Boris Johnson was in Yate today, visiting a start-up bakery business and creating his own confections as he joined staff in the kitchen.
On the Johnson menu - a dismissal of both the Liberal Democrat's plan for a second referendum and their electoral challenge in the region. He also cooked up his own new election battle cry, strong and stable has now been replaced by solid and sensible.
The Thornbury and Yate constituency in South Gloucestershire could be keenly contested on 8 June as the Conservatives took it, narrowly, from the Liberal Democrats in 2015.
A 22 year old man has been charged in connection with ATM attacks in North Somerset and Bristol.
Kyle Joyner, of Hartcliffe, Bristol has appeared in court this morning charged with conspiracy to steal between 10 April and 5 May.
He has been remanded in custody until 10 June when he will appear at Bristol Crown Court.
Residents woken up in the middle of the night by an explosion as thieves target another of the region's cash machines. People living near the ATM on Station Road in Yate describe hearing a bomb like sound just after 3am. The attack, thought to be the ninth on cashpoints this year, has partially destroyed the building and damaged surrounding homes.
The first attack this year was in Long Ashton on the 4th of January. That area was targeted again on the 5th of April. Just a couple of weeks later, two ATMs in Bath were targeted, before another attack in Shirehampton on the 26th of April.
Then on May the 5th more explosions. This time two cash points were blown up in Winterbourne, just fifty metres apart. Two days later and there was another attack in Long Ashton. And finally today in Yate.
A local supermarket in Yate has been completely blown a part, after robbers used explosives to open a cash machine. Stacie Orban lives nearby. She says she was 'shocked' by the incident and that if someone had been walking nearby at the time they could have been seriously hurt:
It's the latest in a series of raids across the Bristol area which has seen gas canisters and other devices rip open vaults of money secured in ATMs. Wednesday's incident on Station Road happened at around 3.30am and police are appealing for any witnesses.
Our reporter Rob Murphy has been filming at the scene explaining how a gas canister was lit to explode the cashpoint:
A local supermarket in Yate has been completely blown a part, after robbers used explosives to open a cash machine.
It's the latest in a series of raids across the Bristol area which has seen gas canisters and other devices rip open vaults of money secured in ATMs.
Wednesday's incident on Station Road happened at around 3.30am and police are appealing for any witnesses.
Station road in Yate is closed in both directions after another cashpoint raid.
Police are investigating the incident which happened at 3.30am this morning.
It follows a series of attacks across the Bristol area, which has seen explosives used to blow up ATMs.
Police are searching for two men after a family walking home from a New Year’s party were assaulted in front of eight children.
The victims were walking along Scott Way in Yate at around 2.30am on New Year’s Day, when they were approached by two men.
A 40-year-old man and a 37-year-old man suffered serious injuries which needed hospital treatment while a 40-year-old woman was knocked unconscious to the ground.
Eight children between the ages of four months and 14 years were present during the assault.
TWO MEN SOUGHT
Police say the two suspects are believed to be eastern European due to their accents.
- around 5ft 10ins
- short spiky hair
- wearing a dark jacket.
- close shaved hair
- thin face
- wearing dark clothing and a jacket with white, black and yellow on it
- was also wearing glasses but they were broken during the incident.
After the assault, the two men walked off in the direction of Yate shopping centre.
Police believe both men may have suffered injuries so are asking people to come forward if they know anyone with unexplained injuries, or if they recognise the descriptions given.
Police have now confirmed that missing Yate woman Louise Reynolds has been found.
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