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Police dive teams search River Avon for missing teen

Police dive teams have begun searching the River Avon Credit: ITV News

Police dive teams are searching the River Avon as they try to find a missing teenager.

Sam Amin was last seen shortly after leaving a bar in Bath in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Five people have drowned in the river since 2009 and there have been calls for increased safety measures.

Sam Amin went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning Credit: ITV News

Sam is described as being of Asian appearance, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build with short black hair.

He was wearing blue jeans and a red and black lumber-style jacket when he was last seen leaving the OPA bar on North Parade.

Former Mayor jailed after downloading indecent images of children

former Mayor of Weston super Mare jailed for 14 months

A former Mayor of Weston super Mare has been sentenced to 14 months after he admitted downloading more than 350 indecent pictures and videos of children.

Philip Judd had been a local councillor since 2007, and was mayor of Weston-super-Mare between 2010 and 2011. He was appointed vice-chairman of North Somerset Council in May 2013 but resigned just a month later following his arrest.

Police found a total of 205 images and 156 movies stored on his computer and hard drive during a search of his home in Worle.

He pleaded guilty to 12 charges of making indecent photographs of a child and possessing prohibited images.


Brian May visits Gloucestershire to protest against badger culls

Brian May visits Gloucestershire Credit: Tim Ireland/PA

Brian May is visiting Gloucestershire today to protest against the pilot badger culls.

The Queen guitarist - who has long spoken out against the culls - will also travel to Somerset tomorrow to meet with protesters there.

Bumper crop of piglets at Puxton Park

13 piglets is the biggest drove the park have seen Credit: Puxton Park

Puxton Park have welcomed a new drove of piglets, leading to a record breaking year for the number of pigs born at the farm.

The 13 new piglets are the biggest batch the Somerset attraction has seen. This year the park has already seen a record breaking year for lambs.

Our visitor numbers have been higher than ever with visitors flocking to see our baby lambs and baby donkey, Raggles.

Now we have another new drove of 13 piglets at our park, resulting in us achieving a record year in terms of the number of piglets born here at Puxton.

All the piglets are doing really well and are looking forward to meeting all of our visitors over the coming months.

– Puxton managing director Alistair Mead


Raccoon dog missing from zoo in Somerset

The dog escaped on Saturday morning. Credit: Chris Moiser/PA Wire

Police are investigating after a raccoon dog went missing from Tropiquaria zoo near Minehead in Somerset.

The raccoon dog, also known as a tanuki, was last seen at 8pm on Friday night but when staff arrived on Saturday morning they found damage to a wire panel and a steel bar removed.

The animal's name is tanuki, which is also the Japanese name for the species, she was a rescue animal that had been homed with us for a couple of months only.

Although the arrival of the animal had been reported in the local newspapers only a few days before she disappeared, she was not on show to the public, and other than the keeping staff only half a dozen people were aware of where the animal was being kept.

– Chris Moiser, Zoo director

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

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