Duo sentenced for drug offences

Two people from Weston-super-Mare have been sentenced after admitting drug supply offences. Lee Amor, pictured, and Catherine Besse, both of Dunster Crescent, were stopped in a car in Locking Road on 26 September last year and arrested. Besse was carrying a large amount of cash, while Amor was in possession of class A drugs. He had tried to hide them in his underwear but they were found during a…

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Appeal following assault in Weston-super-Mare

We’re appealing for witnesses following an assault that took place in the car park of Tesco Superstore, Station Road, Weston-super-Mare on the afternoon of Sunday 15 November. A woman in her 40s was hit in the face by a male offender between 2.20 and 2.40pm while in the company of her two children. She didn’t suffer serious injuries but was left shaken by the incident. The offender is described as…

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Gross misconduct allegations proven against former police sergeant

A misconduct hearing into a former police sergeant has determined that he would have been dismissed had he not resigned. The public hearing was held on Thursday 26 November 2020 at Police Headquarters using remote technology. Following an IOPC investigation a panel, led by a legally-qualified independent chair, found that while on duty at Bridgwater Police Station on 17 February 2019…

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Three men arrested on suspicion of drug offences

Three men suspected of being concerned in the supply of drugs in Bristol have been arrested. Police made the arrests yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 25 November) after stopping a car in the Queen Square area. Suspected class A drugs and cannabis were seized, in addition to a large quantity of cash. Following the arrests, a search was carried out at an address in Brentry and further drugs…

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Have you seen wanted man Aaron Powell?

We’re asking the public to contact police if they see Aaron Powell. The 30-year-old is wanted for a breach of a court order. He is from Hartcliffe and is known to frequent the South Bristol area where he often walks his American Bulldogs. He is described as mixed race, with short black hair and short stubbly beard, and is about 5ft 11in tall. He has a mole on left side of cheek and chin, a ‘v’…

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Tribute to woman who died in collision on A372

The family of a 23-year-old woman who died following a collision on the A372 near Kingsdon have released a tribute. Tara Belle Jones, also known as Tara Belle Chant, from Langport, died when the Citroen C1 she was driving was involved in a collision with a VW Golf at around 6.30pm on Saturday 7 November. Her family have released the following statement: “Tara will be greatly missed by her loving…

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Appeal after verbal abuse of shop worker – Coalpit Heath

We’re keen to trace the people in these CCTV images as part of an investigation into a hate crime at a supermarket in Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath, between 9.30pm and 9.50pm on Tuesday 20 October. The store manager approached a man after realising that several expensive joints of meat were missing from a display. The man took exception to this, denied involvement, and subjected the shop worker to…

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Witnesses sought after cyclist injured

We’re asking witnesses or motorists with dashcam footage to get in touch after a cyclist was seriously injured after coming off his bike yesterday evening (Wednesday 26 November). We were called at 5.50pm to support the ambulance service with an incident in Naish Hill, Clapton-in-Gordano. The cyclist, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.

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Man charged with manslaughter due to appear in court

A 28-year-old man is due to appear in court today (Thursday 26 November) after being charged in connection with the death of a man in Bristol earlier this year. Mitchell Thorpe was yesterday charged with manslaughter in relation to the death of 45-year-old Craig Parker in the Stockwood area on Wednesday 25 March. He will also face one count of possessing criminal property. Thorpe, from Hengrove…

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