Police Scotland update on investigation into missing persons from South Gloucestershire

The following press release has been issued by Police Scotland this evening (Saturday 6 March): The disappearances of 25-year-old Bennylyn Burke and her two-year-old daughter are now being treated as a murder investigation. Officers in Dundee attended a property on Troon Avenue around 3.20pm on Friday, 5 March, 2021, as part of an enquiry into the disappearance of Bennylyn and two children who had…

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CCTV appeal after graffiti sprayed in Bath

We’re asking anyone who recognises this man to contact us. We wish to speak to him in connection with graffiti being sprayed in Bath city centre, using the tag WRO71 last month. He is described as white, male, with ginger hair and has a tattoo on his upper right arm. Anyone who can help us with our enquiries is asked to call 101 and give the call-handler reference 5221027903.

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Dog returned to owner following theft report

A dog reported stolen in January has been returned to their thankful owner by police. Thieves broke down a large fence to take two male Shetland sheepdogs from a property in the Almondsbury area between 5-6pm on Sunday 31 January. One of the dogs was found two days later running loose in the Portway area of Bristol the following week and safely returned. The other dog, which is three years old…

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Two arrests made following burglary in Bedminster

Police have made two arrests following a burglary that took place at a residential address in Bedminster in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday 4 March). Operation Remedy officers responded to a call reporting that bikes and bank cards had been taken from the property in the Highbury Road area, and that fraudulent transactions had subsequently been made using the stolen cards at various shops…

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Death of man found injured in Yeovil

The man found injured at an address in Manor Road, Yeovil, has sadly died in hospital. Radoslaw Lewandowski, 22, of Manor Road, was found with serious injuries at about 8pm on Tuesday 2 March. Sadly he passed away on Thursday 4 March. His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them. We continue to make enquiries at the address pending a post mortem to establish the cause of death.

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Arrest made following fatal collision on A367 near Peasedown St John

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following a fatal collision on the A367 at Dunkerton Hill near Peasedown St John on Wednesday (3 March). A 64-year-old woman from the Peasedown St John area, who was driving one of the vehicles involved, sadly died at the scene from her injuries. We now believe there were three cars involved in this incident – a…

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Phone fraud warning after incidents reported in Somerset

We’re reminding people to be cautious and recognise signs of telephone and courier fraud following a number of reported incidents in Somerset in recent days. We’re investigating four reports in the Bridgwater area of fraudsters phoning potential victims and claiming to be police officers dealing with fraud. In one instance, a woman in her 90s living in Sedgemoor, was called by a fraudster falsely…

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Appeal for information on wanted man Darren Thomas

We’re appealing for information on the whereabouts of wanted man Darren Thomas. The 35-year-old is wanted in relation to a number of offences including threats and harassment. He’s described as white, around 5ft 11in tall, of medium build, with dark brown short hair and brown eyes. He’s known to frequent the Bath and Keynsham areas. If you see him, please call 999 and give the call handler the…

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Four men charged with drug supply offences

Four men are due in court after being charged with drug supply offences following a number of warrants being carried out in Bridgwater and London earlier this week. On Tuesday, addresses were searched in both areas in a joint investigation into county lines drugs supply, led by Avon and Somerset Police’s Operation Remedy and the Met Police’s Operation Orochi teams. Four men from London were…

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Potential witness sought after mobile phone stolen in Easton

Officers investigating a theft of a mobile phone yesterday (Wednesday 3 March) are asking a man to come forward who chased after the offender. The incident happened in Easton at about 8.15-8.40am at a bus stop in Stapleton Road, close to the junction with Villiers Road. A boy, 11, was sat waiting for a bus before the phone was snatched out of his hand by a unknown male. The offender ran away in…

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