Police link Swindon and Melksham burglaries as homeowner is attacked with iron rod

WILTSHIRE Police is appealing for information following two burglaries which occurred on Saturday 27 August 2016 in Swindon and Melksham. Shortly before 8.30pm a family returned to their home on Beatrice Street, Swindon to find two men upstairs. The homeowner,...

Appeal to track down £5k power tool haul after raid on Bowerhill business

POLICE are investigating a burglary in Melksham and are asking for help in locating some of the stolen items. In the early hours of Wednesday 17 August, a burglary took place at Absolute Power Tools in Bowerhill. The suspects stole more than...

Two men wounded by rifle shots in Melksham fields

WILTSHIRE Police is investigating two incidents which occurred in the King George Playing Fields, Melksham on Wednesday. At approximately 11.30pm, a 24-year-old man sustained a small puncture wound to his leg as a result of being hit by what is believed...

Melksham car dealership hosting event to showcase mobility support for the disabled

MELKSHAM Mitsubishi will host an event designed to raise awareness of the support available to disabled people when it comes to Motability and independence. Chris Edwards, Dealer Event Executive at the Motability charity, will be on hand to explain how...

Police tracking two youths after blaze guts Melksham cricket pavilion

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a fire at the cricket pavilion in Melksham. The fire service alerted police to the incident behind Melksham House in the Market Place at 2.20pm on Sunday 5 June. As a result of the fire,...

Plans for new air ambulance home to go on public display

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance (WAA) will be undertaking public consultation on the proposed layout and design of its new home. The charity was granted Outline Planning Permission by Wiltshire Council for a new Operations Centre on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington,...

Melksham volunteer supports national good-cause campaign

A MELKSHAM resident is supporting a national campaign which encourages people to donate their time to good causes. Christine Clarke has been helping at the new Barnardo’s shop on Verbana Court, behind the Water Meadow restaurant, since it first opened...

Man fighting for life, three others extracted from vehicle as HGV collides with turning...

A MAN is fighting for his life at Southmead Hospital after the Vauxhall Insignia he was driving collided with a heavy goods vehicle near Seend last night. Reports suggest the driver was attempting a u-turn on the A361 at 9.10pm...

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...

18-year sentence for child rapist from Melksham

A MELKSHAM man has been sentenced to 18 years imprisonment after pleading guilty to 43 serious child sex offences. Joseph Lee, aged 31, formerly of Ogilvie Square in Calne, appeared at Swindon Crown Court on Friday where he pleaded guilty...

Dorothy House thanks Melksham Mitsubishi as support saves thousands

A HOSPICE that helps people in Wiltshire and Somerset has saved thousands of pounds thanks to a Mitsubishi dealership in Melksham. Dorothy House Hospice Care was given a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for a year by Melksham Mitsubishi in Western Way...

Residents on alert after string of burglaries across Melksham

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a series of burglaries in Melksham during the early hours of Monday 18 April 2016. Premises in Beanacre Road were targeted with padlocks broken on outbuildings and property stolen. Around the same time offenders broke into...

Dealers get total of six years as police swoop in Chippenham and Melksham

DRUG dealer O'Shane Finlayson has today been sentenced to four years imprisonment following an investigation by Wiltshire Police's Dedicated Crime Team. The 24-year-old, pictured right, is the third member of a gang to be sentenced following an investigation by DCT...

The Dark Knight raises…funds for RUH at Batman-themed Melksham event

FROM William Doizer’s camp sixties TV show to Christopher Nolan’s dark portrayals, Batman has seen many incarnations. But have you ever seen him vacate Gotham to journey to Melksham, where the Joker has captured the Mayor and holds her in...

Children’s charity delighted by support for Melksham shop

CHILDREN'S charity Barnardo’s has been delighted by the support for its new Melksham shop. The Verbena Court store is located behind the Water Meadow pub on the eastern side of the town. It has only been open for a month but...