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Man charged after twin boys stabbed in Wiltshire

Man charged after teenage twin boys stabbed Credit: ITV News

A 31 year old man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after the stabbing of a teenager in Wiltshire.

Twin teenager brothers were allegedly assaulted in Dilton Marsh near Westbury at the weekend.

31 year old Darren Bryant from Basingstoke is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates court tomorrow.


£1.5 million project to improve flood defences completed

A £1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset Levels has been completed. Credit: Environment Agency

A £1.5 million project to improve flood defences on the Somerset Levels has been completed.

The purpose-built platform at Dunball Sluice, near Bridgwater, means flood water can be quickly pumped away. It also means flows in the Rivers Sowy, Parrett Tone and King's Sedgemoor Drain can be managed more efficiently.

A temporary platform was constructed at Dunball during the winter of 2013/14, which saw large parts of the Levels under water after storms. At its height more than 90 million tonnes of water covered an estimated 122 square kilometres.

The workis part of a £12 million programme of repair and enhancement of flood defence works across Somerset.

Police Officer and dog left injured after hit and run

The car was left seriously damaged Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

An officer and a police dog were left needing medical attention after a man reversed his transit van into the front of a police car several times.

The car was left severely damaged but both the officer and the police dog were not thought to be badly injured.

The hit and run took place on Sampson Road in Hartcliffe just before 10am today.

The car was left seriously damaged Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The incident happened after a the police officer and dog stopped a white transit van which was believed to be stolen from the Winscombe area.

Shortly after the driver was stopped, he left the scene in the van. The officer pursued the vehicle and the van reversed into the front of the police car several times. The white van has since been recovered.

The man is described as white, tall and slim with ginger hair.

He was wearing a grey round necked jumper, black jeans and was wearing a dark coloured coat.


Hero PCSOs risk their life to tackle knife-wielding robber

A man from Wiltshire has been sentenced to three years in prison after attempting to rob a supermarket with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

James Lewis threatened a member of staff at the Co-Op in Shrewton last month, demanding money from the till. When the cashier refused the 22-year-old, brandishing the knife, then chased the man through the store.

Two Police Community Support Officers arrived at the supermarket just seconds later and leapt into action.

PCSO Will Todd managed to quickly usher other members of staff to safety - including the man being chased. He then tried to disarm the suspect using a shopping basket as a shield.

Police officers arrived soon after and finally brought him down using a Taser.

Lewis pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to attempted robbery and was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court today.

PCSO Todd told ITV it all happened so quickly.

PC Ian McKerlie paid homage to the PCSOs.

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