Former soldier guilty of racially aggravated assault on Costcutter shopkeeper

A former soldier has pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying out a racially aggravated assault on a shopkeeper at the Costcutter store in Patchway, reports the Bristol Post. Bristol magistrates heard that Ricky Thorne, 26, of Little Stoke, racially abused staff at the Patchway Roundabout convenience store before getting into a fight with the owner, Muhammad Imran Bashir. The

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Appeal for information after man critically injured in Cedar Close altercation

Avon and Somerset Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an altercation in Patchway last night that has left a man critically ill in hospital. At around 2:15am on Tuesday (25th December), police were called to Cedar Close. Two men had been involved in a verbal altercation that then turned physical. A 29-year-old man remains in Frenchay hospital in

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Assault at traveller site sparks major incident response

Police and ambulance units have been in action in Patchway this morning, responding to an incident at the Highwood Park gypsy and traveller site in Highwood Lane. Four vehicles from the Great Western Ambulance Service (GWAS), including a ‘major incident response vehicle’ were seen parked at the bottom of Highwood Road, near Patchway Roundabout. The police helicopter was seen circling

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