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Warning issued after heavy rain leaves roads flooded

Pennyquick in Bath: reports that cars attempting to drive through were getting stuck. Credit: Lauren Tucker

Police are advising motorists to be aware of surface water and flooding on roads following after yesterday's heavy rainfall.

Roads across the region have been affected, especially in some more rural parts, and police have reminded drivers of the dangers of driving through water.

Flooded roads can be extremely dangerous. Even those with shallow flooding or surface water can cause a vehicle to lose control.

“Under no circumstances would we advise people to drive through flooded roads and instead we’d suggest they find alternative routes.”

– Chief Inspector Kevan Rowlands

Man stabbed in buttock after around 10 people got into a fight

The road remains closed whilst enquiries are ongoing. Credit: PA

A man has sustained a serious stab wound in Cheltenham.

It happened at around 4am in the early hours of Saturday 6 February on St Paul’s Road.

Police say there was a physical altercation between around 10 people, resulting in one man, in his 20s, receiving a stab wound to his buttock.

He was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where he remains in a serious condition. It is not thought to be life threatening at this time.

The road remains closed whilst enquiries are ongoing. Nobody has been arrested.

Police are eager to hear from anyone who has information on the incident and urge them to call 101 quoting incident 52 of Saturday 6 February.


Body found by officers searching for missing man

Philip Lee was last seen by his wife at around 9am on 4 February. Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Officers searching for missing man Philip Lee, have found a body in Gloucestershire.

The body of a man was discovered at around 7.30pm this evening (4 February) in Horsley near Nailsworth. The 65-year-old was last seen by his wife earlier today.

The death is being treated as unexplained, but enquiries are ongoing.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but officer's confirm Philip’s next of kin have been informed.

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