Police are appealing for information after a Bristol man in his 80s was persuaded to pay over the odds for having a single roof tile repaired.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary say the gentleman had just returned to his home in Whittucks Road, Hanham, on Saturday when he was approached by a man who said that a roof tile needed repair.
He was persuaded to have the work done there and then.
After about 20 minutes of work the man demanded immediate payment in cash.
The gentleman was shocked by the amount charged and the incident was reported to police the following day.
The man has been described as white, aged 25 to 30, and about 5ft 9ins tall. He was driving a white or silver van or estate car with two ladders on the roof.
We’ve visited this gentleman and given him some crime prevention advice and our Bobby Van carpenter has made some improvements to his home security.
Police are appealing for witnesses after "a suspicious incident" in Hanham, South Gloucestershire.
A woman in her 20s was approached by a man on Hanham Mount, near to Gunning Close at around 12.45am on Saturday 29 July.
The man attempted to grab hold of the woman but she ran off and sought shelter in a nearby house.
- approximately 6ft tall
- generally slim build but with a large stomach
- aged in his 30s or 40s
- clean shaven
- wore a dark coloured tracksuit
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A man arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the River Avon has been released on bail. A woman who was also arrested has been released without charge.
The body of the man, who was in his 20s, was recovered in Hanham near Bristol by the police's underwater search team on Wednesday 30 September.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in the River Avon.
The man, who was in his 20s, was recovered in the Hanham area of Bristol by the police's underwater search team on Wednesday.
His death is being treated as unexplained - and police are keen to hear from anyone who was in Hanham near the river yesterday afternoon, who may be able to help.
The man and woman arrested are being questioned by police and remain in custody.
The A431 Bryants Hill in Hanham is closed due to an accident near Rossiter's Lane and Kingsway.
It's affecting First 37, 44 and 45 bus services and causing slow traffic on surrounding roads.
The families of a couple who were killed by a disqualified motorist in South Gloucestershire have been invited to meet the Prime Minister.
Ross and Clare Simons died in January 2013 when Nicholas Lovell knocked them off their tandem in Hanham. He was jailed for 10 and a half years. Their families are campaigning for people to serve a separate sentence for each life taken.
The families of a couple from South Gloucestershire killed by a disqualified motorist have started a campaign to change the law on sentencing - so that the man responsible would serve a separate sentence for each life taken, rather than a combined one.
Ross and Clare Simons were killed in January last year when a car driven by Nicholas Lovell knocked them off their tandem in Hanham. He's serving ten and a half years in jail.
The families of a couple killed by a banned driver in South Gloucestershire are taking their campaign for tougher sentences to the Prime Minister today.
Ross and Clare Simons were hit while riding their tandem in Hanham in January 2013.
The driver had 11 previous convictions for disqualified driving and four for dangerous driving but was only jailed for 10 and a half years. A £14,000 signature petition will be presented to Downing Street this afternoon.
A family from Bristol who lost everything in a house fire last weekend say they've been inundated with offers of help. Mark Sawyer and his family have been put into emergency accommodation after the blaze in Hanham on Sunday morning. They didn't have insurance.