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First anniversary of the murder of Bijan Ebrahimi

Bijan Ebrahimi was murdered on July 11th 2013 Credit: ITV News

An inquiry by the IPCC into police conduct surrounding the murder of Bijan Ebrahimi has moved a step further, on the first anniversary of his death.

Mr Ebrahimi was beaten to death and then set on fire in Bristol last July, after being wrongly branded a paedophile.

The IPCC has sent a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service, relating to the conduct of three officers and how they dealt with Mr Ebrahimi's repeated calls for help.

Keynsham residents 'thanked' for their patience

Police who shot a man in Keynsham have confirmed they were responding to a domestic incident involving a firearm.

The matter has been referred to the IPCC and the Force's Professional Standards Department.

I would like to take this opportunity to reassure residents and our wider communities that this was an isolated incident - extremely rare in Avon and Somerset - but specifically in a community like Keynsham.

Our firearms officers undergo specialist training to deal with incidents involving firearms.

Last night was an example where we responded quickly to keep the wider public safe."

– Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District Commander for Bath and North East Somerset Police District

A man in his 40s, who uses a wheelchair, was arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and remains in hospital in a stable condition.


Police shooting referred to IPCC

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that the shooting of a man in Keynsham on Tuesday night has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Officers say they were threatened by a man with a firearm.

The injured man is under arrest and in a stable condition in hospital.

We have referred the matter to the IPCC and will support them in their investigations."

– Chief Superintendent Geoff Spicer, District Commander for Bath and North East Somerset Police District

Complaints against Gloucestershire Police rise 20%

Complaints against police in Gloucestershire have risen by almost twenty percent in a year, it was revealed today,.There were 480 complaints between April 2010 and March 2011 but the figure went up 20 percent to 573 in the year April 2011 to March 2012.

The people of Gloucestershire are right to expect high standards from us."We endeavour to provide the highest possible level of service to the public and overall our staff and officers operate in a highly professional manner."

– Inspector Bob Heywood, Gloucestershire Police