A search and rescue operation in Taunton has been called off.
Police say they were given incorrect information and reports a man had fallen into the River Tone were incorrect.
Our units in Taunton have been stood down. We're satisfied there is no one in the river and the info we were originally given was incorrect.
A major rescue operation is underway in Taunton to try to save a man who's fallen into the River Tone.
The man was spotted in the water near Bridge Street in the town centre earlier this morning.
The police helicopter is in operation in the area.
Two men who disappeared have been traced and found, police say.
Appeals were put out to trace 38-year-old Malcolm Barclay, who was last seen Taunton around 6.30pm on Thursday, and Yu Ha Chen, last seen close to the Priory Hospital in Bristol.
Both men have been now been found safe and well.
Malcolm was found in the Minehead area following information provided by a member of the public who saw our social media appeal.
We'd like to thank the public and the media for their help with this inquiry.
We've now located missing Bristol man Yu Ha Chen.
He was located by officers in Bristol last night.
We'd like to thank everyone who helped with this inquiry.
Taunton's Robert Paxton has made his way into the World Indoor Bowls Championship final.
Paxton beat reigning champion Alex Marshall from Scotland who was chasing his seventh world title.
Paxton came back from one game down to beat Marshall in a tie break. The final is played tomorrow (Jan 24).
Great game of bowls. Well played Robert Paxton.
Police are appealing for the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with two incidents that took place in the Taunton area between Christmas and New Year where weapons and violence were used.
- stocky build
- has links to Taunton and Bristol areas
Officers are advising the public not to approach 24 year-old Thomas Swateridge, but to dial 999 immediately if you see him.
Up to £500 in charity donations has been stolen from a church in Taunton. Thieves smashed a window and broke into the vestry.
They then emptied all 20 of the collection pots - each containing around £25.
Police say theft took place between noon on Christmas Day and 9:45am on Sunday 27th December at the Taunton United Reformed Church on Paul Street.
They're appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.
Frederick Forsyth says the whole legal procedure surrounding Marine A was "absolutely flawed" and therefore the verdict was "unsafe".
The famous author has thrown his support behind a campaign to get Alexander Blackman's case referred back to the court of appeal. He has helped the family pay for fresh legal advice:
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The wife of a former Royal Marine from Somerset jailed for killing a wounded Afghan fighter is beginning a fresh legal bid to clear his name.
Alexander Blackman is serving life for murder but hundreds of supporters are expected to join his wife Claire who is from Taunton when she applies to have the case referred back to the Court of Appeal.
She says the charge should have been manslaughter because of combat stress.