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 has been recalled to prison after assaulting a shopper outside Tesco in Stroud.

The assault took place outside the store in Stratford Road on Friday.

Police said the man was charged with offences of wounding and witness intimidation in connection with the incident.

FULL STORY: Shopper assaulted outside Tesco in Stroud

Hundreds of fines have been handed out by police for breaches of Covid-19 laws in Gloucestershire since they came into force, figures show.

Data published by the National Police Chiefs Council shows a total of 279 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) were issued by Gloucestershire Constabulary between March 27 and December 20.

FULL STORY: Gloucestershire police issue hundreds of coronavirus fines during pandemic

More than 50 tourists were spoken to by police on Sunday in the North Cotswolds.

Police are continuing to crackdown on those making non-essential journeys, engaging with a large number of tourists throughout the day, with 'many sent home'.

FULL STORY: More than 50 tourists spoken to by police in the Cotswolds

Police prevented an illegal rave from taking place in Bristol, and handed out fines to 38 people who hoped to go to the event.

Officers were alerted to the plans after 'Bristol Freerave' was advertised at an undisclosed location on social media.

A 19 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance

FULL STORY: 38 fined for Covid breaches as police prevent suspected Bristol rave

Dursley Town Council has issued a warning after residents received fraudulent telephone calls.

Reports indicate that someone impersonating town councillors has been calling to discuss the bank and shop closures in the town.

Police have been notified.

FULL STORY: Caller impersonating town councillors targeting Dursley