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Woman sexually assaulted by driver she stopped to help

Police are looking for somebody who looks like this in connection with the assault. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A woman has been sexually assaulted by a man she stopped to help change a flat tyre in a Gloucestershire village.

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to trace in connection with the attack.

The attack happened on the morning of Tuesday 9 June, in a lay-by on an unnamed road in Aylburton, near Lydney. The victim stopped to help the man with a flat on a green Volvo, and was sexually assaulted as she was about to return to her car.

The suspect is described as being white, aged between 50 and 58, about 5ft 8ins tall with a medium build and straight blond hair and greying temples. He was wearing a black leather jacket, a striped pale-blue polo shirt and dark blue jeans.

Anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or with any information is asked to call 101, quoting incident 266 of 9 June.

Gloucestershire teenager missing from home

Police are appealing for information to trace a missing Dursley girl believed to be in Gloucester. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are appealing for information to trace a missing Dursley girl believed to be in Gloucester.

Harley Lord, 14, was reported missing yesterday (Sunday 7 June) after she was last seen leaving a family member's address on Saturday (6 June).

While Harley has been in phone contact with her mother several times since Saturday she has not returned home.

It is believed she travelled to Kingsway in Gloucester to stay with a friend and was in Gloucester city centre this afternoon.

She was last seen wearing black leggings, grey trainers with a black tick on them, a vest and red hooded top.

Police are asking for anyone with any information regarding Harley Lord to contact them.

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Police appeal to find newlywed fleeing violent husband

Police are appealing for help to find a young woman who begged a driver in Stroud for help, saying she was attacked by her husband.

She said she had only been married a week, but that her husband had hit her and broken her nose, and was now after her. She had blood on her shoe.

The driver took her to a nearby pub and called the police, but she had left by the time they arrived.

The woman had long, black hair, spoke with a soft Irish accent and said she was a traveller. She was wearing a reddish-pink coat with a black turtle neck jersey and a gold necklace with a crucifix.

People in the pub said she had been on the phone before she left and was probably picked up.

This happened in Slad Roud, Slad, near Stroud at around 9 on Saturday evening. Gloucestershire Police are asking anyone with information or who knows the woman's whereabouts to get in touch. The victim told the driver that she was a traveller and had only been married a week, but that her husband had hit her and broken her nose. She had blood on her shoe.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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