A policeman who confronted a man wielding a knife is to be honoured for his bravery at a special ceremony later this month.
PC Iain McKerlie from Wiltshire Police was called to a shop in Shrewton on Salisbury Plain after reports that a man had threatened a member of staff and two Police and Community Support Officers with a knife. PC McKerlie then risked his own life and managed to used a taser to stop the offender. He is due to be given the honour at the Police Bravery Awards at the end of October 2015.
A detective who was found guilty of gross misconduct over his handling of a high-profile double murder case has resigned.
It's alleged Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher repeatedly failed to caution Christopher Halliwell as the taxi driver showed him where Sian O'Callaghan and Becky Godden were buried in 2011.
A High Court judge later ruled Halliwell's confessions inadmissible because the Wiltshire detective had broken Police and Criminal Evidence Act (Pace) rules.
The father-of-three later pleaded guilty to the murder of Miss O'Callaghan, from Swindon, Wiltshire and was jailed for a minimum of 25 years.
But a charge of murdering Miss Godden was ordered to lie on file, as there was no other evidence linking Halliwell to the crime.
An independent panel found Mr Fulcher guilty of two counts of gross misconduct relating to the case.
A third misconduct allegation was withdrawn and Mr Fulcher was handed a final written warning, meaning he was allowed to retain his position.A spokesman for Wiltshire Police today confirmed that Mr Fulcher had resigned from the force.
Wiltshire Police is appealing for information after 30 reported incidents of fake notes being used in the county. Since January 2014, there has been a series of offences committed across Wiltshire involving fake £50 notes and fake Scottish £20 notes being used.
These offences have taken place at retail outlets, pubs and hotels in Chippenham, Corsham, Trowbridge, Bradford On Avon, Devizes, Warminster, Westbury, Mere, Ludgershall, Amesbury and Salisbury.
Police think that at least six male and female offenders are involved in these incidents and that they could be working as part of a wider team.
Wiltshire Police is asking all retail and business managers to be aware of these incidents and inform your staff to be extra vigilant.
If anyone should try and use a fake note, please dial 999 immediately to give officers the opportunity to apprehend the offenders at the scene.
If the offenders are no longer at the scene, then please call Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Officers want people to make a note of the offender's physical description and also details of any vehicles that they are seen to be using.
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.
One of Wiltshire Police's most successful drugs dogs has retired. Griffin the Cocker Spaniel joined the force in March 2009 when he was two years old.
He's been responsible for around five hundred detections over the past few years.
Police want to speak to these five men in connection with the biggest ever series of raids in Wiltshire. Fifty two people were arrested as part of the undercover operation into the supply of Class A drugs in the county. Police say these five men should not be approached.
Wiltshire Police is appealing for the public’s help in locating 5 suspects wanted in connection with yesterday’s day of action.
Yesterday (Wednesday 29th January 2014) saw Wiltshire Police undertake the biggest single day of action in its history.
The day of action, supported by Operation Harness, saw more than 400 police officers and staff execute approximately 70 warrants at residential and business addresses in Swindon and London.
As a result of yesterday’s activity, 52 people were arrested.
These men should not be approached by members of the public, instead, anyone with information on their whereabouts should contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Hundreds of police officers have carried out a series of drugs raids in Wiltshire, the biggest day of action the force has ever seen in the county. Warrants were executed at nearly 40 addresses in Swindon - 25 people have been arrested. Robert Murphy has more.
Drugs officers have carried out Wiltshire Police's biggest set of raids in the force's history.
They planned to execute warrants at 60 addressed in Swindon.
The operation follows a major crack down on Class A drugs in the town, with months of undercover work being done.
More than 400 officers were involved in the raids, with the main aim to try and seize heroine and crack cocaine.
The former air base was used as a temporary headquarters for the raids.