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Body of man found near Cirencester

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The body of a man has been found close to the A419 Stroud Road near Cirencester. The discovery was made by a contractor working in the area shortly after 2pm today, 1 May.

The man had been deceased for some time and police are treating the circumstances of his death as unexplained.

Detectives are continuing their enquiries and the scene will remain cordoned off until tomorrow (Wednesday 2 May).

  • Anyone who may have information is urged to call Gloucestershire Police on 101 and quote incident 242 of 1 May.

Fake lawyer sentenced to eight years in prison

Michael Cremin worked as a paralegal but advertised himself as a barrister. Credit: Gloucestershire Constabulary

A Cirencester man who impersonated a barrister to take people's money has been sentenced to a total of eight years in prison.

41-year-old Michael Cremin had been found guilty of six counts of fraud and one count of pretending to be a barrister.

His victims include a terminal cancer sufferer who he scammed out of her life savings.


Fire crews tackle farm blaze

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Fire crews are battling to control a large fire on farmland in Cirencester.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at Chesterton farm in Cirencester at around 11.45am (Saturday, 24th September)

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Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue service has sent 3 fire engines and a water carrier to the scene where there are currently 60 tonnes of hay and 80 tyres on fire.

People nearby have taken to social media to report seeing a lot of smoke in the area but there are no reported injuries.

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