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Man charged following fatal collision in Nailsea

18-year-old Alex Gould died in a collision in Nailsea. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving after an investigation into a fatal collision in Nailsea.

James Bisset of Yatton has been charged with a number of other driving-related offences too including driving above the legal alcohol limit, driving with a controlled drug over the specified limit and possession of a Class A drug.

18-year-old Alex Gould died in the collision between a car and pedestrians in Clevedon Road in the early hours of 14 February.

Nailsea crash teenager named as Alex Gould

18 year-old Alex Gould died in the crash early on Sunday Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The 18 year-old who died when a suspected drink driver hit a group of people in Nailsea early yesterday has been named as Alex Gould.

"As a family, we are trying to come to terms with a devastating loss of such a wonderful, beautiful, caring, genuine, loving young man with so much to live for and happy in life. "There aren't enough words to describe what a magical human being Alex was and the loss we feel. "We were privileged to have him in our lives. He was the perfect son, brother, nephew, grandson and cousin.

"We kindly request that you respect our privacy at this unimaginable time and to say a prayer for his best friend who is equally as wonderful. God bless. "

– Gould family tribute


Nailsea crash: man released on bail

The scene on Clevedon Road yesterday Credit: ITV West Country

A 22-year-old man arrested following the crash in Nailsea that killed a teenager has been released on police bail.

The man from the North Somerset area was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, driving a motor vehicle while above the alcohol limit and possession of a controlled Class A drug.

An 18 year-old man died from head injuries while an 18-year-old man remains critically ill in hospital after a Volvo hit a group of people on Clevedon Road early yesterday.

One teenager dead, three injured as suspected drink driver hits pedestrians

Credit: ITV News

One teenager has been killed and another man is fighting for his life after a suspected drunk driver crashed into four people walking along a road in Nailsea, near Bristol, this morning.

It happened just after 5am on Clevedon Road near to the fire station.

The white Volvo was taken away for analysis Credit: ITV News

Sgt Tim Knight, Avon and Somerset Police:

Nailsea residents meeting to discuss pylon plans

Overhead power lines are a cheaper option than underground ones. Credit: PA

Residents in Nailsea, North Somerset, are meeting this afternoon to discuss National Grid plans for an overhead power line between Bridgwater and Avonmouth, near Bristol.

The line will be rooted underground through the Mendip Hills - classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - but many residents want the entire 37-mile line underground. The National Grid says this would be too expensive.

This afternoon's meeting, at Nailsea Methodist Church, will be chaired by Dr Liam Fox MP (Con, North Somerset), the former Defence Secretary.

Nailsea 'win a shop' competition winner announced

The 'win a shop' competition aims to boost shopping in Nailsea Credit: ITV West Country

The winners of a competition aimed at giving high street sales in Nailsea a boost will be announced later today.

The Crown Glass Shopping Centre will be giving local people a shop free for a year. It's thought to be the first competition of it's kind in the country. More than 30 local people came up with ideas for the shop.


Mystery of the weekend fireworks solved

The category 4 fireworks seized. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

It has been a mystery to people in Nailsea.

For the last few weekends, Police have received reports of someone letting off fireworks in the town on Friday and Saturday nights.

Officers said noise from these fireworks has caused windows to shake and has woken residents up during the night.

Two off-duty Police Officers have now solved the noisy mystery.

A 27 year old local man has been letting off fireworks intended only for professional firework displays that require a licence to use them.

The man will be fined for possessing a category 4 firework in a public place.