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Police searching for suspected arsonist in Frome

Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are asking the public for help to find a suspected arsonist in Frome.

They suspect the person is behind a number of fires in the area, including reports of two vehicle fires around 2am on Friday 9 November, in the car park area of Selwood Road.

They are treating the case as criminal damage and are investigating.

Anyone with information is advised to call 101 and giving the call handler reference number 5218248663.

The charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form.


CCTV appeal following sexual assaults in Street and Shepton Mallet

Police want to identify this man in connection with two sexual assaults. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police has shared this CCTV image of a man they want to identify in connection with two sexual assaults.

The last incident was on Dark Lane in Shepton Mallet, just after 7.30pm on Friday, 31 August.

A young woman was sexually assaulted while out jogging, but she managed to fight off her attacker.

An earlier incident was on Somerton Road in Street, at about 8.20pm on Tuesday, 5 June. A woman was walking towards the road when she was grabbed by a man and sexually assaulted.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police on 101, giving the reference number 5218195639, or anonymously call tCrimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or give information online on Crimestoppers' website.


Car crashes into house in Malmesbury

Malmesbury Police are looking for the driver of this car. Credit: ITV West Country
  • UPDATE: A man and woman have been arrested on Sunday morning in connection with the crash.

Police are searching for a driver who crashed into the side of a house in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

It happened in the Parklands area. No one appears to have been hurt.

The motorist is believed to be local to the area and police are urging anyone with more information to contact them on 101.

CCTV images released after knifepoint robbery

Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Police investigating a knifepoint robbery in Gloucester last night have released CCTV images in the hope of identifying the offender.

It happened at McColl's newsagent in Askwith Road.

A man entered the shop, threatened staff with a knife and made off with cash and cigarettes which he put in a black holdall.

No one was injured, but staff members were very shaken.


  • white
  • male
  • mid-twenties
  • 5ft 10ins tall
  • wearing a dark coat with the hood up, and a black face covering

Anyone with information is asked to call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101.

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