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Police search for missing vulnerable man

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Gloucestershire Police are appealing for the public's help to find 28-year-old Benjamin Gardner who is missing from the Forest of Dean area.

Officers are concerned for Benjamin's welfare and he has not been seen since around 11pm on July 31 in Cinderford.

He is described as white, slim build, 5ft 5ins tall, with brown cropped hair and a moustache. He is believed to be wearing blue jeans, brown sandals, a light brown jumper and glasses.

If you see Benjamin please call police on 101 and quote incident 189 of 31 July.

Two men taken to hospital following a reported stabbing in Gloucester

Police were called to Scott Avenue Credit: Google Earth

Police in Gloucestershire are investigating after reports of a stabbing in the early hours of this morning.

Officers were called to Scott Avenue in Podsmead shortly after 12.30 am.

It is believed that the incident took place in the Keats Avenue, Burns Avenue and Scott Avenue areas.

A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries. His condition is said to be serious but stable.

A 41-year-old man was also taken to hospital, but his injuries are said to be less serious.

Two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested in connection with a suspected linked incident.

They are currently in custody.


'The pig is safe': Police update anxious public on pig drama

Gloucestershire police have sought to reassure the public after a number of people phoned in about a pig spotted wandering the streets of Gloucester.

Yesterday we brought you news of the appeal to find whoever owns the animal.

Since then, police have tweeted that the pig has been picked up by the council and is in safe hands.

A number of people tweeted to tell officers that it looked more like a wild boar - but police remained firm in their identification.

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
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