Property seized and man arrested for handling stolen goods – Hanham

We’re working hard to establish the rightful owners of suspected stolen bicycles and tools seized from an address in Hanham overnight Thursday 23 to Friday 24 January. Officers went to an address in The Glen and arrested a man on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He remains in custody at the time of writing. We seized around 100 bike frames and parts along with power tools and other items…


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News

Free public event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2020

Devon & Cornwall Police and partner agencies are marking this year’s National Holocaust Memorial Day (Monday 27 January 2020) with a free public event – “Standing Together” to commemorate those who lost their lives, celebrate survivors and educate people about genocide.

The event, being hosted at Truro Cathedral, will begin at 1pm with a candle-lighting ceremony in remembrance. Visitors will then have the opportunity to view exhibitions about genocide. There will also be artwork by Albert Reuss (1889-1975) – a Jewish painter and sculpture who came to England in 1938 following Hitler’s annexation of Austria. The event continues into the evening with an Evensong service at 5.30pm, then a discussion of Albert Reuss’ life story by experts in the field at 7.30pm.

Acting Police Sergeant Kevin Silver from Devon & Cornwall Police Diversity Team said: “We may think that the Holocaust was something that happened many years ago in one country, but the sad reality is that genocides have continually occurred in various places across the world and are still happening today. It is important for everyone to understand the reasons why they happen and learn lessons so we can prevent them taking place in the future.

“As a police service, we are committed to serving everyone living in our communities regardless of their race, gender reassignment, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age and it is important for us to be tolerant of everyone. This event allows an opportunity for us to discuss and educate people on a very sensitive subject, bringing together some of the diverse communities and victims of this horrendous crime.”

Albert Reuss’ artwork and the Holocaust exhibition will be on display in Truro Cathedral until Monday 3 February 2020. For more information about the event visit the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust website –

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Bradford Man Given Extended Term For Sexual Offences Against Children

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Friday, 24 January 2020

A man from Bradford has been jailed after he pleaded guilty to sexual offences against children.

Daniel Ross Tetley was sentenced to nine years in prison at Bradford Crown Court today (Friday), after he admitted to charges relating to child sexual exploitation and the distribution of indecent images.

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Source:: West Yorkshire Police News

Serious injury collision, Barnstaple

Police were called at around 6pm on Thursday 23 January to reports of a collision on the A361, Braunton Road in Barnstaple.

It was reported that a Black VW Golf driven by a 38-year-old male from the Bideford area was in collision with an 83-year-old male pedestrian from the Braunton area. The incident occurred in the Barnstaple bound carriageway of the road outside the Marshall Volkswagen Garage.

The elderly male pedestrian sustained serious injuries that, at this time, are being treated as potentially life threatening. He remains in hospital.

The driver of the black golf was un-injured.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team and local resources attended the scene.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision or anyone with any dash cam footage of the incident to contact police on the 101 quoting log 624 0f 23 January.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

Appeal for information after theft of war medals in Nailsea

We are appealing to members of the public for information following a burglary in Nailsea in which war medals and a significant amount of jewellery were stolen. The incident occurred at a property on Vynes Way at about 6.30pm on Monday 20 January. The suspects have gone around the back and gained entry by smashing the dining room window. A number of war medals belonging to the 86-year-old victim…


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News

UPDATE: Man charged with rape of teenager in Bristol

We have charged a man with the rape of a teenager in Belle Vue Road, Easton, Bristol on Thursday 9 January. Michael Murray, 28, of no fixed abode, is due before Bristol Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 24 January. He also faces a charge of causing a female to engage in sexual activity without consent. The victim has been updated and is receiving continued support.


Source:: Avon & Somerset Police News