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Police release footage of missing man

Officers remain concerned for the welfare of a man who was last seen in Portishead on Thursday 14th May.

Avon and Somerset Police say they are concerned for his welfare and are hoping this footage will help identify him.

The man is described as white with pale skin with a prominent nose, around 6ft. He is thought to be in his 30’s. He was wearing a dark blue hooded top, stonewashed jeans and black shoes.

Despite extensive enquiries, we are yet to identify this man. We are releasing new footage of him in the hope that it will jog someone’s memory. We have specific concerns for his welfare and need to locate him to check that he is safe and well.

Forensic enquiries are on-going and we are speaking to witnesses who saw him. I would urge members of the public to come forward with any information that they may have.

– DC Nicholas Feetenby


Men arrested over Shaun James bailed until June

Five men arrested in connection with the death of Gloucestershire man Shaun James have had their police bail extended until June.

Shaun, who was 32, was run over in Cinderford in December 2002. Following a review, police are now treating his death as murder.

A 60 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and four others on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Have you seen this man who has absconded from HMP Leyhill?

Vladymyr Lunkov is considered a risk to the public. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are appealing for help to find a man convicted of sexual assault and burglary who has absconded from a Gloucestershire prison.

25-year-old Vladymyr Lunkov was serving an indeterminate sentence at HMP Leyhill for offences committed in London.

He has links to the Haringey area of London and family and friends in the city. He is considered a risk to the public

Sisters in court over Swindon stabbing murder

Alison Connolly was found at the bottom of a stairwell in Swindon. Credit: Family

Two sisters have appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Swindon.

Alison Connolly, 49, died following an attack in Park South last Tuesday. 19-year-old Charice Gassman and Amberstasia Gassman, 23, appeared at Bristol Crown Court this morning.

The hearing was adjourned until next month, and the pair have been remanded in custody.

New Business Secretary comes home to talk jobs

The new Business Secretary grew up on Stapleton Road. Credit: ITV News

New Business Secretary Sajid Javid made his first speech in Bristol this morning, setting out new measures to support entrepreneurs and boost jobs.

Mr Javid grew up in the city, above his parents' shop on Stapleton Road, where he says he learned everything he knows about business.

He was speaking at the Engine Shed business centre at Temple Meads.

I know what it's like to have a small business and I just thought this is the perfect location to come and talk about what we, as government, can do to help. That means also staying out of their way, letting them get on with their job - that's why we spent a lot of time over the last five years deregulating.

– Business Secretary Sajid Javid


The new face of Bristol Ice Rink

Protests against the ice rink's closure. Credit: ITV News

When Bristol Ice Rink closed in 2012 after 46 years there were protests from the public and criticism from former skaters, who campaigned to keep it open.

The iconic site where Olympic gold medallist Robin Cousins learned to skate has now swapped ice for bricks and mortar, and is well on its way to becoming a home to Bristol's growing student population.

Skaters at Bristol Ice Rink. Credit: ITV News

The five-storey development has two layers of soundproofing to keep out the noise from the O2 academy music venue below, and costs £22 million.

Building work continues on the site of the former ice rink. Credit: ITV News
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