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Cirencester father arrested after baby son's death

A father from Cirencester has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of his baby boy.

Emergency services were called to a home in Cirencester on Tuesday afternoon. The baby was taken to Bristol Children's Hospital but died on Wednesday.

The man, who's in his 20s is in police custody. Officers are now investigating whether the injuries to the baby were non-accidental.

A murder investigation is now underway Credit: PA


Police investigate Cirencester attack

Police are appealing for information after a 25-year-old man was attacked in Cirencester.

The man is in hospital being treated for serious internal and head injuries.

The incident happened in the town centre outside Sports Direct in Cricklade Street between 3am and 3.45am on Saturday April 19.

The victim was kicked and punched by another man.

It is thought the attacker was involved in an assault earlier that evening outside HSBC on the same street.

A 20-year-old man from Stranraer was arrested in connection with the incident but has been bailed.

Anyone who witnessed either assault or has information should call 101, quoting incident 58 of April 19.

Celebrity designer helps launch Hare Trail

Cirencester's answer to the Gromit Trail got underway today.

Local artists, school children and celebrities have decorated 40 giant hares.

They'll be on display all over the town throughout the summer, before being auctioned off to raise money for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust.

Hares have been linked with Cirencester since an image of one was found on a Roman mosaic in the town.

Cirencester's hare trail gets underway

Former Changing Rooms star Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen unveils his decorated hare with festival organiser Florence Bettlestone. Credit: ITV News West Country

Cirencester's answer to the Gromit Trail got underway today.

A sculpture trail of 40 hares which are 5ft tall, and over 30 life-sized hares will be on display over the next few months.

The hares are individually sponsored by local businesses, community groups and schools and are creatively decorated by local artists, celebrities or school children.

In October the hares will all be auctioned. The proceeds will be used to help raise the £50,000 needed by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to begin to develop the Green Hare Churn Walkway around the River Churn in Cirencester.

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen's hare. Credit: ITV News West Country


Teenager dies in Cirencester Park

A 15 year old girl has died in a park in Gloucestershire. Police were called to St Michael's Park in Cirencester this afternoon.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, the girl was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious. St Michael's Park remains closed while police carry out investigations.

Giant hares to take over Cirencester

Bath had its pigs and lions, Bristol had its gorillas and Gromits and now Cirencester is getting in on the art trail game with a series of five feet high hares (and smaller ones for shop windows).

The March Hare Festival is due to take place in the town next March - here the Project Leader Florence Beetlestone explains why they've chosen the animal.

STATEMENT: Cirencester water problems

Thames Water has issued the following statement after 900 homes in the Cirencester area were left without water yesterday.

Problems with the power supply to our Latton treatment works led to interruptions to customers' water supplies in Cirencester on Sunday.

Engineers repaired faults caused by the electrical issues and restored water to customers’ taps by Sunday evening.

We are really sorry for the disruption this caused.

– Thames Water spokesperson
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