Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Thief casually walks out of Sainsbury’s holding FORTY-FIVE cans of lager

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a theft from Sainsbury's in Devizes. The incident happened on Tuesday 8th September 2015 around 2.50pm. A man entered the store picked up three cases of Carling lager and left without attempting to pay...

Three growing firms find new home in Bath Road Business Centre, Devizes

AN aerial fitness studio, an ironing firm and a rare book seller have found new premises at Bath Road Business Centre in Devizes after one large commercial unit was split into several smaller spaces. The landlord had previously struggled to find...

Devizes man stole money from brother’s bank account hours after his death

A MAN has pleaded guilty to three counts of fraud by false representation and possession of a class A drug after stealing money from the bank account of his deceased brother. Peter Dean, aged 38, of Southbroom Road, Devizes, appeared...

14-month-old boy suffers fractured skull in Devizes collision

POLICE are appealing for information after a young child was involved in a road traffic collision. At approximately 1.50pm on Monday August 3, emergency services were called to the communal parking area to the rear of Freeman Road in Devizes. A...
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VIDEO: Spot yourself in the Devizes Half Marathon

OUR Eye in the Sky returned to terra firma to capture the thrills and spills of this year’s Devizes Half Marathon. Simon Folkard’s aerial drones were given the weekend off due to high winds during last Sunday’s event, but the...

Police appeal as convertible BMW is trashed in Devizes

POLICE are appealing for information after a vehicle was damaged in Devizes overnight between Friday 22 and Saturday 23 April. The vehicle damaged was a convertible BMW. Extensive damage was caused to the soft top roof, both wing mirrors were detached,...

Class A idiots: High level drugs duo arrested after crashing into police car

OFFICERS from Wiltshire Police's Dedicated Crime Team have arrested two males on suspicion of supplying large quantities of crack cocaine and heroin into Wiltshire from Bristol. On Wednesday, police attempted to stop a vehicle in the village of Doynton near Bristol. The...

Did you see blue Micra? Fresh plea after death of Devizes man in fatal...

WILTSHIRE Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses after the victim of yesterday's fatal crash on the A361 was revealed to be a 57-year-old man from Devizes. The collision happened just beyond the stretch of dual carriageway north of...

Corsham man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing to stop at collision...

A 26-YEAR-OLD Corsham man was arrested last night after failing to stop at a road traffic collision. At approximately 10.10pm, a 23-year-old man was driving a BMW Z4 near The Three Magpies pub, Sells Green, Seend, in the direction of Melksham, when he became...

Trick: Three-year-old witch used to steal handbag in “disgraceful” Halloween robbery

A WOMAN had her handbag stolen following a Halloween trick or treat sting in Devizes involving a girl as young as THREE. Police are seeking information following the incident on 31 October. An adult female accompanied by the girl knocked...

Arrest made after man, 42, is hospitalised following Market Place attack

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault which took place in the Market Place in Devizes in the early hours of Sunday morning, May 31. A 42-year-old man, from Devizes, was attacked at around 2.30am outside The Corn Exchange. The...

Devizes manhunt following car chase through town

A HEAVY police presence is currently conducting a manhunt in Devizes - yards from their own headquarters. Dozens of officers, supported by dogs and the police helicopter are scouring the London Road area near HQ for the suspect, who fled...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Breakthrough for food bank

I CAN'T believe the amount of ground we’ve covered within this humble weekly column. When looking back in order to put the book together, (plug-plug) it became clear how important this adventure has been, in some instances! Yeah we’ve had...

Police dispatch firearms unit as Melksham man is arrested following chase through Devizes

A 40-YEAR-OLD man from Melksham was arrested on Friday on suspicion of failing to stop for a police officer and driving a vehicle dangerously. Tri-force officers from the Dog Unit, Traffic and Firearms were all involved in the incident after...

Charity throws tea party to tell volunteers they’re the icing on the cake

VOLUNTEERS who together have given 2,500 hours of their time during the last 12 months, were thrown a tea party to say ‘thank you’, by Carer Support Wiltshire. The charity is helped by 74 volunteers, who collectively spent 2,497.9 hours...