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Man knocked unconscious in unprovoked attack

Police have released a picture of a man who they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault that took place in Stroud on Sunday 5 April.

The male victim, aged 23, was assaulted by an unknown male suspect in an unprovoked attack in the early hours of Sunday 5 April 2015.

The suspect struck the victim on the chin causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the pavement and becoming unconscious for a short time.

The incident took place at about 4.15 am by the taxi rank on King Street, Stroud, outside The 99p Shop.

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture is being asked to contact police.

Missing woman found injured near Nibley in Gloucestershire

Beverly Brown went missing after becoming stranded in woodland Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A woman who went missing from Wotton-under-Edge has been found in Nibley, in Gloucestershire.

Beverly Brown went missing in Westridge Wood near Wotton-under-Edge yesterday evening.

Following an extensive search Beverly was located near Nibley monument.

She suffered injuries during her ordeal and is currently receiving treatment from paramedics.

Police would like to thank everyone who helped with the search.

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Police search for missing woman with health problems near Wotton under Edge

Beverly Brown went missing after becoming stranded in woodland Credit: ITV News

Police in Gloucestershire are searching for a 20 year old woman with health problems who has gone missing after becoming stranded in woodland.

Beverly Brown from Wotton under Edge is in need of medical assistance, according to officers.

"She is believed to have become stranded in Westridge Wood at 6.30pm yesterday," said a police spokesman.

"She has a number of health problems and is in need of medical assistance.

Beverly is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall with long dark hair.

When she was last seen she was wearing grey joggers, a blue hoodie and carrying a blue shoulder bag with a picture of a wolf on it.

Searches are ongoing but anyone who sees Beverly, or has any information that could help find her, should contact police.

Road rage baseball bat assault in Cheltenham

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a motorist was assaulted with a baseball bat in Cheltenham, receiving a serious but not life threatening head injury.

The baseball bat broke in two during the assault.

It happened on the afternoon of Tuesday 31 March when the victim stopped at traffic lights at the junction of Princess Elizabeth Way and Orchard Avenue, and a van behind was in collision.

The victim, age 45, got out of his car, a green Peugeot 206, and approached the van behind to discuss the incident.

He was assaulted by the male who was leaning out of the van, which has been described as a silver transit van with a roof rack and a ladder and/or pipes on the roof.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to contact Gloucestershire Police.

Police investigate after wild boar shot with an arrow in Gloucestershire

There are hundreds of wild boar in Gloucestershire.

A wild boar has been spotted in Edge End, Coleford today with an arrow sticking out of its leg.

Gloucestershire Police are warning the public not to approach the animal as it could be dangerous, but are appealing for information about the attack.

Shooting any animal with an arrow is illegal in the UK.

Horse rider from Stroud dies after incident involving a dog

Gloucestershire Police are interviewing a dog walker who came forward following the incident Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A 52-year-old rider who was thrown from his horse after an incident involving a dog, has died in hospital.

Christopher Barron was riding with a woman companion - who was also thrown - when the black and white Border Collie-type dog was involved in the incident last Wednesday.

Police investigating an allegation that the dog was out of control are today talking to its woman owner after she came forward in response to an appeal.

Mr Barron, who lived locally, suffered a serious brain injury and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he later died.

The female rider, who has not been named, sustained a broken shoulder and collar bone.

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WATCH: Police release CCTV of youth cartwheeling over cars

Police in Cheltenham have released CCTV footage of a youth running across seven cars on a garage forecourt, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

The act of vandalism happened on Tewkesbury Road between 5.30pm and 6pm on Sunday 25 January.

Officers are appealing for anyone with further information.

Investigation after man seen abusing dog

Police are investigating after a man was seen punching, hitting and biting a dog in a city centre shopping street.

Officers were called to reports of the man abusing the brown and white dog in Gloucester between 6pm and 6.30pm yesterday.

The man was seen attacking the dog, thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier, along Eastgate Street towards Southgate Street.

A spokesman for Gloucestershire Police appealed for any witnesses to contact the force.

"Anyone who witnessed this abuse or has any further information please call 101 quoting incident number 371 of 4th December 2014," the force spokesman said.

Police say many 999 calls are non-emergencies

A call handler answering 999 calls Credit: ITV News

A woman dialled 999 to tell police her neighbour's cat was - 'giving her a strange look'.

Another time waster rang the emergency number complaining that fireworks were too loud.

The calls have been highlighted by Gloucestershire Police who say 90% of 999 calls are non-emergencies.

Control room PC Jon Wiffen said: "We don't want to frighten people off - we would rather have more 999 calls than people not calling at all.

"But we need to come up with an education package telling people when it is appropriate to call 999."

The force's HQ in Quedgeley, Glos, deals with a thousand non-emergency 101 and 999 calls a day.

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