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.

A man suspected of assaulting staff at Morrisons in Nailsworth on Thursday has been arrested.

The man, who was detained by members of staff, is also alleged to have arrived at the supermarket in a stolen Mini.

FULL STORY: Staff detain man after employees assaulted at Morrisons in Nailsworth

Women in Yate are being warned of a potentially dangerous man lurking in bushes after two were chased by a strange man last week.

Police have been informed about the two incidents after a man leapt from the bushes along Kennedy Way.

FULL STORY: Warning after man twice leaps from bushes and chases women near Tesco in Yate

Gloucestershire Police issued 14 fines to people breaching Covid-19 regulations last weekend.

This included six people in Gloucester, four in Stroud and two in Nailsworth.

FULL STORY: Four from Stroud fined after social gathering at weekend

The managers of two South Gloucestershire pubs have been fined for breaching Covid restrictions.

The council worked alongside the police to issue fines to the individuals managing The White Swan in Downend and Ye Olde Inn in Westerleigh.

FULL STORY: Managers fined after two pubs in South Gloucestershire breach rules

Scammers are targeting Stroud residents pretending to be police, Gloucestershire Constabulary have warned.

They are calling landlines and asking people for help with a fake investigation, before telling them to withdraw cash from a bank.

The fraudsters ask their victims to read out the notes’ serial numbers, before claiming they are counterfeit and convincing them to give the money to a ‘courier’ to be destroyed.

FULL STORY: Fake police fraudsters target Stroud homes in cash scam