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Six people are in custody this morning arrested on suspicion of hare coursing following a pursuit from Hackpen Hill to Beckhampton. At approximately 2.30am this morning, officers spotted two vehicles on Hackpen Hill – one of the vehicles had a defective rear brake light and no insurance. Dogs were also seen in the rear of the vehicles. Officers attempted to stop both vehicles however both failed to stop and left the scene at speed towards Broad Hinton. High powered lamps were used from the rear of the vehicles in an attempt to blind the officers, whilst reaching speeds of up to 90mph towards Avebury. A pursuit was authorised and both vehicles made off towards Beckhampton where they went the wrong way around the roundabout before heading along the A4 towards Calne. The vehicles were eventually lost to sight along a byway near Yatesbury. However, officers contained the area and the two vehicles were located on a by way in Broad Hinton where they attempted to reverse ram a police vehicle. The occupants eventually decamped from their vehicles with their dogs in a field near Hay Lane. With assistance from the police helicopter (NPAS), officers located the men hiding in a field. Six men were arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and hare coursing. They are: A 27-year-old man from Guildford A 30-year-old man from Guildford A 30-year-old man from Farnborough A 24-year-old man from Alton A 31-year-old man from Winchester A 23-year-old man from Micheldever All six men remain in Gablecross custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing. The dogs, and both vehicles, have been seized. Superintendent Phil Staynings said: “Once again this is an excellent example of officers across the county and the National Police Air Service working closely together to locate individuals suspected of hare coursing, despite attempts to evade police. “The manner of driving during the pursuit was extremely dangerous – it is fortunate that this incident happened in the early hours of the morning when the roads were relatively clear. “I’m really pleased that the persistence of our officers paid off, and we now have six individuals in custody arrested on suspicion of hare coursing, dangerous driving and failing to stop." Full story here: https://crowd.in/EmO8Ee
If you have been raped, sexually assaulted or abused, we are here for you, along with our partners. As part of Sexual Violence Awareness Week, we are highlighting the help available to all victims. You can contact us on 999 if the crime has just happened or call 101 at other times. You can also report it via www.wiltshire.police.uk Alternatively, you can go to the Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Wiltshire and Swindon or one of the local domestic support services @SplitzDV or @SwindonWA. Help is always there and you are never alone. #itsnotok
Weekend Police Staff jobs round up: new this week.... Full time permanent Health and Safety Advisor, flexible working available with regular travel across the county. Police Community Support Officers for training in July and January; we are advertising for roles in either north county/Swindon or central/south county policing hubs. We are nearly full for PCSO applications in central/south, so if you want to apply don't delay For details of all the jobs this week please visit https://wiltshire-police.tal.net/.../jobboard/vacancy/1/adv/
We are continuing to remind the public to be aware of telephone fraud after two men were arrested following an incident in Trowbridge. On Saturday evening (29/01), a woman in the town received a call on her mobile from a man posing as an employee of her bank’s fraud department. She was told that there had been fraudulent transactions on her accounts and that she should put her bank cards in an envelope so a courier could collect them the following day. The victim, a woman in her 60s, then realised that this was likely to be a scam, so contacted Wiltshire Police. Officers arranged to attend her street around the time the cards were due to be collected and apprehended two men who were seen to arrive at the location. The men, aged 24 and 26 and from Leicester, were arrested on suspicion of attempted theft and taken to Melksham Police Station. They have since been released under investigation while our enquiries continue. Sergeant Charly Chilton, from Trowbridge Community Policing Team, said: “We hear about these types of scams quite a lot and are trying to constantly educate the public and raise awareness of the tactics that these types of fraudsters use. “The woman in this case did exactly the right thing and was understandably suspicious about what was being asked of her, so she called the police. “We hope these arrests raise awareness of the scams that fraudsters use and help prevent someone else falling victim in the future.” Please remember: Your bank and the police will never ring and ask you to verify your PIN, withdraw cash or purchase high-value goods. They’ll also never come to your home to collect your card, cash or purchased items. If you get a call like this, end the call. If you get a call from your bank or the police, make sure you know who the person is before handing over any personal details. You can do this by calling your bank (the number on the back of your card) or the police (101) on a different phone line. To get a different line, use a phone owned by a family member, friend or neighbour. This is because scammers can keep phone lines open after pretending to hang up. So while you think you’re making a new phone call, the line is still open to the scammer, who pretends to be someone from your bank or the police. Depending on your bank, the security questions they ask may be different, but they’ll never ask you to authorise anything by entering your PIN into your phone. Never send money abroad to a person you've never met or to anyone you don’t actually know and trust. Likewise, never agree to keep your online relationship a secret. This is a ploy to get you not to tell your family and friends, who’ll see the scam for exactly what it is. For more advice please visit https://crowd.in/1g6uxw
54220011416 Reported time 02/02/2022 02:46 Occurrence between 02/02/2022 02:46 02/02/2022 02:46 A350 WARMINSTER - Vehicle has been sighted being driven at excessive speed. Vehicle was stopped and 3 x males were arrested. Inside the vehicle many scratch cards were found in relation a burglary.
54220010933 Reported time 31/01/2022 18:37 Occurrence between 31/01/2022 18:37 31/01/2022 18:37 A36 WARMINSTER - Two vehicle RTC, with female sustaining minor injuries.
54220011451 Reported time 02/02/2022 08:40 Occurrence between 02/02/2022 04:40 02/02/2022 04:40 FOLLY LANE, ROUNDABOUT - Online Report RTI Turning right at the roundabout going onto the A36 heading towards the A303 dashcam footage available Truck overtook me crossing paint island and then continued the wrong side of the road crossing double solid white lines causing oncoming vehicles to move out of his way dash cam footage available. No known witnesses, no mention of CCTV here. Reporting person has the offending vehicle vrm xxxxxxx. The offending truck belongs to J F Pearce and Sons of Unit 1, Leighton Business Park, Hargrove Lane, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4FX
54220010933 Reported time 02/02/2022 09:31 Occurrence between 02/02/2022 07:00 02/02/2022 07:30 WARMINSTER - Online form submission: PWN-1168-22-5454-B20 Reporting Person states she is being affected by the neighbour smoking cannabis on a daily basis and the smell is permeating into her property. Aggrieved person also has a small child with her that she is concerned is being affected. This has been going on for 3yrs. Aggrieved person has reported constantly to the Aster housing group.
54220012720 Reported time 05/02/2022 04:57 Occurrence between 05/02/2022 04:5705/02/2022 04:57 STREET RECORD – PORTWAY Known male suspect has been arrested for driving over the prescribed limit of alcohol. The male has blown a positive sample of 92.
54220012598 – Reported time 04/02/2022 12:26 Occurrence between 17/09/2021 00:01 17/09/2021 00:01 HORNINGSHAM - Missing person has a history of mental health issues and family have not had contact for some time.
54220012741 Reported time 05/02/2022 08:52 Occurrence between 04/02/2022 14:47 04/02/2022 14:47 HIGH STREET, WARMINSTER - Online RTC Report I had parked up and was waiting for it to be clear to leave my vehicle to collect my eldest child from school. Whilst sat waiting, a car approached from the south, veered into my car and hit my wing-mirror. I sounded my horn and they didn't stop. I proceeded to follow the car to the end of the road, flashing my lights, and they still failed to stop. I then returned in order to pick-up my eldest child from school. Two pedestrian witnesses saw the event and independently recorded the vehicle details in case I had missed it. The glass in the wing mirror has been smashed and has come away completely. Reporting Person has a witness - XXXXXXXXXXXX. Reporting Person has not stated the offending vehicle VRM on the report.
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