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Dog escapes unharmed after chasing stone off cliff

A dog had a lucky escape after falling the best part of 150-feet down Hurlestone Point near Porlock, while chasing a stone.

Indy, a cocker spaniel, suffered only minor injuries after jumping off the Somerset headland on Thursday.

The Minehead RNLI lifeboat crew helped rescue her from the base of the cliff where she was reunited with her owners.

Watch the rescue below:

Search for pair after pub assault

Police are searching for the pair in connection with an assault Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police have released CCTV footage of two people they want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Minehead.

A 42-year-old man was assaulted in the men's toilets of the Old Ship Aground pub on Quay Street at around 10.20pm on Saturday January 14.

He was later taken to Musgrove Park Hospital for treatment.

If you recognise them, please call PC Jeff Trimmings on 101 and give the reference number 5217009874.


Minehead man jailed for attempting to rob pensioner

Geoffrey Biddulph Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A man has been jailed for two years after attempting to rob an elderly woman in Minehead.

43-year-old Geoffrey Biddulph was convicted of attempted robbery and possession of a bladed article during an incident in December.

The court in Taunton heard he tried to grab an 82-year-old woman's handbag when she was returning from the bank after withdrawing money.

He was apprehended after being tackled by a member of the public.

Detective Constable Max Priestley said:

"Biddulph callously targeted an elderly woman as she was walking home from the bank. In my view, his actions were simply despicable."

"I know the victim is grateful for all the work which has gone into bringing him to justice and I hope she’s able to put the incident behind her now he’s behind bars."

– Detective Constable Max Priestley
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