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Police are searching a block of flats in Bristol in connection
with a man who was found dead on Christmas Eve.
Mohammed Abduerezak suffered multiple stab wounds.
The 31 year old, who friends say was an asylum seeker,
was found in the village of Siston in South Gloucestershire.
And the communal bins outside these flats in Bristol.
Dumped by a roadside in the days before Christmas.
Police say Mohammed Abdurezak died from multiple stab wounds.
He was discovered in the village of Siston on Christmas Eve.
But officers believe he was killed elsewhere.
This morning on a housing estate in Bristol, several police vans
converged on these flats and taped off the area.
A shock to those living nearby. So far no weapon's been found.
There has been quite a bit of activity with the police fans, but
no one knew what was going on. It is a nice place to live. Well
maintained, well looked after. No trouble as far as I know. So far no
weapon has been found. It's believed Mr
Abdurezek lived here. Several police vans arrived here
today and they have been searching, not just in, but outside over the
past few hours. They are looking through the bins, we do not know
what they are looking for but we know that when the body was
discovered, there was no wallet and also his mobile phone was missing as
well. This picture shows him
in October before running He was also keen on football
and a friend described him as a joyful character
who was seeking positive Rest in peace Mo.' Police
are working to trace his missing personal belongings and piece
together what happened A fund set-up to help a scaffolder
from Somerset who was badly injured following an electric shock has
exceeded its target. Jamie Mines had to have a leg
and hand amputated after the incident in Swindon just before
Christmas. A GoFundMe page has raised more
than twenty one thousand pounds. The Health and Safety
Executive is investigating. There's a call for more people
in the region to give blood Filton in Bristol is home
to the biggest blood More people miss their appointments
at this time of year so they need A couple from Wiltshire are taking
on an aviation challenge that's Julian Midder and Sarah Brown
are going to fly the Paris to Dakar Rally route
in a microlight. If they make it, they'll
set a new world record. Here's our Wiltshire
Reporter Will Glennon. They regularly are seen
in the skies over the West, but how about flying thousands
of miles in a microlight? Julian is an instructor
at Membury Airfield and his partner is Sarah, known as Jez,
also a qualified pilot. They want to take on the Paris
to Dakar Rally route. It is going to take us to parts
of the world we have never been to and it will stretch our flying
experience into new ways. Microlights look like small planes,
but the wings are essentially made of thick fabric,
the panels are extremely thin The couple will take off
from Wiltshire, flying down through France and Spain and then
across to Africa, to Morocco, western Sahara and Mauritania
to Dakar in Senegal. The terrain will be
remote and inhospitable It is called the Skeleton Coast,
there are literally miles where the Sahara desert goes
straight into the Atlantic Ocean We are a very long
way away from help. There's really not much
between you and the outside world. Microlights do not have
complex instruments, Bad weather, even the cloud
can force you down. This is a little cockleshell
of a plane and if that changes, if it gets windier or it looks
like there might be rain to content with, we effectively
have to fly around it, Julian and Jezz hope to raise money
for the charity WaterAid but before that they still need about ?10,000
in sponsorship to cover costs. They are hoping to set off
sometime next spring. Will Glennon, BBC
Points West, at Membury. Football now and four
of our teams play tonight. In the championship Bristol City
are away at Ipswich. In league One, Swindon
take on MK Dons. League Two Cheltenham host
Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Now as the end of the year
approaches, keepers at Bristol Zoo have been busy counting
all the animals. The annual census
revealed they have 14,200 One of the biggest challenges was
working out what's in the aquarium! The count helps the zoo keep
track of species that Well, the keepers know their animals
very well and for animals like meerkats, we know we have got
ten animals in here, and it is something
that is easy to do. Seven gorillas, three pygmy hippos,
but when it comes to big colonies of leaf-cutter ants or spiny mice,
something like that, or bees or something, then of course
it is much more difficult. To help stay on top of things
the zoo also keeps a daily Let's get the weekend weather
forecast now with Ian. Thank you. Met Office provisional
figures suggest that 26 team will be the warmest year on record for the
UK going back to 1910. We will start 2017 on a decidedly cold note, but
prior to them, through the course of tomorrow, it will be a fairly mild
day, it is looking dry or thereabouts but by the time we get
to midnight and into New Year's Day, there might be some rain around but
most of the rain will arrive in the early hours and it is behind that
that we find colder air appearing from the North, quite quickly. Here
is a wider look at how the story unfolds. A warning for fall, not as
extensive as this morning. You will notice the cold front running
southwards, through late tomorrow night and in comes the colder air
which we can trace all the way back up to the Arctic Circle. For
tonight, temperatures should remain frost free. There will be fog
around, quite dense in places, watch out for that tomorrow morning,
particularly in parts of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. When that
clears, we will have generally a lot of cloud, some brighter spells, it
will remain dry in the South West until we get laid into the evening,
approaching midnight, in comes the cold front. -- late into the
evening. Most of the rain holding off until the early hours of Sunday.
Temperatures will be fairly mild, between nine and 10 degrees, but
watch the change as we head into New Year's Day and I think it will be
even colder as we head into Monday. That visit from me.
I'm back with an update in the late news.
Good evening, fog has been a problem in recent days, slow changes over
the next 48 hours or so as this weather front moves south bringing
rain and behind it, much cleaner, cold arctic air which will sweep