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16 MAY 2022 PC OBERN and PCSO REVERS have spent the morning on foot patrol around the Warminster area, which included a visit to Kingdown School. Thank you to everyone who stopped and spoke to us. Our Neighbourhood Policing Team will continue patrolling the area regularly.
13 MAY 2022 National Firearms Surrender Wiltshire Police has joined other forces across the country in appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns with a two week surrender of firearms and ammunition. The surrender started on 12 May 2022 and runs through to 29 May. During that period, those surrendering firearms can remain anonymous and will not face prosecution for the illegal possession at the point of surrender. Guns and ammunition can be surrendered at: CHIPPENHAM POLICE STATION Monkton Park, Chippenham, SN15 1ER Opening times Mon-Fri 8:30 - 17:30 MELKSHAM POLICE STATION Hampton Park West, Melksham,SN12 6QQ Opening times Mon-Fri 8:30 - 17:30 SALISBURY POLICE STATION Bourne Hill, Salisbury, SP1 3UZ Opening times Mon-Fri 8:30 - 17:30 Sat 9:00 - 13.00 SWINDON POLICE STATION Gablecross, Shrivenham Road, Swindon,SN3 4RB Opening times Mon-Fri 8:30 - 17:30 Sat 8:30 - 13.00 TROWBRIDGE POLICE STATION Polebarn Road, Trowbridge,BA14 7EP Opening times Mon-Fri 8:30 - 17:30 If you know of people involved in illegal firearms contact Wiltshire Police through the reporting section of the website or call 101. You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. #nabis_uk
11 MAY 2022 We are encouraging people to make themselves aware of the law around the use of electric scooters. Complaints around the use of E-Scooters are increasing in the local area, there has been an increase in their popularity and we are concerned that there is a lack of understanding and awareness of how they can be used . Its currently an offence to use an E scooter on : - ROADS - PAVEMENTS - FOOTPATHS - CYCLE TRACKS , CYCLE LANES OR OTHER SPACES DEDICATED TO PEDAL CYCLE USE ONLY - BRIDLEWAYS OR RESTRICTED BYWAYS
The only place you can use an E-scooter is on private land, but permission of the owner or occupier must be obtained This is because e-scooters are classified as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) so they are treated as motor vehicles. As such, if they are used on a road, pavement or public place they are subject to the same legal requirements as any motor vehicle. It’s important to note: - If you are caught using an e-scooter illegally then you could face a fine, penalty points on your driving licence or even the loss of your licence. - If you use e-scooters dangerously or while under the influence of drink or drugs then you could be convicted of offences which could lead to a prison sentence. - offences relating to the standard of driving or speeding also apply and police have the power to seize e-scooters if offences have been committed.
We understand that e-scooters are very tempting presents, but we would urge people to fully understand the law first. Some people are purchasing e-scooters in the mistaken belief they can legally use them on public paths and roads, this is not the case. Our focus is engaging with members of the community and making them aware of the law regarding e-scooters. Offenders who knowingly and persistently break the law will be dealt with appropriately, whereby the e-scooter will be seized and the rider reported for any offences.
We urge anyone using an e-scooter legally – i.e. on private land – to carefully consider their safety before doing so. All riders should wear a helmet (younger riders particularly) and would benefit from additional protective clothing such as knee and elbow pads to minimise injury. ……
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54220047394 Reported time 09/05/2022 11:49 Occurrence between 08/05/2022 22:30 09/05/2022 09:30 EAST KNOYLE - Unknown suspect has climbed over Aggrieved person’s rear fence that backs onto woodland to enter her garden. There is no damage to anything in her garden or of them attempting to gain entry to her shed. They have stacked a substantial chair on top of a table to get back over the fence to exit. No damage caused. Nothing stolen. Little by way of effort to put right. Aggrieved person has had previous burglary attempts so wanted the incident recorded. CCTV may not be working.
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Ann Perry (Police, Volunteer, Warminster Area CPT)