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Major police operation sees Eastville serious assault suspect arrested in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 9:59 pm by SH (Editor)

View into Manor Farm Crescent from Brook Way.

A wanted man arrested during a major police operation in Bradley Stoke last Friday (7th September) has appeared in court charged with a number of offences relating to a serious assault that took place at the Tesco Extra store in Eastville a week earlier.

The 34-year-old, from Easton, appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on Saturday where he was charged with two counts of wounding with intent, one count of affray, one count of possession of an offensive weapon and one count of dangerous driving.

One eye witness account of Friday’s raid on a residential property in Manor Farm Crescent (off Brook Way) described a “huge police presence [with] undercover and armed police and loads of cars”. Other witnesses reported seeing “loads of armed police” and one said the operation looked like “an anti-terror raid [with] full tac gear”.

The man arrested in Bradley Stoke had been named as a suspect by police earlier in the week. Members of the public were advised not to approach him but to call 999 if they saw him.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court at a later date.

It was revealed on Saturday that two other people had been arrested for “assisting an offender”, but they have since been released “under investigation”.

A Bristol Post report on the Eastville incident described how horrified shoppers were forced to flee the shop via the emergency exit after what police later described as a “disorder” started inside the store and spilled out into the car park. A 43-year-old man suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident. A bladed weapon used during the assault was later recovered by officers.

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Man arrested following reports of “serious sexual assault” in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Wednesday 4th April 2018 at 5:42 pm by SH (Editor)

Photo of a police officer removing a tape barrier at the scene of the reported assault.

A man has been arrested following reports of a “serious sexual assault” in Bradley Stoke on Easter Sunday (1st April).

The news, released only today (Wednesday 4th April), comes three days after a police cordon was seen to be in place for several hours on Sunday morning, centred on a footpath connecting Brook Way with the playing field at Patchway Common (behind Bradley Stoke Surgery).

A number of Journal readers living in the area, near Oaktree Crescent, also reported that police had conducted house-to-house enquiries on Sunday morning.

The investigation scene was finally closed down at around 12.15pm on Sunday.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said:

“We were called at about 7.30am on Sunday 1st April to reports of a serious sexual assault in Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke. A 22-year-old man has been arrested and released under investigation.”

Photo: A police officer removes a tape barrier at the scene of the reported assault. The view is from Brook Way. The building on the left is Bradley Stoke Surgery. The tape was blocking access to the footpath which leads through to the playing field at Patchway Common.

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Witness appeal following assault in Palmers Leaze – Man charged with attempted murder

Posted on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 5:18 pm by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Police want to trace a female motorist who came to the aid of a woman being seriously assaulted outside a house in Palmers Leaze, Bradley Stoke, at around 1pm on Monday (10th August).

The Good Samaritan was driving a blue car and is described as having dark hair and speaking with a foreign accent.

Avon and Somerset Police say they would like her, and any other witnesses to the assault, to call their Investigations department on 101, quoting reference number 87750/15.

A 36-year-old man, Richard Perks, of no given address, was due to appear before Bristol Magistrates today (Wednesday 12th August) charged with attempted murder and possessing an offensive weapon (a craft knife) in a public place.

Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

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Aftershave clue to sexual assault in Bradley Stoke

Posted on Friday 12th June 2015 at 12:01 am by SH (Editor)

Paco Rabanne 1 Million eau de toilette.

Detectives believe the distinctive smell of a men’s aftershave could be an important clue in their hunt for a sex attacker in Bradley Stoke.

They say they want to hear from anyone in the Bradley Stoke area who knows a man who wears Paco Rabanne 1 Million – the perfume the attacker’s victim, a 22-year-old woman, has identified.

Detective Inspector Dom Graham, leading the investigation, said:

“This was a particularly nasty and unprovoked stranger assault. I want the public’s help with any aspect of this enquiry, and my appeal today is – if you know anyone who wears this aftershave, call us on 101 or on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your information could lead us to this man and help solve this case.”

The new information comes on the eve of the one-week anniversary of the assault, which took place at approximately 11.45pm on Saturday 6th June.

Police notice appealing for help following a sexual assault in Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

Police have been carrying out extra patrols in the area, a path called Concorde Way that runs beneath Bradley Stoke Way. Signs appealing for information have been  put on fences and lampposts, and officers have carried out house-to-house calls and have spoken to people who use the route.

There will be an increased police presence in the area on Saturday as officers step up their appeal for witnesses and information, and seek to reassure the public.

Detective Inspector Graham added:

“Bradley Stoke is a safe place to live, but in the light of this assault our advice is for people to be vigilant, be careful and to keep yourself safe.”

Photo #1: Paco Rabanne 1 Million eau de toilette.

Photo #2: Police appeal sign in the Three Brooks Local Nature Reserve, near the Bradley Stoke Way bridge.

Source: Press release from Avon and Somerset Police.

[Editor’s note] Revised description in full:

“The attacker is described as white, possibly in his mid-30s, about 6ft 1ins tall, well-built with broad shoulders. He was wearing a grey hooded top with a central zip. The hood had white strings that were frayed at the ends. His shoes were dark, with laces and high-cut up to the ankles, with thick soles of a different shade. He smelt like Paco Rabanne 1 Million.”

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