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Masked men tied up staff and stole from a Tewkesbury pub

No one has been arrested but enquiries are ongoing. Credit: PA

Officers investigating an aggravated burglary at a pub are appealing for information.

Three masked men went into a pub on Gloucester Road in Tewkesbury at just after midnight on Thursday 18 February - while staff were locking up.

They tied up two members of staff - a man and woman - and stole their phones and bank cards.

The male victim was punched in the head and thousands of pounds were stolen from the safe.

We are treating this incident very seriously, which was distressing and traumatic for the two members of staff. Nobody has yet been arrested but enquiries are ongoing to trace those responsible."

– Detective Constable Bee Chant, investigating officer
  • To give information, call police on 101 quoting incident 6 of Thursday 18 February.
  • You can also contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Injured deer gives rescuers a surprise

An injured deer pulled from a lake gave rescuers a surprise when it was x-rayed - revealing she was pregnant.

The X-ray of the pregnant deer Credit: Vale Wildlife Centre

The Muntjac deer is being looked after by the Vale Wildlife Centre near Tewkesbury.

A spokesman says that deer are very susceptible to shock - so it is too early to say whether she will survive.

She is quite badly injured & deer are very susceptible to shock so it's too soon to judge really. Prognosis not good though.

– Vale Wildlife Centre

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Man remanded in custody after Tewkesbury woman's murder

Helen Lancaster was found dead in Tewkesbury on Wednesday 30 September Credit: Family

A man has appeared in court accused of the murder of a 54-year-old woman in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

The woman's body was found at a house in Kingston Road in the town early on Wednesday, 30 September.

59-year-old David Lancaster from Kingston Road in Tewkesbury appeared at Cheltenham Magistrates Court earlier today and was remanded in custody.

He is now due to appear at Bristol Crown Court next Tuesday for a preliminary hearing.

Family tribute to Tewkesbury murder victim

Helen Lancaster was found dead in Tewkesbury on Wednesday 30 September Credit: Family

The family of a woman whose body was found at a house in Tewkesbury on Wednesday have spoken of their loss.

We, as a family, are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Helen Lancaster. She will be greatly missed and was a much loved mother, sister, daughter, aunty and friend.

– Helen Lancaster's family

54-year-old Helen Lancaster was found dead at an address in Kingston Road at 4.45am on Wednesday morning. 59-year-old David Lancaster was arrested in Burnham-on-Sea later that day.

He is due beforemagistrates in Cheltenham.

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Man charged with murder of woman in Gloucestershire

Police were called to Kingston Road in Tewkesbury early on Wednesday morning Credit: ITV News

A man has been charged with the murder of a 54-year-old woman in Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

The woman's body was found at a house in Kingston Road in the town early on Wednesday, 30 September.

59-year-old David Lancaster from Kingston Road in Tewkesbury is due before magistrates in Cheltenham today.

Man arrested after body of woman found in Tewkesbury

Police were called to Kingston Road in Tewkesbury early this morning Credit: ITV News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder afters the discovery of the body of a 54-year-old woman in Tewkesbury today, 30 September.

Police were called at around 4.45am an address in Kingston Road, Tewkesbury where the body of a 54-year-old woman was found.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a 59-year-old man was arrested later in Burnham on Sea in Somerset.

Part of Kingston Road has been closed while investigations continue.

Tornado rips through Gloucestershire army base

A tornado has hit our patch this evening, causing extensive damage to a military vehicle base.

The whirlwind tore across the Army vehicle depot at Ashchurch near Tewkesbury.

The roof of one of the buildings - which stores and maintains military vehicles - was badly damaged, as tree branches were ripped off by the strong winds.

Luke Phillips took this incredible picture of the tornado Credit: Luke Phillips

You could hear it, we have tanks here and it actually sounded like one of those, it was a really deep rumble.

It was a classic twister and it ripped across the site for maybe half a minute. You could see debris being carried up into the air as it came across. It headed off in a northerly direction. I don't know whether it did more damage offsite or if it carried on or died down.

– Camp worker

Man found unconscious in street in Tewkesbury

Police are investigating an incident in which a man was left lying unconscious in the street in Tewkesbury.

Emergency crews were called to Church Street just after midnight on Saturday 13 June. The 59-year-old local man had a head injury and broken ribs and was taken by ambulance to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.

He does not remember how he got the injuries but he may have been hit by a car. A witness said she heard a loud bang and thought a car had hit bollards in the road. She saw a car - possibly white in colour - driving off towards the M5.

Gloucestershire Police are asking the driver of the car to come forward. They would also like to hear from any witnesses.

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