Wiltshire garden centre launches contest for artistic youngsters to crown santa

CHILDREN across the Warminster area are invited to make a festive crown to present to Santa in his grotto as part of a garden centre’s festive activities. Santa will be visiting Lakeside Garden Centre, Crockerton, Warminster on Saturday and Sunday...

Investigation launched as Wiltshire man dies in police taser incident

AN investigation has been launched following the death of a man who was tasered by a police officer at an address in Warminster. The 44-year-old died at the scene during the incident on Wednesday night, as officers responded to a...

Search goes on for missing Warminster teen Reece Durnin

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old boy. Reece Durnin, from Warminster, has not been seen since 1.50pm on 6 September 2016 although he has made contact with family members during this time. Officers believe Reece...

Suspended sentence for Warminster man who hounded and assaulted online dating match

A WARMINSTER man has been sentenced to 20 weeks imprisonment suspended for 18 months after pleading guilty to harassment and assault by beating. Barry Webb, 52, of Swaledale Road, appeared at North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he...

String of Wiltshire pubs targeted in day of burglaries

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following three incidents at public houses on Saturday. Wiltshire Police received a call at 8.30am on 9 July 2016, reporting that a safe had been stolen from The Swan Inn, Warminster Road, Stoford. It is...

28-year-old arrested as brutal Warminster attack leaves teen with shattered jaw

WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of GBH in Warminster. At approximately 2.40am on Sunday 19 June 2016, a 19-year-old local man was assaulted in Weymouth Street by a male, who punched him. As a result of the...

IN PICTURES: Baby boom at Longleat

KEEPERS at Longleat have plenty of cause for celebration following a number of births in the famous safari park. The new arrivals, all of whom arrived within three weeks of each of other, include a scimitar-horned oryx, a Rothschild giraffe...

Unidentified pedestrian fights for life after collision with transporter near Warminster

AN UNIDENTIFIED pedestrian is fighting for life at Southmead Hospital after colliding with a transporter near Warminster in the early hours of this morning. The incident happened at 4.18am on the A36 between the Cley Hill roundabout and the Granada...

Stourhead set to host an Immortal Triathlon

STOURHEAD is hosting two triathlon events on 14 and 15 May. Working with Immortal Sport the National Trust property will be hosting a sprint distance and a middle distance triathlon with over 500 triathletes enjoying the Stourhead estate near Warminster in...

Pensioner has purse snatched in Warminster Lidl – do you recognise suspect?

A CCTV image has been released following an incident in which a purse was stolen from a shopper's bag in Lidl, Warminster. The incident happened between 10.30am and 11am on 3 March. A 66-year-old woman was shopping in the store when...

Glastonbury Festival set to relocate to new Wiltshire home

ONE of the world's biggest music festival is set to move to Wiltshire. Longleat is looking like the red-hot favourite to host the Glastonbury Festival from 2018, after founder Michael Eavis confirmed the event would be looking to move due to ongoing complications...

Urgent appeal to find missing Warminster teenager Tommy Cooper

POLICE are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 15-year-old boy who is missing from the Warminster area. Tommy Cooper has been missing from Maiden Bradley since 1 April 2016. Police would like to hear from anyone who may have...

Traffic warning as articulated lorry leaves A36 and careers into ditch

FRIDAY afternoon commuters can expect delays on the A36 after an articulated left the road and ploughed into a ditch between Warminster and Dilton Marsh Nobody has been injured in the incident but police are currently trying to clear the...

Is this the Grim Reaper lurking outside a Wiltshire funeral directors?

IT’S THE picture that has most of Warminster speculating. Just WHAT is that figure lurking outside a George Street funeral directors? Kirsty Clinch snapped the chilling image stood next to Crème De La Cod shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening...

UPDATE: Male in Warminster CCTV footage makes himself known to police

UPDATE: The individual shown on the CCTV footage has now made himself known to police. As such we have removed the image while the case continues.   POLICE have released a CCTV image of a key suspect as they continue to investigate...