Police probe dog-bite attack

Police are to investigate an incident in which a man was bitten by a police dog as he was being arrested.

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A&S police 'keen to understand what happened'

Police were called to the Regent Street area of Weston-super-Mare in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of a large fight involving a number of people. During this incident, a man was bitten by a police dog as he was being arrested.

We are aware of a YouTube clip and comments on social media channels about this incident. The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened. The YouTube clip is only a few seconds long and doesn't show events before or after the arrest.

– Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon & Somerset Police

Internet footage shows man being bitten on the neck

Footage of the incident has emerged on the internet Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the shirtless man apparently being bitten in the neck in the incident in Weston-super-Mare.

Assistant Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe of Avon and Somerset Police said

"The incident has been referred to our professional standards department for thorough investigation as we are keen to understand what happened."

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Investigation after man bitten by police dog in Weston

An investigation has begun after a man appeared to be bitten by a police dog in Weston Super Mare while he was being arrested. You may find the following pictures disturbing.

The incident happened in Weston on Saturday night Credit: Youtube

Footage has emerged on the internet of the man apparently being bitten on the neck. Avon and Somerset Police say the incident has been referred to their professional standards department for a thorough investigation.

Big clean-up on Weston-super-Mare beach

Uphill beach in Weston-super-Mare is getting a spring clean ready for the summer Credit: ITV News West Country

Volunteers will be descending on Uphill beach in Weston-super-Mare this morning to clean it up ready for the summer. They'll be picking up debris and rubbish such as fishing nets, ropes and bottle tops that not only spoil the look of the resort but could damage marine life.

It's part of the nationwide Big Beach Clean-up which last year collected 30 tonnes of litter.

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Three men stabbed in fight in Weston-super-Mare

Police are investigating after three men were injured during a fight in Weston-super-Mare.

It happened in the town centre at around 3am today (Monday). Two men were taken to hospital with minor stab wounds following an argument between two groups in Club Vision on Richmond Street.

Officers say some of those involved in the assault then followed a man to the Smith Hotel on Knightstone Road and he was also stabbed. He’s been taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injures.

18-year-old man pleads guilty to Weston murder

35-year-old Mark Roberts died after being assaulted on his way home in October 2013 Credit: Family

An teenager has appeared in court to admit murdering a man in Weston-super-Mare last year.

35-year-old Mark Roberts died in hospital in October 2013, a day after being assaulted as he walked home on the Bournville Eastate.

18-year-old Ryan Sheppard will be sentenced later for the murder of Mark Roberts Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Today Ryan Sheppard, 18, appeared at Bristol Crown Court and pleaded guilty to the murder of Mr Roberts. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Police say they hope the guilty plea brings some comfort to Mr Roberts' family.

Weston's former mayor faces child porn charges

A former mayor of Weston-super-Mare and chairman of North Somerset Council is due to appear before magistrates in relation to charges of making indecent photographs of children.

Philip Judd faces 11 charges of making indecent photographs of a child and an additional charge for possessing six prohibited movies of a child.

The 59-year-old was the town's mayor from 2010-2011. He was appointed chairman of North Somerset Council in May 2013 but resigned just a month later, to the surprise of colleagues.

The ex-serviceman, was also a governor at Priory School, a position he has now stepped down from.

A 59-year-old man has been reported for summons for offences of making indecent images and possession of prohibited images.He is due to appear before North Somerset Magistrates' Court on May 9.

– Avon and Somerset Police spokesman
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