Concern for missing Bristol schoolboy

Concern for missing Bristol schoolboy

May 4, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Police today issued an appeal for information after a teenaged boy disappeared from school and has not been seen since. David Tran, 15, was last seen at Cotham Grammar School in Bristol at 1pm on Tuesday but has not returned home to his family. Concern is growing for the safety of the schoolboy who is…

Police hunt suspect after family of four brutally massacred

Police hunt suspect after family of four brutally massacred

May 3, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Police investigating the brutal murder of a family of four have launched a nationwide manhunt for a business associate suspected of carrying out the killings. University lecturer Jifeng Ding, 56, his wife Helen, 47, and their two daughters, Alice, 12, and Xing, 18, were found dead on Sunday at their home in Wootton, Northants. Police…

Police force slashes crime by 40 per cent

April 20, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A police force has slashed city centre crime by a staggering 40 per cent over the last ten years, new figures revealed. Total recorded crimes in central Bristol have fallen by 33,351 to 50,595, the lowest level since comprehensive records began 22 years ago. Burglary, car-related theft and robberies are down by an incredible 73…

War hero wrongly branded a paedophile by police

War hero wrongly branded a paedophile by police

April 13, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A war hero with post-traumatic stress disorder is suing a police force for tens of thousands of pounds after they wrongly branded him – a PAEDOPHILE. Devastated Michael Bennett, 35, suffered vigilante attacks and was banned from seeing his girlfriend Chantal’s three young children. Michael, a Royal Artillery gunner and soldier for nine years, suffered…

Two dead in countryside shooting

Two dead in countryside shooting

April 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A wealthy businessman has been shot dead on the doorstep of his farmhouse by a gunman who is then believed to have turned the weapon on himself. Ray Masters, 58, was blasted in the chest at point-blank range at his £650,000 property in the village of Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset on Sunday night. His horrified wife…

Recyclers arrested for taking 47p worth of scrap from tip

Recyclers arrested for taking 47p worth of scrap from tip

April 5, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Two keen recyclers claim bungling police blew £20,000 on a huge operation to arrest them – for taking 47p worth of scrap from a rubbish tip. Salvage experts Owen Gray, 50, and Angela Cubitt, 34, helped themselves to an old PlayStation 3 and a Black and Decker drill which had been dumped at their local…

Paedophile ex-teacher jailed

April 1, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A former headmaster who sexually abused a six-year-old girl in his own home while her unwitting parents waited in another room was jailed for four-and-a-half years today. Depraved Simon Moody, now 71, attacked the innocent girl in 1998 after she visited his home with her parents for a computer lesson. Warwick Crown Court heard that…

Missing BBC presenter Peter Rowell found alive

Missing BBC presenter Peter Rowell found alive

March 31, 2011 | by | 6 Comments

A ‘depressed’ radio presenter who went missing earlier this week has been found alive and well in Cumbria. BBC Bristol broadcaster Peter Rowell, 52, sparked a huge search involving a police helicopter after he failed to turn up for work on Tuesday morning. The presenter, who was said to be vulnerable following the death of…

Sian O’Callaghan’s colleagues tell of her “good spirits” before she vanished

Sian O’Callaghan’s colleagues tell of her “good spirits” before she vanished

March 23, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Colleagues of Sian O’Callaghan today told how she was in ”good spirits” and ”looking forward to the weekend” – just hours before she mysteriously disappeared. Sian with her boyfriend Kevin Workers at industrial storage company Dexion said the pretty administrator was a popular and cheerful member of the team. The fun-loving clubber – who has…

Sian O’Callaghan: police begin combing area Savernake forest

Sian O’Callaghan: police begin combing area Savernake forest

March 23, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Police today began painstakingly combing a 1,500 square metre area of forest in their hunt for missing office worker Sian O’Callaghan. Volunteers were turned away at the 4,500 acre Savernake forest, Wilts., after experts managed to pinpoint the area where the 22-year-old’s phone signal was detected. The breakthrough saw Wiltshire Police rally specialist forensic teams…

Sian O’Callaghan: police call off public search for missing Swindon woman

Sian O’Callaghan: police call off public search for missing Swindon woman

March 23, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Police have called off public searches of Savernake forest for missing Sian O’Callaghan after a ”significant” new lead emerged. Coach loads of volunteers – including close pals of Sian – had been preparing to depart from Swindon and travel 12 miles to the dense woodland to search for the 22-year-old. But Wiltshire Police cancelled the…

Woman assaulted near missing Sian O’Callaghan’s home

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Police have confirmed a lone woman was assaulted by a car driver as she walked along a road in Swindon this morning – less than a mile from missing Sian O’Callaghan’s home. The incident, which happened at around 10am, saw a 20-year-old woman walking along Elmina Road in the Wiltshire town when she noticed a…

Sian O’Callaghan: 400 turn up at Savernake Forest

Sian O’Callaghan: 400 turn up at Savernake Forest

March 22, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Police searching for Sian O’Callaghan today asked for members of the public to stop flocking to the Savernake Forest – after 400 turned up to help with the search. Two 49-seater coaches full of helpers from Swindon arrived at Savernake at 3pm to bolster the operation. Cars also continued to stream into the woodland and…

Islamic gang daub ‘Support Taliban’ graffiti on war memorial

March 22, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

Police are hunting a gang of Islam yobs who vandalised a village’s war memorial with the words ‘Support Taliban’. War veterans in the picturesque village of Stretton, Staffs., were horrified when they saw their memorial defaced over the weekend. Vandals used red spray paint to daub the words ”Support Taliban” in capital letters across the…

Sian O’Callaghan: woman tells how two men tried to coax her into car

Sian O’Callaghan: woman tells how two men tried to coax her into car

March 22, 2011 | by | 4 Comments

Two men tried to coax a 28-year-old woman into a car in Swindon – just hours after missing PA Sian O’Callaghan disappeared, it emerged today. Suju nightclub: where Sian O’Callaghan was last seen The woman, who did not want to be named, said two dark-skinned, foreign-sounding men approached her as she was out walking alone…

Top cop under investigation found dead

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A police chief under investigation for allegedly making sexist remarks was found dead at his home today. David Ainsworth, 49, deputy chief constable of Wiltshire Police, was removed from his duties last year over an ”internal staff issue”. It believed that up to 24 allegations had been made against the £110,000-a-year officer, mostly by women…

Petrol thief who mowed down PCSO jailed

March 22, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

A callous petrol thief who mowed down a police community support officer in his car was jailed for eight months today. Libyan national Otman Massud, 25, ploughed his Peugeot 406 into PCSO Riccardo Gambino, 46, after he tried to stop him leaving the petrol station. Mr Gambino attempted to block Massud’s car using his bicycle…