CCTV appeal following incident involving suspected firearm in Chippenham

Alert message sent 18/03/2020 15:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police

We have released CCTV and are appealing for witnesses following an incident involving a suspected firearm in Chippenham.

At around 10.30pm on Monday night (16/03) we received a report of a man carrying and discharging a weapon, believed to be some sort of firearm, in the Lowden Hill area of Chippenham.

Due to the nature of the incident, officers, including armed officers and the police helicopter, attended and carried out a thorough search of the area.

Nobody was injured and at this stage nobody has been arrested.

We have released CCTV footage of the suspect and would like to hear from anyone who recognises him, or who may have seen him in the area on Monday night.

We know that he left the scene and walked down Audley Road, so are particularly keen to hear from anyone there who saw or heard anything suspicious.

Det Sgt Rob Blake, from Central CID, said: “This is an extremely serious incident and detectives are working tirelessly to locate the offender in this investigation.

“At this stage we know the weapon was not firing live ammunition, but we do need to speak to this suspect urgently. Please look carefully at the image. I know he has his face covered, but you may recognise an item of his clothing or you may believe you saw him on Monday night.

“This is a fast-moving enquiry and the team have been carrying out detailed enquiries, including examining CCTV from the scene and carrying out forensic testing.”

If anyone can assist our investigation, including anyone who has private CCTV or dash cam footage, then we would ask them to call Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting log 309 of Monday (16/03). Alternatively, if you would rather give your information anonymously, then you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Message sent by
Siobhan Stayt (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)
Attached files
File nameFile size
CCTV.png458.1 KB

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.
Buy SSL Certificate