Highbridge man charged with murder

We have charged a man from Highbridge with the murder of Paul Wells. The 39-year-old was found dead in the Edithmead Lane area on Thursday 25 June. Richard Matthews, 44, was charged with one count of murder yesterday (Monday 6 July). He was remanded and taken to a secure hospital facility. Matthews, of Edithmead Lane, is due to appear at Bristol Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday 8 July).

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CCTV appeal to identify motorcyclist – Taunton

We’re releasing CCTV images of a motorcyclist we want to speak to in connection with an assault on a police officer. An officer approached a male rider in Moorland Road, Taunton at about 2.20pm on Tuesday 30 June. However, the motorcyclist struck the officer’s leg a number of times with his bike and rode off. The officer was unharmed. A motorbike, with registration number VU59 BZX…

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Update issued and renewed appeal made as part of Colston statue damage inquiry

We’re renewing our appeal for help identifying a number of people as part of our investigation into the criminal damage caused to the statue of Edward Colston. The statue was pulled from its plinth and rolled into Bristol harbour on Sunday, 7 June during a Black Lives Matter demonstration. A subsequent review of CCTV and other digital media enabled officers to isolate images of 18 people they’d…

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Appeal issued following unlicensed music event in Stokes Croft

We’re issuing an image of a man we’d like to identify in connection with our investigation into an unlicensed music event held in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol last month. The image was taken in Sydenham Road at 3.43pm on Saturday 20 June. The man in the image described as white, slim, with long-brown hair in dreadlocks and he has a beard and moustache. He was wearing a blue and yellow checked…

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Dashcam appeal after three-car collision in Bristol

We’re appealing for witnesses to a three-vehicle collision that happened in Bristol this morning (Monday 6 July). The incident, involving a black Mercedes, grey Jaguar and a purple Peugeot, happened at about 8.45am in Whitchurch Lane. Officers found the Peugeot on its roof. The fire and ambulance services also attended, but none of the occupants in the vehicles involved in the collision sustained…

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Proposed construction of Yeovil Police Centre

A new police centre for Yeovil will be built to replace the existing police station at Horsey Lane, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to delivering policing services from the heart of the community. Sitting on the same footprint as the existing building, the new police centre will include an Enquiry Office and a base for the Neighbourhood, Patrol and Investigation teams. The decision to invest…

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Dashcam appeal after report of dangerous driving on M5

We’re appealing for witnesses following a report of dangerous driving on the M5. At about 9pm on Sunday 5 July a witness reported seeing three cars speeding and braking on the northbound carriageway between junctions 21 (Weston-super-Mare) and 20 (Clevedon). Officers stopped three cars near jnc 17 (Cribbs Causeway). We’re keen to hear from anyone who has dashcam footage of or who witnessed the…

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Witness appeal after public order offence report in Bristol

We’re seeking the public’s help with an ongoing investigation into a reported public order offence in Bristol. A man was said to have used racially-aggravated words towards an unknown male and then to a woman, in her mid-20s, who sought to intervene at about 7.50pm on Tuesday 9 June in the city centre. The man we wish to speak to in connection with our enquiries, pictured, is described as white…

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Did you witness car overturn in Martock?

We’re appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle collision in Martock on Sunday, 28 June. A blue Renault Megane ended up on its side after colliding with a wall on North Street at approximately 4.30am. A 52-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the incident and has since been released under investigation while further enquiries take place. We’re keen to speak to anyone who…

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Investigation after burglaries on trading estate – Yeovil

We’re investigating a number of commercial burglaries at a trading estate in Yeovil. Several businesses operating out of the Lynx Trading Estate reported being broken into overnight on 1-2 July. A quantity of tools, car diagnostic equipment, electrical items and cash, among other items, were taken. Enquiries are ongoing. We’d urge businesses to make sure they take steps to deter thieves, including:

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