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Police release CCTV image after assault

Police would like to speak to these people after assualt Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Gloucestershire Police have released CCTV footage of four people that they want to talk to after a 25 year old suffered a facial injury after being assaulted in Tewkesbury.

The alleged incident happened at the junction of the High Street and Sun Street at around 12:10am on Saturday November 9. Police say two men and two women were seen on CCTV at around the same time and may have vital information for them.


RSPCA ask for help to catch shooter

The RSPCA is asking the public for help in catching whoever shot a duck through the neck with a crossbow bolt.

The female mallard, which lives on the River Severn at Lower Lode near Tewkesbury, is able to fly and feed but has so far evaded all attempts to catch her.

A spokesman for the animal charity says it is an offence to shoot wildlife with a crossbow, and they'd like information from anyone who knows who may have done it.

Mallard with crossbow Credit: ITV News West Country

Police ask Grand Theft Auto fans for help

Officers investigating a fire in Tewkesbury are asking any fans of the game Grand Theft Auto, who were in the town for the new release, to get in touch.

The blaze at a home on Station Street on Monday night is being treated as suspected arson.

There were a lot of people in the town that night as potentially hundreds of gaming fans queued at the nearby Blockbusters on the High Street to await the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5.

Officers are eager to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area and are asking potential witnesses to call Gloucestershire Police on 101, quoting incident number 64 of September 17.

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Mallard shot by crossbow ducks RSPCA capture

The RSPCA are desperately trying to capture a duck which has been shot through the neck with a crossbow bolt.

The duck continues to fly around with the large blue arrow shot through its neck. Credit:

The mallard is believed to have been shot in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, three weeks ago, but is still swimming around unbothered, and as yet has evaded capture by concerned animal welfare inspectors.

RSPCA spokeswoman Katya Mira has appealed for anyone who knows who shot the duck to come forward.

The crossbow bolt seems to have passed through the flesh and missed the oesophagus, vets say. Credit:

"Our inspectors have been out several times, as have staff from another wildlife centre nearby, and no one has yet been able to catch the duck.

"The duck does appear to be fully functioning and OK for now. But this does mean he can fly, so tends to take off whenever he sees a net or anyone gets near.

"In the meantime, if anyone has any information about the duck and how she came to be attacked with a dart in this way, they should call our investigations line."


Man dies in Cheltenham collision

A 45-year-old man has died in a collision involving two cars in Cheltenham - it was one of three serious traffic incidents in the county overnight.

A grey Mitsubishi Grandis collided with a silver Audi A4 at the junction between Park Place and Andover Road at about 3.30am.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

In a separate collision in Northway Lane in Tewkesbury just after 3.25am a black Vauxhall Astra Sport collided with two parked cars.

A 21-year-old man from Tewkesbury was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

And a 17-year-old man from Tewkesbury was seriously injured when his Black Pulse Adrenaline motorbike collided with a grey Mercedes car on the B4077 near Toddington around 9pm last night.

He is in a serious but not believed to be life threatening condition.

Teenagers warned about dangers of solvent abuse

Experts say substance abuse kills more teenagers than hard drugs Credit: /Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images

Teenagers in Tewkesbury will be warned of the dangers of sniffing solvents in special classes today.

The year eight students will be told that as many as one in three could die the first time they experiment. Experts say that substance abuse kills more teenagers than hard drugs.

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