Avon and Somerset Police

Probe Launched After Shocking Video Shows Police Dog Bite Man On Neck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK

A video has emerged that appears to show a police dog bite a man on the neck as he moves to stand up in front of it. This brief clip, filmed by an ...

Woman Airlifted To Hospital After Falling From Cathedral

PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

A woman has been winched up by a helicopter after falling around 20 to 30ft between two turrets of a cathedral. The casualty, who is thought to be ...

Police Free Three Male 'Slaves'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.12.2013 | UK

Three men who are thought to have been the victims of slavery have been saved by police. Avon and Somerset Police carried out raids on Sunday as pa...

Life Term Rapist Escapes From Prison

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

A rapist serving a life sentence has escaped from prison. Police are appealing for the public's help to trace Adam Mark, 37, who is serving a life ...

Woman Killed In Mobility Scooter Collision With Bus

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK

A 75-year-old woman died after her mobility scooter collided with a bus, police said. Margaret Stoltz was riding along Hollway Road in the Stockwoo...

Convicted Murderer Absconds From Prison

PA | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

Police are hunting a convicted murderer who has absconded from an open prison. Craig Black, who was jailed for life in 1995, left HMP Leyhill in So...

Posthumous Award Presented To 'Exceptionally Brave' Police Dog

PA | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

A police force has paid a touching tribute to one of its finest - a dog who racked up more than 200 arrests in one year. Police dog Roo received a ...

Woman Dies In 'Wrong-Way' Motorway Crash

PA | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK

A woman has died after driving her car the wrong way up a motorway in the early hours of this morning, police said. The woman, aged in her late 20s...

Man Held After Two Cyclists Die In Hit-And-Run

PA | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK

A 38-year-old man has been arrested after handing himself into police following a hit-and-run accident in which two cyclists were killed. A man and...

Democracy on Parole

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The recent elections of police commissioners in the UK, or more specifically in England and Wales, are a brilliant example of democratic stupidity. Wh...

Coroner Confirms Dylan Cecil's Death By Drowning

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

A coroner has confirmed that Dylan Cecil, the four-year-old boy who slipped from a jetty on last Sunday, died as a result of drowning on Tuesday. D...

Officers Searching For Boy, 4, Who Died At Sea Find Body

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Officers searching for a four-year-old boy who slipped into the sea from a jetty have found a child's body. Dylan Cecil was on holiday with his fam...

Police Appeal After Pensioner Outside Bank

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

A pensioner was targeted by a thief in a "despicable crime" after withdrawing a large sum of money from a bank. The 77-year-old woman visited Barcl...

Body Found After Couple 'Buried Alive' In Landslide

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

One of the people who died when their car was buried in a tunnel entrance by a landslide was a stalwart of the Women's Institute, friends said. Ros...

Two Buried Inside Car For A Week Feared Dead

PA | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

Two people are feared to be dead after being buried in their car for more than a week following a landslide caused by heavy rain. The man and the w...

Barach Bandavad Arrested By Police On Suspicion Of Murdering Bristol Woman

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK

A man wanted in connection with the murder of a woman in Bristol has been arrested by police. Detectives made a public appeal for help in a bid to ...

PHOTOS: Eggs-Plosive Easter: Boy Finds Hand Grenade During Hunt

SWNS | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

Police called in the bomb squad and sealed off a main road - after a three-year-old child trod on a hang grenade during an Easter Egg hunt. The egg...

Woman, 98, Suffers Sexual Assault In Bristol

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A pensioner was sexually assaulted in Bristol on New Year's Day, police have said. Officers from Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for informa...

Ten Charged With Ill Treatment Of Patients At Winterbourne Care Home

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

Ten people have been charged in connection with the ill treatment and neglect of vulnerable patients at Winterbourne View care home in Bristol, Avon a...

M5 Crash Could Take Investigators 'Weeks' To Discover Cause

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

It may be weeks before police know what caused the M5 pile-up in which seven people were killed, the Transport Secretary has said. Justine Greening ...

M5 Crash Victims: Lorry Driver Kye Thomas Was 'Flourishing Father' To Blind Son

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

A lorry driver killed in the horrific M5 crash has a blind son. Kye Thomas, 38, had only moved to a new home in Gunnislake, south east Cornwall, wi...

Police Probe Cause Of M5 Pile-Up As More Victims Named

PA | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Police investigating one of the worst British motorway crashes in memory are focusing their attention on a rugby club fireworks event held close to th...

M5 Crash: Police Focus Investigation On 'Smoke Bank' Caused By Nearby Fireworks Display

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Witnesses to Friday night's pile-up on the M5 motorway have described a "smoke-bank" created by a nearby fireworks display which made driving conditio...

M5 Crash: Police Focus Investigation On 'Smoke Bank' Caused By Nearby Fireworks Display

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Witnesses to Friday night's pile-up on the M5 motorway have described a "smoke-bank" created by a nearby fireworks display which made driving conditio...

Teacher Drags Baby To Safety From M5 Crash Wreckage

PA | Posted 05.01.2012 | UK

A teacher caught up in the fatal M5 crash has described how he carried a baby to safety amid the carnage of cars ploughing into wreckage at 70mph. ...