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Police hunt armed robber with boxers on his head

Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are hunting an armed robber who held up a shop in Yeovil - while wearing a pair of boxer shorts on his head.

The man entered McColls, in Lyde Road, before brandishing a large kitchen knife, making sure he covered his face with grey and white patterned boxer shorts.

Police say he then threatened staff before making off with a quantity of cash in the direction of Victoria Road.

Residents of Victoria Road to check their gardens and bins for the knife and boxer shorts.

The man is described as white with either a dark, tanned complexion or dirty skin, aged in his 20s, of skinny build and approximately 6ft tall. He had dark stubble and a moustache and short dark gelled hair.

– Avon and Somerset Police Spokesman
Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Paedophile gang get 78 years for abusing children, some babies

Adam Toms (top left) was one of the men involved Credit: ITV News

Seven paedophiles who preyed on babies and children younger than 5 have been jailed for a total of 78 years at Bristol Crown Court.

Adam Toms from Somerset was one of the men involved and was given 12 years. The case only came to light after Toms from Yeovil called the police to confess.

Judge Julian Lambert said "the depth to which you sank is astounding and highly shocking to all decent people."

Shed storing medical supplies for sick boy must go

Leanna and Ryan with Joseph. Credit: ITV News West Country

A family from Yeovil have been refused planning permission for a garden shed they use to keep dialysis equipment for their baby son.

Eight month old Joseph Ferrari has a rare kidney disease. His parents Ryan and Leanna put a shed in their front garden to keep everything they need for his treatment. But despite their circumstances, they've had their planning application turned down.

The shed is in the family's front garden. Credit: ITV News West Country
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