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Man dressed up as a bear racially abused & beaten up by gang

Man was dressed at the 'Brighthouse bear' pictured here on the right. Credit: BrightHouse.co.uk

A man dressed up in a mascot bear costume has been beaten up and racially abused by a gang of teenagers in a shopping centre in Trowbridge.

The man, who was dressed as 'Billy the BrightHouse bear' pictured above, was doing promotional work in The Shires Shopping Centre when he was suddenly attacked by a group of of teenage boys.

The group of six or seven offenders punched the man before subjecting him to racial abuse.

Despite the victim being mixed-race, police are puzzled as to how the attackers knew of the man's heritage when he was dressed in the full bear attire.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident which happened on February 5.

800+ operations and appointments cancelled after walk out

Thousands of junior doctors have walked out across the West over disputes over new contracts. Credit: PA

More than 800 operations and appointments have been cancelled across the West as junior doctors walk out for the second time.

They're protesting over a proposed new contract which they say will mean they'll have to work more anti-social hours with no extra pay. However all emergency care today was protected.

Here are the figures ITV News have compiled of all the operations and appointments affected across the region.

WESTON GENERAL

85
cancelled appointments but zero cancelled operations

MUGROVE PARK

15
cancelled operations
114
cancelled appointments

ROYAL UNITED HOSPITAL

9
cancelled operations
168
appointments cancelled
The picket line at Dorset County Hospital today on the second day of strike action. Credit: ITV West Country

DORSET COUNTY HOSPITAL

6
operations cancelled
83
cancelled appointments

NORTH BRISTOL NHS TRUST

44
cancelled operations
271
cancelled appointments

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS BRISTOL

11
cancelled operations but the number of cancelled appointments is unknown.

YEOVIL DISTRICT HOSPITAL

6
operations cancelled
3
cancelled appointments

The Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust and Great Western Hospital would not provide the figures for the number of operations and appointments disrupted by the junior doctors industrial action today (10 February). This is the second time these both trusts have refused to provide their figures.

Junior doctors say they're striking against the imposed changes in pay for unsocial hours, claiming it devalues the work doctors do on evenings and weekends.

See the full report here:

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