Tuesday, July 25, 2017

“Get ’em off!”: Officer mistaken for stripper in Del Boy moment

A TROWBRIDGE PCSO got more than he bargained for when he wandered innocently into a woman's 50th birthday party - and was mistaken for the stripper. Police Community Support Officer Mike Obern was out on foot patrol when he popped...

Tesco calling time on 24-hour shopping

SUPERSTORE giant Tesco has announced that 76 of its 24-hour stores will no longer open all through the night. Swindon's giant Ocotal Way outlet plus superstores in Salisbury and Trowbridge will not be affected, but the Tesco Extra in Cirencester...

Witness appeal as Trowbridge woman dives on pavement to avoid car attack

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman claimed she had to dive out of the way of a car that was deliberately driven at her in Trowbridge. The 20-year-old female has told officers that the vehicle was driven at...

UPDATE: Men in car approaching Trowbridge girl a misunderstanding, say police

UPDATE: Police released a further statement shortly before midnight on Friday confirming the investigation has been suspended due to a "misunderstanding". The statement read: "Further to earlier reports of a 12-year-old girl being approached by two men in a car...

Lewis Morrison, 21, charged with Trowbridge stabbing

A 21-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear in court today charged in connection with an incident where a man was stabbed in Trowbridge. Lewis Morrison, of no fixed address, has been charged with wounding with intent, causing grievous bodily harm with...

Trowbridge Masons support dementia charity with four-figure donation

MEMBERS of the Clarendon Masonic Lodge in Trowbridge dropped in to Alzheimer’s Support’s head office in Park Road to hand over £1,520 raised at a series of fundraising events. The money was raised by a Ladies Night at Cumberwell Golf...

Trowbridge woman, 24, dodges imprisonment following fake caravan holiday scam

A 24-YEAR-OLD woman from Trowbridge has been given a 40-week prison sentence suspended for two years after pleading guilty to three counts of fraud. Amy Carpenter, of Heeks Crescent, Hilperton, appeared at Chippenham Magistrates Court on 24 March 2016 for...

Jail term to keep heroin dealer off the streets of Trowbridge

TROWBRIDGE drug dealer Kaseem Smiri has been sentenced to three years and two months in prison for possession of heroin with intent to supply, possession of crack cocaine with intent to supply and possession of criminal property. On 26 January 2016, officers...

Traffic chaos in Trowbridge as wheelchair user is cut from car

THREE cars have crashed in Trowbridge, causing Friday evening rush-hour chaos. The collision happened shortly after 4pm and involved a red Nissan, a black Kia Sedona and a BMW. Police, paramedics and fire crews are attending the scene. Three people, believed to be...

Holt woman, 47, jailed following death of Bradford on Avon man

A CLASS A drug dealer from Holt has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after she was found guilty of supplying heroin. Hayley Beaven, aged 47, of Green Close, was found guilty at an earlier trial at Swindon Crown Court. On 2 May...

“Nick won his toughest fight yet”: Wiltshire boxer Blackwell emerges from coma

WILTSHIRE boxer Nick Blackwell has woken from his coma. The 25-year-old had been placed in an induced coma for almost seven days at St. Mary's Hospital following his collapse in the wake of a brutal defeat at the hands of Chris...

Cutting the cloth: New business set to move into Trowbridge’s historic Handle House

A UNIQUE building in Trowbridge with links to the town’s cloth manufacturing heritage is set to be repurposed for the 21st Century. Built in 1844 as part of Studley Mill, the walls of the Grade II-listed Handle House in Stallard...

Colin hangs up the hose, after 42 years fighting Wiltshire’s fires

ONE of the country’s longest serving wholetime firefighters is about to hang up his firekit for the last time. Colin Colton joined Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service on 11 March 1974, initially serving at Salisbury before moving to Trowbridge in...

Double delight for Hope Nature Centre

THE Hope Nature Centre - set up by two parents of young people with learning disabilities - has been given a bumper cheque for £550 by Wiltshire Freemasons. And that was only the start of the good news for the...

Man punched in face while waiting for train at Trowbridge station

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an incident which took place at Trowbridge train station. Between 9.30am and 10am on Tuesday 29 March 2016, a 25-year-old man was stood on platform 2 waiting for a train to Bournemouth when a...