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Rural crime costs the South West £5.5m

Rural crime costs the South West £5.5m Credit: hilipp Schulze/DPA

Rural crime cost the South West an estimated £5.5 million last year. The most common items targeted were tools, quad bikes and machinery.

Nationally the cost of rural crime has increased by over 5%. A spokesman for insurer NFU Mutual says that more high value items are being stolen across the UK.


Police consult the public on anti-social behaviour

Consultation on anti-social behaviour in Avon and Somerset Credit: ITV West Country

Sue Mountstevens, the police and crime commissioner for Avon and Somerset, wants people to give their views on anti-social behaviour and how to tackle it.

The consultation is part of a government plan to let victims decide how offenders should pay for their crimes. the survey is being carried out online.

Police admit they've 'drawn a blank' in hunt for pensioner's attacker

A pensioner savagely beaten and left for dead on her doorstep has told ITV News she believes her attacker will never be caught. It's nearly four months since Jenny Taylor was attacked, but despite investigating several leads, police admit they've drawn a blank.

You may find some of the images in Richard Payne's exclusive report upsetting.


UPDATE: Five people still being questioned

Five people are still being questioned by police after a man was fatally stabbed in Gloucester.

It happened on Park End Road on Saturday night, just hours after a carnival procession had passed the same spot.

Sunday's carnival events were cancelled.

Police still need information from anyone who may have witnessed a man being chased through the park where the family fun day was held.

The victim has not yet been named.

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