Five men charged after armed gang forces way into Yate home

FIVE people have been arrested after a group of armed men forced their way into a home in Yate.

Police say the incident happened in Stanshawes Drive in the early hours of February 29.

An Avon & Somerset police spokesperson said: “We were told there were a number of people in the house, potentially carrying weapons, who subsequently left with a number of household items.

“Safeguarding action has been taken to help protect those living at the address.

“A little more than an hour after the call to police was made, five men had been arrested.”

Yate man among five arrested

One man from Yate and four others, from London and Kent have been charged with aggravated burglary and remanded in custody.

They are: Santiago Pablo, aged 31, of Cater Drive in Yate, who has also been charged with attempted aggravated burglary relating to an incident on January 30; Anthony Docherty, 38, of Red Hill, Bromley; Daniel Gray, 32, of Bark Hart Road, Bromley; Adrian Kupperblatt, 62, of Meadowside, Greenwich; Michael Peters, 32, of Eltham Green Road, Greenwich.

The spokesperson said all five men appeared before Bristol Magistrates Court on March 2 and have been remanded in custody, to appear at Bristol Crown Court on April 8.