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Man's body found in Mendip woods

Avon & Somerset Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in Stockhill Wood, Priddy, at 2:30pm on Friday 21 October.

Police do not yet know how the man died, but say it is not suspicious. They are offering help and support to the man's next of kin.

He was found after an extensive search yesterday, involving a large number of police officers and a mountain rescue team.

The body was found in Stockhill Wood, near Priddy. Credit: ITV West Country

Video catches high speed chase through Glastonbury

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A dashcam has caught the moment a car careered though the centre of Glastonbury earlier this week, with a police car in hot pursuit.

The silver car bursts out of Benedict Street into Market Place. It nearly loses control as it turns up the High Street, at one point crossing over to the wrong side of the road.

The junction of Wells Road and the High Street was later closed because of a collision but it is unclear whether the two incidents are related.


Stranded donkey rescued from kitchen floor by fire service

Fire crews never say neigh to a job - and it was no different when they received a call of a rather unusual kind.

They sprung into action when a worried pet owner rang to say her donkey - Troy - had fallen over in the kitchen, and was unable to get up.

The loving mule had followed the woman into her home in Tintinhull near Yeovil - but quickly came got into trouble.

Troy the donkey who was rescued Credit: Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue

After ringing her vet, she was advised to call the fire service, who liaised with an animal rescue tactical advisor.

After the potential risk to the owner, and Troy, if he got too distressed were raised, the team agreed to attend.

File picture of a donkey Credit: ITV West Country

On arrival crews confirmed the donkey, known as Troy, had fallen on his side in the kitchen and was trapped causing him distress.

Crews asked for the vet to be contacted and attend the scene.

– Dorset and Somerset Fire & Rescue

Crews from Yeovil, a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater and an officer used salvage sheets and a small length of hose to slide 38-year-old Troy, from the kitchen.

Once he was checked by the vet, he was able to return to his companion in the garden.

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