WARMINSTER NEWS

WARMINSTER NEWS

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...

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...

Stourhead’s garden foundations revealed as lake levels lowered

VISITORS to Stourhead’s landscape garden this month will have the opportunity to observe rarely seen views of the famous man-made lake’s foundations, as the water levels have been lowered to enable valve replacement work to be carried out. This essential...

“Would you like to play a game?”: Warning as Wiltshire schoolgirls are approached by...

PARENTS of students in Warminster have been issued warning letters after two schoolgirls were approached by a group of men yesterday and invited to “play a game”. Kingdown School head Sara Edwards has written to parents following the incident. The group...

Warminster ticket holder £5,000 richer as draw raises nearly £40k for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance wishes to thank everyone who took part in its Grand Christmas Draw, which raised £39,758.24 for the charity. The draw was made on 7 January 2016 and the winning ticket numbers were: 1st prize £5,000: 146251 – Warminster; 2nd prize £250: 456241...