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Police dive teams search River Avon for missing teen

Police dive teams have begun searching the River Avon Credit: ITV News

Police dive teams are searching the River Avon as they try to find a missing teenager.

Sam Amin was last seen shortly after leaving a bar in Bath in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five people have drowned in the river since 2009 and there have been calls for increased safety measures.

Sam Amin went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning Credit: ITV News

Sam is described as being of Asian appearance, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build with short black hair.

He was wearing blue jeans and a red and black lumber-style jacket when he was last seen leaving the OPA bar on North Parade.

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Police dog that bit a man has returned to duty

A dog that bit a man during an arrest in Weston super Mare, and the officer in charge of the animal, have returned to work following an investigation into the incident.

The 28-year-old was bitten after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting two police officers and causing criminal damage.

The internal investigation found that the officer and his dog had followed the correct guidelines. His dog has undergone further training in order that it could be re-licensed.

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Four police forces 'failing domestic abuse victims'

Just eight of 43 police forces responded well to domestic abuse and the most vulnerable victims faced a "lottery" in the way their complaints were handled, inspectors said.

The forces singled out by inspectors as being of particularly serious concern were:

  • Greater Manchester
  • Bedfordshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Gloucestershire

Lancashire Police was hailed as having the best response to domestic abuse.

Read more: Police 'failing' domestic violence victims

Among the forces found to be of serious concern, Bedfordshire had one officer working in its domestic violence unit, and in a case in Greater Manchester, the 13-year-old daughter of a victim was asked to act as a language interpreter for officers investigating allegations against her father.

Police pay tribute to Batook Pandya

The sudden death of Batook Pandya over the weekend is a great loss to Bristol and we in Avon and Somerset Police will greatly miss him.

For more than a quarter of a century he has led SARI’s work supporting victims of hate crime.

His work brought him close to local police, helping us find ways of improving our service to victims of hate crime – and sometimes telling us uncomfortable truths.

– Chief Constable Avon & Somerset Constabulary, Nick Gargan
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