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Four bailed in Shaun James murder case

Shaun James was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road in Cinderford on the evening of December 15 2002. Credit: Family

Four men arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Cinderford 12 years ago have been released on bail.

Shaun James was run over in December 2002. Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit-and-run, but it has since been reclassified as a murder. Two men arrested on Thursday, and a further two arrested on Friday - all from Gloucestershire - have been released on bail until May.

Two more arrested in Shaun James murder case

Shaun James died in 2002

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the death of Shaun James in 2002.

A 53-year-old, from Cheltenham, and a 46-year-old from Cinderford, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and currently remain in custody.

They join two Cinderford men, aged 63 and 51, who were arrested and bailed yesterday on the same charges.

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BREAKING: Two arrested in Shaun James murder case

Shaun James was killed in 2002.

Two men from Cinderford, Forest of Dean have been arrested in connection with the death of Shaun James.

The two men, aged 63 and 51 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder this morning and are currently in police custody.

Shaun James was 32 when he was run over in Steam Mills Road, Cinderford, on the evening of December 15th, 2002.

Police who investigated the case at the time believed the incident was a hit-and-run, but were unable to identify the driver. His death has since been reclassified as a murder.

We’re clearly at a critical stage in the investigation but it’s crucial people still call us with any information they have about Shaun’s death. The community response has been fantastic but we still need people to come forward and help us.

Our neighbourhood engagement vehicle will be in Cinderford today if people want to go and speak to a local officer.

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Porter, Gloucestershire Police

In Pictures: Oddie's injuries

Jemma and Roger Vine were walking in the Lydney Park estate in the Forest of Dean when a boar charged their 13-year-old springer spaniel Oddie, hurling it into the air and ripping open its side.

Oddie only survived after emergency surgery.

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Jemma and Roger Vine with Oddie Credit: ITV News

Couple describe the moment their dog was gored by a boar

A couple have been describing how their dog Oddie was gored by a wild boar - which then attacked them.

Jemma and Roger Vine were walking in the Lydney Park estate in the Forest of Dean when a boar charged their 13-year-old springer spaniel, hurling it into the air and ripping open its side.

The dog only survived after emergency surgery.

One minute she was toddling along beside us, the next she was being thrown up into the air by the boar, screaming in agony...

– Jemma Vine

Wild boar goes on the rampage in Gloucestershire

A wildboar attacked a couple and their dog as they walked in Lydney Credit: ITV News

Police are warning the public to beware after a wild boar went on the rampage - attacking a couple and their dog.

The group were walking along a footpath on Ayleburton Common, part of the Lydney Park Estate, when the boar charged from the undergrowth, leaving the springer spaniel with a broken leg and other severe injuries.

Leaving the dog for dead, the hog then tried to attack the woman, and it was only when her husband beat it off with a branch that it finally left.

The gamekeeper on the estate has been informed and he said he believes there is a female boar with a young family on the estate, which may explain the violent behaviour.

Police are advising all walkers to take care when walking on the estate - and in wooded areas generally -and to ensure their dogs are kept well under control.

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Police searching for missing Forest of Dean woman find a body

Jean Jackman was last seen four days ago Credit: Famiy/Gloucestershire Police

Police in the Forest of Dean searching for missing Jean Jackman have found a body on a field around a mile from where she went missing.

The 64-year-old went missing four days ago. While formal identification has not yet taken place, police have informed Jean's next of kin and the coroner.

Officers conducting a ground search discovered the body in a field close at about 4.50pm on Monday.

Man remanded in custody over Coleford explosion

The damaged house at High Nash in Coleford Credit: ITV News

43-year-old Kenneth Brown from Park Road in Gloucester has appeared before Cheltenham magistrates after an explosion at a house in Coleford on Saturday 14 February.

He has been charged with arson with the intent to endanger life. He has been remanded in custody to appear at crown court on 26 March.

Neighbours describe Coleford explosion

Neighbours have described the explosion in Coleford yesterday as 'so powerful it blew out internal walls'. Emergency services rushed to the property just after 7:30am. A 43 year old man was seriously injured and was taken to Southmead hospital where he underwent surgery.

Police today announced that a 43 year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of arson with the intent to endanger life and burglary.

Neighbours to the property in Coleford say they were woken up by the blast and say the injured man was lucky to be alive.

One said he thought a tenant had been left dead following the blast.

Another neighbour and I went into the house because we thought the children were there. Thank god they weren't there.

When I found the man I thought he was dead. There was no fire, the house just blew outwards. Everyone in the street woke up.

– Neighbour

It is thought a woman and a child also live in the house but were not there at the time.

Another neighbour said the explosion blew out an internal wall out and left the structure "completely unsafe".

I was in shock when I saw what happened. The man must be indestructible to survive something like that.

– Another neighbour

Fire and ambulance crews were called to the incident and the neighbouring house had to be evacuated.

Police said they were not looking to speak to anyone else in relation to the incident.

The property is being examined by structural engineers and the cause of the explosion is being investigated.

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