Wiltshire Police

Motorhome driver and dog killed in crash


A woman in her 80s and her dog have died after the motorhome she was driving crashed with a car.

The accident happened on the westbound carriageway of the A303, near Chicklade, at around 11.10am on Wednesday.

Wiltshire Police said the driver, from the Taunton area, died at the scene along with her dog, which was inside the motorhome.

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries. The road was shut for five hours for a collision investigation.

Police appeal after man killed in crash

police accident sign

Wiltshire police are asking witnesses to come forward after a fatal road collision.

The incident happened at 5.10pm on the A361 in Beckhampton, 10 September and involved a silver Kia Rio car and a black Ford Ranger.

The 83-year-old, male driver of the Kia car, sustained serious injuries and died at the scene.

The road was closed for six hours while emergency services attended the scene.

Police have asked any witnesses to the incident or anyone with information to contact PC Pete Williamson at the Collision Investigation Team on 101.

the A361
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Woman assaulted by two men on bicycles in Swindon

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Police are investigating after a woman was assaulted at an address in East Wichel in Swindon on Tuesday night.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said two males were involved and one is believed to have struck the woman who is in her 30s to the head with an unknown object.

The woman was not injured and the men are believed to have left the scene on bikes in the direction of the town centre.

Officers attended the scene and carried out an area search and enquiries are ongoing.

Man exposes himself to 12-year-old girls

Police have released this E-fit to try and track down the man.

E-fit of man
Wiltshire Police

Police are investigating after a man exposed himself to two 12-year-old girls in Swindon.

The girls were in a park, at the back of the bowling alley at Shaw Ridge Leisure complex, just before 18.00 BST on 5 July.

They saw a man in the wooded area with his trousers around his ankles exposing himself.

The man has been described as white, chubby build, approximately 5'8 and aged mid 50's.

He was wearing a black hat with red stripes, a white vest top and beige cargo shorts with blue sandals/flip flops. He also had a black/red bike and helmet.

Police have released the above E-fit of a man they would like to talk to in connection with the incident.

Nearly 200 firearms handed into Wiltshire police during surrender

Firearms surrendered
Wiltshire Police

More than 190 items were handed into Wiltshire Police during a two-week national firearms surrender campaign.

Firearms surrendered included: air rifles, a deactivated AK-47, shotguns, BB guns, starter pistols and a Mauser machine pistol.

Two pepper spray canisters, 82 knives, mace spray and black powder propellant were also handed in.

The majority of firearms collected will be destroyed. However, some will be kept for training purposes and other antique items are likely to be passed to museums for them to display.

Many firearms are held without awareness of their legality or may be overlooked or forgotten in people's homes. I would urge the public that if you are not using your firearm, or if you have found an old one when tidying out the loft or shed, please take responsibility and safely dispose of it by handing it in to us.

Inspector Paul SaundersWiltshire Police