News in Bristol & NE Somerset - The Week In

  • Becky Watts’ step-brother is charged with her murder

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      The step-brother of St George teenager Becky Watts has today been charged with her murder. Nathan Matthews, 28, of Cotton Mill Lane, Barton Hill, remains in custody and is due before Bristol Magistrates’ Court tomorrow at 10am. Shauna Hoare, 21, …

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  • Bishop Mike pays tribute to Becky’s family and reveals her suspected murder has affected him deeply

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    The Bishop of Bristol the Rt Rev Mike Hill today said the family of Becky Watts were in his thoughts and prayers and that as the father of four daughters he had been deeply affected by her suspected murder. In …

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  • Becky’s stepbrother and his girlfriend understood to be pair arrested in connection with her murder

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    The couple being questioned over the kidnap and murder of Becky Watts are understood to be her stepbrother and his girlfriend. The pair arrested, named locally as Nathan Matthews, 28, and his girlfriend Shauna Phillips, 21, from Barton Hill, are …

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  • Body parts found in the search for Becky Watts – seven people now in custody

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    Body parts have been found in the search for missing St George teenager Becky Watts, police revealed this morning. Detective Superintendent Mike Courtiour said: “As a result of new information received late last night we attended a house at Barton …

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  • Man and woman arrested on suspicion of murdering Becky Watts

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    A 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman who were arrested on Saturday on suspicion of the kidnap of missing teenager Becky Watts from St George have this afternoon  been further arrested on suspicion of her murder. This morning, a district …

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  • Becky Watts investigation focuses on black Vauxhall Zafira

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    Police are today appealing for witnesses who may have seen a black Vauxhall Zafira as they continue their investigation into the disappearance of Becky Watts from St George.  “We would like to hear from anyone who saw a black Vauxhall …

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  • ‘No significant items found so far’ in search for missing Becky

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    More police resources are being brought in as the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts intensifies.  A number of locations have now been searched within a 2km radius of Becky’s home address in St George, but detectives say that no …

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  • Grange School closure due to be rubberstamped next week amid calls for an inquiry

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    The decision to close the Grange School & Sports College at Warmley at the end of August 2017 is expected to be rubberstamped this week. South Gloucestershire Council’s Children & Young People Committee voted in December to close the school …

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  • Two people arrested this afternoon in connection with Becky’s disappearance

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    The parents of missing Becky Watts say they are preparing themselves for the worst after police announced this afternoon that two people have been arrested in connection with their daughter’s disappearance. Detective Superintendent Liz Tunks, who is heading up the …

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  • Petition urges council to reconsider sale of woodland in Keynsham

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    Within days of being launched, a petition calling on B&NES Council to withdraw woodland in Keynsham from being sold for a development has been signed by more than 600 people. The online petition has been started by Snapdragons Nursery which …

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