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Huge bald eagle missing in Gloucestershire

Bald eagles have a wingspan of around 2m Credit: PA Images

A bald eagle with a broken tracker has gone missing from the International Bird of Prey Centre in Gloucestershire.

According to founder Jemima Parry-Jones, the female bird called 'Cremorne' is in a wood near Newent - refusing to come down.

The bird was being flown at the centre on Saturday when it flew off and didn't come back.

Man arrested for Forest of Dean death released without charge

A 54-year-old man arrested for murder after a woman was found with serious head injuries has been released without charge.

Police were called by the the ambulance service to a house in Popes Hill, Newnham on Friday evening where a 56-year -old woman was found with fatal injuries. It's thought she had fallen down the stairs.

Detectives say they have now completed their investigation and are satisfied the death was not suspicious.

Officers would like to thank local residents for their cooperation and the scene will be handed back to the family shortly.

Police will now continue to gather information for the coroner in relation to the death.

– Gloucestershire Police

South Western Ambulance Service say the woman had a "rather nasty head injury", and despite best efforts, were unable to save her.

We were called at 10.15pm on Friday night with reports that a female in her 50s had fallen down the stairs and sustained a head injury.

She was treated by the ambulance service but unfortunately was deceased at the scene.

As with any sudden death, we contacted our colleagues at the police.

We did carry out treatment but it seems it was a rather nasty head injury.

We tried to save her, but unfortunately our actions were in vain.

– SOUTH WESTERN AMBULANCE SERVICE SPOKESPERSON

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Police appeal to find missing teen

Larimar Evans went missing following an argument at home Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a 15-year-old girl who disappeared from home following an argument.

Larimar Evans was last seen in Newent around midnight on Friday and it is believed she left to meet up with a friend.

Police are urging Larimar to get in touch and want to reassure her she is not in any trouble.

She is described as around 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with very long mousy brown hair. She is believed to be wearing pale aqua jeans and a pink polo shirt or blue and white hooped long sleeve Joules t-shirt.

Murder accused appears in court for the first time

A woman appeared in court charged with the murder of Marc Hastings

A woman appeared in court this morning charged with the murder of 43-year-old Marc Hastings in Newent.

Joanne Williams spoke only to confirm her name as she appeared at Cheltenham Magistrate's Court. The case was adjourned until Wednesday where the 51-year-old will appear at Bristol Crown Court.

Officers were called to Williams' home on Wednesday night where they found the body of 43-year-old Mr Hastings.

Williams was arrested on suspicion of murder and was charged on Saturday night.

Police have not yet revealed the cause of death of Mr Hastings, who was from Berry Hill, near Coleford.

Coroner's officers said the full postmortem examination results could take months and the inquest will not open until later this week.

Gloucestershire woman charged with murder

Marc Hasting's body was found in Meek Road on Wednesday Credit: Bing

A 51 year old woman has been charged with murder after a man's body was discovered at a property in Gloucestershire.

Police were called to an address in Meek Road in Newent on Wednesday.

The man has now been identified as 43 year old Marc Hastings. Joanne Williams has been charged with his murder and will appear at Cheltenham Magistrates Court on Monday.

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Newent Murder: Police investigate after body discovered

A woman has been arrested after the discovery of a body in Gloucestershire.

Police were called to an address on Meek Road, in Newent last night and found the body of a 43 year old local man.

Gloucestershire Police is treating the death as "suspicious", and a 51-year-old local woman is being held on suspicion of murder.

A 51 year old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being questioned in relation to the incident.

– DCI Steve Porter

The property remains cordoned off while the incident scene undergoes forensic examination.

The Coroner has been informed but a formal identification of the body has not yet taken place.

Major fire at Gloucestershire haulage firm

People living near the haulage firm are being warned to keep their doors and windows shut because of the smoke Credit: ITV News

50 firefighters have been dealing with a fire at a haulage firm in Newent in Gloucestershire.

They were called to Midwinter Transport just after midnight and set up an exclusion zone as the buildings contained fuel tanks and gas cylinders. A house nearby was evacuated because of the smoke.

They were able to stop the fire spreading but a number of vehicles were destroyed, including four forklift trucks.

The fire is now under control but the cylinders are still being cooled.

People living near the firm on Strawberry Hill are being warned to keep their doors and windows shut because of the smoke.

The fire is now under control, however, the gas cylinders require significant cooling to render them safe. Firefighter are all too aware of the unpredictable nature of gas cylinders involved in a fire.

– Incident Commander Jon French

Crews are expected to be at the scene throughout the morning.

Woman charged over badger cull firearm

A woman arrested as part of Operation Themis - Gloucestershire Police's response to the badger cull - has been charged with attempting to steal a firearm. She has also been charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

31-year-old Madeline Buckler from Merseyside has been bailed to appear before magistrates next month.

She was arrested on Friday night (October 11) after an incident in the pilot badger area in Newent on Wednesday.

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