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M5 in Gloucestershire re-opens after accident

The overturned lorry on the M5 in Gloucestershire Credit: Highways England

The M5 northbound in Gloucestershire has re-opened after a lorry overturned. It happened between J14 (Thornbury) and J13(Stroud) shortly before 1.30am, damaging the road surface and the central reservation.

Lane 3 of the southbound carriageway was also closed for safety reasons but also cleared just before 5am.

Could collars save cows in Gloucestershire?

The cattle are to be given special reflective collars similar to those work by cyclists Credit: ITV News

Cows on two commons near Stroud are to be given special reflective collars to keep them safe from motorists.

The animals graze on Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons and are in danger from the nearby roads.

Now, in a trial funded by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, two types of collar will be used. The most effective will be adopted permanently.


Police appeal to find newlywed fleeing violent husband

Police are appealing for help to find a young woman who begged a driver in Stroud for help, saying she was attacked by her husband.

She said she had only been married a week, but that her husband had hit her and broken her nose, and was now after her. She had blood on her shoe.

The driver took her to a nearby pub and called the police, but she had left by the time they arrived.

The woman had long, black hair, spoke with a soft Irish accent and said she was a traveller. She was wearing a reddish-pink coat with a black turtle neck jersey and a gold necklace with a crucifix.

People in the pub said she had been on the phone before she left and was probably picked up.

This happened in Slad Roud, Slad, near Stroud at around 9 on Saturday evening. Gloucestershire Police are asking anyone with information or who knows the woman's whereabouts to get in touch. The victim told the driver that she was a traveller and had only been married a week, but that her husband had hit her and broken her nose. She had blood on her shoe.

Gloucestershire family still haven't heard from daughter

23-year-old Johanna Bohlen was trekking in Nepal when the earthquake happened

Family and friends of a Gloucestershire woman trekking in Nepal are hoping she will make contact after the earthquake which has claimed 3,617 lives.

23 year-old Johanna Bohlen, from Stonehouse, was trekking in the Langtang National Park with her friend when the earthquake happened on Saturday.

Her parents have still not heard from their daughter.

Single vote approves controversial plans for out-of-town supermarket

A single vote approved controversial plans for an out-of-town supermarket Credit: ITV News

A single vote approved controversial plans for an out-of-town supermarket to open up in Stroud.

Last night District Councillors gave the green light for a food retailer to build on Dudbridge Industrial Estate. It's not yet known which supermarket will open there.

The decision went against planning officers' advice to approve different sites on the outskirts of the town.

Joanne Hampton, from Stroud Against Supermarket Saturation, spoke to ITV.


Man knocked unconscious in unprovoked attack

Police have released a picture of a man who they would like to speak to in connection with a serious assault that took place in Stroud on Sunday 5 April.

The male victim, aged 23, was assaulted by an unknown male suspect in an unprovoked attack in the early hours of Sunday 5 April 2015.

The suspect struck the victim on the chin causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the pavement and becoming unconscious for a short time.

The incident took place at about 4.15 am by the taxi rank on King Street, Stroud, outside The 99p Shop.

Anyone who recognises the man in the picture is being asked to contact police.

Ten to Ten - Robert Murphy meets the Stroud candidates

In the run-up to the election, we are looking at some of the key battlegrounds in the West Country.

One of the closest fights is in Stroud in Gloucestershire where the same two main candidates are fighting it out for the fourth consecutive general election.

Labour's David Drew has won two of these - but was unseated by Conservative Neil Carmichael last time around.

In the latest in our series looking at ten seats that lead to Number Ten, our political reporter Robert Murphy has been meeting the Stroud candidates.

A sixth candidate, an independent, Richard Wilson, also says he'll stand.

Police appeal following sexual assault in Stroud

The girl was attacked in an alleyway near Stratford Park in Stroud Credit: ITV News

Police are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Stroud.

The incident happened in an alleyway near Stratford Park between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on Saturday.

The victim was sitting on a fence in an alleyway between the park and Jack Russell Close.

The offender, who was with a woman at the time, approached the victim and made a comment to the victim's boyfriend, then approached the pair and sexually assaulted the girl.

The victim described the offender as of mixed heritage, in his late 30s and around 6ft to 6ft 4ins tall. He had a full beard which was speckled with grey and a shaved head.

He was wearing a dark pair of jeans and a navy-coloured puffa jacket.

Anyone who may have information on this incident is asked to contact Gloucestershire Police.

Horse rider from Stroud dies after incident involving a dog

Gloucestershire Police are interviewing a dog walker who came forward following the incident Credit: Gloucestershire Police

A 52-year-old rider who was thrown from his horse after an incident involving a dog, has died in hospital.

Christopher Barron was riding with a woman companion - who was also thrown - when the black and white Border Collie-type dog was involved in the incident last Wednesday.

Police investigating an allegation that the dog was out of control are today talking to its woman owner after she came forward in response to an appeal.

Mr Barron, who lived locally, suffered a serious brain injury and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol, where he later died.

The female rider, who has not been named, sustained a broken shoulder and collar bone.

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