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Assault in Silver Street, Salisbury - appeal for information

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:18

A woman was assaulted in Silver Street, Salisbury and we are appealing for witnesses.

The incident occurred between 12.45pm and 12.50pm on Sunday 3 December.

A 27-year-old woman was stood outside Shakeaway opposite Boots when a man approached her and punched her to the face causing reddening but no serious injury.

The man then walked off but it is not known in which direction he was heading.

The man is described as white and aged in his 50s.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Wiltshire man jailed for six years for causing death by dangerous driving

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 15:09

A Wiltshire man has been jailed for six years for killing a female pedestrian while speeding on the A4 out of Marlborough.

A jury at Salisbury Crown Court today (11 December 2017) found Alexander May, 28, from Ramsbury, guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. He was jailed for six years and handed a ten-year driving ban.

His co-defendant Jordan Blake, 25, from Ogbourne St George, was found not guilty of the same charge.

The crash happened on the afternoon of Thursday 9 June 2016, when Jane Thompson, 54, who lived in the Redhouse area of Swindon, was walking on the pavement along the A4 after finishing work at Savernake Hospital.

She was walking down the hill into Marlborough when May’s BMW mounted the pavement and hit her.

Despite a valiant attempt by a passer-by and paramedics, Jane sadly died at the scene.

Following intensive police investigations, it transpired that May had been speeding up the hill out of Marlborough towards Froxfield when the collision happened.

Inspector Frazer Davey, from the Road Collision Unit, said: “Alexander May has not shown any remorse throughout this whole investigation, refusing to answer any questions when interviewed.

“I hope today’s result, which I welcome, gives Jane’s family some comfort that justice has been served.

“This man was out for his own selfish ends that fateful day - wanting to prove to any road user who could drive the fastest, who had more skill behind the wheel, whose car was better. However, as we have seen, there was no thought given to anyone else on this busy main road.

“This has been a long and complex investigation and I would like to pay tribute to the dedication and tenacity of all the officers and staff in the Road Collision Unit who have helped us in bringing today’s successful conviction.

“I hope this case highlights our dedication to finding the truth and bringing offenders like May to justice."

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E-fits released following attempted dog theft

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:55

We’re appealing for information following an attempted dog theft in Whitley.

At approximately 3.30pm on 4 November, a woman aged in her 20s parked her vehicle at the end of Littleworth Lane to walk her dog.

Whilst out walking, a man and woman who were walking a white Akita type dog approached the woman and started asking questions about her dog. During this conversation, the man put a slip lead on the dogs neck.

The woman quickly took the lead off and left the area feeling scared.

E-fits of the man and woman are attached.

The man is described as white, approximately 5 ft 10 inches tall and of skinny build. He had short dark blonde hair and was unshaven. He spoke with an Irish accent and is believed to be aged in his late 20s. He was wearing grey cargo trousers, a dark coloured jumper and body warmer, with white trainers.

The woman is described as aged in her late 20s, approximately 5 ft 10 inches tall and of medium build. She had light red coloured hair which was over shoulder length and she was wearing a pink hoody, skinny light coloured jeans and pink wellies. She had a polite and friendly manner.

PC Sophie Woodfield said: “This incident left the woman feeling scared and upset, and worried that the pair would return to take her dog.

“Were you in the area at the time or do you recognise the pair either from the e-fits or from the detailed descriptions given? We believe they were driving a light blue Renault Megane.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Incident in Wilton Road, Salisbury - appeal for information

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:46

Officers are investigating an incident which occurred in Salisbury at the weekend.

Shortly before 8.20pm on Sunday 10 December, a black Audi was being driven along Wilton Road towards Salisbury when it collided with a large sign on the forecourt of Bargain Booze.

The driver continued driving along Wilton Road with the sign attached to the underneath of the vehicle and then turned left onto Canadian Avenue, before coming to a stop. The occupants of the vehicle - believed to be two men - then left the scene.

We are looking for any witnesses to the incident - were you near Bargain Booze a the time or in the area of Wilton Road and Canadian Avenue? You could help with our investigation.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Did you witness incident in Rosebery Street, Swindon?

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:26

We're appealing for information following an incident which occurred in Rosebery Street, Swindon.

Two men were seen fighting in the street at approximately 11.30am. One man, aged 24, was taken to Great Western Hospital for treatment for a head injury.

A 43-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

PC Jonathan Kilburn said: "We are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward - were you in the area at this time and did you see either the fight or the immediate events leading up to it, or the aftermath?

"We are also keen to speak to a postal worker who we believe may have been in the area at the time.

"At this time our enquiries are ongoing, but if you have any information which could assist us, please call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

 

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Man arrested for trespass at Buckingham Palace

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:45
Officers from the Met's Royalty and Specialist Protection Command have made an arrest for trespass
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Two men have been jailed for an 'acid attack' in Fulham

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:20
The men who had been found guilty of casting a noxious substance with intent to maim or disfigure have been jailed
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Woman jailed for life for Canning Town murder

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:55
​A woman who inflicted 36 stab injuries on an Italian man has been convicted of his murder
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Appeal for witnesses to fatal collision in Tulse Hill

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 08:18
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision involving several vehicles in Lambeth
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Appeal to trace man's next of kin

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 06:40
Police are appealing for the public's help to identify a man who was found dead on Hackney Marshes
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Appeal after hate crime assault in Westminster

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 05:43
The victim, a man in his 50s, had homophobic abuse shouted at him before being punched. Two men are being sought in connection with the incident.
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Appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Wandsworth

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 01:01
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC.
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The Met’s Year of Body Worn Video

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 00:00
Officers from the Met’s Mounted Branch are the latest to receive their cameras
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Murder investigation launched following fatal stabbing in Perivale, Ealing

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 23:30
​Detectives have launched a murder investigation following a fatal stabbing in Perivale.
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Advice for motorists as ice expected on county's roads

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 17:20

Wiltshire Police has renewed its advice to motorists to take care this evening and tomorrow morning (Monday 11 December 2017) after temperatures are expected to plummet overnight across Wiltshire.

Following on from the widespread snow fall in the north of the county today (Sunday 10 December 2017) and heavy rain in parts of central and southern areas, coupled with freezing temperatures - there is now a high risk of ice forming on the roads.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Although major routes will be gritted there are many minor roads and country lanes which won't be.
"As a result, we are asking people to drive carefully on all routes and to try, where possible, to avoid country lanes and untreated roads which can be particularly hazardous in icy conditions.
“We would encourage drivers to check the local weather forecast before setting out, too.
"Today, we saw a number of collisions at junctions, in particular, where people are trying to stop as if the conditions are normal and dry; when the roads are wet and icy it can take twice as long to stop your vehicle, so please remember to slow down and plan well ahead of a junction so you slowly come to a halt just before or as you get to the junction."

Advice for road users:

Keep up-to-date with the weather forecast and road conditions before you set off on your journey
Check that your vehicle is roadworthy
Make sure you have full visibility before driving, taking time to de-mist and de-ice all windows
Use your lights
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front
In poor visibility be extra alert for hazards
Carry warm waterproof clothing, a sleeping bag, food, water and a torch in your vehicle, in case weather conditions mean you have to stop
Make sure you have plenty of fuel for your journey before you set off
Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking. If braking is necessary, pump the brakes, don't slam them on
Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
Poor weather conditions mean it can be harder for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists, so be vigilant and make sure you can be seen however you are travelling and wear high visibility clothing.

More information

For information about road conditions on motorways and trunk roads, check the Highways Agency website.

For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website.

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Advice following snow fall in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:04

Wiltshire Police is advising motorists only to make essential journeys following the overnight snow fall in the north of the county with more snow forecasted today (Sunday 10 December 2017) for central Wiltshire.

Some roads in and around Swindon are difficult to use and we are asking people not to travel unless it's absolutely essential and until more roads have been gritted during the day.

Also, the same advice is being given to those in the central part of the county as snow is expected to fall there from mid-morning today.

Superintendent Conway Duncan said: "The snow has currently hit Swindon and the north of the county - it appears to be a line north of Lyneham where the worst has fallen, however, we are expecting more to fall in the north and centrally later this morning/today.
"We are working closely with our partner agencies to ensure that there are sufficient resources but our best advice is to avoid any unnecessary journeys if at all possible.
"We are seeing a number of collisions at junctions, in particular, where people are trying to stop as if the conditions are normal and dry.
"When the roads are wet and icy it can take twice as long to stop your vehicle, so please slow down and plan well ahead of a junction so you slowly come to a halt just before or as you get to the junction.
"Also, if you have to travel, there are measures that all road users can take to help reduce any risks."

Advice for road users:

Keep up-to-date with the weather forecast and road conditions before you set off on your journey
Check that your vehicle is roadworthy
Make sure you have full visibility before driving, taking time to de-mist and de-ice all windows
Use your lights
Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front
In poor visibility be extra alert for hazards
Carry warm waterproof clothing, a sleeping bag, food, water and a torch in your vehicle, in case weather conditions mean you have to stop
Make sure you have plenty of fuel for your journey before you set off
Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. If you start to skid, gently ease off the accelerator and avoid braking. If braking is necessary, pump the brakes, don't slam them on
Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged
Poor weather conditions mean it can be harder for drivers to see pedestrians and cyclists, so be vigilant and make sure you can be seen however you are travelling and wear high visibility clothing.

More information

For information about road conditions on motorways and trunk roads, check the Highways Agency website.

For information on weather conditions, visit the Met Office website.

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Police 'live play exercise' conducted at Israeli embassy

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:01
Metropolitan Police and emergency service partners, carried out a live-play exercise on Sunday 10 December.
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Man jailed for GBH and attempted kidnap

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 14:37
Thomas Foley, 37, (21.8.80) of no fixed abode was sentenced to life imprisonment
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Appeal for information after man was held hostage while his parents were burgled

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 05:00
Croydon police are appealing for information to identify and locate a number of suspects involved in a kidnap/burglary.
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Appeal to trace two men - Finsbury Park rape

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 00:00
Detectives have issued CCTV of two men they wish to trace after a woman was raped.
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