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IPCC investigating police firearm incident near Portishead

Credit: ITV West Country

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed it is investigating the scene of an incident this morning involving police firearms in which a man died.

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The Portbury Hundred (A369) remains closed to traffic.

Earlier the Great Western Air Ambulance said its helicopter has left the scene.

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Marathon man on winning Pride of Britain Award

Ben Smith came into the studio to talk about his achievement - including winning a Pride of Britain Award Credit: ITV News

Ben Smith from Portishead, who completed 401 marathons in 401 days has been named ITV Fundraiser of the Year at the Pride of Britain Awards.

We invited him into the ITV Westcountry studio where he told our presenters Ian Axton and Kylie Pentelow he was finding it hard to sleep following his epic challenge.

He also said the Pride of Britain Awards ceremony was amazing and he got to meet some of his heroes.

West athlete announces her retirement at just 20

A North Somerset gymnast who helped Team GB women finish fifth in the all-round competition has announced her retirement.

Ruby Harrold showed poise and strength during her uneven bars routine, but has decided to finish her career as an elite gymnast in favour of university.

Ruby Harrold performs during women's gymnastic qualifications in Rio Credit: PA

The 20-year-old, who trains at Portishead, will head to Louisiana State University this September - a move she has put off for three years.

I'm looking forward to starting a new chapter in my life in college gymnastics, but leaving what I know behind will be hard.

Special thankyou to all the girls in the GB squad. You've helped make the tough times manageable and the great times unforgettable.

– Ruby Harrold


20-year-old Ruby is a seasoned performer.

At the 2016 British Championships she won beam and bars bronze before going to Bern for the European Championships and helping the team take silver.

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