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Police looking for 'good Samaritan' who helped get woman to safety

The incident took place near Clifton Suspension Bridge Credit: ITV West Country

Avon and Somerset Police are trying to identify a good Samaritan who helped a woman to safety from a cliff edge.

A police officer who was handling the incident near Clifton Suspension Bridge says the young man climbed over the fence (of his own accord) and assisted with getting the woman to safety.

After the woman had been left in ambulance care, the police officer didn't get the man's name.

Police are now asking the man to come forward so they can thank him for his actions.

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Police searching for man in connection with Taunton attempted robbery

Police are trying to identify the man in this CCTV image. Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset police are searching for a man they want to speak to in connection with an attempted robbery in Taunton.

Police have revealed a CCTV image of the man who they are trying to identify.

The attempted robbery took place at around 8.15am yesterday at Sainsbury’s on Hankridge Farm Retail Park.

A man threatened a member of staff after he was stopped attempting to steal a number of memory cards from the store.

The man then made off on a bicycle.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image is asked to call 101.

Police arrest Weston-super-Mare man in connection with burglary

52-year-old Michael Anthony Ruff. Credit: Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Avon and Somerset Police have arrested a man from Weston-super-Mare in connection with a burglary.

Police had been searching for 52-year-old Michael Anthony Ruff, who is commonly known as 'Micky'.

The arrest is in connection with an aggravated burglary on Friday afternoon, 25 August, in which a teenage boy was threatened.

Mr Ruff remains in police custody where he is being questioned by officers.


Police searching for two sex offenders

(l-r) Christopher Addison and Scott Noon Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are hunting for two sex offenders who have absconded from an open prison.

Christopher Addison, 37, and Scott Noon, 41, both left HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire at about 5.45pm on Thursday.

Both men are currently serving indeterminate sentences - Addison for a sexual assault and Noon for rape and grievous bodily harm.

Addison has been described as white, 5ft 10in tall with a thin build and clean-shaven. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He has "MAM" tattooed on his right upper arm.

Noon is white, 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build, with brown hair, a moustache and blue eyes.

"Addison has links to the Teesside area while Noon has links to South Yorkshire."

– Avon and Somerset Police

Police are asking anyone who sees either man to call 999 and give the reference number 5217172019.

Anyone with information as to their whereabouts is being asked to call 101 and quote the same number.

Police say owner of dog that mauled poodle has come forward

Police say the dog's owner has come forward after their appeal for information. Credit: PA

Police say the owner of a dog believed to have been involved in an incident in south Bristol in which another dog was killed has come forward.

A man voluntarily attended a police station this afternoon.

This follows an Avon and Somerset Constabulary appeal for information about the incident in Malago Park, Bedminster Down, on Saturday (22 July).

Police say enquiries into this incident are continuing.

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