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Growing concern for missing man

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Police are growing concerned about the welfare of a 60-year-old man from South Gloucestershire.

John Allinson left his home in Rangeworthy at 1.30pm on Tuesday 25 July and has not been seen since.

Officers say John has Parkinson's which can affect his ability to walk and may make him seem disorientated.

He’s described as:

  • White, 6ft tall, slim build with balding grey hair and glasses.
  • Last seen wearing a cream coloured Panama hat with a black ribbon around it, a navy blue long sleeve shirt and brown trousers.
  • He walks with a walking stick.

According to Avon and Somerset Police, John may have wandered into a neighbour's garden and people in the Rangeworthy area are being asked to check any outbuildings. Anyone who may see John is being asked to call 999.


'Suspicious' fire destroys bus shelter where homeless woman was sleeping

A bus shelter in South Gloucestershire where a homeless woman was sleeping was burned down last night.

Two crews were called out to the fire on Kingswood High Street. Credit: ITV News

Police are treating the fire as suspicious and have started an investigation

The woman, known only as Jo, returned from church to find the shelter in Kingswood burning and all her possessions destroyed.


Police trying to track down man convicted of GBH

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Police are trying to track a man wanted on recall to prison.

Harvey Jackson was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm to an officer during a previous arrest attempt and he was released on licence in January.

Avon and Somerset officers carried out a pre-planned operation at 7.45am on Tuesday 4 July in Ashley Road, Bristol, after receiving intelligence about Jackson’s whereabouts. This included armed officers and dog handlers and the road was closed in order to search a block of flats, but the police were unable to locate him.

Today, neighbourhood officers will be patrolling the area to offer reassurance to the local community.

Harvey Jackson is:

  • 29 years old
  • Described as black, about 6ft 2ins tall
  • Of stocky build with black dreadlocked hair

Police are asking anyone with information about Jackson’s whereabouts to call 999 immediately and say he should not be approached. Alternatively Crimestoppers are a charity that can take information anonymously over the phone: 0800 555 111.

Avon and Somerset Police search for wanted arsonist

Avon and Somerset Police are looking for Samuel Harris, 31. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police are searching for Samuel Harris, 31, who is wanted for arson.

He is described as 5ft 8, of large build with short brown straight hair and brown eyes.

He has a number of tattoos, including a full sleeve on his left arm.

Harris speaks in a West Country accent but has links to Wiltshire and North Devon.

Members of the public are warned not to approach Harris if they see him but rather call the police.

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