Firefighters called to get fat drunk upright, Bassett shop worker pinches £10k of scratchcards…and war hero finally honoured, aged 98


A DRUNK woman who fell over in a Swindon nightclub toilet was so fat that firefighters had to be called get her upright. A firecrew rushed to the scene at the Casbah but were also unable to lift the 18-year-old in the cubicle and radioed for paramedics. In the end it took five emergency service workers to roll her onto a stretcher. (Western Daily Press)

A 27-YEAR-OLD Swindon man has been put on the sex offenders’ register for five years after assaulting a 13-year-old girl in Asda. The young girl, who had become separated from her parents at the Orbital superstore, says she is now afraid to be left alone for any period of time. (Swindon Advertiser)

A CRUDWELL farmer is the first of more than a 1,000 across the west country to find their land infiltrated by new footpaths and bridleways across their land due to a bizarre legal ruling over the wording of documents written 200 years ago. (Western Daily Press)

A SAINSBURY’S employee in Wootton Bassett who pinched £10,000 worth of scratchcards has avoided a prison term after a judge heard he has secured a job at a rival supermarket. (Swindon Advertiser)

GEORGE Morris, a 98-year-old war hero, has finally been honoured for his bravery with the Arctic Star medal. The gong was presented to him at Marlborough Lodge Care Home. (Gazette & Herald)

A MELKSHAM woman will run 200 miles to raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation. Aimee Frew, 29, will take on the challenge after surviving the disease in 1991, at the age of five. (Wiltshire Times)



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