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  • HMP LEYHILL. AN EX INMATES SIDE OF THE STORY.

    By Deedaw8139 at 13:36 on 11/08/13
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    HMP LEYHILL MAY BE A OPEN PRISON BUT THE ONLY PERSON KEEPING YOU THERE IS YOURSELF. MOST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ABSCOND ARE EITHER LONG TERMERS OR PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO NEAR COMPLETION OF SENTENCE. IT IS A MORE RELAXED REGIME THAN MOST OTHER PRISON BUT IT IS NO HOLIDAY CAMP THAT THE MEDIA WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE. ALL PRISONERS ARE SUPPOSSED TO WORK UNLESS ILL OR INFIRM. WORK STARTS AT 08.15 UNLESS WORKING IN KITCHEN ( EARLIER...
  • Men arrested after police recover stolen dog, tools and van in Thornbury

    By matt_2009 at 10:58 on 07/02/13
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    Two men - seen behaving suspiciously in Thornbury - have been arrested in connection with theft. The arrests came after a member of the public called police yesterday (Wednesday February 6) to report two men in a van behaving suspiciously in Thornbury and abandoning a dog. The dog, a cocker spaniel, was found to have been stolen from Thornbury earlier the same day. The van was later found by police abandoned just off the A38 in...
  • Men steal from 97-year-old woman at her Thornbury home

    By matt_2009 at 12:54 on 16/01/13
    Men steal from 97-year-old woman at her Thornbury home.
    A 97-year-old woman had cash and jewellery stolen from her Thornbury home following a distraction burglary on Saturday (January 13). At about 6pm a man called on her home in Blakes Road claiming to be from a water company. He stated that he needed to look at her pipes in order to resolve a problem at a neighbours address. The woman allowed the man into her home and stayed with him the whole time. While she was with him another unknown...
  • Patchway hate crime: Police appeal

    By matt_2009 at 14:03 on 04/01/13
    Patchway hate crime: Police appeal.
    Can you help identify a man police wish to speak with in connection with a hate crime? In this case a disabled service station employee was subject to abuse from a driver. The person police wish to speak with is described as white, aged between 22-25, of stocky build and wearing a green riding style jacket. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously 24/7 on 0800 555 111.
  • Teenager arrested after throwing a firework into a shop in Patchway which injured toddler

    By matt_2009 at 16:34 on 06/11/12
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    A teenager has been arrested by officers investigating an incident in which a toddler was injured by a firework thrown into a Patchway shop. The young girl was in the shop with her parents at about 5.30pm on Wednesday October 31 when someone threw a firework into the store on The Parade. Although the girl's father tried to stamp out the 'banger'-type firework the girl and her mother received burns to their legs and feet. A 16-year-old...

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