Trio deny causing death of Max, man airlifted after White Horse fall…& holiday park chemical spill


THREE men have denied causing the death of Seend teenager Max Lewis in a fatal crash near Melksham last year. Daniel Palmer, Connor Forester and Julian Drew all pleaded not guilty to causing death by dangerous driving. Palmer, 23, was driving the car in which 19-year-old Max was killed. Forester and Drew were driving two other cars on Forest Road, a narrow country stretch between Lacock and Melksham. (WDP)

PHOTOGRAPHER Trevor Porter was on hand to capture the moment a Coastguard helicopter arrived to rescue a man who suffered severe injuries after toppling down the Westbury White Horse walk yesterday. The man sustained a broken pelvis and was flown to the major trauma unit at Southampton General Hospital. (Wiltshire Times)

THE wildlife at a nature reserve in Malmesbury is under threat due to vandalism and anti-social behaviour. The culprits have been cutting down trees, making dens using beer barrels, starting fires and smoking cannabis in the Conygre Mead Nature Reserve, sparking fears that the habitat will be destroyed. (Wilts & Glos Standard)

TWENTY-FIVE firefighters from four stations were dispatched to deal with a chemical leak at a local holiday park. One man was overcome by fumes at the Sandy Balls site near Fordingbridge after chlorine leaked from a pump linked to the park’s swimming pool. (Salisbury Journal)

POLICE have confirmed they will be looking to press criminal damage charges to those responsible for leaving a vast crop circle on farmland near Malmesbury. The farmer had not given permission for the spiral formation – the cost of which could run into thousands. (Gazette & Herald)



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