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Five Somerset criminals have been sentenced for sickening offences in May. They have all faced the consequences of their actions. Two men have been jailed for causing tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to Spar and Co-op stores in Somerset. Another man was sentenced after taking part in a burglary which led to […]

A 26-year-old man has appeared in Taunton Magistrates’ Court on charges of supplying class A drugs and acquiring ammunition. Emmanuel Buyondo, from Croydon in London, appeared yesterday (19 May) after being charged with a number of serious offences. The charges are connected with a joint investigation between Avon and Somerset Police and the Met Police […]

Two men in their 30s have been charged with murder in connection with the death of a man in Wiveliscombe, near Taunton. Daniel Bond, 34, and Lee Conlon, 37, both of Claremont Crescent, Weston-super-Mare, appeared before Taunton Magistrates today, Friday, May 20. They were remanded in custody pending an appearance at Bristol Crown Court on […]

A man has been landed with a hefty court bill after admitting dumping rubbish including an old bath tub in Portbury. Anthony Newbury of Marine Parade, Pill entered a guilty plea at North Somerset Magistrates Court to fly-tipping waste on Royal Portbury Dock on two separate occasions last summer. The fly-tipped waste consisted of a […]

Five people have been arrested and released under investigation, following a rowdy night in Yeovil. Police are investigating a series of incidents, which happened in the early hours of Saturday, May 14. Avon and Somerset Police officers are exploring the possibility that the incidents are linked and involve people known to one another. Two men […]

Wanted man Kieran Williams could be in Burnham-on-Sea, according to police. Williams is being sought by Avon and Somerset Police on recall to prison. He is around six feet tall, of average build and with short brown hair. He is known to have links to Burnham-on-Sea, as well as Bristol. People are warned not to […]

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in Wiveliscombe. The man in his 50s died after a reported assault on Tuesday (May 17). Police were called to Stockers Close in Wiveliscombe at around 8:45pm, where witnesses reported that the man had been assaulted. Ambulance crews attended soon after and […]

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will soon be granted powers to arrest members of the public caught cheating the benefit system. Two million claimants will have their cases dredged up and face fines for fraud under sweeping laws – even if they’re not convicted of a crime. The powers in question mean officers […]

A woman was left with leg and face injuries after a hit-and-run incident involving an e-scooter in Taunton. The collision occurred at around 9am on Tuesday (May 17) in Park Street, Taunton. The victim, a woman in her fifties, suffered leg and facial injuries which are not believed to be serious. South Western Ambulance Service […]

A street fight in Frome led to one man being taken to hospital, while another was arrested. Avon and Somerset police have confirmed officers were called to Hill Ground, Frome, at about 10.15am yesterday (May 18) by witnesses reporting two men fighting in the street. Police and ambulance crews attended and found a man with […]


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