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A dogged way to drive

Motorists had to do a double take when they spotted a Collie - strapped to the back of a motorbike.

The long-haired dog was kitted out in a grey jacket and strapped to the back of a bike on a busy roundabout in Gloucester.

Credit: Gloucester Police

But if you're thinking this might be a good way to transport your pet, you may want to think again as Gloucestershire Police has now issued a warning to motorcyclists discouraging them from copying the risky stunt.

We are making further enquiries and are going to contact the owner of the bike to get some more information.

This is not the safest way to transport a dog.

– Gloucestershire Police

Tweeting about the incident, officers said: "While you may want to take your dog somewhere new, we don't advise this method of transportation!"

If you saw what happened, you can call Gloucestershire police on 101, quoting incident number 403 of April 27.


Two arrested after woman assaulted with a hammer

Two people have been arrested after a woman was attacked with a hammer Credit: PA

Two people have been arrested after a woman was attacked with a hammer in Gloucester. The alleged incident happened on Sunday afternoon shortly after 5:30pm on the village green in King's Stanley.

Police say the 27 year old victim was walking with a friend when they were approached by a woman and two men known to them. It's then believed the victim was struck in the face with a hammer by the woman. She was treated at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital for facial injuries, including a black eye, and a bitten finger.

The man and woman arrested have been released on police bail.


Jess Glynne to kick start Gloucester concert series

Jess Glynne will take to the stage on June 18 Credit: Myles Wright/Zuma Press/PA

A series of summer concerts will be kicked off in style this year as Gloucester's biggest venue welcomes Jess Glynne.

The singing sensation is set to perform on Saturday, June 18 to what is likely to be a sell-out crowd at the Kingsholm Stadium

The 16,500 capacity stadium will see a number of concerts this year, including international superstar Lionel Richie on June 26.

t's going to be great fun playing at Kingsholm Stadium the home of Gloucester Rugby on the 18th June. I love outdoor shows so I can't wait to share the summer evening with my fans!

– Jess Glynne

Around 100,000 people have so far enjoyed the atmosphere and excitement of live music at Kingsholm, with previous acts including The Wanted, Tom Jones, Ronan Keating, McFly, Elton John and Madness.

Gates open at 4:30, and tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday April 6.

Tickets are priced at £34.50 for standing, £39.50 for seating.

Wheelchair bound woman in life-threatening condition after being hit by car

A wheelchair-bound woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after she was hit by a car in Gloucester.

The 56-year-old sustained serious leg and internal injuries and was rushed from the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital to Southmead after she was struck by the Volvo V40 on Great Western Road at around 12.15pm on Sunday April 3.

A 35-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified, has now been bailed.

The collision happened on Great Western Road

A 56-year-old woman has been left with life-threatening injuries after her wheelchair that she was in was struck by a car on Great Western Road.

The victim was struck by a Volvo V40 car registered to Bream. The victim sustained serious leg and internal injuries and was initially treated at Gloucestershire Royal hospital before being transferred to Southmead hospital in Bristol.

The road was closed for around 5 hours to aid officers investigating the collision.

– Gloucestershire Police

Police release CCTV of women after brutal attack

CCTV Images Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police in Gloucester have released images of a women who they think may have witnessed the brutal attack of a vulnerable man.

The 59 year old was attacked in an alleyway between Cromwell Street and St Michaels Square around 7:30pm on Thursday.

Three people demanded money before carrying out the attack - leaving the victim with a fractured eye socket and broken jaw.

Police released images of the victim in a bid to help track down the perpetrators Credit: Gloucestershire Police

"We would particularly like to speak to a woman pushing a buggy who we believe would have passed through the alleyway at the time of the assault and would have seen the three men with the victim. She was then captured on CCTV walking from Wellington Street into Arthur Street.

"This was a savage attack on a vulnerable man who suffered very nasty injuries. Anybody who may have witnessed this I would urge to come forward and contact us straight away."

– Detective Constable Aimee Batt, Gloucestershire Police
CCTV Images Credit: Gloucestershire Police
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