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Elderly Wiltshire couple targeted by high value telephone scam

POLICE are urging people to be vigilant against fraudsters after an elderly Wiltshire couple were conned out of tens of thousands of pounds in a telephone scam.  The couple, in…

Witness appeal after Melksham man seriously injured

WILTSHIRE Police is appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision near Box which has left a Melksham man seriously injured.  The incident happened on the afternoon  of Wednesday…

Sentence given to Bowerhill man for manslaughter of wife

A MAN who admitted the manslaughter of his wife at their home in Bowerhill has been sentenced to a hospital order and restriction order. Detective Chief Inspector Ian Saunders of…

Atworth vandalised

Last month two panes of glass in the new bus shelter in Atworth were deliberately smashed in. Following this, a further six panes were recently smashed, leaving no glass at…

Fly tipping outside charity shop

Fly tipping outside charity shop

DOROTHY House charity has expressed concern after an increase in fly tipping outside their Melksham shop.  Staff returned to work at the shop following the weekend to find three sofas,…

Wiltshire Air Ambulance helps during police chase through Melksham

Wiltshire Air Ambulance helps during police chase through Melksham

A SUSPECTED car thief was arrested following a chase through Melksham by Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Air Ambulance.  A grey Vauxhall Zafira was flagged up on the A420 in Chippenham…

Heartbreak after break-in at Melksham’s Riverside Club

Heartbreak after break-in at Melksham’s Riverside Club

THE Riverside Club, which is used by community groups in Melksham, has had thousands of pounds worth of damage and numerous items stolen  following a break-in.  In the early hours…

Sandridge speed limit raise defended

WILTSHIRE Council has defended its plans to increase the speed limit on Sandridge Hill following a strong objection from Melksham Without Parish Council. The county council says the speed limit…

Wiltshire Police £300k bill in Mark Andrews’ case

LEGAL action against a Melksham police officer, who was jailed, sacked and then eventually cleared has cost Wiltshire Police more than £300,000 Sergeant Mark Andrews was working at Melksham Police…

Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner visits Melksham

Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner visits Melksham

POLICE and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, joined local officers and residents at a Neighbourhood Watch meeting recently.  Held at Melksham House on Saturday 8th June, the…