighted wardens after becoming a father again.

George was attacked at Pittville Park in January and was cared for at the Vale Wildlife Centre.

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He lost an eye in the shooting and more than £5,000 was donated by over 200 people towards its care at the wildlife centre.

Now, delighted residents and staff at the centre are celebrating after he was spotted back on the lake with his partner Zelda and a number of cygnets in tow.

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Missing Heidi is found in Gloucester

Heidi Slender has been found after going missing from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital Credit: Glos Police

Police say a 23-year-old woman who went missing has been found safe in Gloucester. Heidi Slender from Cheltenham disappeared from the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday 26 April.

Officers say they are checking on her welfare and have thanked everyone for their help in finding her.

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Police concerned for missing woman Heidi Slender

Heidi Slender went missing from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital yesterday Credit: Glos Police

Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing woman from Cheltenham.

Heidi Slender, 23, was reported missing from her home in the Vittoria Walk area on Wednesday 26 April.

She was last seen at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital in Gloucester yesterday morning where she had been taken for a medical issue.

She left before being treated and has not returned home.

Heidi is considered vulnerable and officers want her to make contact via 101 to let police know she is okay.

  • Anyone who knows where Heidi is or spots her is urged to call 101 and quote incident 453 of 26 April
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