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Family to retrace missing Swindon man's last steps

Paul Griffiths was last seen nearly a week ago Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The family of a missing musician from Swindon are to stage a walk tomorrow to mark a week since he disappeared. Paul Griffiths hasn't been seen since leaving the Priory Hospital in Bristol where he had checked himself in after suffering from serious anxiety.

Mr Griffiths, 60, from Clifton Street in Swindon, was last seen at 11.30am last Tuesday morning on Heath House Lane in the Stapleton area of Bristol.

“We have conducted several lines of enquiry since Paul was reported missing and we have carried out extensive searches in the area local to where he was last seen.

“I am really keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Paul last Tuesday morning on or around Heath House Lane, Bristol, or in the local area since that time."

– Det Insp Peter Highway, Avon & Somerset Police

Woman dies in flat fire in Wiltshire

The scene of the fire in Angel Yard Credit: ITV West Country

A woman has died in a fire in the centre of Marlborough. Fire crews forced their way into a first floor flat in Angel Yard at around 1pm after smoke was seen drifting from the building.

The woman, who's thought to be in her thirties, was declared dead at the scene by South Western Ambulance Service.

The fire did not affect adjacent properties.

Accused fundraiser: "I just feel totally insulted"

Former soldier and endurance athlete Mike Buss described how his life collapsed around the time of his arrest on suspicion of fraud. He had tried to take his own life, by overdosing on pills and slashing his wrists before his arrest.

He said he was innocent, and he felt there was a campaign against him in Swindon.

In the witness box, he told the jury: "I just feel totally insulted. It's not just any old charity but charities that are close to me. I was a soldier. I still consider myself a soldier. I needed support. I am disgusted with the way people have found me guilty before I was even charged."


Gloucester Fanzone to close following England rugby exit

The Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday. Credit: ITV West Country

The Rugby World Cup Fanzone in Gloucester will close this Sunday, after England's failure to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament

Other factors were taken into consideration, however after discussions with local residents and businesses the city council has decided not to extend the Fanzone in the docks beyond the final pool game.

The Gloucester Fanzone is to close this Sunday. Credit: ITV West Country

Meanwhile the Exeter Fanzone is to stay open, despite the England exit.

Fire services warn, police will be told about hoax calls

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service receive hoax calls Credit: PA

Fire services in Wiltshire and Dorset warn police will be told about a number of hoax calls that they've received this weekend from children.

They say all calls are recorded and details are passed on to police officers.

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