Man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in Bristol

Detectives from Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTPSE), working alongside Counter Terrorism Policing South West (CTPSW), yesterday (9/12) arrested a man in Bristol on suspicion of terrorism offences. The 33-year-old was arrested following a pre-planned operation at a residential address in the Clifton area of Bristol on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of…

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Court order helps tackle ASB at flats

A court has granted a three-month partial closure of a block of flats in Barton Hill, Bristol. The order means that the communal areas of Beaufort House are closed to anyone who is not a resident, permitted guest of a resident, authorised by Bristol City Council, an emergency services worker or the property owner. Communal areas include stairwells, lifts, corridors, communal rooms, laundry rooms…

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Stolen bicycle returned to owner in Somerset

Police officers have reunited a stolen bicycle with its original owner in Wedmore, Somerset. The Bianchi Via Nirone racing bicycle was stolen from the owner’s garage in Wedmore on 13 September. After receiving the report officers looked into reports of stolen bicycles matching the bicycle description and launched a social media appeal sharing images of the stolen bicycle. During a search of a…

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Make a spare card count in reducing loneliness this Christmas

This festive season, we are appealing to the public to ‘make a spare card count’ and send their unused Christmas cards to people in their neighbourhood who might be feeling lonely or socially isolated. Every Christmas, we sadly receive a high level of calls from people who don’t need help from police but who have no-one else to turn to. Last Christmas our control room received over 28…

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Police call on public to sign up for free counter terrorism training

An award-winning counter terrorism training course is being made available to the public for the first time and Avon and Somerset Police want you to sign up and help protect the UK. Devised by CT officers and security experts, the ACT Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like shopping centres and entertainment venues.

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Christmas Cop Shop 2019

The Avon and Somerset Constabulary Christmas Cop Shop is open at The Galleries shopping centre in Bristol. Back for the ninth year running, the interactive attraction will be open daily until Sunday 23 December. The Cop Shop is located on the ground floor of The Galleries shopping centre and provides visitors with an opportunity to meet with local police officers, try on police uniform…

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Appeal for witnesses and dashcam after security guard injured in Bristol incident

We’re appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage to an incident which happened on Church Road in Bristol last night (Thursday, 5 December). A black Audi drove over a man aged in his 20s who had fallen in the road before leaving the scene. The incident happened at around 9.30pm. The victim, a security guard working for the Co-Op, had been attempting to detain a suspected shoplifter at the time he…

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CCTV images issued following football-related disorder in Luton

We’re issuing CCTV images of five people we want to trace as part of an investigation into anti-social behaviour and violence which broke out after a football match in Luton. Following the game between Luton Town FC and Bristol City FC on Saturday 19 October, groups of opposing football fans were involved in disorder in Guildford Street at around 6pm. Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 Image 4 Image 5 This…

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Burglar jailed for breaching court order

A man’s been jailed after breaching an earlier community order imposed by the court following a burglary conviction. Liam Raybould, 39, of Martock, was under a Drug Rehabilitation Requirement having been convicted of burglaries which happened in Constable Close, Yeovil, in November 2018. On Thursday 28 November he was jailed for a total of three years and eight months for the original…

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Majority of hotels in Yeovil and Bristol visited by officers fail to spot signs of Child Sexual Exploitation

An Avon and Somerset Police operation has tested the ability of hotels and B&Bs in spotting the signs of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). Plain clothes officers and police cadets have recently visited a number of hotels in Yeovil and Bristol as part of an exercise to raise awareness and educate staff on the signs of CSE. CSE is a form of child abuse in which victims are manipulated or forced…

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