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There are long delays after a multi-vehicle accident on the M5 northbound in Somerset.
Lanes two and three are closed between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J23 A39 (Bridgwater North).
Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious sexual assault in Bridgwater on Friday night.
The incident took place shortly before midnight close to a block of garages off Silver Street.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released on bail.
Detective Nick Riley from Avon & Somerset Police said:
We would like to speak to anyone who might have information on this incident but, specifically, a woman who was walking along Silver Street close to the time of the incident.
It is possible people in the area didn’t realise the significance of what they might have seen. Any information, no matter how minor it may appear, could be crucial to our investigation.
Anyone with information should call us now on 101 and quote crime reference number 5216279416.
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A pedestrian has died following a collision involving a car in Bridgwater.
A Vauxhall Vectra was in collision with a 66-year-old man in Broadway, at the junction with Albert Street, at about 5.40pm last night.
The pedestrian sadly died at the scene. Specially trained officers are supporting his family.
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Hundreds of carnival members are putting the last minute touches to their carts ahead of the annual Bridgwater Carnival tomorrow night.Read the full story ›
Police are trying to trace a 19-year-old who has gone missing from Bridgwater.
Soraia Lourenco has not been seen since August 15 and officers say they are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.
They say enquiries suggest the teen - described as vulnerable - may be in the Nottingham area.
Soraia is 5ft 5ins, of slight build, with black hair and brown eyes.
She was last seen wearing patterned leggings, white trainers, a grey hooded top and a baseball cap.
If you see Soraia please call 999 and give the call handler the reference number 5216189418.
If you have information about where she may be, please call 101 and give the call handler the same number.
A collision on the M5 near Bridgwater has closed the motorway Southbound.Read the full story ›