Extradited fugitive Mark Acklom denies fraud charges

Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police Image caption Mark Acklom was extradited to the UK A man who was extradited to the UK after being accused of conning a woman out of more than £750,000 has denied a string of fraud charges. Mark Acklom, of no fixed abode, faces 20 fraud offences, including eight of …

Drink driver arrested after car left on side

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a car was left on its side in the early hours of this morning. The car was discovered on the road between Preston Mill and South Cerney at 4:15am. It’s believed the car, a Fiat, had crashed into a stone wall. The suspected driver was …

Paintpotts owner jailed for two years for GBH

A Thornbury business owner has been jailed for 27 months. Amanda Cawood, the owner of pottery painting shop Paintpotts, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on Friday. In January she had pleaded guilty to causing Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and criminal damage. She was sentenced for 27 months for causing GBH, in Allerton Bywater, near …

Missing Stroud man ‘on his way home’

Police have ended their appeal to find a man who had been reported missing earlier today. Officers were concerned for the welfare of a missing Stroud man who it is believed had travelled to Hull. Neil Winter, 53, has contacted his family to let them know he is returning home. Officers have thanked everyone who shared …

Forest of Dean illegal rave shut down by police

An illegal rave involving 500 people in the Forest of Dean has been shut down by police. Officers were called in the early hours of Sunday following concerns over noise levels and public safety issues. A force spokesman said a decision was made not to close the event at the time because of the likely …

Trevor Horsley’s funeral details announced

A CELEBRATION of the life of popular former Forest Green chairman Trevor Horsley has been announced. The celebration will take place at the New Lawn on Friday, March 29 at noon. Fans should arrive no later than 11.45am to take their seats in the main stand. A funeral service will take place  Lawnswood Crematorium Otley …

Brilliant video shows off historic Mop Fair

The Mop Fair is an iconic part of Sodbury’s history.  Many generations have attended the event that takes place twice a year, in March and in September, with a whole range of things on offer for people to enjoy. The fair has rides, stalls and plenty of other attractions.  Chipping Sodbury based photographer Rich McD went out …

 
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