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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
54220010917 Reported time 31/01/2022 19:33 Occurrence between 31/01/2022 17:25 31/01/2022 17:50 MORRISONS, WESTBURY CDS-16803-22-5400-000 Aggrieved person reporting a vehicle has hit his stationary vehicle causing damage. The driver did not stop and simply drove away.
54220011124 Reported time 01/02/2022 11:23 Occurrence between 01/02/2022 11:32 01/02/2022 11:32 WESTBURY - Unknown suspects have been throwing food at the Aggrieved person’s windows and have been knocking on her door and running away, this has been ongoing for a while making the Aggrieved person feel scared.
54220011518 Reported time 02/02/2022 10:14 Occurrence between 02/02/2022 10:13 02/02/2022 10:13 STREET RECORD EDWARD STREET - Known female with dementia has arrived at the cafe and is kicking off, kicking chairs shouting at other customers and smoking.
54220011607 Reported time 02/02/2022 13:57 Occurrence between 01/02/2022 04:0001/02/2022 04:00 WESTBURY - NFRC220204998909 A known male has taken the Aggrieved person’s bank card from her house whilst he was staying there. He has the withdrawn £250 from her account and then placed the card back from where he got it.
54220011734 Reported time 02/02/2022 17:27 Occurrence between 02/02/2022 16:15 02/02/2022 16:15 STREET RECORD WARMINSTER ROAD - Unknown male in a white van has pulled up on the curb, staring at a student making her terrified.
54220012195 Reported time 03/02/2022 10:40 Occurrence between 03/02/2022 10:38 03/02/2022 10:38 WESTBURY - Third party report of controlling and coercive behaviour from overprotective family members.
54220012727 Reported time 04/02/2022 19:38 Occurrence between 04/02/2022 19:21 04/02/2022 19:21 WESTBURY – Aggrieved person states that she has received numerous calls from a withheld number, and a friend request via Snapchat, which she believes to be from her ex-partner, and her ex-partners new partner.
54220012912 Reported time 04/02/2022 18:05 Occurrence between 04/02/2022 18:05 04/02/2022 18:05 WESTBURY - Following their breakup the known female suspect has been attending the Aggrieved person address to persuade him to take her back. The Aggrieved person has allowed the suspect into the property but has told her to stop coming round. The Aggrieved person has stated he has been receiving texts and calls from the suspect, however he has been engaging in conversation with her. The Aggrieved person has sent the suspect a message firmly informing her that he did not want to be seen or contacted from her again and has not been contacted since.
54220013145 Reported time 06/02/2022 19:55 Occurrence between 04/02/2022 16:00 05/02/2022 08:00 STREET RECORD MARKET PLACE - Unknown person has left a glass just behind the wheel of Aggrieved Person's van meaning that when Aggrieved person started to reverse out of the parking space the glass was crushed beneath the wheel. No damage caused to the tyre.
54220013191 Reported time 06/02/2022 22:00 Occurrence between 06/02/2022 22:00 06/02/2022 22:00 FORE STREET - Third party report of ongoing fight at the address. Known male suspect has smashed the Aggrieved person’s mobile. Cost of damage unknown.
54220011469 Reported time 02/02/2022 09:39 Occurrence between 01/02/2022 11:00 01/02/2022 11:00 DILTON MARSH - Unknown suspect(s) has used the Aggrieved person’s bank details to make a transaction for £27.99 to Uber eats London. The Aggrieved person has now contacted his bank HSBC and cancelled his card.
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