Bristol Post

Rape accused found 'doing up jeans' while woman lay 'almost unconscious' by flower bed, court told

Police called to reports of a vulnerable woman lying in the city centre found a man who appeared to have just had sex with her.

Concerned passers-by raised the alarm when they spotted the woman in a raised flower bed in front of Broad Quay House.

When officers arrived at the scene ...

2017-03-20 21:07 open_in_new
Bristol told to brace for wintry weather as temperatures plummet

Temperatures in Bristol will drop to "just above freezing" as a cold air flow from Canada sweeps across the South West.

Monday may well have marked the first day of spring but forecasters are warning residents to wrap up warm as the wintry weather makes a return tonight.

Clear skies ...

2017-03-20 20:01 open_in_new
New speed cameras on A37, A39 and Lansdown Lane to be switched on

Three new speed cameras are being installed in the Bristol region this month in response to worries from residents about speeding drivers and road safety.

They will be painted yellow and become operational in April.

The cameras are being installed on the A37 at Temple Cloud, the A39 ...

2017-03-20 18:55 open_in_new
Student banned from taking pizza on bus in Bristol city centre

A would-be-passenger has allegedly been banned from travelling on a bus because he was carrying a hot pizza.

The incident is understood to have taken place last Saturday while Michael Goodwin attempted to board the number 48 bus from the city centre.

Writing on microblogging site, ...

2017-03-20 17:49 open_in_new
Keynsham man jailed for 22 years for sexually abusing toddler in the back of a van

A man has been jailed after he sexually abused a toddler in the back of a van and got a teenage girl to film the sick abuse.

Kristopher Jane, from Keynsham, was jailed for 22 years by a judge in Cambridge – and the 17-year-old girl who filmed the abuse was sentenced to four years ...

2017-03-20 16:43 open_in_new
Hit and run driver in Bedminster put dog walker in his car then 'dumped him at home' after collision

Police are hunting a 4x4 driver who struck a man walking his dog, then put him in the car with serious head injuries and took him home before driving off.

The man hit is currently in the Bristol Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries after his ordeal, and a second search is also on ...

2017-03-20 15:37 open_in_new
Man's body found on Tunley Hill near Bristol

A man's body has been discovered on Tunley Hill, near Bristol, early on Monday morning.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, which is at a remote spot near Timsbury, at around 6.15am on Monday.

But paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, and police were ...

2017-03-20 13:25 open_in_new
Hit and run in Bedminster leaves dog walker in hospital

Police are hunting for a dark-coloured Land Rover after a man was left in hospital in an apparent hit and run in Bedminster on Sunday night.

A man in his 40s was walking his dog at the junction of Breach Road and Duckmoor Road, near Ashton Gate stadium, at around 8.15pm on Sunday when he ...

2017-03-20 12:19 open_in_new
Bristol City fan's column: So what was the difference for the performance against Huddersfield Town?

Where did that performance come from? Lee Johnson said that he genuinely felt a performance like that was coming but I guarantee not many Bristol City fans would have felt the same. Johnson has rightly been under a huge amount of pressure in the last few weeks following a terrible series of ...

2017-03-20 12:19 open_in_new
Bristol City boss Lee Johnson: 'I think we've proved something to those who doubted us'

Lee Johnson believes Bristol City's stunning 4-0 victory over Huddersfield Town has gone some way towards winning back the hearts and minds of the Ashton Gate faithful.

Although the Robins remain embroiled deep in the relegation battle with eight games of the season to play, Friday's ...

2017-03-20 11:13 open_in_new
​Justin Lee Collins' ex-lover breaks silence five years after 'campaign of abuse'

Justin Lee Collins' ex-lover has broken her silence about the "campaign of abuse" she was subjected to by the TV comic.

It's been five years since the explosive court case where Bristol's funnyman was convicted of verbally abusing Anna Larke.

However, Anna has told the Sunday People ...

2017-03-20 10:05 open_in_new
Bad news for commuters as THREE months of roadworks on the M32 begin today

From today there will be THREE MONTHS of roadworks and delays on the M32.

But the good news is after the work has been carried out the 40mph speed restriction on the motorway, which has been in place for more than two years, is likely to be lifted.

For the next three months the M32 ...

2017-03-20 10:05 open_in_new
Boy aged 14 questioned by police after attack which left man unconscious in Westbury-on-Trym

A 14-year-old boy has been questioned by police after an attack which left a man unconscious outside a supermarket.

The assault took place in broad daylight outside the Co-op in Canford Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, at about 5.20pm on Friday.

Following a police appeal, the teenager ...

2017-03-19 20:53 open_in_new
Six cars and vans torched in night of arson attacks in Bristol

Six cars and vans have been torched in a night of arson attacks across Bristol.

Fire fighters were called out to deal with blazes in the north, south, east and west of the city overnight.

The first call was to Harmer Close in Henbury, where a Peugeot car was found on fire at 8.40pm ...

2017-03-19 18:39 open_in_new
Police bust cannabis factory in Lockleaze

Police have shut down a drugs factory in Lockleaze.

The force released pictures of what officers described as a "mini cannabis factory" this morning.

No further details were revealed about the circumstances of the bust or the factory's location.

More: The dark new social ...

2017-03-19 16:27 open_in_new
Five cars in Bristol car park broken into and valuables taken

Five cars parked in a Bristol city centre street have been broken into overnight.

Thieves smashed the side windows of the vehicles which were parked in Redcliffe Parade, opposite St Mary Redcliffe Church.

They took birthday presents, shopping and tools.

One of the car owners ...

2017-03-19 16:27 open_in_new
'Bristol pusher' claims echo fears that Manchester had a serial killer pushing people into waterways

Claims that someone is pushing people into Bristol's waterways are an echo of similar speculation that a serial killer was stalking canals in Manchester.

A rush of comments on social media followed the news on Friday that a body, believed to be that of missing Easton man Abdulkadir ...

2017-03-19 14:15 open_in_new
Why paramedics were treating casualties with gruesome injuries at UWE Bristol

From severed legs to gaping holes in heads and necks, paramedics treated hundreds of causalities at one of Bristol's universities – but don't worry, it was all educational.

More than 200 student paramedics from across the country gathered at the University of the West of England for ...

2017-03-19 14:15 open_in_new
Bloody Sunday: 76 years since deadliest raid of the Bristol Blitz, when 257 people were killed

THERE was the spring and warmer weather to look forward to. At least that was something.

By mid-March 1941, Bristolians were looking back on a winter they would never forget for the rest of their lives – no matter how much they wanted to.

There had been major air raids and ...

2017-03-19 14:15 open_in_new
Bristol Rovers 2 Chesterfield 1: Easter special, Stuckmann praise, Luke James and an Al-Qadi showing

Bristol Rovers sit just three points adrift from the top six – although Millwall have three games in hand and Southend United - who Rovers beat a few weeks back – have one extra match still to play.

Nonetheless, the 2-1 win over Chesterfield – who sit second from bottom ...

2017-03-19 13:09 open_in_new
'Cool, classy and supremely creative' - Bristol named as best place to live in Britain

Our vibrant and culturally rich city has once again been crowned the best place to live in Britain.

The accolade was bestowed by the Sunday Times during its annual Best Places to Live Guide.

With our colourful homes, forward-thinking industries and ideal location positioned near to ...

2017-03-19 12:01 open_in_new