Bristol City has recorded some dramatic crimes this year. According to the latest crime report, dramatic burglary and ATM theft topped the list of the major crimes in the city.
While the better part of 2020 will be remembered for lockdown due to coronavirus, there were incidences of serious crimes that were reported.
In January, a man drilled into an ATM located along Gloucester Road leading to an explosion. Police officers were forced to close the road in Horfield as they investigated the incident. Several shop fronts and windows were completely damaged by the explosion.
Later in the month, a man raped a teenage girl while she was on her way home. The man followed the victim after she alighted from a bus in the Easton area.
In February, a sexual assault incident was reported at Motion nightclub where a 20-year old woman was attacked by an unknown man. The woman was sexually assaulted before the man fled away at around 1:00 am.
The original set of the Bristol mayor’s chain was also stolen in February in a dramatic burglary. The burglars also took away with other valuables after they broke into the council unit located Brunei Way at Cumberland Basin.
Two delivery vans were burned down in Southmead in March. Later in the month, a group of five men with metal bars attacked a Bristol man in Easton.
April recorded only one serious crime incident because of the lockdown. An attempted murder incident was reported in Knowle when a woman stabbed her husband leaving him to fight for his life.
In May, there were incidences of aggravated burglary and cannabis seizure in Bristol.
In June, the police reported an incident of disturbance caused by an axeman in Southville. The incident was reported when the police were doing patrols using a helicopter.