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Body found after police called to fire

Painswick Road, Gloucester. Credit: ITV News

Police investigating a serious incident in Gloucester say a person has been found dead.

Officers were called to Painswick Road just before 8am on March 23, after reports of a fire.

Fire crews also attended the scene. A body was later found at the property.

A woman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Both the death and cause of the fire are being treated as unexplained.

Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident at this time.


Pheasant survives crash through bus windscreen then hitches ride home

Pheasant hitches a ride home after crashing through bus windscreen. Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital
The damage caused by the pheasant. Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital

A pheasant crashed through the window of a double decker bus in Gloucester, landed on the top seat and was remarkably unscathed.

While the bus passengers were initially in a bit of a flap, no one was injured and the bird appeared not to have suffered any harm after such a high impact collision.

It stayed on the seat for the twenty minute ride back to the bus depot. The pheasant was then taken to Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury and released just five minutes later with a few ruffled feathers, but it was otherwise completely unscathed.

The pheasant was taken to Vale Wildlife Hospital near Tewkesbury. Credit: Vale Wildlife Hospital


Girls approached by black car and asked if they 'wanted a lift home'

Two girls, aged 9 and 11, have been approached by two men in a car asking if they wanted a lift home, police in Gloucester say.

The girls, one of them on a scooter, were playing outside the Moorfield Road flats in Brockworth when a black car pulled up alongside them.

They declined the offer and there was no attempt to reach out to them. The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Tuesday.

The driver is described as black and 'quite old' with an eastern European accent and was wearing a denim jacket while the passenger is white or mixed heritage with a 'wrinkly face'.

Police are asking anyone who saw the black car - which they say may have been a Renault Clio - to call 101 quoting incident number 340 on 21 February 2017.

Poor visibility on Gloucester roads after warehouse fire

Firefighters are warning that there may be poor visibility on Bristol Road in Gloucester as crews deal with a fire at a warehouse in the area.

Officers are currently on scene at Avon Metals after a fire was reported just after 4am on 24 January.

The fire is within the ventilation system, and the incident is ongoing as fire engines tackle the blaze.

Smoke and fog are mixing so police are advising drivers to take care when driving through.

Concerns for 'vulnerable' man missing from Gloucester

Have you seen Curtis Hastings? Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a "vulnerable" man who's gone missing from Gloucester.

27 year old Curtis Hastings is missing from his home in Sandyleaze. He was last seen early on Sunday morning at 8am (15 January).

Curtis didn’t tell anyone where he was going - he has taken his bus pass.

He is not very familiar with Gloucester but it’s thought that he may be in the Hempsted area of the city.


  • 5’ 10’ tall
  • slim build
  • believed to be wearing a black wool jacket, grey shirt and black trousers

If you have seen Curtis or know of his whereabouts please call 101 quoting incident number 178 of 15 January 2017.

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