Family fears for safety of missing Melksham man Lee Bishop

POLICE are appealing for the public's help in finding a 35-year-old man who has gone missing from Melksham. Lee Bishop was reported missing by his family this morning and they are growing increasingly concerned about his welfare. He is described as...

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...

Melksham man, 21, jailed for sex attack and robbery

A 21-YEAR-OLD man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman in Trowbridge last year has been jailed for two years and eight months. Igor Abramik, of Methuen Avenue, in Melksham, appeared at Swindon Crown Court for sentencing this afternoon. He had...

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 jailed after knifepoint rape of girl, 13, in Melksham

A MAN has been jailed for six-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to the historic rape and indecent assault of a 13-year-old girl. Adrian Barnett, 43, previously of Twerton, Bath, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on Friday 18 March 2016. On...

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 Waitrose to sponsor 2016 Food & River Festival

FOLLOWING last year’s spectacularly successful Melksham Food & River Festival, Melksham Waitrose has once again agreed to be the main sponsor of this increasingly popular community event which is held in early September. Chris Smith, manager of the local Waitrose...

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,...

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...

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...

Melksham man attacked in own home by burglar with baseball bat

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was assaulted during an aggravated burglary in Melksham. The victim, who is in his 40s, was at his home in Beanacre Road when the incident happened just after 8pm on Wednesday, 3 February A...

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...

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...

Serious crash closes A350 between Chippenham and Melksham

EMERGENCY services are dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A350 between Chippenham and Melksham. The crash, involving a single vehicle, happened shortly before 7.30pm this evening at the junction of Whitehall Garden Centre. It is believed a male...

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...