Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Van carrying thousands of pounds worth of jewellery shunted and stolen in audacious A350...

THE driver of a van saw his vehicle - which contained 'thousands of pounds worth of jewellery' - pinched in front of his eyes after being involved in a minor crash on the A350 last night. The man, accompanied by...

Chippenham woman killed in three-vehicle Lacock horror smash

A 49-YEAR-OLD Chippenham woman has been killed in a three-vehicle crash on the A350 near Lacock. Three other people were also hospitalised following the collision which happened at 8.41pm last night, 100 yards from the Corsham Road junction. The female was...

Monkton Park raids the latest in string of ‘Asian gold’ robberies across Wiltshire

WILTSHIRE Police are urging people to take extra precautions after a number of 'Asian gold' burglaries in recent weeks. A number of homes have been broken into where burglars have targeted expensive jewellery rather than the usual high-value electronic items. In...

Crash and fuel spillage causing major delays on busy Melksham road

EMERGENCY services are dealing with a major clean up operation after a crash on one of Melksham's busiest sections of road this morning. Wiltshire Police received a call at 8am reporting a road traffic collision on the roundabout outside Countrywide...

Two cut from vehicles after A350 head-on crash

TWO people had to be mechanically cut from their vehicles after a head-on crash on the A350 near Lacock last night. Emergency services received a call at 6.44pm reporting the serious collision on the Melksham side of the village at...

Melksham house hit by 30,000ft frozen poo bomb

A RETIRED couple from Melksham were left with a gaping hole in their roof after a lump of frozen poo fell from a passing plane. Keith Mead, 70, and wife Ruth, 67, heard a loud bang and scarpered outside their Corncockle...

Police appeal after Melksham scrap involving pregnant woman

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight involving a pregnant woman in Melksham. The altercation took place between three individuals on King Street on Saturday October 3. The incident happened at around 10pm and involved one man, and two women...

Three sent to prison for role in Lacock death crash

A 23-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for causing the death of Melksham teenager Max Lewis by careless driving. Dan Palmer, 23, was sentenced today, along with Julian Drew, 26, and Connor Forrester, 19, who were also...

Renewed appeal for bus witnesses after passenger punched and robbed female driver

DETECTIVES are renewing an appeal for information after a robbery occurred on a bus in Melksham on September 2. The bus was a Faresaver (X34) which travelled from Frome to Melksham. The driver stopped in Longford Road, Melksham at approximately 6.30pm,...

Female bus driver punched in face and robbed of takings by passenger

DETECTIVES from Melksham CID are appealing for information following a robbery which took place on a bus in Melksham yesterday. The bus was a Faresaver (X34) which travelled from Frome to Melksham. The driver stopped in Longford Road, Melksham at...

Chippenham man hospitalised with eye socket injury after attack in Melksham

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following reports that a Chippenham man suffered an injury to his eye socket after he was attacked in Melksham. The 33-year-old was out in Melksham town centre during the evening of Saturday, July 4....

Melksham cyclist suffers serious head and lung injuries in A419 spill

A MELKSHAM man was seriously injured while cycling on the A419 near Blunsdon this morning. The man was riding his pedal cycle to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford at approximately 9.08am when the incident happened. It was initially believed...

Widow vows to win right-to-die war after losing European Court battle

THE widow of Melksham man Tony Nicklinson has vowed to fight on after her family's failed legal bid to legalise assisted dying in the UK at the European Court of Human Rights. Jane Nicklinson's 58-year-old husband died three years ago...