Police say a murderer from Bristol has gone on the run from prison and could be a danger to the public. Brian Grady, also known as Brian Revill, walked out of HMP Prescoed in south Wales on Monday and failed to return.
The 26-year-old was jailed for at least 11 years in July 2003 at Bristol Crown Court after being convicted of murder and robbery. Police believe he could be in the Bristol area, where he has contacts. A spokesman for Gwent Police said:
"We have activated our operational plan with the aim of locating him and the prison is co-operating fully with us. It is believed there may be a potential risk to the public due to the fact that he is no longer in the custody of the prison service.
– Gwent police spokesman
He is described as white, 5ft 11in, of average build, with short light brown hair and blue eyes. He has a scar under his left eye and speaks with a Bristol accent. Members of the public are warned not to approach him but to call police if they have any information regarding his whereabouts.
Police say a man is in a critical condition after being attached in Bridgwater. The victim had been with friends in the Green Dragon and Three Lions pub during the evening, and was assaulted after a short walk home.
The attack took place at around 11.30 pm on Monday night on Friarn Lawn. Police, who are appealing for witnesses, say he was attacked by someone who got out of a silver car.
Two men were arrested after armed police fired shots at a car in Gloucester. Police were investigating a suspected robbery at a local business in the Painswick Road area of the city.
A Gloucestershire police spokesman said:
Armed officers were deployed and shots were fired at a car in Painswick Road, because of a perceived threat to public safety. Armed officers who were in attendance, discharged a firearm to disable a vehicle. No-one was harmed.
– Gloucestershire police spokesman
Two men were arrested. They are aged 28 and 33, and are from Gloucester.
Police have arrested nearly 50 people for drink or drug driving across Avon and Somerset in the first week of the Operation Tonic Christmas campaign. Since it started on Dec 1, a total of 47 motorists who have been stopped have tested positive.
This Christmas police are asking people to shop a drink or drug driver by ringing 999 or texting the word drunk to a special number, 81819, from their mobile and giving the driver's details if they see anyone getting behind the wheel while under the influence.
Wiltshire Police are looking for more volunteers to become Special Constables. Although they say the recruitment process is quite tough they say the training and exposure to unique experiences would help enhance your personal and professional development.
They're holding awareness events over the next few weeks and you will need to book on to a session:
• Monday 10th December at Police Headquarters, Devizes at 7:00 pm
• Saturday 15th December at Salisbury Police Station at 9:15
Police say they're worried about a man who has gone missing from his home in South Gloucestershire.
Juan Cuenca, who is 73, was last seen at his home in Jubilee Place in Kingswood early this morning (Sun.) Officers are particularly concerned for his welfare as he suffers with dementia.
Mr Cuenca is described as a white man, 5ft 5ins tall with short bright white hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a white/grey jumper with a blue checked shirt underneath and light brown trousers.
Police say It is likely that Mr Cuenca is still in the Kingswood area and anyone that has seen him is asked to contact the police immediately by calling 101.
Now what would you do if you saw a bike being stolen? Well, if you're like the people filmed by Avon and Somerset Police when they staged a mock theft, then the answer is 'not a lot'.
This amazing footage shows a plain clothes officer cutting bikes free using giant cutters, but no one reported him to the police. The film is part of a campaign to get us to call the Police if we see bikes being nicked. I
Trick or treaters pelted homes with eggs in Gloucester last night despite patrols in the city by a new anti-social behaviour van. Our reporter Ken Goodwin spent the night on the streets to find out whether people thought it was a good idea.