Man jailed for non-recent sexual activity with a child

A Bridgwater man has been jailed after being found guilty of two counts of non-recent sexual activity with a child. David Pearce, 64, of Chilton Polden, was sentenced on Monday 10 January at Taunton Crown Court to two custodial terms of five years and eight years, to be served concurrently. During the trial, the court heard how in the early 2000s, Pearce groomed his then 15-year-old victim via…

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Appeal after female sexually assaulted in Bristol bar

Officers are investigating a sexual assault on a female that happened last month in Bristol. The victim was at the Greenhouse bar in College Green on Saturday 11 December when an unknown man inappropriately touched her. It happened at some point between 11pm and 11.45pm. We are releasing an image of a male who we hope to talk to as part of our enquiries. He’s described as white, late 20s or early…

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Witness appeal after man assaults teenager in St James’ Park

Officers investigating an assault on a 16-year-old female in Bristol are asking witnesses to get in touch. She was in St James’ Park at about 4.45pm on Saturday 18 December when assaulted by an unknown male. He then walked off in the direction of Bristol bus station. He is described as male, black and about 20-30 years old. The victim sustained facial injuries but did not require hospital…

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Reports of threatening behaviour by taxi driver under investigation

We’re aware of a post on social media concerning an incident in which a woman was allegedly threatened and falsely imprisoned by a taxi driver in Bristol. At present, the victim is unidentified and enquiries are ongoing to establish their identity. We’d ask them to make contact with police by calling 101, quoting reference 5222012159. Police are investigating two connected reports which have been…

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Renewed alert over burglaries

We continue to urge householders to be on the alert due to a continuing series of burglaries in which cash and jewellery are being targeted. Since mid-November 24 burglaries have been reported in Burnham-on-Sea, Clevedon, Congresbury, Highbridge, Long Ashton, Mark, Nailsea, Pill, Weston-super-Mare, Wraxall and Yatton. While the householders were out – sometimes for just 30 minutes – burglars have…

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Three people taken to hospital after collision in Bristol

We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed a road traffic collision yesterday (Saturday 16 January) in Bristol. The collision, involving a motorcycle and a pedestrian, occurred at about 5.40pm in Winterstoke Road. Three people were taken to hospital. The road was closed for a number of hours while emergency services worked at the scene but it reopened in the early hours of this morning.

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Appeal for witnesses to collision on Obridge Road, Taunton

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a collision involving four vehicles on Obridge Road, Taunton at approximately 8.00pm yesterday (Friday 14 January). The vehicles are described as: • A grey Citroen Berlingo van • A blue Land Rover Defender • A silver Volkswagen Passat • A red Peugeot 107 One person is being treated in hospital for serious injuries sustained in the collision.

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Witness appeal following collision on Redcliffe Way, Bristol

We’re appealing for witnesses to come forward following a collision in Bristol in which a woman suffered significant injuries. Police attended the collision, which involved a car and a female pedestrian, on Redcliffe Way, Bristol at around 10.30pm yesterday (Friday 14 January). The pedestrian was taken to hospital where she is being treated for serious injuries. Her family have been made aware.

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Five charged for Barton Hill drug supply

Five people have been charged and a further two arrested as part of an investigation into the supply of class A drugs in the Barton Hill area of Bristol between June 2020 and January 2022. On Tuesday 11 January, Hamze Hassan, 19 of Cotton Mill Lane was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A drugs and possession of criminal property. Khalid Abditoon, 20 of Chelsea Park…

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CCTV appeal after shop worker spat at

Do you recognise this man? We’d like to speak to him as part of our investigation into an incident in a shop in Glastonbury. It happened between 9.30am and 10am on Wednesday 15 December 2021 at a store on the High Street. A man entered the shop and became verbally abusive when asked to wear a mask. Upon then being asked to leave, he spat directly at the member of staff. This action led to the…

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