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  1. Dog 'deliberately' killed with sharp object

    Police officer and car

    A dog found dead in Chippenham was 'deliberately' killed with a sharp object, police believe.

    The three-year-old Doberman was found near Avenue La Fleche at about 21:00 BST on 22 September.

    Wiltshire Police said the couple who discovered the dog took it to a vet, as they believed it had been hit by a car.

    However, following further examination by the vet, police now believe the dog was killed with some form of sharp object.

    “This was understandably a very distressing incident for the owners of the dog," said PC Darren Willis.

    "While initially it was thought the dog may have been knocked down after being found near to a busy road, we now believe this was not the case and that this was in fact a deliberate act," he added.

    PC Willis said it was likely the incident did not occur in the area the dog was found, and appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

    The owners of the dog, who had been out looking for her after she had run off while on a walk earlier that evening, have been informed.

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    Severe disruption: A303 Wiltshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A303 Wiltshire westbound severe disruption, from Solstice Park Avenue to A345 Countess Road.

    A303 Wiltshire - A303 in Amesbury closed and queues westbound from the Solstice Park Avenue junction to Countess roundabout, because of a police investigation. Diversion in operation - westbound traffic follow the Solid circle symbol. Exit at Solstice Park and follow London Road to rejoin at Countess Roundabout. Eastbound traffic follow the Solid square symbol. Exit at Countess Roundabout and follow route above in reverse.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: A346 Wiltshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A346 Wiltshire both ways severe accident, from A342 to A338 Church Street.

    A346 Wiltshire - A346 Ludgershall Road in Ludgershall blocked in both directions from the A342 junction to the A338 Church Street junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: A303 Wiltshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A303 Wiltshire westbound severe accident, from Allington Track to A345 Countess Road.

    A303 Wiltshire - A303 Amesbury Bypass in Bulford Barracks blocked and it's very slow westbound from the Allington Track junction to Countess roundabout, because of an accident. Travel time is around 15 minutes.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time