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Two men taken to hospital after Cheltenham assault

The assault happened on Gloucester Road near TGI Fridays. Credit: Google

Two men have been taken to hospital after an attack in Cheltenham on Thursday evening.

Police were called at 6.45pm to reports of a man assaulting three people near TGI Fridays on Gloucester Road.

One man suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder while a second had face and head injuries. A third man also had injuries to his face but did not need to go to hospital.

Officers arrested a 27 year old man from Gloucester on suspicion of assault and are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage of the attack to come forward.


Former Cheltenham schoolboy takes abuse letter to PM

Roy Messenger delivers his message to number 10. Credit: ITV West Country

A man who says that he, and more than 100 other children, were abused at boarding schools in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire has taken his case to Downing Street.

Roy Messenger - who attended Dowdeswell Court near Cheltenham - wants an investigation into how much local councils and police knew about the allegations at the time, and what they did to stop abuse.

Trains delayed out of Bristol Parkway due to points failure

A points failure near Bristol Parkway meant delays of up to 40 minutes this morning. Credit: National Rail Enquiries

Rail passengers travelling between Bristol Parkway and Swindon or Cheltenham this rush hour have had to put up with delays of up to 40 minutes due to a points failure.

It is affecting both Cross Country and Great Western Railway services.

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The points problem has now been resolved but National Rail Enquiries says passengers will still experience delays of up to 25 minutes until 11.30am this morning, 6 November.


Cheltenham man arrested on suspicion of creating an explosive substance

The man was arrested in Cheltenham. Credit: ITV West Country

A 57-year-old man has been arrested in Cheltenham this morning, 2 November, on suspicion of making an explosive substance.

Three houses were evacuated during the 'pre-planned' operation. Forensic experts also searched the semi-detached house.

Sources said he had not been arrested under the Terrorism Act.

Eight officers, two police cars and two forensic vans were sent to the scene between the town centre and the GCHQ spy centre on the outskirts.

Gloucestershire Police have told local residents that there is no need for concern.

All water supplies are now back on in Cheltenham

Severn Trent Water have announced that all water supplies are now back on in Cheltenham.

Severn Trent Water has announced that all water supplies are now back on in Cheltenham.

The broken pipe is fixed and the company are now working to get everything back to normal.

The burst was on a large 24 inch pipe and was chased back to a field in Cheltenham.

Over the next 24 hours, residents may have low pressure, or even intermittent supplies.

More advice can be found here.

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