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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.

Tewkesbury MP calls for UK football team

A United Kingdom football team should be formed in the wake of England's first-round failure at the World Cup, the MP for Tewkesbury has urged.

England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland fielding separate teams limits the chances of international football success for the union, according to Conservative Laurence Robertson.

He adds it also denies "outstanding British players" a chance to play in the World Cup, a nod to footballers including Welsh duo Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey. The Tewkesbury MP also pointed out that no other nation fields more than one team.


Man taken to hospital with severe burns after boat fire

A man has been admitted to hospital with severe burns after his boat caught fire on the River Avon near Tewkesbury.

Emergency services rushed to the Old Rectory moorings in Bredon after reports of the boat ablaze.

Two fire engines, together with a rescue boat from Tewkesbury fire station attended the scene shortly after 10.30am.

Fire crews found the pleasure cruiser well alight, and towed the boat back into the mooring before extinguishing the fire.

Paramedics brought the man to Cheltenham General Hospital, where he received treatment for burns and smoke inhalation.

Firefighters took more than two hours to put out the fire.

Tewkesbury residents fear imminent flood

Abbey Terrace in Tewkesbury Credit: ITV News West Country

Residents who live in Tewkesbury say they fear they are about to be flooded.

Abbey Terrace has not suffered serious flooding since 2007, but water has come across the Gloucester Road - a main route into the town - and house holders are pumping out their cellars and gardens.

"I am afraid it is going to flood. I think the rainfall tomorrow will bring it up another couple of inches and I think we've probably had it."

  • Rosemary Wherrett, Abbey Terrace resident
The flood plain opposite Abbey Terrace Credit: ITV News West Country

Gloucestershire family so grateful for flood rescue

In Gloucestershire, the landlord of a pub cut off by floods has been re-united with rescuers who saved members of his family after they were capsized from a boat into freezing water.

Pete Bartlett, who runs the Yew Tree Inn at Chaceley near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire had been trying to get his wife Carol, brother in law Kevin and their dog to dry land to get some provisions.

But strong winds and waves overwhelmed them, and they ended in the water clinging to the branches of a tree. Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin reports.

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