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Incident on railway line in Bath

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Motorists are being advised to avoid the Dorchester Street area of Bath due to an accident on the railway line this morning (27 July).

Emergency services are on the scene and this is causing some congestion in the area around Bath Spa Railway Station.

The railway line is also currently closed and no trains will be running between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads until 1pm.



Man goes missing near Bath hospital

Bryan Howe from Frome was last seen near the Royal United Hospital in Bath Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are worried about the welfare of a man from Frome who went missing in Bath earlier today.

Bryan Howe was last seen near the Royal United Hospital at 8 am today, Thursday 7 July.

Officers warn he may seem agitated and are checking buses and trains in case he has made his way back to Frome.

Second left foot found in Bath

A human foot has been found in undergrowth in the garden of a property in Bath. It's the second foot to be found this year.

Specialist crime scene investigators are closely examining the scene while carrying out a search of the area of a neighbouring property as part of the investigation.

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The discovery follows the earlier find in February of a human foot in Weston Park East, which backs on to Weston Park.

An investigation into that foot was carried out by our major crime investigation team which reached the conclusion that the limb was likely to be an exhibit from a medical establishment.

At this stage detectives are linking the two finds due to the physical similarities and the close proximity of the locations at which they were found.

But it has been revealed that both finds are of left feet, and so are not from the same body.

Victoria Davies sent us this report from the area where the foot was found:

Bath Rugby deny imminent takeover

Bath are yet to replace coach Mike Ford. Credit: PA

Bath Rugby have firmly stomped out rumours that the club is being taken over by new owners.

The Aviva Premiership club wrote an open letter to supporters, published on their website, in response to rumours about the future of owner Bruce Craig.

Bath are as yet to replace Mike Ford, who stepped down as coach at the end of the 2016 season.

We would like to take this opportunity to address recent rumours in the media, and confirm that Bath Rugby is not being sold and will remain under the sole ownership of Bruce Craig. The Club, the team, and the stadium development all remain a long term commitment and passion for Bruce.

We recognise that there has been a lot of rumour and speculation lately, particularly with regard to the coaching structure, and we understand your frustrations while waiting for news.

We are in the process of finalising the coaching structure and we will notify you as soon as an announcement is ready to be made.Thank you for all your ongoing support and patience.

– Bath Rugby
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