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Police are appealing for the public's help after the body of a man was found in the water in Bristol harbour.
The body was found at Redcliffe Quay yesterday (21 Nov) shortly before 12.45pm by a member of the public who found the body in the water.
Although formal identification has not yet been completed, police believe the deceased to be Andrew Bakehouse, 49, from the Redcliffe area of Bristol. His next of kin have been informed.
We now need to piece together his movements prior to yesterday afternoon. We would ask anyone who might have seen or heard from Andrew in the last few days to come forward.
Any information, regardless of how insignificant you think it might be, could be crucial to this investigation.
A young police dog has been missing from the Clevedon area for over two days.
Meg is is being trained as a general purpose police dog and escaped from her kennel on Friday (Nov 6).
Her handler PC Lee Webb says he just wants her back:
Police searching for a missing man from Chippenham have found a body in woodland in the nearby village of Stanton St Quintin.
One of the team of officers looking for 51-year-old Stephen Clarke spotted his Mitsubishi Shogun parked behind the village hall at just after 2.30pm today (Nov 8).
The discovery of a man's body in nearby woods was made shortly afterwards.
A formal identification is yet to take place, but Mr Clarke's family has been informed.
I would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in trying to find Mr Clarke.
I would now ask that his family's privacy is respected at this sad time.
Police are appealing for help to find a young police dog that has gone missing in the Clevedon area.
Meg is a Belgian Malinois, which is like a lean version of a German Shepherd. It is infact the short-haired version of the Belgian Shepherd dog and is about the same size as a greyhound.
Meg is seven months old and has a black muzzle, black ears and has a short coat which is foxy brown in colour. She is wearing a red collar.
Meg is currently undergoing assessment for use as a general purpose police dog.
Concern is growing because Meg is fairly timid, is not likely to have eaten and will be frightened by fireworks, which may be let off this evening.
It is possible she may be sheltering in someone’s garden and police are urging people living in the Kenmore Drive area of Clevedon to check garden outbuildings, garages and sheds.
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Staff from the Avon and Somerset police call centre are reminding people calling 999 is for emergencies only.
Some of the calls they get are not for the police and recently they arrested a persistent caller for wasting police time and the ambulance service's time too.
Not for 999...
Call from a man saying his tailor wouldn't pick up his call. He wanted police to go and see if his business had gone bust! #notoneforus
Male on 999 line who wants a lift home. He chose police as "it takes the mick to call ambulance" - neither of us can help with a lift! #taxi
3 abandoned 999 calls made by a male because his phone's dying. Ringing 999 DOES NOT charge your phone, but it does tie up a call handler.
Male persistently calling 999 as the cash point did not give him his money - advised to call the bank #notoneforus
Call received earlier today from a member of the public enquiring about making a claim for compensation for an accident at work #NotOneForUs
When to call 999...
Please don't hesitate to call us if you have concerns that someone you know may be missing. There are no time limits on making a report
Officers have arrested a burglar 4 mins after the 999 call was made. Quick response from call handler, dispatchers and officers. #goteam
We've had lots of calls about drink drivers tonight. If you see someone drunk at the wheel of a moving vehicle, call 999 with the reg.
A jeep smashed through the window of a shop in Cheltenham late last night after failing to stop for police.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving offences, criminal damage and failing to stop in connection with the incident.
The pursuit started around 8.10pm Oct 8 when the driver of the blue Jeep Cherokee ignored police requests to pull over on Prestbury Road.
Around 20 minutes later it was spotted in the St Paul's area and there was a short pursuit before a stinger device was successfully used to burst the tyres near Clarence Square.
The driver carried on though on two flat tyres, driving through red lights at speed before failing to take a left turn and crashing through the window of Clarence Stores.
There are believed to have been four male occupants in the car, all wearing dark clothing, who made off from the scene.
A number of people were near the crash site at the time and police would like to hear from them.
A woman was stopped from plummeting to her death from a cliff in Bristol by a quick-thinking police officer who managed to grab her by her hair just in time.
PC Jeanette Cadden was holding a beat surgery on Saturday evening when she spotted the woman apparently attempting to kill herself in the Avon Gorge.
The woman had climbed over the fence and was on the cliff edge when PC Cadden managed to grab her hair and stop her falling hundreds of feet.
A man who was passing with his girlfriend saw PC Cadden struggling to keep hold of the woman and came to her assistance, helping to pull the woman back over the fence.
Police are trying to trace the man to issue a proper thank you.
I managed to get to the woman just in time and stop her from falling but had the man not come to help me, I physically would not have been able to pull the woman back over the fence to safety and she may have lost her life.
He told me his name was Paul and he was from the Totterdown area of Bristol and was out on an evening stroll with his partner.
I would really like to give a proper thanks to someone who acted quickly and without thought to help me and ultimately save this woman's life.
Gloucestershire Police have opened a murder enquiry following an incident in the early hours of this morning.
Police were called at 3.23am to the All Nations Community Centre, Chase Lane, Gloucester where a party was being held.
After the party ended a seriously injured man was found in the car park and police officers and paramedics administered first aid. The man was taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital but doctors were unable to save his life and he was later pronounced dead.
A second man was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with serious injuries. He has since undergone surgery and his condition is not considered life threatening. A third man was treated for more minor injuries.
We would like to appeal to everyone who attended the party and anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward as they may have vital information that will assist with the investigation.
We are particularly keen to identify a group of individuals who left the scene on foot at around the time of the incident and are appealing to them to come forward. If you saw or heard a group of individuals leaving the scene we are asking you to please call and help us with our enquiries.
We are appealing for anyone who has any information of any kind in relation to this incident to please contact us.