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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.

Body found in search for missing teen

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Police searching for missing teenager Joseph Robinson have found a body in the river Avon near Pill.

The 18 year old was last seen running along High Street in Kingswood at 11.20pm on Wednesday December 16.

Initial tests have been carried out and while further DNA tests are required to provide a formal identification, Joseph's family have been informed.

We’ve informed Joseph’s family and they are understandably extremely distressed by this development. We’ll continue to support them through this difficult time.

– Det Insp Charlotte Tucker

Joseph’s death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

Constituency profile: Kingswood

This week has seen both David Cameron and Ed Miliband heading to the Kingswood constituency in Bristol as part of their election campaigns.

Kingswood was one of the shock results of the 2010 election, when the Conservatives took the seat from Labour in one of the biggest swings in the country.

Our political correspondent Bob Constantine takes a look at this important constituency:

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