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Police appeal after burglary in Gloucester

Police appeal after burglary in Gloucester. Credit: PA

Gloucestershire Constabulary is seeking information following a burglary in Upton St Leonards, Gloucester, in the early hours of Saturday 23 September.

The burglary at a property on High Street took place sometime between the hours of 11:30pm on Friday 22 September and 08:30am on Saturday 23 September.

Offenders forced their way onto the land before entering the property.

Once inside, the unknown offenders located a ladies handbag along with two sets of car keys.

These keys were used to steal a silver Ford pick-up truck, dark grey Toyota Rav4 SUV and a TomTom Sat-Nav.

As well as this multiple STIHL brand power tools were taken from both a detached shed and the rear compartment of another vehicle.

The handbag was later retrieved from a field to the left of the property however cash had been stolen from inside.

I encourage anyone who may have seen or heard anything to come forward, and I would also like to urge people to consider their home security.

– PC Elle Macleod

12th person arrested after 'linked' Gloucester stabbings

Officers are investigating "linked" stabbings in Gloucester Park and St Aldate Street in Gloucester on 1 August.

Police investigating a stabbing in a park in Gloucester last month say they've made another arrest.

They're investigating "linked" stabbings in Gloucester Park and St Aldate Street in Gloucester on 1 August - along with a related incident in Stroud Road on 29 August where two knives were seized from a vehicle.

A 24-year-old man from Gloucester was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder in connection with the incident on 1 August.

He was questioned and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

It brings the total of people arrested in connection with this to 12.


Over 6,000 signatures for petition against deportation of Gloucester man

Devin Hartley ( on the right) has lived in the UK since he was three years old. Credit: ITV West Country

Over 6,000 supporters have signed a petition against the deportation of a man from Gloucester.

22-year-old Devin Hartley was told he could be deported, despite living in the UK since he was three-years-old.

He had emigrated from South Africa with his father. Despite his step-mother, girlfriend and girlfriend's daughter also living here, he was told he may be forced to leave the country, because he has not been approved for British citizenship.

Four Gloucester men arrested in connection with stabbing

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Gloucester police have arrested four men in connection with a stabbing in the city last weekend.

The incident took place on St Aldate Street on Sunday.

The 23-year-old victim remains in hospital and is in a stable condition.

Yesterday, a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

A 39-year-old man was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of a different crime - conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

A third man, who is 21, was arrested on suspicion of both crimes.

A 32-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.

All four men are from Gloucester and remain in custody.

We continue to work with our communities to ensure that Gloucester is a safe place to work and live and we thank them for their assistance so far.

– Detective Chief Inspector Julie MacKay, Gloucestershire Constabulary

Police are asking anyone with information about this crime to call 101 or email

Gloucester man gives 45-year-old tortoise the kiss of life

Tortoises are known for their life expectancy, but when John Fletcher found his lifeless at the bottom of his garden pond in Gloucester, there was only one course of action - the kiss of life.

45 year old Freeda had taken a tumble into the pond, but even though she wasn't moving John wasn't about to give up on his beloved pet.

Eli-Louise Wringe went to meet him:

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