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Arrests following county lines intensification week in Yeovil

Arrests following county lines intensification week in Yeovil

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Avon and Somerset Police coordinated a week of action in Yeovil last week to tackle county lines drug dealing and the associated exploitation of vulnerable people.
Date:
Friday 15th May 2020
Keeping children safe during the Coronavirus pandemic

Keeping children safe during the Coronavirus pandemic

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Avon and Somerset Police are helping to keep young people safe online during the Coronavirus pandemic, by promoting a new online safety campaign that supports parents to keep their children safe on their devices.
Date:
Thursday 14th May 2020
Police patrols detect over 1300 speeding drivers putting others at risk,  as they respond to community concerns

Police patrols detect over 1300 speeding drivers putting others at risk, as they respond to community concerns

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Avon and Somerset Police have stepped up traffic patrols having seen the weekly number of complaints around speeding double in the weeks during lockdown. The dramatic increase comes as some drivers choose to abuse quieter roads by driving well in excess of speed limits, putting other road users including families and cyclists taking daily exercise at risk.
Date:
Monday 11th May 2020
Special Constables supporting police and public during coronavirus crisis

Special Constables supporting police and public during coronavirus crisis

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Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner and Avon and Somerset Police are really grateful to all the Special Constables who have been putting in extra hours to help out during the current coronavirus situation.
Date:
Monday 4th May 2020
Emergency funding to support the most vulnerable victims during coronavirus crisis

Emergency funding to support the most vulnerable victims during coronavirus crisis

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In response to the Government announcement of £76m of extra funding for support services for vulnerable victims (including victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery) Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said:"I welcome this much needed additional funding that will go towards supporting victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery."
Date:
Monday 4th May 2020
Police launch domestic abuse campaign to victims and survivors to seek help

Police launch domestic abuse campaign to victims and survivors to seek help

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Avon and Somerset Police are urging anyone who is dealing with domestic abuse, or anyone who is concerned that someone they know could be dealing with domestic abuse, to come forward and ask for help.
Date:
Wednesday 29th April 2020
Chief Constable and PCC: There's no safe space for criminals during lockdown

Chief Constable and PCC: There's no safe space for criminals during lockdown

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Understandably, local people are concerned about the way criminals are taking advantage of this national health emergency. I want to reassure you that the police are still out there, tackling burglaries, robberies, drug-dealing and much more, to keep us all safe despite the exceptional circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date:
Tuesday 28th April 2020
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner appointed

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner appointed

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Sue Mountstevens has announced the appointment of John Smith to assist her as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
Date:
Thursday 23rd April 2020
Show patience and compassion when visiting pharmacies

Show patience and compassion when visiting pharmacies

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Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is urging Avon and Somerset residents to be patient and compassionate when visiting local pharmacies, following concerns of violent and threatening behaviour towards pharmaceutical staff across the UK.
Date:
Monday 20th April 2020
Avon and Somerset Police horse to be officially named 'Hero'  in lasting tribute to NHS workers

Avon and Somerset Police horse to be officially named 'Hero' in lasting tribute to NHS workers

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Avon and Somerset Police are to break with the tradition of naming police horses after locations across their force area, instead announcing that its youngest equine recruit will officially be named 'Hero' from today (16 April). The move will be a lasting tribute to the NHS workers and carers who have been saving lives and comforting the sick and dying during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
Friday 17th April 2020
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