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MP to meet GKN staff facing job cuts

The future of GKN in Yeovil is in doubt Credit: PA

The MP for Yeovil will hold a meeting on Friday to explore ways of helping GKN employees facing possible job cuts.

Staff at the aerospace company were told last week that they won't be needed to work on the Royal Navy's Wildcat helicopters, affecting 230 jobs.

Marcus Fysh says he's working with the Government on other opportunities for staff and has arranged for a recruitment agency to attend the meeting.

Marcus Fysh MP Credit: PA


'Please think before you park' - emergency service pleads

Shaun Howells posted a picture of the narrowed road Credit: Shaun Howells

Emergency staff have issued another plea for sensible parking after an ambulance was forced to take an alternative route to an emergency.

Shaun Howells, a paramedic with South Western Ambulance, posted pictures of the jam-packed roads his vehicle tried to navigate around in Yeovil.

Credit: Shaun Howells

4ft-long boa constrictor discovered in garden

Take a look at the moment a 4ft-long boa constrictor was rescued from a back garden in Yeovil.

The RSPCA say the snake is most likely a pet which either escaped or was simply abandoned:

The snake is currently being cared for at nearby Lufton College.

Animal welfare officers are urging people people to do their research before getting exotic pets as the number of abandoned reptiles has soared.

It’s hard to know for sure how this snake came to be in the undergrowth here but I think the caller got a bit of a surprise! It’s not everyday you stumble upon a 4ft snake in the bushes!

– Alison Sparkes, Animal Welfare Officer


More than thirty cars vandalised in Yeovil

The cars were targeted on The Avenue in Yeovil

Police are appealing for witnesses after more than thirty cars were vandalised in Yeovil.

The incident took place in The Avenue and surrounding roads in the early hours of the morning.

The tyres on more than 30 vehicles were slashed – causing significant damage.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage.

Human remains discovered in home's back garden

Police have discovered human remains have been found in the back garden of a home.

Officers discovered the remains after a tip off that a stillborn baby may have been buried in the Yeovil home.

Following police enquiries in the St George’s area of Yeovil last week, we can confirm that remains have been located in the back garden of a property.

These enquiries commenced following a disclosure that a stillborn child might be buried at this location. This is unconnected to the current tenant.

Further forensic tests will now be carried out.

– Avon and Somerset Police
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A 29-year-old woman has been arrested and bailed in connection with the discovery, pending further enquiries.

Police have urged the public not to speculate.

As our enquiries are continuing, we would ask the public not to speculate on the circumstances surrounding this incident.

We are continuing to work closely with the family concerned and helping them through this difficult time.

– Avon and Somerset Police
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