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Missing Radstock teenager Sadie Hael

Sadie hasn't been seen since Sunday 17 June Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police are worried about Sadie Hael who's been missing from Radstock for four days.

The 15-year-old has not been seen since Sunday 17 June.

She is described as having brown hair with faint purple streaks and an undercut where the back of her head is shaved.

Sadie was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit with pink lines down the legs.

Avon and Somerset Police say if you see Sadie call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5218132678.

Man killed in Radstock named as Philip Jones

Six people have been arrested as part of the murder investigation Credit: ITV West Country

Police have named a man who died after an assault in Radstock at the weekend as Philip Jones.

Philip, 50, was found by officers at a home in Huish Court after they were called to reports of an assault around 2.30am on Saturday 16 June.

When they arrived he had serious injuries but died shortly afterward.

Philip’s family are shocked and saddened by their sudden loss. They have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time so that they can grieve and come to terms with the loss of Philip.

– Avon and Somerset Police

Six people have been arrested since the murder investigation began.

Four people, three men and one woman, have been released under investigation and while other two men remain in custody.

Forensic investigators are still working at the scene at the Radstock cul-de-sac.


Three men held on suspicion of murder after death in Radstock

Three men have been arrested in Radstock

Three men are still being questioned by police on suspicion of murder after a man has died in Radstock, Somerset.

Police were called to Huish Court at around 2:30am on Saturday after reports of an assault. When officers arrived they found a man with serious injuries. He died shortly after.

An area around Huish Court has been cordoned off

A murder investigation has been launched and a scene guard is in place at the address while crime scene investigators carry out their work.

A post mortem is due to be carried out in the next few days.

"Residents in the area should not be alarmed if they see additional police presence while we continue our investigation.

Formal identification is yet to take place and a post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote reference 5218132140."

– Police spokeperson


Santa Claus makes an early appearance in Somerset

140 people dressed as Santa braved freezing temperatures for a mass scuba dive. Credit: ITV News

Now, it's a week to go until Christmas Eve but Santa made an early visit to Somerset today.

In fact, 140 people dressed as the man himself braved freezing temperatures for a mass scuba dive in Vobster near Radstock.

It's the 10th year the event has taken place with all the money raised going to charity.

We definitely want to make sure that it doesn't make diving dangerous at all, so as long as we make sure that the dry suit controls are exposed, you can go up, come down, do anything you would normally do, then its actually no problem at all.

I think divers really like to put things back into the diving community. We rely on the RNLI and the air ambulance for emergency situations and rescue and I think it's an excellent end to the diving year.

– Tim Clements, Vobster Quay Diving Centre

Water supplies may fluctuate in Radstock

Bristol Water are warning that water supplies in Radstock may fluctuate today as the fires service continue to tackle the fire at the scrapyard. Firefighters are still trying to put out the last hot spots after the blaze in the town.

There are water bowsers at the Co op in Radstock.

Firefighters remain on site at Radstock scrapyard

Fire in Radstock yesterday Credit: Lucy Stothard

Firefighters are still on site at a scrapyard in Radstock, Somerset where a fire broke out yesterday. The incident was scaled down overnight as their actions were hampered by darkness, but firefighters did remain on site damping down with jets.

The Incident Commander from Avon Fire and Rescue Service is meeting with the site owner and partner agencies this morning to decide the best way to fully extinguish the fire. A spokesperson from the service says this will probably include the use of a mechanical digger to remove scrap cars so that they can get to the root of the fire.

The fire service say they will try to keep smoke to a minimum but if lots is produced they advise:

  • Residents in areas affected by the smoke should stay indoors, keep their doors and windows closed, and tune in to the local radio station for advice and information.
  • Motorists who have to travel through the smoke should keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep their air vents closed.
  • Any smoke can be an irritant and as such, if people need to be outdoors, they are advised to avoid outside areas affected by any smoke or ash, or to limit the time that they spend in them

Homes still without water after Radstock fire

Residents in the Radstock area have been without a water supply for nearly 5 hours after a fire that broke out at a scrapyard.

Bristol Water have brought a water tank into the town to assist locals.

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