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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…

Appeal for information after girl assaulted near Melksham park

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 14-year-old girl was assaulted near a Melksham park. It happened on Sunday 24th June between 2pm and 3pm, near the play park off…

Postman dismissed for missing mail

A MELKSHAM postman has been dismissed from his role following complaints of mail going missing. The news follows a number of concerns, shared by residents on the ‘Sham Shout Outs’ Facebook…

Partnership working in fight to foil fly-tippers

Wiltshire Council is fighting fly-tipping in Melksham in a joint campaign with the town council. Church Street car park has been used as an illegal dumping ground for the last…

Warning to dog walkers following incident in Whitley

POLICE are appealing for information following an incident occurred in the field at the top of Littleworth Lane, Whitley, Melksham, which took place at approximately 3pm on Saturday 4th November.…

Beware of doorstep crime warn police after Melksham local loses £1,660 to con-artist

WILTSHIRE Police are warning people to be more vigilant after a Melksham resident was conned out of £1,660 by a man offering to do work on the fascia of their bungalow.…

High visibility patrols in Melksham following anti-social behaviour

Officers have been conducting high visibility patrols in Melksham following reports of drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and aggressive begging in recent weeks. Uniformed officers from Trowbridge and Melksham Community Policing…

Cat owners urged to be vigilant as cases of antifreeze poisoning are reported

CAT owners in the Awdry Avenue area have reported a number of cases of antifreeze poisoning, resulting in their pets having to be euthanised. Veterinary nurse at the Chapel Surgery Lisa…

Appeal for information after ‘heartless’ shop robberies

POLICE are appealing for information after shops in Melksham were burgled last month and over £1,000 stolen. Two charity shops and a butchers were robbed on the weekend of 11th …

Appeal following assault in Melksham

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Melksham. At approximately 1.50am on Saturday 17th December, a 33-year-old man was assaulted by a group of people outside Peacocks, in…

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