Posts Tagged ‘Thornbury’

Appeal for information about a man approaching schoolchildren

Posted on Friday 12th December 2014 at 4:50 pm by SH (Editor)

Avon and Somerset Police.

Police in South Gloucestershire are appealing for information following three recent incidents of schoolchildren being asked by a man in a car if they wanted a lift.

It is important to stress that none of the children interacted with the suspect and the driver left the scene without committing a crime.

Police say they believe the three reports may be linked, but at this stage do not think they are connected with similar reports in North Bristol.

They happened on Wednesday 10th December at Redwick Road in Pilning at 7.30am, in Greenways Road in Yate at 12.45pm and in Thornbury Road, Thornbury at 4.15pm. In each case, a man in a small blue hatchback stopped and asked the children if he could give them a lift.

Avon and Somerset police say they are taking the reports seriously and have increased police patrols in those areas around school start and end times, and have been liaising with schools and other partner agencies.

Parents and children are asked to be aware, never to accept lifts with strangers, and to tell an adult or call police immediately should they be approached.

Anyone with information on these incidents should contact the police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.


Radio station encourages local groups to get involved

Posted on Saturday 9th July 2011 at 11:23 pm by SH (Editor)

Gloss FM - radio for the community

GLOSS FM is inviting local groups to come up with their own programme ideas for broadcast this autumn.

The community radio station will be on air for four weeks, from 31st October to 27th November, and is keen to get more people from its listening area involved in its programmes.

“There is so much of interest going on in South Gloucestershire and it would be marvellous if GLOSS FM could reflect that,”

said director David Wrench.

“We would like local groups and organisations to think about preparing programmes of their own, then to submit their proposals to . We can organise training if necessary.”

GLOSS FM broadcasts twice a year on the radio, in spring and autumn, with each broadcast lasting four weeks. It also puts out a year-round webcast which you can listen to while you surf the net – log on to to listen live, and to find out more information about the station.

At the moment internet broadcasts are largely music-orientated, with some presenters putting on live shows. Tuesday nights, for example, often feature Gary Price from 6pm, followed by Phil and Gav’s Party Anthems at 8pm.



Appeal after drain covers stolen

Posted on Thursday 14th April 2011 at 8:25 am by SH (Editor)

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after reports that thieves have stolen metal gully or drain covers from South Gloucestershire roads.

The Council’s highways department has reported ten covers going missing throughout March and April. It’s believed they are being stolen for their scrap metal value.

Gratings are known to have been taken from Whitfield near Wotton-under-Edge; Fernhill, Almondsbury; Tytherington Road, Thornbury and Passage Road, Aust.

Neighbourhood PC Roger Hopes said: “I would appeal for anyone with any information which could help our enquiries to contact Thornbury police station on 0845 456 7000 or call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

“Missing drain covers can be a serious hazard to road users, especially cyclists and motorbike riders. I would urge anyone who sees someone tampering with ironworks in the road to note any vehicle details and contact police immediately.”

PC Hopes added that thefts of roofing lead, copper piping and other metal are becoming more common across the country, and urged businesses and property owners to be vigilant.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police


Appeal following tyre slashing arrests (Thornbury)

Posted on Friday 4th February 2011 at 8:09 am by SH (Editor)

Thornbury police are appealing for witnesses and information after the tyres of 26 cars were slashed.

The damage happened overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, 1st/2nd February in a number of streets near to Castle School and off Gillingstool.

Anyone with any information which could help police enquiries is asked to call police on 0845 456 7000.

Two men were arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday 2nd February. An 18-year-old man from Little Stoke and a 19-year-old from Thornbury were later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police