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Gloucestershire Police make arrests after hoax bomb calls

Arrests made after hoax bomb calls. Credit: PA Images

Gloucestershire Police have made arrests in connection with a number of hoax bomb calls they received yesterday.

Officers have issued a warning in light of the pranks, reminding people that there are "consequences to this kind of action".

ACC Julian Moss says hoaxes are "a drain on resources at a time of intense pressure for our officers".

We are asking the public to help us by not making these types of nuisance calls and allow us to do our job of keeping you safe.

However, if you do see something you genuinely believe to be suspicious, please dial 999 or report it through the anti-terror hotline on 0800 789 321.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has sent us messages of support. We are feeding these through to officers and staff and I can say on their behalf they are welcomed at this difficult time.

– ACC Julian Moss, Gloucestershire Police


Police concerned for welfare of missing Martyn Maber

Gloucestershire Police concerned for welfare of missing Martyn Maber. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man missing in Stroud. 48-year-old Martyn Maber from Hilltop View in Stroud was seen yesterday and has been in touch on the phone this morning, but officers are looking for the public's help to find him.

Gloucestershire Police say Martyn is vulnerable and is believed to have been walking in the Valley Edge, Chalford area, possibly with a dog. He is 6' 1", of slim build, with short grey hair.

Officers are asking anyone who's seen Martyn or knows where he his is asked call 101 quoting incident number 108 of 19 April.


Man arrested after serious sexual assault at festival

Police would like anyone with information to contact them. Credit: PA

A man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault at Frocester Beer Festival in Gloucestershire at the weekend.

The 32-year-old Bristol man was arrested on suspicion of rape just after 9pm on Thursday September 1 - he remains in police custody.

The incident happened in a tent in the cricket club grounds between 9pm and 11.30pm on Friday 26 August.

The victim, in her 30s, was attending the event with a friend and was socialising when she met a man who later followed her back to her tent and raped her.

Police are still asking anyone who attended the festival who may have information to call them on 101, quoting incident 380 of 27 August.

Chief Constable 'attacked' by police dog

The Chief Constable of Gloucestershire has survived an encounter with a police dog.

Suzette Davenport has Tweeted about her experience and it may look a bit nasty - but it was all in a good cause.

Ace from the K9 squad was practising ahead of the Gloucestershire Police Open Day at headquarters in Quedgeley on 17 September.

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