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Man given suspended sentence for possession of a firearm in Royal Wootton Bassett

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:51

A man has been given a 24 month prison sentence suspended for 24 months after he was found guilty of possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Darrell Edwards, aged 43, of Fairview, Highworth, was sentenced at Swindon Crown Court on 19 October.

On 12 March, a male taxi driver was driving Edwards and a woman in Royal Wootton Bassett High Street when the woman vomited in the cab. When the driver pulled over, Edwards got out of the vehicle and then returned with a firearm which he used to threaten the taxi driver. He then fired the weapon - an air rifle - at the vehicle, which fortunately caused no damage.

As well as the suspended sentence, Edwards was ordered to pay £1,000 compensation and 100 hours of unpaid work. The air rifle has been seized by police

Acting Police Sergeant Steve Carroll said: “Violent behaviour of this nature will not be tolerated and will always be investigated robustly.

“Edwards’ actions left the victim feeling incredibly scared and shaken up – fortunately nobody was injured but I have no doubt that Edwards’ behaviour continues to have a negative impact on the victim.

“Due to the detailed description of Edwards provided by the victim, officers were able to attend the scene and locate him swiftly ensuring no other members of the public were at risk.

“Incidents like this are very rare in our community and I would like to reassure residents that we will do all that we can to ensure offenders like Edwards are put before the courts.”

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Man jailed for east London rape

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 09:11
A man has been jailed after he raped a teenage girl in Leyton Jubilee Park
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Response to progress in relation to Lord Harris' recommendations

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 08:58
The Met is continuing to make a concerted effort to ensure London is as hostile a place for terrorists as possible
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Police officer dismissed following misconduct hearing

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 05:54
PC Thomas Greany had a case to answer for in respect of the MPS’ Standards of Professional Behaviour.
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Teenager arrested in east London for terrorism offence

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 04:27
A 17-year-old male from east London was arrested this morning, Wednesday, 25 October.
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Serving police officer charged with assault

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Wed, 10/25/2017 - 03:08
PC Sian Coles, 33, attached to Lambeth Borough was charged on Monday, 2 October
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Appeal for missing 14-year-old boy, Lewisham

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 22:36
Have you seen William Hutsch? He was last seen in Deptford on Sunday, 22 October.
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Man deceased - witness appeal to incident on a bus.

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 19:16

We are appealing for witnesses to an incident on the bus travelling between Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge between 7pm and 9.30pm on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

It was reported to us that a man in his 70's was travelling on a First bus when it braked suddenly. The male passenger fell to the floor sustaining an injury to his head and arm.

It's believed he didn't seek medical help at the time - however, went to his GP on Monday 23 October 2017 because he was feeling unwell; he was then admitted to the RUH in Bath where he died that evening.

PC Mark Cargill from the Roads Policing Unit said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident on the bus on the 17 October - perhaps you travelling on it or were nearby when this happened.
"If you can help with our enquiries in any way, please contact me."

If you can help with our enquiries please contact PC Mark Cargill on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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Vehicles seized in support of national campaign targeting uninsured drivers

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 16:43

Uninsured drivers were pro-actively targeted by Wiltshire Police last week (Monday 16 October to Sunday 22 October) in support of a national campaign.

Operation Drive Insured, co-ordinated through the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) and the National Road Policing Intelligence Forum (NRPIF), aimed to clamp down on uninsured drivers who continue to try to evade detection.

Targeted operations were conducted during the week-long campaign in order to catch those who put our communities at risk. In total, 27 vehicles across the county were seized for having no insurance.

Sergeant Simon Drewett, Head of the Road Safety Unit at Wiltshire Police said: “Although most drivers will comply with the law, a small minority continue to drive without regard for others. This comes at both a financial cost (and one which we all carry in our premiums) as well as also a potentially physical one should the uninsured become involved in an accident.

“Statistics show that around 1 in 100 vehicles are driven without insurance - a sum that equates to more than 6,000 vehicles registered across our county.

“Last week, through targeted operations, we removed a small percentage of those vehicles and we will continue to be on the look-out to remove more”.

In 2016, Wiltshire Police seized almost 1,000 vehicles as a consequence of being driven either without insurance or other than in accordance with a licence. Already this year, over 850 have been seized for the same reasons, thereby likely continuing the 30% year on year increase seen since 2015. Over half the vehicles seized are crushed as a consequence.

Sergeant Drewett added: “There also is a strong correlation between uninsured drivers and those that are content to put others at risk through drink driving, careless driving or using a vehicle in an un-roadworthy condition. Our message is very clear; if you continue to put our communities at risk then we will catch you and your vehicle will be removed from our roads”.

The Motor Insurance Database (MID) is the central record of all insured vehicles in the UK. Managed by the MIB, the MID is used by the police and the DVLA to enforce motor insurance law; ensuring that vehicles driven on our roads are insured at all times.

To check if your vehicle has a valid insurance policy recorded on the MID, please visit, or if you need to check that someone else’s vehicle is insured in the event of an accident, please visit

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Police seek man wanted for a number of offences

Wiltshire Police (UK) - Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:35

Wiltshire Police is appealing for the public's help in locating a man officers would like to speak to in connection with a series of offences.

Ryan Taylor (35) from Swindon is wanted for a number of offences including: burglary, assault, criminal damage and theft.

He is described as 5' 9" tall, of medium build with blues eyes; he also has a tattoo of two Chinese symbols on his neck and a tribal tattoo on his arm.

A picture is attached.

PC Holly Moffat said: “If you see this man please do not approach him, instead call 999 immediately and give his exact location, direction of travel, description of clothing and any items he is carrying.
“Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Wiltshire Police as soon as possible on 101 or, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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