Collision, Westward Ho!

Police responded to a report of a road traffic collision on the B3236, Buckliegh Road, Westward Ho!, close to the entrance of Herons Lea residential care home, which involved a car and two horses just before 6pm, on Saturday 3 April.

Both horses were quickly gathered in but the riders suffered injuries that required hospital treatment.

The car involved was reported to have stopped at the scene for a short time but left before any details were exchanged.

It is thought the car, a white Dacia Sandero, was being driven by a man in his 70s, described as being of short, stocky build, with short dark hair.

Police are appealing for the driver to come forward, as well as any witnesses who may have information about what happened.

Anyone who has any information is asked to email [email protected] or call 101, quoting log number 811, of Saturday 3 April.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Former West Yorkshire Police employee sentenced for possessing indecent images of children

Monday, 12 April, 2021

A former West Yorkshire Police staff member has been given a community order after admitting possession of indecent images of children.

Carl Hardcastle, 57, appeared at Leeds Crown Court today (Monday, 12 April) where he was given a two year community order, which will include undertaking a programme for sexual offenders.

Hardcastle worked in Protective Services Crime but has since resigned from the Force.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Witness appeal following dangerous driving incident in Yeovil

We’re appealing for witnesses to come forward following a dangerous driving incident in Yeovil. At about 5.45pm yesterday (Sunday 11 April), a silver VW Golf failed to stop for police on Queensway. It was then seen travelling at excess speed down Stone Lane and on to Sock Lane in the direction of Mudford Sock, narrowly missing a family with children walking along the lane.


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News

Witness appeal following attempted robbery in Bristol

We’re appealing for witnesses and information following an attempted robbery which took place on Deanery Road near College Green, Bristol on Tuesday 6 April at about 9.35pm. The victim, a man in his early 20s, was approached by three men who asked him for money before punching him in the face, causing him facial injuries which required hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News

Man charged with two counts of attempted murder – Yatton

A man is due to appear in court today (Monday 12 April) after being charged in connection with an incident in Yatton. James Richardson, 33, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after a man and a woman, both in their 60s, were found seriously injured near the Henley Lane area at about 3pm on Saturday 10 April. Both remain in hospital. Richardson, of no fixed address…


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News