Local Impactive Crimes 1st to 7th November 2021

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Warminster Community Area


Local Impactive Crimes 1st to 7th November 2021

Please find below a summary of local impactive crimes, considered suitable for public dissemination, within the Warminster Community Area.

If you can provide information for any of the crimes, please call Wiltshire Police on 101 quoting the relevant reference number.

Emergencies/Crimes in progress must be reported using 999. Non-emergency police matters can be reported using 101.




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We know that people will be starting to think ahead to Christmas and working their way through their shopping list of present ideas.
E-scooters, or electric scooters, as well as hoverboards, are rising in popularity and we anticipate that many of you may be looking to purchase one in the coming weeks.
However, it is important that you understand the law around the use of these.
Can I ride my e-scooter or hoverboard on the road?
A privately-owned e-scooter or hoverboard can only legally be used on private land and with the permission of the land owner. It is illegal to use them on a public road, pavement or other public areas.
Do e-scooters and hoverboards need to comply with various Road Traffic Legislation?
E-scooters and hoverboards come under the category of “powered transporters” which fall within the legal definition of a motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act 1988. As a motor vehicle, they must comply with various pieces of Road Traffic Legislation, including but not limited to:
- Driving with a licence
- Driving/riding with insurance
- Driving/riding other than on a road
- Need to be taxed.
However, it is not currently possible to get appropriate insurance for privately owned e-scooters, meaning it is illegal to use them on a public road, pavement or other public areas.
What happens if I ride my e-scooter or hoverboard in a public place?
Any person who uses a powered transporter on a public road, pavement or other prohibited space is committing a criminal offence.
Fixed Penalty Notices and fines can be given for no insurance, no licence, riding on the footway, using a mobile phone, riding through red lights and drink-driving.
We would urge people to fully understand the law before buying an e-scooter, hoverboard or any other powered transporter. Some people are purchasing them in the mistaken belief they can legally use them on public paths and roads. This is not the case.
If you have any questions please email the local team on warminsterareacpt@wiltshire.police.uk

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Reported time 05/11/2021 22:14
Occurrence between 06/11/2021 09:52 06/11/2021 09:52
TISBURY - Unknown suspects in vehicle on farm property. Reporting person suspects he has disturbed them as they left as soon as he arrived

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