Six police officers were treated in hospital after diving into a river in a bid to rescue five occupants of a car which had crashed into the water.
Police said the six officers dived into the River Avon in a bid to save the silver BMW's occupants after it crashed into the water today.
Two other women were being interviewed as witnesses in what the Fire Service described as a "complex" and "unusual" incident.Oh, really? Well, now the court case is over, we can see just what was so 'complex and unusual' about it:
A drink-driver who careered off a city centre bridge, killing a young mum, had been driving with no licence or insurance for 13 years.
A court heard Shennie Jaffer had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath when tested, nearly three hours after losing control of his BMW car in Passage Street and plunging into the Floating Harbour.
Bristol Crown Court heard Jaffer, of Robertson Road, Easton, had been showing off and refused to slow down or stop even though his terrified passengers – who included his pregnant girlfriend – pleaded with him before the accident at 4am on October 20
Jaffer dived into the water several times but his frantic efforts to free her failed and she drowned.
The court heard the 31-year-old then went home, where police later found him and his girlfriend, next to wet clothes. Disoriented Jaffer initially told them they were "corrupt" in targeting him, before saying: "I tried to help her."
He had previous convictions for failing to stop after an accident in 2004, when he was banned for a year, and failing to provide a breath specimen in 2009, when he was banned for two years.Nothing too unusual there. Nothing too unusual about the defence's laughable attempts, either:
Mr Rose said eventually his client walked away in shock and was found at home, disorientated, with his wet clothes beside him.
He said: "That disorientation was more than mere alcohol.
"When first spoken to he was aggressive and defensive. But he admitted matters regarding him driving in the police station.
"He was exuberant that night, in an excess of high spirits. Now he is very subdued, quiet and thoughtful and inevitably affected by it."Yes, clearly, he's the victim. OK, maybe the punishment from the justice system is the 'complex and unusual' part?
Jaffer was jailed for six years and eight months yesterday...Nope. Guess not.