4,000 apply for 35 police officer posts

There is huge competition for jobs with Avon & Somerset Police Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

Around 4,000 people have applied for just 35 jobs as police officers with Avon & Somerset Police.

The force has seen thousands of applicants complete an online assessment at the start of the recruitment process. It's the first time it has advertised for new officers in more than two years.