A cold calling criminal who conned elderly and vulnerable people out of more than £150,000 has been jailed for five years and disqualified from being a company director for eight years for his part in a fraudulent home alarm business.
Daniel Jody Rivers aged 34 from Yatton, Somerset, a director of ABHG Ltd and also trading as Homeguard UK, was found guilty of fraud and breaching consumer protection legislation at Bristol Crown Court.
Victims were falsely informed that Rivers’ company was working with the local police and they were installing alarm systems either free of charge or at a reduced rate for their post code area. Others were persuaded to have existing working alarm systems deactivated in order to have a new alarm system fitted by ABHG.
The roof of bank has blown off in North Somerset due to Storm Imogen.
The high street in Yatton was closed this morning as emergency services helped to clear debris from the roof which had fallen onto the road.
Work is underway to repair the damage caused by the strong winds.
Fire crews are tackling a large fire involving agricultural buildings on Back Lane, Kingston Seymour, near Yatton, North Somerset. Four fire engines were called to the fire at the barn, which contained a large amount of hay and straw, as well as farm equipment.
Firefighters in breathing apparatus used unmanned monitor jets to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading to other nearby buildings. As a precaution they also moved 60 calfs to safety from a second barn adjacent to the fire. The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.
There are delays of up to 30 minutes on CrossCountry and First Great Western services between Plymouth and Birmingham. It is due to safety checks of the line being made at Yatton. It is not known when normal service will resume.
Frost Hill in Yatton is closed in both directions due to flooding between Mendip Road (Yatton) and A370 Bristol Road (Congresbury). Near the Cadbury Garden Centre.
There is also flood water along the diversion route - Claverham Road.