Chippenham man jailed for 26 weeks after coughing in faces of officers
A Chippenham man has been jailed for 26 weeks after coughing in the face of police officers and claiming he had coronavirus. Byronn Plumb, 30, of no fixed address, appeared virtually at Basingstoke Magistrates Court today and pleaded guilty to three counts of assaulting officers, criminal damage to a police van, being drunk and disorderly in a public place and Section 5 Pubic Order offence.
Wiltshire Police appoints new Assistant Chief Constable
Wiltshire Police has appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable. Detective Superintendent Deb Smith, who has worked for the Force for 21 years, has been confirmed as the successful candidate following an open and rigorous selection process.
Two people arrested in Swindon - thanks to members of the public for their assistance
Officers would like to thank members of the public who assisted them in arresting two individuals in Swindon this afternoon. At around 12.30pm, officers identified a vehicle in the town which was believed to be involved in the supply of class B drugs.
Appeal for information after man suffers facial injuries during Swindon assault
We are appealing for witnesses to a disorder which left a man with facial injuries. The incident occurred at approximately 5pm on May 11 in Crawley Avenue, Swindon.
Search warrant carried out in south of the County
Following police intelligence we carried out a search warrant yesterday (14/05) at a premises in the Cholderton area.
Man jailed after claiming to have coronavirus and deliberately blowing in officer's face
A Swindon man has been jailed for 12 weeks after he told a police officer he had coronavirus before deliberately blowing in her face. Matthew Brown, 32, of Ermin Street, was found guilty of one count of assaulting an emergency worker at court yesterday (14/05).
Wiltshire Police to support national speed operation
Wiltshire Police will be targeting speeding drivers as part of a two-week national enforcement campaign starting on Monday.
Number of COVID19 fines and arrests fall in Wiltshire
Between May 4-10, no arrests were made in Wiltshire for breaches to the COVID19 legislation and fewer fines were issued.
Incidents of 'zoom-bombing' reported in Wiltshire
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic and people are staying home during lockdown, we've been encouraged to find alternative ways to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. It's important to keep talking and using technology is a great way to have face-to-face conversations, albeit digitally.
Second closure order issued for address in Railway Village, Swindon
Officers have successfully gained a second partial closure order for a Swindon address following recent visits by neighbourhood officers. The order was sought for the address on Faringdon Road which is part of the Railway Village.
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