Five arrested as stolen vehicle rams police car and crashes into Warminster School


TWO men have been charged and a further three arrested after a stolen car’s run came to an abrupt halt – my ramming a police car and then crashing into Warminster School.

Police were called to a garage in High Street, Upavon, at 4.20am on 28 October to reports that three vehicles had been stolen, a Fiat, a Kia and a Golf, as well as a number of sets of car keys.

Officers spotted the Golf near Westbury but the vehicle failed to stop and reverse rammed a police car causing significant damage, before continuing towards Warminster.

It then crashed into Warminster School.

Ross Pinnock, 29, from Bristol, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with burglary and a number of driving offences.

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Further inquiries led officers to an address in Warminster where four men, aged 22, 23, 25 and 28, were arrested.

The stolen Fiat was found in a nearby pub car park.

Further searches of addresses in the Westbury and Warminster area led to the discovery of sets of car keys and the stolen Kia.

Richard Andrew, 28, from Warminster has been charged with burglary.

The three other arrested men have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Pinnock and Andrew have been remanded in custody ahead of a court appearance later this month.

Anyone who witnessed the burglary or has any information about the stolen vehicles is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.





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