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Man charged with six counts of handling stolen goods after discovery of stolen 4x4s

11 4x4 cars from across the country and hundreds of car parts have been found. Credit: Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A man has been charged with six counts of handling stolen goods after police seized valuable stolen cars from business parks in the Forest of Dean.

Edward Samuel Fear, 27, will appear in front of magistrates in Cheltenham this morning.

The charges relate to six 4x4 vehicles discovered yesterday at a business park in Sling after local police acted on information from the community.

The site, along with another business park in Parkend, continue to be searched by officers.

So far 11 4x4 cars from across the country and hundreds of car parts have been found.

Officers are working through the items and will be making contact with owners of the stolen vehicles.

CCTV appeal after woman raped in Gloucester

Gloucestershire Police want to speak to this man. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to talk to in connection with the rape of a woman.

The incident happened in Gloucester in the early hours of Sunday February 2.

The man they want to identify is pictured wearing a short sleeve black top and dark shoes with a white rim around the sole.

CCTV footage shows the man at Bar Fever on Eastgate Street on Saturday February 1.


Driver sought after fleeing crash which left women upside down in car

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Police in Gloucestershire are looking for a driver who fled the scene of a crash - leaving two women upside down in their car.

It happened on the A417 Brockworth bypass at 5:30 on Sunday morning.

A mother was taking her daughter to work when the car was hit from behind, causing it to spin out of control, overturn and skid down the road on its roof.

The other driver - in what is thought to be a dark blue VW - then drove off, leaving the two women upside down in their vehicle.

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They were able to scramble out of the smashed rear window with fortunately only minor injuries, but suffering shock.

We appreciate the assistance of an HGV driver who appeared at the scene soon after and helped to protect the two women from further harm.

– Gloucestershire Police

Any witnesses or anyone with any knowledge about the crash is asked to call 101.

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.

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