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Churchgoers in Bath talk about Christmas

People across the West Country attended church this morning for Christmas Day service. Here are the voices of a few at St Philip and St James Church in Bath. Left to right Jo Perdicchia, Rachel Davis, Imi Davis and Anna Moss.

Vicar the Rev Alan Bain leads the service at St Philip & St James Credit: ITV News West Country


Police appeal following racial abuse in Plymouth

Police have released the image of a man they wish to identify, following reports of racial abuse against Muslims in Plymouth. It is alleged that two men were near the Plymouth Islamic Education Trust in Greenbank Avenue, St Judes at 00.45am on Sunday 12th June 2016 and subjected a number of the members, including women and children to racial abuse as they left the premises.

Police want to identify this man Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

One man, aged 45 from Crownhill, Plymouth, was arrested at the scene and has since been bailed until 8th July pending further enquiries.

The second man left the area prior to police arriving and is described as white, 5ft 6-8” tall, chubby build, 35-45 years of age with local accent. He was wearing a baseball cap and shorts and dark clothing, and is believed to be local to the St. Judes and Lipson area as he was walking his small brown dog during the time the incident took place.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or can help police identify the man in the image, is asked to contact police via emailing on or by calling 101, quoting crime reference CR/38779/16.

Mosque attackers videoed themselves in action

An attack on the Jamia Mosque in Totterdown in Bristol was videoed by the attackers themselves.

In the film you can see bacon sandwiches they threw at the building and a St George's Flag with the words "No Mosque" being tied to the railing.

You also hear them being challenged about why they were there. They reply "Because we don't want no mosques here".

Four people have admitted their part in the race attack and will be sentenced at a later date.


More people charged after alleged Bristol mosque attack

Three more people have been charged in connection with an alleged attack at a mosque in Bristol Credit: ITV News

Three more people have been charged in connection with an alleged attack at a mosque in Bristol.

It happened at the Jamia Mosque in Totterdown on Sunday (Jan 17).

Alison Bennett, 46, and Mark Bennett, 48, both of Spruce Way, Patchway, Bristol, and Angelina Margaret Swales, 31, of West Town Avenue, Brislington, Bristol, have all been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence.

A total of four people have now been charged. They've been released on bail on condition they don't go within a hundred metres of any mosque.

Second arrest over mosque attack

Police have arrested a second man in connection with an alleged hate crime at a Bristol mosque.

A 48-year-old man, of Patchway, Bristol, has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and is currently in police custody.

The arrest relates to an incident at the Bristol Jamia Mosque in Green Street, Totterdown on Sunday.

Bristol Jamia Mosque Credit: ITV West Country
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