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Man arrested after woman attacked in Cheltenham

The woman had just left Bentleys Bar before the attack

Police in Gloucestershire are appealing for other victims to come forward after a woman was attacked in Cheltenham early this morning.

The woman in her early thirties was grabbed as she left Bentleys Bar on the High Street. She was pushed against the wall, threatened with rape and kissed before she managed to escape.

It's believed he approached at least one other woman. A 37 year old man from Frome has been arrested.


Professor Green filming interrupted by man 'waving knife'

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Police have contacted rapper Professor Green after he tweeted a man with a knife had interrupted his filming session.

The musician tweeted about his "interesting day" in Cheltenham where a man had been "noising up" as they were mid recording.

Gloucestershire police today tweeted back to the 32-year-old asking him to tell them more.


Family pay tribute to 'beautiful little' Bonnie who died during Hunt

The family of nine-year-old Bonnie Armitage who died after falling from a horse during the Cotswold Hunt have paid tribute to their 'beautiful little girl.'

Speaking from the family cottage in Wantage, Oxon, Bonnie's parents say she was happiest when out riding her pony.

She was a beautiful, vivacious and compassionate girl, who touched the hearts of everyone who knew her.

She loved riding, and was never happier than when with her Shetland pony, Lindsay.

We will miss her more than we can say, and we greatly value the prayers of so many of our friends

– Polly and Nick, bonnie's parents

They said the pony, Lindsay, was 'absolutely fine' following the accident and that it wasn't the animal's fault in any way.

It was just a tragic accident. I don't want anyone to be blamed for this. It was no one's fault.

– polly, bonnie's mother
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Bonnie suffered severe injuries while she was out riding at an event in Miserden, near Shroud in Cheltenham on Saturday.

Nine-year-old girl who died after falling from horse named

The nine-year-old girl who died after falling from a horse during the Cotswold Hunt has been named as Bonnie Armitage.

She died after being kicked by a horse while riding her pony.

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Bonnie Armitage suffered severe injuries while she was out riding at an event in Miserden, near Shroud, Cheltenham on Saturday morning.

She was airlifted to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where she later died.

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Andrew Nott, headmaster of St. Hugh's, the prep school where Bonnie was a pupil, says the school are devastated by the news.

The entire school community was devastated to learn of the tragic death of one of our pupils, Bonnie Armitage, following a riding accident on Saturday.

Bonnie, the daughter of a member of our staff, was a truly lovely, talented girl who was bright, kind, compassionate and full of joy.

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with her parents, Nick and Polly, and siblings Zach and Mamie at this profoundly difficult time.


A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said officers were called to a farm in Miserden at around 1pm on 2 April.

Police confirmed they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

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