The five biggest crime stories in Gloucestershire this week

Here are five of the biggest crime stories that have featured in the SNJ, Gazette Series or Wilts Glos Standard over the past few days. Police are appealing for information following an assault on farmland near the South Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border. A woman and her friend trespassed on private farmland in Luckington – wrongly believing there was a fox hunt in progress.

The landowner was then punched in the face when she asked them to leave. FULL STORY: Police appeal for information following an assault on farmland Two “extremely dangerous fly-tips” of asbestos have been dumped next to a public footpath in the Cotswolds.

On both occasions asbestos sheets were placed in a one ton bag and dumped using a tipper truck next to the footpath entrance in Somerford Keynes. FULL STORY: Flytippers dump ‘extremely dangerous’ asbestos next to public footpath Police have fined a driver caught going 80mph in a 60mph zone as part of a speeding crackdown in the North Cotswolds.

Last weekend police ticketed five motorbikes and a car on the A44 at Chipping Campden. FULL STORY: Driver caught at 80mph in speeding crackdown in Cotswolds ‘Mindless’ yobs have ruined grassroots football pitches in Yate by tearing up the grass pitches on motorcycles.

Staff at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC), home to Yate United Football Club, have contacted the police after twice being the victims of vandalism. FULL STORY: Fury after motorbike yobs ruin children’s football pitches in Yate obscene graffiti has been scrawled over a window at the village hall in Chedworth.

The cigarette stub box was also vandalised in the second episode of vandalism in the village this year.

FULL STORY: Obscene graffiti scrawled over Chedworth Village Hall window

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