Heavy police presence at Weston College in search of robbery suspect

PUBLISHED: 17:06 10 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:15 10 August 2017

Lower Church Road has been closed as a result of the incident.

Lower Church Road has been closed as a result of the incident.

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There is a heavy police presence in Weston-super-Mare today (Thursday) after a robbery took place near Jubilee Park.

Police are on the scene in Lower Church Road after an incident.Police are on the scene in Lower Church Road after an incident.

The robbery happened in Colombo Crescent earlier today but there are now four police cars in Lower Church Road, near Weston College, trying to find one of the culprits.

The road has been shut as a result.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “We were called to reports of a robbery in the Jubilee Park area, Colombo Crescent at about 4.20pm.

“The victim had a bike taken by two men, which has been recovered.

Police are dealing with the incident in Lower Church Road.Police are dealing with the incident in Lower Church Road.

“One of the two men has been detained on suspicion of robbery.

“Another man is still being sought in area near the college.”

A spokesman for Weston College said: “There are no students at the college as it is the summer break.

“We have a swipe in and swipe out system, so there is no way anyone could have got into the building.”

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