Trowbridge man charged with multiple gun offences

A MAN from Trowbridge who was arrested on suspicion of possessing unlawful explosives, has been charged with two offences involving firearms. It followed a search of a property in Frome Road, Trowbridge on Friday September 19 last year, when Andrew Webber...

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...

UPDATE: Driver, 72, killed as crash closes road at White Horse Business Park

UPDATE: Wiltshire Police have confirmed a 72-year-old man, the driver of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. A woman in her 60s, who was the passenger in the car, is being treated by paramedics. She is not...

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...

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...

Police seek witnesses after woman reports John of Gaunt alley attack

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman reported being sexually assaulted near a Trowbridge school. The incident happened between 12.30am and 1.30am on Monday 16 November. It's believed the woman was walking in the alleyway which runs from Pitman Avenue to the...

CCTV of suspect released after pensioner purse thefts in Swindon and Trowbridge branches of...

POLICE are appealing for information following two thefts at Aldi supermarkets across the county. On 17 February 2016, a 72-year-old woman was shopping in the Aldi store in Bradley Road, Trowbridge, when she left her trolley unattended for a very...

Serious crash at crossroads near Trowbridge, drivers warned to avoid area

THE crossroads of a main route near Trowbridge has been closed ahead of rush hour following a serious crash. Emergency services are currently at the scene at the A366/B3109 crossroads at Wingfield heading towards Farleigh Hungerford. The injuries sustain by the parties...

Wetherspoons pub forced to close after RAT ‘ran up leg of customer and stole...

A WETHERSPOONS pub in Wiltshire was closed last night – after a diner claimed a rat ran up her partner's leg and took a chip from his hand. The Albany Palace in Trowbridge asked customers to leave and shut up...

Police increase evening patrols in Warminster and Trowbridge

POLICE in Trowbridge and Warminster have launched a new night-time economy operation designed to keep the community safe over Christmas and beyond. Operation Bacchus will see an increased visible police presence in the towns during the party season in the...

Gang member ‘Tiny’ gets three years after Trowbridge drugs bust

A TROWBRIDGE-BASED drug dealer has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty to drug offences. Bilihimin Omisola, aged 24, came to the attention of officers in August 2015. Officers were called to an address in Newtown in relation to...

Three Trowbridge boys, 16, and woman, 40, arrested as police seize weapon and drugs...

Police have arrested three 16-year-old boys and a 40-year-old woman, all from Trowbridge, for drugs and weapons offences. Officers from the Wiltshire Police Dedicated Crime Team stopped two of the teenagers, who were driving a VW Polo, on Tuesday, October...

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...

Trowbridge youths in court over ‘summer of mayhem’

FOUR teenage boys have been sentenced in court for their part in what police have dubbed a 'summer of mayhem' in Trowbridge. The quartet faced numerous charges, including GBH, driving and drug offences. A 17-year-old male was sentenced to a 12-month detention...