A new chief constable of Gloucestershire Police has been appointed.
Gloucestershire Police say drivers are putting themselves and others at risk by ignoring road closures.
Gloucestershire Police speaks to two teenage boys after racist tweets were sent during England's Euro 2012 quarter-final defeat by Italy.
Gloucestershire Police are setting up a specialist network of officers to combat cyber crime. It comes after new figures reveal there were hundreds of internet fraud and other online offences against victims in Gloucestershire in the last ten months.
Amongst those figures were 89 people or businesses who fell victim to hackers and 240 people were targeted by fraudsters on internet auction sites between April and December last year.
Away from fraud offences, the number of people making reports of offences in which social media sites were mentioned, which typically include allegations of harassment, increased from 55 in 2010/11 to 78 in 2012/13.
"Cybercrime is right at the top of our agenda because of its increasing prevalence and the impact it can have. You just have to look at the number of people affected right here in Gloucestershire to realise how big a concern this is."
"With part of the money from the forthcoming council tax precept increase we are looking at identifying officers in the force to train and specialise in overseeing investigations and mentoring other officers to deal with internet related cases. "
– Detective Chief Superintendent Bernie Kinsella
"In addition, we will be working with agencies such as the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre (CEOP) to bring down online criminal gangs, such as those carrying out sexual abuse and internet fraud."
Gloucestershire Police will begin recruiting new full time constables today. Hopefuls can apply on their website from 10 o'clock this morning.
In January last year, Wiltshire Police had to stop taking applications after just two hours when more than a quarter of a million people logged onto their website.
A 45 year old man has been arrested and charged with 3 counts of persistently begging in a public place and charged £180 in total. It come as police in Gloucester say they are targeting people in the city centre who aggressively beg.
Gloucestershire Police say they've seen an increase in men using aggression to get money from people with cases of some asking for £10 to get a bed for the night in a hostel - although hostels do not charge for overnight accommodation.
They will help those who want support but will arrest repeat offenders.
– PC Steve Crown from the local policing team
Police are actively dealing with a number of known beggars within Gloucester City Centre offering help and support to those who want it, but we will deal robustly with those who refuse to engage with support agencies and continue to beg.
Detectives investigating the murder of Gloucester man Neil Bennett have released CCTV images of three people that they would like to speak to who were in the area at the time of the incident. Mr Bennett, aged 50, died close to Gloucester Park after being stabbed on the evening of Saturday 27 July.
CCTV images have been recovered from the traffic island on Park End Road and officers are keen to speak to three people in the area at the time.
Gloucestershire Police are appealing to dog owners to keep their animals under control. The message follows another incident where sheep have been killed by loose dogs near livestock.
At around midday on Friday August 23 two dogs were seen chasing the livestock on Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham, and then killing a sheep. It is the second dog attack on sheep on this piece of land in three weeks.
– PC Di Butler, Gloucestershire Police
This incident should act as a stark reminder as to why there is legislation in place outlining that dog owners must keep their animal under close control. Losing their livestock can have a hugely detrimental effect on a farm owner’s livelihood. Landowners also have the right, as a last resort, to shoot any dog worrying their livestock – so these owners are also putting their beloved pet at unnecessary risk.
Flowers have been left outside Mendip House in Cheltenham from Mrs Wiggett's daughter and granddaughter.
– Jane Wiggett's daughter, Neely.
To my beautiful mum, I can't believe I am even writing this. Words cannot explain how much I love you and miss you so much. Your loving daughter..."
– Grandchildren Mason and Finley.
To Nanny Jane, love you millions."
– Angela McCauley, close friend of Mrs Wiggett.
When the police came to tell me she was dead, I cried my eyes out.
I really loved that woman. We were like sisters.
[...] she was happy-go-lucky and the last time I saw her was when she said that she was going to Cornwall.
The last time I saw her she seemed really happy. I have taken [her death] very badly."
The former husband of Jane Wiggett, whose body was discovered at an address in Mendip Road in Cheltenham on Friday, has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.
57 year old Danny Spencer was arrested in the Birmingham area.