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Man sought in connection with travel agent robbery

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

CCTV images have been released of a man wanted in connection with a robbery in South Gloucestershire.

A man walked into the First Choice travel agents on Downend Road, Downend where he threatened staff before making off with a quantity of cash.

The incident happened around 4.15pm on Saturday December 3.

Police now want help identifying the man. Who is described as:

  • White
  • About 5ft 10ins tall,
  • In his 30s,
  • With dark eyes.
  • Spoke with an Eastern European accent
  • Wore a striped scarf around his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and with the reference number 5216268590.

CCTV images of the man in First Choice Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

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Blind man robbed in Gloucestershire

Police are urging anyone with any information to come forward Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after a blind man was robbed in South Gloucestershire.

The incident took place on Wednesday (14/9) on Downend Road, Kingswood, at 5 past midnight.

The victim, a 53-year-old man, was walking home when he was approached by a number of men.

One asked the victim for a cigarette before grabbing his jacket.

The victim was then head-butted in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.

While on the ground, the victim's pockets were searched and a packet of cigarettes were stolen.

The men then ran off.

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Rolls-Royce confirms its commitment to the UK

Rolls-Royce has confirmed it will stay in the UK in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the EU.

But, the South Gloucestershire employer, warned any longer term assurances depended on a post-Brexit deal.

The jet and engine maker said the result was not the outcome the company would have chosen", but added it "remains committed" to Britain, where it employs 23,000 people.

The UK's decision will have no immediate impact on our day-to-day business.

The medium and long-term effect will depend upon the relationships that are established between the UK, the EU and the rest of the world over the coming years.

– Rolls-Royce

Police shut down illegal raves in Bath and South Gloucestershire

Police shut down two illegal raves in South Gloucestershire and Bath overnight after calls from local residents.

A group of around 200 people were found partying in muddy conditions under the Bath to Bristol railway line, with some straying onto the train tracks.

CCTV showing the illegal rave Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

A police operation involving local officers, mounted and dog units and staff from British Transport Police eventually cleared the site by 6 o'clock this morning (Sunday 26th June)

Meanwhile, they were also alerted to a second, smaller gathering in Nupdown Lane in Oldbury-on-Severn just after midnight.

The event had been advertised on social media and police worked to stop more people joining the 50 to 60 who had already gathered.

A closure notice was issued and the sound system seized. Police say the site was cleared by 5am on Sunday (26th June)

We are grateful to the local community for their support in identifying both events at an early stage so that we could take direct action.

It is always challenging to manage large numbers of people in the dark, in the rain and in the mud especially near railway lines or close to the seashore but on this occasion we were able to act swiftly on the information provided by residents, to stop the disturbance promptly.

– Superintendent Chris Weigold, Avon & Somerset Police
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