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CCTV issued in child abduction investigation

Police investigating a possible abduction of a child in Gloucester have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to interview.

Police would like to speak to this man who claimed he had seen a girl being abducted Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police have made the appeal following a call they received on 13 November.

A man called 999 from a phone box on Sellars Road in Hardwicke at 4.10pm explaining to an officer that a girl was by the window of a black Vauxhall Vectra driven by a white man of large build who appeared to grab at the girl. When the man was asked further questions by the operator he hung up.

Officers are urging the man who rang 999 to call back on 999 or 101.

The incident is believed to have happened on Naas Lane in Quedgeley, Gloucester, at around 4pm on 13 November.


Masked robbers raid Quedgeley supermarket

Police are looking for two masked men who robbed a supermarket in Quedgeley near Gloucester armed with baseball bats.

It happened on Bristol Road at 10pm on Friday night (14 June). They dragged two staff into a back office and made another open a safe. They made off with £1,000 in a black holdall.

The robbers are described as 5'8" and 6' tall, both of slim build and wearing dark clothes.


IN PICTURES: Prince Charles and the shirt-makers

The Prince of Wales is visiting a shirt factory in Gloucestershire to mark its tenth anniversary. He's been given the chance to watch step-by-step the making of a Turnbull & Asser shirt.

At the start of the tour of the Quedgeley factory Credit: ITV News West Country
The early stages - getting the lowdown on the pattern Credit: ITV News West Country
Under the needle - keeping a keen eye at the stitching stage Credit: ITV News West Country
Chatting with staff at the shirt factory Credit: ITV News West Country
Nearly done! Credit: ITV News West Country

Motorcyclist dies after accident in Quedgeley

A motorcyclist has died and his passenger is seriously injured in hospital after an accident on the A38 at Quedgeley this morning.

It happened shortly before 9am and involved a black Kawasaki motorbike and a lorry.

The motorbike was being ridden by a 43-year-old man from Stroud, who died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

A 21-year-old woman from Stonehouse was riding pillion. She was taken to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol where she is being treated for life threatening injuries.

The lorry driver, a 48-year-old man, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and is currently helping police with their enquiries.

The road was closed until around 12:45pm. Any witnesses are asked to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 quoting incident number 103.

£25,000 reward after Quedgeley ram raid

A £25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved in a robbery at a bank in Quedgeley last week.

The reward has been donated by HSBC, whose branch at Olympus Park was ram raided last Friday morning.

During the incident, a Nissan Navara (registration number SV03 GVL) was seen being driven into a glass door before two men wearing balaclavas entered the building and snatched a substantial amount of money being loaded into a cash machine.

We’re hoping that this money may convince someone to come forward who was reluctant before.

These offenders need to be stopped before they strike again and possibly hurt someone.

We’re continuing with a number of forensic and other inquiries but still need information from the public. Please think back to that morning and call us if you can help. No matter how small a detail you think it is we want to hear it.

– Detective Inspector Marc Flannery, Gloucestershire Constabulary

Officers are still particularly keen to speak to customers who tried to use the ATM, which was out of service, between 9am and 9.25am.

Anyone with information should ring 101. Alternatively information can also be given anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via the Crimestoppers website.