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  • Fire service welcomes prison sentences for arsonists behind Sandhill Park blaze

    By This is Somerset at 13:03 on 05/03/13
    Aerial shot of Sandhill Park destroyed by the arson attack in November 2011
    Fire chiefs have welcomed the prison sentences handed to four men found guilty of starting a blaze that severely damaged a Somerset stately home. More than 50 firefighters and six fire engines spent nearly 12 hours battling the blaze at Sandhill Park at Bishops Lydeard, near Taunton, in November 2011. At Taunton Crown Court last week, four men were jailed after pleading guilty to arson at a previous hearing. Marcus Tancock, aged 20,...
  • Blind man sick with fear after being assaulted in Taunton

    By abbie_taunton at 14:51 on 01/03/13
    Anyone with information on the assault should contact the police on 101
    A blind man was assaulted in Taunton this week leaving him so terrified he threw up on the pavement. The victim has just 2% vision and was walking home along South Road in Taunton shortly after 1pm last Tuesday (February 26) when he was approached by a male and a female on Holway Avenue. He was pushed twice in the chest before he ran off. He believed he knocked into someone at this point. As a result of the attack, the victim had to...
  • £1,200 worth of Heroin seized in Taunton drugs raid

    By abbie_taunton at 15:49 on 04/02/13
    Suspected drugs seized in Taunton and Bridgwater
    £1,200 worth of Heroin has been seized from a man's home in Halcon, Taunton. Police Officers raided the man's Halcon home at midnight on January 26 finding both Heroin and crack cocaine in the property. A 39 year-old man and a 33 year-old man were both arrested. The 39 year-old man has been bailed pending further investigation and forensic testing. The next day Police arrested a 19-year-old man, again from the Halcon area of...
  • Man detained in Taunton on suspicion of murder after discovery of woman's body

    By abbie_taunton at 12:36 on 14/01/13
    Police at a home in Melksham yesterday after a woman's body was discovered
    A man has been arrested in Somerset on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a woman's body at a property in Wiltshire yesterday. Avon and Somerset Police said a 51-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody at Taunton police station. The arrest is in connection with the discovery of a body at a house in Melksham yesterday morning. A post-mortem examination is likely to take place this afternoon and formal identificat...
  • Racist thugs leave man wounded in Taunton's Victoria Park

    By abbie_taunton at 13:21 on 07/01/13
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    Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a vicious assault in Taunton last week. At 10pm on Wednesday 2 January a 34 year old man was walking through Victoria Park to meet his wife when he was attacked by several white men wearing hooded tops. He was punched and kicked to the ground causing extensive cuts and bruising. The thugs then shouted racial abuse before running off, police reported. The victim was then...

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