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Appeal as teen goes missing

Cindy Worthington was last seen May 29 Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are concerned after a "vulnerable" 14-year-old girl has gone missing.

Cindy Worthington was last seen in Ilminster at around 8.50pm on Monday, May 29.

Police say they are concerned for her welfare, and would like any sightings reported to us as soon as possible.

Cindy 5ft 9ins, with long black hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing a green t-shirt with the wording “shop in attitude” written on the front, black leggings and black Nike trainers.

Anyone who sees the teen is asked to call 999 and give the call handler the reference number 5217120447


Driver, 27, killed in head-on crash in Somerset

A 27-year-old man has died and another is in hospital with serious injuries after two cars collided in Somerset on Saturday night.

The cars crashed into each other head-on at 9.40pm in Whitelackington, near Ilminster. Both drivers were trapped in their cars, and despite medical treatment, one of them was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver, a 51-year-old man, is in hospital with a fractured pelvis and a broken leg, but is not in a life-threatening condition.

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Nick Clegg hints A303 improvements could come soon

Nick Clegg discusses improvements to the A303 at a meeting in Ilminster Credit: ITV News

The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been discussing proposals to improve the A303 to the West country at a meeting with business leaders and councillors in Somerset.

He gave strong hints that money for the scheme would be announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Autumn Statement next month.

I am absolutely determined that we should finally fix this. We haven't crossed the T's and dotted the I's yet on the announcement that will be made in the Autumn Statement in early December but, how can I put it, if there isn't an announcement to improve the A303 in the Autumn Statement, I'll come down here and start tarmacking it myself!

– Nick Clegg, Deputy PM

"Stowaways" spending the night at Somerset village hall

15 people who were found in a lorry at a service station on the A303 in Somerset are spending the night at a village hall near Yeovil. Police have arrested the German driver. An investigation is underway into how the group, who claim to come from Kashmir and Eritrea, came into the country.

Our Somerset Correspondent David Woodland has this report:


Specially trained horses help boy with autism

Just a year ago Ollie Wilson's family say they were hardly able to lead a normal life. Ollie who is 6 years old is autistic. Typical days out were nearly impossible and his parents thought he would be moved to a special school.

But all that changed when Ollie's family discovered the charity Horseshoes and Handprints in Somerset - and for the first time in his life, Ollie even smiled. Ellie Barker has the story.

Horse charity changes life of autistic boy

The charity "Horses and Handprints" in Ilminster has transformed the life of six-year-old Ollie Wilson Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A charity in Somerset has completely changed the life of a six-year-old autistic boy.

Ollie Wilson's parents said days out were almost impossible because of their son's behavioural difficulties. But with the help of Horseshoes and Handprints near Ilminster, they've seen him smile for the first time.

Good Samaritan motorist injured in Somerset

A Good Samaritan driver who stopped to help[ a cyclist who was forced off the road by a speeding motorist near Ilminster was himself injured when the car returned and drove straight at him.

The incident happened at around 10.20am on Saturday on Barrington Hill towards Horton near Ilminster.

A black VW Golf was driving erratically and at speed in the Taunton direction when he overtook a cyclist in an aggressive manor.

The driver of a Renault Scenic stopped to ask the cyclist if he was ok at which point the Golf pulled up and the driver shouted abuse.

He then revved the engine and deliberately drove at the Scenic driver, throwing him into the air and leaving him with serious bruising and shock.

Officers in Catherine Wells-Burr murder case given awards

The body of 23-year-old Catherine Wells-Burr was found in her car in 2012

Nine police officers who worked on the Catherine Wells-Burr murder investigation have been presented with awards by their Chief Constable.

The graduate's body was set alight in her car near Ilminster in 2012. Three people were jailed for life. The team were among a number of staff recognised for their commitment at a ceremony in Bristol.

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