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Police appeal for witnesses after fatal collision

A pedestrian who  died following a collision with a car in Melksham earlier this month has been named.  Thomas Collis, 60, from Melksham, died from the injuries he sustained following…

Melksham’s CCTV project cut from town council budget – community safety campaigners up in arms

A LOCAL community safety campaigner has criticised the town council for not allocating any money to the development of the town’s CCTV coverage in the 2020/21 budget. According to the chairperson of the…

Residents demand police take action against car vandals

RESIDENTS of Dorset Crescent are calling for action to be taken to stop incidents of vehicle vandalism in the area. During the festive period, three cars on Dorset Crescent were…

Would you pay an extra one pound per month to maintain local policing?

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, is asking members of the public for their feedback on a proposed £1 per month increase to maintain local…

CCTV released following shoplifting offences

Police are trying to identify two men in relation to a shoplifting offence which took place in Asda in Melksham on Tuesday 31st December – New Year’s Eve. Police say,…

Man Assaulted – Witness Appeal

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a suspected assault in Melksham.  Officers were called to an address on Murray Walk in the town at around 11.30pm on 30th March where…

Wiltshire Police to stop taking reports of lost and found property

POLICE have announced that they will no longer deal with the vast majority of lost and found property. a Wiltshire Police spokesperson said, “The decision is in line with a…

Spotlight on Police on the beat

Local residents can learn more about how their community is policed as part of the ‘On the Beat’ campaign that has been launched by Wiltshire Police. Cllr Jonathon Seed, who…

Two arrested for driving and drugs offences after car stopped in Melksham

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of driving and drug offences after an officer on patrol stopped a car in Melksham. The officer was driving along Semington Road at…

Man sentenced for 10 months imprisonment after assaulting partner

A man has been jailed for 10 months imprisonment after assaulting his partner in Pewsey.  Ratnasingham Sumanraj, aged 27, of Beanacre Road, Melksham, was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court on…

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