Parishioners at a church in Somerset face bills running into thousands of pounds to repair stained glass windows damaged by vandals.
Air rifles are thought to have been used to target five windows at the 15th century St Bartholomew's church in Crewkerne. The worst damage was caused to a window that shows a scene of Christ and his disciples. Richard Payne reports.
A man has been left in a coma following a serious assault in Crewkerne at the weekend.
The attack happened at around 1.45am on Sunday when a man was seriously assaulted in the car park off Abbey Street
The victim, a man in his 30s, was assaulted and left unconscious with a fractured skull. He was taken to Frenchay Hospital where he remains in a critical condition and with serious injuries.
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. They are currently in custody.The offenders are thought to have left the scene in a Ford Focus type car and a vehicle matching this description has already been seized as part of the investigation.
The victim had been out with friends for the evening when he was assaulted and left on the floor with very serious injuries. Attacks of this severity are unusual in Crewkerne and we are working hard to investigate the assault. I am appealing to anyone who has information about the incident to contact us and tell us what they know."
When Sue Jarvis started her new job at a school in Somerset, she didn't think she'd still be doing it 35 years later. But today her long career as a teaching assistant at Ashlands Primary in Crewkerne came to an end.
While there was excitement about the end of term, there was also sadness at saying goodbye.
Police are appealing for information after a dog was found hanged in Somerset. The lurcher was found by a group of horse riders at a property on Stonage Lane, in Haselbury Plucknett, near Crewkerne.
Police believe the dog was "killed deliberately in a cruel act". They are asking for anyone who may have been walking in the area at the time to come forward.
The RSPCA has been informed of the incident.
"The death of an animal is always upsetting when it may have been done intentionally. We believe the dog was killed deliberately in a cruel act and we are conducting enquiries to establish how the dog died and who is responsible."
The A356 in Crewkerne in Somerset is closed both ways after an accident involving a lorry and a motorbike. It's between Broadshard Road and Furringdon Cross. Police are at the scene near Furringdon Farm