There will be increased security measures including search points at Gloucester’s Kingsholm stadium this weekend. The increased security measures will mean a full road closure from 2pm on Saturday in Kingsholm Road, prior to the Sale Sharks match. Those with parking permits to park at the ground are asked to ensure that they arrive in good time prior to the closure being put in place.
Those using the Park and Ride service are advised that this service will drop supporters in Worcester Street by the bridge to allow the bus to return up Black Dog Way and return to the Park and Ride point . It will also collect from this point after the game. Supporters are also advised that there is also a Search Regime at all access points to the ground, so the club wishes to ask all supporters to ensure that they arrive in sufficient time to allow security staff time to carry out these measures. Gloucester Rugby would like to thank all concerned for their co-operation at this time. The Gloucester-Sale Sharks game kicks off at 3pm.
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A Dulcote2 man who threw several fireworks, hitting a quarry security guard with one, and then attacked his van before stabbing him on the finger with a metal centre punch has been given a conditional discharge by magistrates. Christopher Randle had been drinking when he launched the attack claiming he was fed up with workers from the quarry constantly tooting their horns as they drove past his caravan. The victim was shocked when he heard the first firework going over the top of his van, and when he got out to see what was happening a second one was set off and hit him on the right side of his body.
When the defendant later returned holding a metal object he hit out with it, connecting with the security guard’s hand causing an injury to his finger.
Randle, 50, of Bishops Park Way, pleaded guilty to assaulting Gavin Molloy by beating him and causing damage to his Iphone at Dulcote on March 13 when he appeared before the court5 at Yeovil6. Emma Lenanton, prosecuting, said that Mr Molloy was working as a security guard at a quarry near Wells when he was approached by Randle at the main gate and a verbal disagreement took place between them. “A short time later the victim was sat in his van when he saw a firework go over the top of his vehicle so he got out and saw Randle stood in the direction it had come from,” she said.
“A second firework was set off which hit Mr Molloy on the right hand side of his body but no injury was caused, and it then hit the back of his van so he got back inside and locked the door. “Randle walked towards the door and tried to open it and then started kicking and banging the window before walking away.” The defendant then returned and went back to the driver’s door and the victim could see he had a metal object in his hand and he started to hit the window with it.
Mr Molloy called his manager who rang the police and he then got out of the van and could see Randle still had the object.
He had his Iphone in his hand and the defendant then hit out with the centre punch, connecting with the victim’s hand and finger and causing his phone to be knocked onto the ground cracking the screen. The victim’s manager arrived at the scene and assisted him in restraining Randle, removing the metal object, and the police then arrived and arrested him. During interview the defendant said he had taken co-codamol and drunk around eight pints of cider and was heavily under the influence of alcohol.
“He said it did it just for fun and told the police he was simply trying to wind the security guard up,” added Miss Lenanton. In a statement made by Mr Molloy he said that his finger was still sore a few days after the incident and he had to pay 150 for a new screen for his Iphone. Randle told the court that he had got a bit drunk and the offence was just “stupidity”.
He said: “The security guards had been tooting their horns at me on a previous occasion and I was just too drunk and got stupid and wound him up to have a bit of fun, however I understand it’s serious,” he said.
“I want to apologise as I was being very silly and it is all a bit vague as I have a bit of an alcohol problem. “I live in a caravan round the corner from the quarry and three cars have been tooting their horns at me and were winding me up, so I wound them up after finding a few fireworks I had left over from Christmas.” The magistrates imposed a six month conditional discharge on Randle and ordered him to pay 150 compensation to Mr Molloy for the damage to his phone along with 85 costs and an 85 victim surcharge.
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Would-be thieves got the shock of their lives when they bumped into a security guard after breaking into Regent Arcade. Two men covered their faces when they made their way into the shopping centre on Tuesday morning but were scared off by security staff. Two men with their faces obscured broke into the Regent Arcade shopping centre in the early hours of Tuesday morning, but were left sorely disappointed after being disturbed by the security guard.
One of the men was said to be carrying a recycling box. Scott Lahive, centre manager at the Regent Arcade, said: “There was a break in at the Regent Arcade in the early hours of Tuesday, March 28. “However, thanks to the prompt action of our security team, damage was minimal and nothing was stolen.”
And now, police are appealing for witnesses after one person saw a dark vehicle speeding away from the scene. Read: Video shows aftermath of M5 smash that caused 90 minutes of delays in miles of tailbacks2 A spokesperson for Gloucestershire Constabulary said said the force received reports at 12.30am on Tuesday morning. The spokesman said: “Two men were seen in the arcade by a female security guard . They had their faces obscured by something and one was carrying a recycling box. “They left after being disturbed by the guard . A witness saw a dark vehicle, possibly an estate driving into the Arcade car park at about the same time, then 10 minutes later speeding rapidly out of the car park.” A Regent Arcade shopper, who did not wish to be named, has spoken about her shock.
She said: “If the security guard had been five minutes later, they could have stolen something very valuable .
They’re such lovely people in the arcade and in the Goldsmiths upstairs – it doesn’t matter if you’re the duke or the dustman.” Sarah Price, who runs Toys2Grow, with Melanie Fisher and Laura Davis on the first floor has also spoken about her shock. Sarah said: “We didn’t know there was a break-in but that’s the beauty of being in the arcade you pay for the extra security.”
The Regent Arcade has stepped up its security since the terror attack in Westminster by urging traders to be vigilant .
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 6 of 28/3/17.
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