Crime Update

Alert message sent 05/02/2020 13:11:00

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Please find below the community impactive crimes and appeals for information covering the week 27th Jan to 2nd Feb 2020, in the Trowbridge area.

Community Impactive Crimes.

Drink/Drug driving arrest;

54200010767 – Male stopped driving his vehicle on Hilperton Drive, Trowbridge at 1100 hours 31/1/2020, due to having a defective brake light and found to be in possession of cannabis – also arrested for being over the prescribed limit for cannabis whilst driving.  He has been given an adult caution for the drug offence and released under investigation for the drug driving pending blood analysis results.

As can be seen from the below court result for similar offences, offenders run a real risk of prison sentences and being disqualified from driving if they are caught flouting the rules of the road.

Appeal for information.
A woman in her 80s was injured in a collision in Trowbridge yesterday (31/1).

At approximately 5.40pm, the driver of a Citroen C1 was reversing in the road outside the McColls shop in Dursley Road when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian – a local woman in her 80s – became trapped under the vehicle as a result and had to be released by the fire service. 

She was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath with multiple injuries.

The driver of the Citroen, a local woman in her 40s, was arrested at the scene for drink driving and was taken to Melksham custody for further questioning.

She has since been released under investigation while further enquiries are conducted.

We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or anyone who may have dash cam footage or CCTV footage which could help with our enquiries. 

Call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200010977.

Court Results
A  man has been sentenced after being caught drug driving in Trowbridge. 

In the early hours of Friday 24 January, officers stopped a black Audi A3 on the White Horse Business Park.  

The 24-year-old male driver was suspected of driving under the influence and tested positive during a roadside drug swipe. 

He was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of cocaine, driving whilst disqualified and having no insurance. 

Benjamin Cavill of no fixed address appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court later that same day and pleaded guilty to the charges of driving whilst disqualified and with no insurance.  He was given an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. 

He also pleaded guilty to the same offences of driving whilst disqualified and with no insurance which took place on Saturday 11 January on County Way, Trowbridge.  He received a 12 week custodial sentenced, suspended for 12 months which will run concurrently with the other sentence. 

He has also been disqualified from driving for 28 months, ordered to pay £85 court costs and £122 in victim surcharges.

PC 1970 Sam WITHEY
Community Policing Team Neighbourhood Officer – Trowbridge.

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