Tickets still available for gala evening promoting county’s employers supporting carers

A GALA evening to celebrate the progress Wiltshire employers are making towards accommodating employees who are carers is being staged on Thursday 21 January. The event in Devizes is being hosted by the county-based Working for Carers programme and will be...

Devizes man, 24, held on multiple burglary and drug charges

A DEVIZES man has been charged with multiple counts of burglary and drug possession. Scott Duncan Grant, 24, of Caen Hill Gardens, has been charged with two counts of burglary, three counts of shoplifting and possession of a Class A...

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...

Seven and a half years for Devizes robber who left 84-year-old with broken pelvis

A MAN has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a robbery in Devizes which left an 84-year-old woman with a fractured pelvis. Anthony John Higson, 33, of no fixed address, appeared for sentencing at Swindon Crown Court on Friday, 27 November...

Former office manager jailed for swindling £106k from Devizes surgery

A WILTSHIRE woman has been sentenced to 20 months in jail after pleading guilty to committing fraud at a doctors' surgery in Devizes. At a previous legal hearing, Carolanne Spence from Dummer Way, Chippenham, pleaded guilty to defrauding Lansdowne doctors'...

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...

Driver killed in A361 crash identified as Mark Aziz, 57

WILTSHIRE Police have confirm that formal identification has now taken place for the driver who sadly died following a road traffic collision on the A361 between Devizes and Beckhampton yesterday morning. Mark Aziz, aged 57, from Devizes, was driving a...

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...

Fatal A361 smash near Devizes claims the life of local man

A DRIVER has been killed in a crash near Devizes this morning. Wiltshire Police were called out at 6.30am to a serious collision on the A361 between Devizes and Beckhampton, north bound past the Bishop Cannings/Blacklands crossroads. Ambulance and fire crew...

A361 closed near Devizes following serious crash

THE A361 near Devizes has been closed following a two-car crash early this morning. The collision happened shortly after 6am just beyond the dual carriageway at Bishops Cannings. Emergency services are in attendance, including fire and rescue crews from Devizes and...

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...

Sainsbury’s meat thief jailed after threatening Devizes staff with screwdriver

A BURGLAR who threatened shop staff with a screwdriver after stealing meat and alcohol from Sainsbury's in Devizes has been jailed. On Sunday September 13, Robert Gavin, 40, of no fixed abode, broke into the closed store after opening hours...

The beast of Quakers Walk: Police investigate reports of wild dog attacks

POLICE in Devizes have confirmed they are investigating after reports of a wild dog attacking deer and wildlife near the canal. There have been several sightings of the whippet/lurcher type animal loose in fields and woodland to the west of...

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...

Devizes man charged with robbery after incident which left pensioner with broken hip

A MAN from Devizes has been charged with robbery after an elderly woman was mugged in Snuff Street on Monday. The 33-year-old has been remanded in custody. Police are not releasing his name at this stage due to operational issues. The elderly...