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'Suspicious' fire destroys bus shelter where homeless woman was sleeping

A bus shelter in South Gloucestershire where a homeless woman was sleeping was burned down last night.

Two crews were called out to the fire on Kingswood High Street. Credit: ITV News

Police are treating the fire as suspicious and have started an investigation

The woman, known only as Jo, returned from church to find the shelter in Kingswood burning and all her possessions destroyed.


Dad charged with murdering his six-month-old daughter

Police and paramedics were called to the block of flats in Britton Gardens on Christmas Day

A dad has been charged with murdering his six-month-old daughter after she was found dead on Christmas Day.

Police and paramedics were called to the block of flats in Kingswood in Bristol during the early hours, but despite best efforts could not save little Anya Parker.

Her dad, 33-year-old Lee Parker, has appeared in court where no details of the case were given.

The victim was the infant daughter of the defendant.

– Andrew Escott-Watson, prosecuting


Police appeal for witnesses after woman with learning disabilities robbed at cash-point

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman with learning disabilities was robbed at a cash-point. The incident took place on Saturday April 9 just after 8.15pm on Regent Street in Kingswood.

The victim was withdrawing cash from a Santander machine next to a taxi rank by Chasers nightclub when a man approached her and snatched £20 from her before running away.

The suspect is described as a white man, in his early 30s, of a slim build with a receding hairline. He was wearing a red sweat top with a money symbol on the front and a silver-backed gorilla wearing a crown on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us now on 101 and quote crime reference number 5216075825.

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