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Crews currently tackling fire at Yate warehouse

Video credit: Jack Collins

Fire services are currently tackling a fire that has engulfed a warehouse used as a pet supply store at Yate industrial estate.

The warehouse has been evacuated and a cordon has been put in place as people in buildings nearby are being advised to keep away.

Fire crews from Yate, Kingswood, Temple and Thornbury fire stations are using jets and high pressure hose reels to extinguish the flames.

The electricity at properties in the area may temporarily be affected as a result.

Avon and Somerset Police are controlling traffic at the scene.

Boris Does Great British Bake Off Impression

Boris Johnson was in Yate today, visiting a start-up bakery business and creating his own confections as he joined staff in the kitchen.

Boris Johnson in Yate cake shop Credit: ITV News West Country

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 He also cooked up his own new election battle cry, strong and stable has now been replaced by solid and sensible.

Boris learning what it takes to make top-notch cakes. Credit: ITV News West Country

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.

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One man charged in connection with ATM attacks

Man charged in connection with ATM attacks Credit: PA

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.

9 cash machines targeted so far this year

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.

9 cash machines targeted so far this year

Witness says 'someone could have been hurt'

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.

'Gas canister was set alight to rip open cashpoint'

Our reporter Rob Murphy has been filming at the scene explaining how a gas canister was lit to explode the cashpoint:

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Shocking pictures reveal destructive cashpoint raid

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.

Two sought after 'vicious assault' on a family in front of 8 children

Police are searching for two men after a family walking home from a New Year’s party were assaulted in front of eight children.

This was a vicious unprovoked assault on a family as they walked home from a New Year’s party.

It was an extremely distressing incident for [the children] to witness.

– Det Con Mark Wilkes said

WHAT HAPPENED

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.

Map showing location of Scott Way

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.

First suspect:

  • white
  • around 5ft 10ins
  • short spiky hair
  • wearing a dark jacket.

Second suspect:

  • white
  • 6ft
  • 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.

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