Monday, August 21, 2017

14 years for sex offender after FOUR decades of attacks in Salisbury

A 63-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after commiting a string of sexual assaults in Salisbury over a four-decade period. On Monday 4 July, Arthur John Bonner was found guilty of four sexual assaults following a week long trial...

Pregnant fake charity collector jailed for six years after targeting the elderly

A WOMAN who was arrested in Salisbury has been sentenced to six years in prison following a series of distraction burglaries and frauds committed in the Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Sussex areas. Kayleigh Mitchell, 25, of Croydon Close, Southampton, appeared...

Man arrested as car smashes into party marquee, injuring 14

FOURTEEN people have been injured after a car careered into a party marquee just over the county border in Hampshire. The Wiltshire Air Ambulance was part of the emergency services effort dispatched to Dene Farm in North Wallop late last...

Remembering Them with vocal ace at Salisbury concert

THE annual Salisbury Festival of Remembrance concert, We Will Remember Them, will this year feature, for the first time, its acclaimed Central Band of The Royal British Legion. The November 1 concert is produced by the Royal British Legion for...

Calendar helps raise money in memory of Wiltshire firefighter

A CALENDAR is helping raise money in memory of Wiltshire firefighter Miles Abel, to help others suffering mental health problems. Miles, who suffered severe anxiety, died in January. Since his death his wife Di, family and friends, have been raising...

Salisbury Cathedral opens its library to the public

THIS September Salisbury Cathedral is opening its 15th century library to individuals and small groups as part of its commitment to making its precious collections more accessible to the public. Library Tours will take place in the early afternoon, followed by...

CCTV of suspect released after 88-year-old is robbed in Salisbury High Street

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information after an 88-year-old woman had her bank card stolen in Salisbury. The incident happened on Thursday 3 September at Barclays Bank on the High Street. At around 11.45am, the elderly victim, who is from Salisbury,...

Cyclist falls foul of 1,000-tacs trick…for third time

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for information after a cyclist reported more than a thousand tacs being placed on a public path in the Salisbury area. The pins were discovered by the cyclist who got a puncture as he was cycling...

Police issue safety advice as lone woman is assaulted by multiple men in Salisbury...

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault which took place in the Clarendon Road/Kelsey Road area of Salisbury. A woman was walking down the alleyway between the two roads between 10pm and 10.30pm on Friday night when she...

Salisbury cyclist left with face and back injuries after hit and run

POLICE are appealing for information following an incident in Salisbury city centre in which a 26-year-old man was injured. The victim, who is from the Salisbury area, was cycling home between 5pm and 6pm on 4 January 2016 when he was...

Police seek beige Mini after woman seriously hurt in hit-run

A WOMAN has been seriously hurt in a suspected hit-and-run incident. Police say the woman, a pedestrian in her early 20s, suffered serious limb injuries in the collision at the junction of Petersfinger Road and Milford Mill Road in Salisbury, near the...

Wiltshire crew respond after man who can’t swim falls into 30ft well

CREWS from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue helped save a man in his 60s who can not swim - after he fell 30 feet into a well. The incident happened inside a barn in Linford in the New Forest on Tuesday...

Prolific Salisbury burglar behind bars at last

DAVID Leslie Clift, 39, from Salisbury has been sentenced at the city's Crown Court for a series of burglaries in the area. Clift was given a three-year prison sentence. Clift is a prolific offender and admitted at a previous hearing five...

Two cars seized during number plate sting in Ludgershall

POLICE carried out a successful Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operation in the south of the county yesterday. Community Beat Manager Tim Bunt and PCSO Maria Downham were joined by PC Alex Collins from Amesbury Response and PC Rachel Noble...

“Serious threat to women”: Five years for pervert following city centre assault

A 54-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to five years and four months in prison after sexually assaulting a vulnerable young woman in Salisbury. Gary Albert Taylor, of no fixed address in Guildford, was sent down yesterday at Salisbury Crown Court...