Man charged after police seize firearm from vehicle in Bristol

A 54-year-old man has been charged with possession of a firearm and obstructing police following a search of a vehicle on Crow Lane, Henbury shortly after 8pm on Tuesday 19 January. Three other men arrested in connection with the incident have been released under investigation. Peter Clark, of no fixed address, has been remanded in custody and will appear before Bristol magistrates court today…

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Emergency services respond to multiple road traffic collisions

We have responded to a number of road traffic collisions throughout the Avon and Somerset force area this morning. Inclement weather and cold temperatures are believed to have caused several roads to freeze. Motorists are advised to take care and drive to the conditions. At 7am we attended a collision involving five vehicles between Junctions 14 and 15 southbound carriageway of the M5.

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Two appear in court charged with drug offences and money laundering

A man and a woman have appeared in court today charged with drug offences and money laundering following an investigation by Operation Remedy. Kemar Lewis, 36, of St Pauls, Bristol, and Kelly Smith, 40, of Easton, Bristol were charged with three counts of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply and one count of acquiring/ using/ possessing criminal property. The charges follow a search of a…

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Drink driver who drove at 105mph jailed for killing young woman

A drink driver who admitted causing the death of a 20-year-old woman has been jailed. Matthew Shaw, 35, drove his Audi A5 through a red light in Midsomer Norton before colliding head on with Jenny Sell’s Honda Jazz on a single carriageway bridge on 31 July 2019. Jenny, who would have turned 21 two months later, tragically died at the scene. Shaw, of Walnut Grove, Shepton Mallet…

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Man arrested in connection with County Lines drug dealing

Officers from Operation Remedy have arrested and charged a man on suspicion of being involved in County Lines activity and the supply of class A drugs in Weston-super-Mare. Emad El Haddad, 21, of Gloucester Road in London, was charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs, and one count of human trafficking under section 2 of the modern slavery act.

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