Frampton Cotterell was treated to a shock visit from Home Secretary Sajid Javid on Friday as he joined MP Luke Hall in the area near to where he used to live.

On February 8, Mr Javid visited the area to speak with residents and police officers about the issues that are facing their community, this included a visit to his in-laws!

This comes as Mr Javid announced plans for £8 million of funding for Avon and Somerset Police as well as 100 additional officers in the community.

The plans came as a result of Luke Hall writing a letter to Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens highlighting the areas in which our community would like to see further resources and investment deployed.

Recent survey results indicated that increased policing in Thornbury was a major concern after the numerous arson attacks on Castle School as well as an increase in anti-social behaviour in the area.

MP Luke Hall revealed he was pleased that Mr Javid had returned to the area.

"I was delighted that the Home Secretary came to South Gloucestershire to show his support for our local Frampton Cotterell Council candidates Tom, Marion and Jenna.

"Hearing from officers and residents about the rise in police funding has demonstrated the importance that the community place on good local policing."