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Distraction burglary in Salisbury

Police are appealing for information regarding a distraction burglary at the home of an elderly lady in Salisbury.

At 1:30 pm on Friday 31st January 2014, a man called at a property on Winchester Street saying he had come to collect some books she had promised to his wife.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a distraction burglary Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The victim was intimidated and he entered the house and looked around, he told the lady that his wife would be in contact and left.

A short time later the victim discovered that a ladies gold watch of Japanese origin had been stolen.

The man is described as white, 5ft 11 tall, aged in his late forties/early fifties. He had a round face and thick rimmed glasses. He wore a knee length dark grey woollen coat, dark trousers and black lace up shoes.

Missing Salisbury man has not been seen for days

Wiltshire Police are appealing for the public's help in trying to find missing Salisbury man Glynn Griffin.

The 59-year-old has not been seen since Sunday 16th March and was last seen at his home address of Winding Way in Salisbury.

It is not clear what clothes Mr Griffin was wearing when he was last seen but he has been described as a white male, approximately 5ft 9ins tall with collar length white hair.

Anyone who may know the whereabouts of Mr Griffin is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 999.

Glynn Griffin has not been seen since Sunday 16th March Credit: Wiltshire Police


Speech therapists turn their advice into a book

The Spires Speech and Language Therapy Team who have put together the handbook Credit: NHS

The speech therapy team from Salisbury District Hospital have written up their years of experience and knowledge into a handbook for families across the country.

The book draws on expert knowledge and provides advice for families and teachers on how to help their child with cleft lip and palate speech disorders.

Speech therapist Ginette Phippen, the brainchild behind the book, said: “The regional Spires Cleft Centre based in Salisbury and Oxford is one of 10 specialist centres in the country.

"The centre provides specialist treatment to around 100 new babies a year and overtime we’ve built up a wide range of knowledge which has informed clinical practice across the country.

"The aim of the book was to pool all our experience and expertise with best practice from other centres across the country and collate this in one easy-to-use handbook.”

Children's off road motorcycles stolen in burglary

One of the missing motorcycles Credit: Wiltshire Police

Officers are investigating a burglary at a property in Down Barn Road, Salisbury.

At some point between Wednesday 19th and Friday 21st February offenders broke into a lock up and took two off road motorcycles.

The red and white Honda 230F Motocross bikes are used for teaching local children to ride and without them the training programme cannot continue.

The bikes are described as rare and imported from Brazil. Both had missing baffles from the exhausts and one had a 'Huckley Bridge Events' sticker on it.

Anyone with information on the burglary or the location of the bikes is asked to contact PC Lucy Thorne at Salisbury Police Station on 101. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.

Soldier found hanged in barracks after claiming rape

A fresh inquest opened today into the death of a soldier who was found hanged at her barracks in Wiltshire. Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement from Bournemouth died at Bulford, after claiming she had been sexually assaulted by two colleagues.

A previous inquest recorded a verdict of suicide. But last year, the High Court ordered a second hearing after claims that the military failed to provide her with the correct support and she was driven to take her own life.

Martin Dowse reports.

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Soldier 'devastated' alleged rapists 'got away with it'

A Royal Military Police officer who was found hanging in her barracks was "absolutely devastated" by the decision by military investigators not to prosecute the two soldiers she claimed had raped her, her sister told an inquest into her death.

Read: Royal Military Police 'failed in its duty of care'

Sharon Hardy described how her sister stayed with her following the alleged incident, and was "absolutely traumatised."

She said her experience became more devastating when she was bullied.

She was absolutely traumatised. She was devastated. She told me that the girls had started to turn on her.

Cpl Ellement was "could not believe" prosecutors decided not to charge the two colleagues. Mrs Hardy said her sister wanted justice and could not cope with the idea the allegations were not being taken seriously.

Anne-Marie was absolutely devastated. She could not believe it.

She was 110% certain what had happened to her and her being in the Royal Military Police and the fact they were not taking her allegations seriously.

She said to me 'Justice is s***. They got away with it. They are trying to uphold the law but they have got away with it'.


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New inquest for rape claim officer to begin

An inquest is due to open today into the death of a female military police officer who was found hanged after claiming she had been raped.

Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement. Credit: ITV West Country

Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement, 30, was found dead at Bulford Barracks near Salisbury in Wiltshire on October 9, 2011.

She alleged that two fellow Royal Military Police soldiers had raped her while she was drunk and although the complaint was investigated, prosecutors decided against bringing charges.

Cpl Ellement was branded a liar after she made the allegation of rape.

An inquest in March 2012 recorded a verdict of suicide, but in August last year the High Court ordered a fresh hearing.

Man missing from home in Salisbury needs medication

Christopher Savage was last seen on Saturday Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information about a man who went missing from his home in Salisbury at the weekend. Christopher Savage, 39, needs medication. He was last seen in Wilton Road on Saturday.

If you have information or have seen Christopher Savage please call the Duty Sergeant at Salisbury Police Station on 101.

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