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Force awards ceremony recognises officers for successful investigation of attack on 97-year-old war veteran

Force awards ceremony recognises officers for successful investigation of attack on 97-year-old war veteran

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A group of four officers have received a Chief Constable's Commendation for their work in successfully investigating the attack on war veteran, Jim Booth, which took place in Taunton in 2017.
Date:
Friday 1st November 2019
Work underway to stop ex-offenders returning to a life of crime

Work underway to stop ex-offenders returning to a life of crime

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Criminal justice partners across the south west are coming together to help people coming out of prison to leave their offending behind.
Date:
Friday 25th October 2019
How to have Halloween fun without scaring your neighbours

How to have Halloween fun without scaring your neighbours

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Halloween can be scary for people who are elderly, vulnerable or live alone. This can mean they are at a higher risk of becoming victims of crime if they feel isolated or alone.
Date:
Friday 25th October 2019
National county lines week of action tackles drug networks across Avon and Somerset in partnership with the Met

National county lines week of action tackles drug networks across Avon and Somerset in partnership with the Met

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary took part in a national, co-ordinated week of action last week to tackle county lines drug dealing and the associated exploitation of vulnerable people.
Date:
Friday 18th October 2019
Romantic getaway…Business accommodation…Brothel…

Romantic getaway…Business accommodation…Brothel…

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In support of Anti-Slavery Day on 18 October 2019 we're urging hosts of short-term rental properties to make themselves aware of the signs that modern slavery or sexual exploitation could be taking place within their properties.
Date:
Friday 18th October 2019

Operation Remedy results in 9% fewer burglary offences across Avon and Somerset

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Nearly twice as many burglars are being brought to justice by Avon and Somerset Police thanks to the introduction of Operation Remedy, a six month review reveals.
Date:
Thursday 17th October 2019
PCC supports awareness of abuse victims through art

PCC supports awareness of abuse victims through art

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PCC Sue Mountstevens highlights an innovative and creative approach to raising awareness of abuse to women following the opening of an art exhibition in Bristol.
Date:
Monday 14th October 2019
Police volunteers celebrated

Police volunteers celebrated

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Special constables, cadet leaders and volunteer drivers were amongst the dedicated police volunteers commended at the South West Region Special Constabulary and Police Volunteer Awards yesterday (Sunday 13 October 2019).
Date:
Monday 14th October 2019
Shutting the gate on rural crime

Shutting the gate on rural crime

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As part of Rural Crime Week of Action, Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens visited farming communities to hear how rural crime affects them.
Date:
Friday 11th October 2019
Avon and Somerset to recruit 137 extra officers as part of Home Office uplift

Avon and Somerset to recruit 137 extra officers as part of Home Office uplift

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Avon and Somerset Constabulary will get 137 new officers next year as part of the Home Office drive to recruit 20,000 nationally by 2022.
Date:
Wednesday 9th October 2019
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