First Bristol business issued with a direction to cease services and fined £1,000 after failing to comply with COVID-19 measures

An event venue in Bristol has today (Friday 23 October) been issued with a direction from Bristol City Council, which prohibits the business from hosting ‘club style’ events, after it was found to be breaching coronavirus (COVID-19) rules. The Jack of Diamonds on West Street in Old Market is the first business in the city to receive a direction from the council. After multiple inspections were…

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Assault, Torquay

Police are appealing for witnesses following reports of an assault in Torquay.

The incident was reported to have taken place at around 11.30pm on Saturday 17 October in Fleet Walk, Fleet Street.

The victims were approached by a group of people who assaulted them.

The male victim, a man in his 30s, was reportedly assaulted to the head causing visible injury. He was taken to hospital for treatment and later released.

The female victim, a woman in her 30s, was reportedly grabbed and assaulted. She did not require medical treatment.

A 19-year-old woman and two boys aged 16 and 14, from Torquay were arrested in connection to the incident and later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Investigating officer, DC Sara Freestone said: “The victims are believed to have listening to a busker in the street when they were approached by a group of people, unknown to them, and assaulted.

“I’m keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have information which could assist the investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/087840/20.

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Witness appeal after serious sexual assault in Bristol

We’re asking witnesses to come forward after a serious sexual assault in Bristol. The female victim was in the Brandon Hill area when it happened on Sunday 11 October between 7.15am and 8.40am. The victim has been given access to support services following what happened. Enquiries, including reviewing CCTV and house-to-house enquiries, have been undertaken since the matter was reported to us.

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