Police escort family to scene of Swindon car crash
The family of one of the teenage victims killed in a car crash in Swindon yesterday has been taken by police officers to the scene of the tragedy.
18-year-old Shaya Rae Leigh was killed after the car they were travelling in plunged into undergrowth at the side of a road in Swindon, police said. Her family today laid floral tributes at the spot.
Inspector Paul Longden from Wiltshire Police escorted the relatives. He said: “We have appointed family liaison officers to help the families through this terrible time and Shaya’s family asked their officer if they could go to the place where the car left the road.
"The family spent about 25 minutes at the scene”.
Police have appealed to the public not to attempt to stop on the A419 because of the risk of a serious accident on the busy dual carriageway.
Wiltshire police name women killed in Swindon crash
Wiltshire Police have named the two young women who died in a crash in the early hours today near Swindon as 18-year-old Shaya Rae Leigh and 17-year-old Kerry Staniford.
Another three male passengers are being treated in hospital with injuries, and one of them has been described as being "very poorly". All were aged 20-years-old. PC Jeff Rice, of the Roads Policing Unit, said:
This was an horrific incident and we would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two young women who sadly died.
We are very keen to hear from anyone who was on the A419 near the scene at around 5am today. We would also like to hear from anyone with any information about the movements of the people in the car during Friday night and the early hours of Saturday.
A couple have celebrated their Easter Wedding in unconventional style. Will and Hannah Banyard, from Old Town in Swindon, swapped the traditional limousine for a refuse-collection truck. It was loaned for the day by the firm Will works for in South Cerney.
It was spruced-up with wedding bows and certainly gave an unusual twist to the wedding photos!
Wiltshire Police are asking for help from the public following an unprovoked attack on a man in Swindon town centre. It took place on shortly after 2.15am on Sunday 3rd March 2013 in Fleet Street outside the Subway sandwich shop.
The victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking towards Bushwackers nightclub when he was punched to the back of the head by a man. The force of the punch knocked the victim to the ground and he sustained serious facial injuries including a broken nose, cuts to the face and loss of teeth.
Police say: "The victim was completely unaware of what was about to happen. The offender ran up behind the victim and, with one very forceful punch, knocked him to the ground. This victim did not stand a chance. I believe that he was unconscious before he hit the ground face first."