Almost 750 people arrested as part of UK-wide County Lines action
Figures released today (18/10), show that a total of 743 people were arrested during a national intensification week where police forces across the country targeted major drug gangs (7 - 13 October). In Wiltshire, approximately 50 officers were involved in Operation Jetway to tackle County Lines which saw a total of 63 people arrested across just five days. Detective Inspector Paul Franklin said: "We arrested a total of 63 people during our week-long campaign which not only shows the amount of drug gang activity going on in the county but also the concerted effort being made by Wiltshire Police to close these lines down.
Witness appeal following pursuit in Chippenham
A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary following a pursuit in Chippenham yesterday.
Everything you need to know about Clare's Law, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme
Domestic Violence Disclosure Coordinator Catherine Taylor has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about Clare's Law and how the process works. If you have concerns about your partner who you think may be abusive, or may have an abusive past, you can make an application to your local police force for more information.
Hate Crime Awareness Week - the facts and figures
A total of 676 hate crimes were reported in Swindon and Wiltshire between April 2018 and March 2019 compared to last year's figure of 554.
Man appears in court charged with Chippenham robbery
A man appeared in court today charged with a robbery at a Chippenham bookmakers. Scott Knowles, 31, of Naunton Road, Swindon, appeared at Swindon Magistrates Court, charged with possession of an imitation firearm and robbery.
Be aware of bank card scam, warn officers
Officers are urging residents to be vigilant - particularly the elderly - following two similar incidents of fraud. In both incidents, victims have received phone calls regarding an 'upgrade' to their bank cards.
Partial closure order granted for Chippenham address following cuckooing concerns
Officers have successfully gained a partial closure order for a Chippenham address due to concerns that the occupant was being cuckooed by drugs gangs. The order was sought for an address in Milbourne Way and was granted by Swindon Magistrates today.
Road rage incident in Chippenham - appeal for witnesses
We're appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident in Chippenham. The incident happened at approximately 8.30pm on Sunday 6 October in Avenue La Fleche.
Work begins to make Royal Wootton Bassett Police Station 'fit for 21st century policing.'
Officers at Royal Wootton Bassett are moving out to make way for work to begin to transform the out-of-date police building into a modern, key base for policing across North Wiltshire
Op Sceptre - results and round-up
Our Op Sceptre knife crime awareness campaign and amnesty came to a close on Sunday (29 September) with a total of 321 knives handed in at police stations, churches and community centres across the community.
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