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Recent Incidents and Crime - Church related crimes throughout Wiltshire
 
Area
Date and Time
Crime Reference
Details

Lyneham
08/11/2020 18:00
54200111993
2 x unknown male youths have been caught by the church warden to have put a memorial flag they took from the Remembrance Day display, in a bin and were dancing around it. No damage to any property

Old Wardour, Salisbury
04/11/2020 12:00
54200111682
Unknown suspect has entered the castle by jumping the small wall that is around the premises. They have entered and appear to have been setting fireworks off inside, this has caused no lasting damage. RP has then gone to investigate the second floor and has found the padlock on the door that leads to the church terrace has been burnt with something, he believes in an attempt to break it to gain access to the terrace.

Marlborough
24/10/2020 21:28
54200107911
RP has called to advise of issues with young lads entering the car park at St Georges church preshute and making large ruts in the gravel from doing wheel spins making area unsafe for elderly congregation.  has been ongoing for a while but is now a weekly occurrence. cctv available Marlboro college security

Malmesbury
20/10/2020 22:15
54200106041
Church has CCTV of 5 youths damaging a gate at the rear of the Church as they wrench it open. Damage is about £300. and believes this may relate to the fire at the school that also happened on Sunday afternoon

Malmesbury
 
18/10/2020 00:01
54200106145
3 X youth suspects have entered the rear garden at the church and have damaged bottom of gate

Salisbury
22/10/2020 09:30
54200106498
RP states unknown offender/s have interfered with the automatic locking system on the outside of the church which controls the door locks. Fuse box has been damaged, fuse removed and is now hanging off the wall. Locking system is still working but unknown to what capacity. Cost to repair may run into the £100 's of pounds due to the sophistication of the system. Church has not been entered illegally as the door is open all day 10-5 for members of public to use

Sherston
 
25/10/2020 21:00
54200107745
Unknown suspect has used a piece of wood to smash a window in the Church.

Cricklade
 
26/10/2020 09:00
54200108459
Unknown group of youths have been causing ASB at the church over the last two days. An umbrella that had been left behind in the foyer by an unknown person was taken and destroyed. One youth took a handful of surgical gloves but returned them when confronted. Rubbish has been emptied from bins and thrown around.

Salisbury
 
04/11/2020 12:00
54200111682
U/k suspect has entered the castle by jumping the small wall that is around the premises. They have entered and appear to have been setting fireworks off inside, this has caused no lasting damage. RP has then gone to investigate the second floor and has found the padlock on the door that leads to the church terrace has been burnt with something, he believes in an attempt to break it to gain access to the terrace.

Trowbridge
 
18/11/2020 00:01
54200117867
Unknown suspect(s) have stolen shrubs from RPs husbands grave on two occasions.

 
TROWBRIDGE Cemetery is being targeted by thieves who are stealing plants, pots and floral tributes from graves.
One woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was left "devastated" after two shrubs were stolen from her husband's grave. And a woman’s handbag was stolen from a vehicle parked outside the cemetery by someone visiting a grave. “The contractors have been warning people to lock their vehicles when they visit.
“A pot was stolen from a grave earlier this year and flowers have been pulled out and thrown all over the place. “Now they have stolen two shrubs from my husband’s grave. It left me devastated and very upset. “I want them to catch the people responsible for doing this. It’s not the money that it costs, it’s the principle.”
Wiltshire Council confirmed three incidents of theft at The Down Cemetery in Trowbridge and one incident of damage at Westbury Cemetery.
 
 

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Our clients do NOT need to have been victims of Crime. We can visit anyone aged 60 or over, (or younger if they are vulnerable through health or disability). It is a FREE service that we offer. We are able to do a security check and if appropriate make their home secure. We change locks, install door security chains, door viewers, window locks and other items to make the property as secure as we can, (for which there is no charge). We are also able to offer a FREE Fire risk assessment on behalf of Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service. Again, even if we fit new alarms there is no charge.
 
The Bobby Van Trust also has an ‘On-Line safety’ section to the Charity. A team of Police vetted volunteers can contact clients to ensure that they have basic knowledge to keep themselves secure on their mobile devices. Again it is a FREE service. Please feel free to pass on this advice to anyone you feel that would benefit from it or even better encourage them to sign up to Community Messaging.
 
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