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Armed police incident 'not suspicious'

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious. Credit: ITV News

Police are no longer treating the death of a man in Weston-super-Mare as suspicious.

A 71-year-old man was found in the town on Saturday, 1 December outside a house on Wadham Street and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers initially treated the death as suspicious due to the way in which his body was found and how it was reported to the police.

A forensic post-mortem examination however, has now determined that the man died from natural causes.

His next-of-kin have been informed and Avon and Somerset officers will now prepare a report for the coroner.

Armed police called after man found dead in the street

The man's death is being treated as suspicious. Credit: ITV News

Armed police were called to Weston-super-Mare after a man was found dead on the pavement.

Officers cordoned off Wadham Street in the town centre last night when residents reported hearing a gunshot. But it was later confirmed that the man had not been wounded by a firearm. A police spokesman said the death was being treated as suspicious and investigations were continuing.


Police tweet appreciation for stranger's kind act

Avon and Somerset Police have tweeted a thank you note to a "kind person" who paid for the fuel bill of one of their officers.

They said it happened around 9.30 in the morning on Hotwells road in Bristol, when a man approached PC Anthony with a till receipt of over £50, covering his fuel, and thanked him "for all you guys do for us".

The note goes on to say the story of the kind act has been shared with their staff and that it "makes more of a difference than you may realise".

Woman sexually assaulted in Bristol

The victim was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted. Credit: PA Images

A woman in her 20s has been sexually assaulted in Bristol.

The victim was attacked from behind in Henry Street, Totterdown, on Monday 12 November at 9.45pm.

This was a frightening ordeal for the victim and I’d like to reassure the local community that a full investigation is already under way.

During the incident, the victim fought back, resulting in the offender running off, but as she didn’t see her attacker she hasn’t been able to give us a description.

– Det Insp Dave Lewis

Officers are carrying out extra patrols in Totterdown to reassure the community. They are also asking anyone who may have been in the area, particularly at two pubs nearby, if they witnessed anything.


Four arrested after 16 year old boy stabbed

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Credit: ITV News

Four people have been arrested in connection with an attack on a 16 year old in Midsomer Norton.

The teenager was left fighting for his life in hospital after he was stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning. He is now in a stable condition according to Avon and Somerset Police.

For much of Saturday, Excelsior Terrace in the town was cordoned off while detectives investigated the incident.

Four men; a 17-year-old, two 18-year-olds and a 20-year-old have been arrested in the Radstock area on suspicion of attempted murder.

Officers are also trying to trace mobile phone footage of the assault as police believe a number of people were in the area at the time who may have filmed the incident.

Anyone with any information should call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.

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