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Police are appealing for information to help find a 26-year-old man who has been missing from Backwell since yesterday morning.
Charlie Peters' car, a grey BMW 530I, was last spotted at about 10.30am yesterday on the A37 near Shepton Mallet.
Charlie is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of medium build with medium length dark hair.
He was last seen wearing a grey T-shirt, black trousers and black shoes.
Jim Murray has served for Avon and Somerset Police for nearly 20 years. The cancer has meant he can no longer work on the frontline.Read the full story ›
Police are appealing for information after a Yeovil supermarket was robbed at knifepoint.
The incident happened at Tesco Express in The Forum on Monday afternoon.
Officers say a 20-year-old woman was working as a lone cashier on the tills when a man joined the queue and began letting others in front of him.
When he got to the till, he threatened the employee with a knife, demanding money before making off with a quantity of tobacco.
The man is described as white with dark facial hair, about 40, of slim build and about 5'8".
He spoke quietly and was wearing a black beanie hat, green olive coloured coat, black top and jeans.
Police are appealing to residents of East Somerset to help find a horse carriage stolen from a farm in Rudge.
Officers say the two-wheel carriage was taken at some point over the weekend. It has distinctive wheels with stars on the frame.
Owner Star Painter from Westbury says her children "absolutely love this carriage and are devastated".
"It’s not just them who have been affected by this theft either. I volunteer in the community helping families with children who have special educational needs, offering animal therapy with horses and other animals.
"My husband and I just can’t understand why anyone would take it; we just want it back so we can help bring joy back into families’ lives."
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Police are appealing for help to find a missing man from Taunton.
53-year-old Mitchell West was last seen at around 9.20pm last night.
Avon and Somerset Police say they are concerned for his welfare.
Mitchell is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.
His now has what has been described as a bushy, unkempt beard and was wearing a navy blue jumper, jeans and canvas shoes when he went missing.
Mitchell has links to both the Glastonbury and Street areas of Somerset.
A 39-year-old man has been charged with assaulting two women in Yeovil.
Daniel Chipchase, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of causing actual bodily harm and possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid.
The charges relate to an incident in Silver Street at about 12.05am on Sunday 25th March in which two women were sprayed in the face with an unknown substance.
The substance is being forensically tested but is not believed to be corrosive.
Chipchase will appear before Yeovil Magistrates’ Court.
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