Police step up patrols after spate of vehicle crime

EXTRA police patrols are being carried out in Melksham after a spate of vehicle crimes over the weekend. Police had a report that a Nissan Sunny had been stolen from a driveway in Wiltshire Crescent which it is thought was then reversed...

Teenager suffers broken nose in attack by masked pair

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager suffered a broken nose in an attack. A 15-year-old was walking in Hartmoor Road, between Broadleas Road and Broadleas Park, after 4pm on Wednesday Debember 7, when two males ran up to him. They attacked...

Competition success is Crowning Glory for Darcy

THREE Wiltshire children have received an early Christmas present from Santa when they won a festive competition – but for one little girl winning was even more special. Five-year-old Darcy Davies, of Steeple Ashton, came first in the Crowning Glory...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Guardians of the Galaxy… or Devizes?

I like the anonymous old lady I was chatting with, sadly she told me her husband is unwell. Rather than report his condition she promptly took to criticising The Great Western Hospital; the waiting, the bad organisation, the lack...

Christmas presents arriving at GWH for young patients

MEMBERS of Pinkertons Motorcycle Club are making a special journey to the Great Western Hospital this weekend to deliver some early Christmas presents to young patients. The bikers have been making annual trips to the GWH for the 25 years to...

One hurt when Army lorries crash at A360 crossing point

TWO Army lorries crashed this evening, with one person being hurt. Fire crews from Devizes and the heavy rescue tender from Trowbridge went to the crash on an Army crossing on the A360 at Tilshead. One injured person was helped from the vehicle by...

Speeding drivers stopped during awareness week

SPEEDING was the focus of Community Speed Watch (CSW) volunteers and Wiltshire Police special constables during National Road Safety Week. The aim was to help educate speeding drivers and raise public awareness of the dangers of driving over the speed limit. During three days...

Police warning after spate of Trowbridge crimes

RESIDENTS are being urged to be extra vigilant following a spate of incidents in an area of Trowbridge. Overnight, between December 7 and 8, a series of crimes were reported in Paxcroft Mead, including burglaries, theft and vehicle crime. A man was...

Dad admits having £2k of cocaine and £500 of ecstasy tablets

A DAD caught with £2,000 worth of cocaine and £500 worth of ecstasy tablets has been given a suspended prison sentence. Jason Davis, 36, of Fairfield, Cricklade, pleaded guilty to possessing 32.85g of cocaine. His denial of having it with intent to...

Ban, fine, relationship breakdown, death… Police warn drink and drug drivers this Christmas

THE Christmas drink and drug-driving campaign is being launched by Wiltshire Police this week. Wiltshire Police officers and members of Tri Force Roads Policing Unit will be conducting high profile roadside checks at all times of the day and night, to...

Are there wallabies about in Wiltshire again?

A FOOTLOOSE and free wallaby has been spotted in Wiltshire. Corinna Elsey posted on Facebook: "Wallaby spotted on Filands Road just on the grass verge opposite Bloor Homes development. "Has anyone lost a pet wallaby or know someone who has them?" To those...

£20k target of 72-hour air ambulance campaign hit

A 72-hour campaign to raise £20,000 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s new flight room has hit its target. The new flight room will be at the charity’s proposed new airbase on land at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham. The £20,000 needed for the flight...

Top tips to beat burglars after police make arrest

POLICE have issued tips to beat criminals after a series of burglaries in Royal Wootton Bassett in recent weeks. A man was arrested on Saturday, Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Police posted on their Facebook page. "Residents are still advised however to...

Bidding raises more than £500 as silent auction enters its last week

A SILENT auction to raise money for a new cricket pavilion now it in its final week has already raised more than £500. A fundraising campaign was launched 18 months ago in memory of Ainslie Duffell, a much-loved wife and mother, sister and daughter...

Counter terrorism week hailed a succcess

A WEEK-long social media campaign by Wiltshire Police to raise awareness of counter terrorism draws to an end this weekend. The campaign, which coincided with the National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week, aimed to inform the public about how they can...