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Horse charity changes life of autistic boy

Ollie Wilson, who is autistic, at "Horses and Handprints"
The charity "Horses and Handprints" in Ilminster has transformed the life of six-year-old Ollie Wilson Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A charity in Somerset has completely changed the life of a six-year-old autistic boy.

Ollie Wilson's parents said days out were almost impossible because of their son's behavioural difficulties. But with the help of Horseshoes and Handprints near Ilminster, they've seen him smile for the first time.



Six year-old girl named after tragic road accident

Jess Marie Wright-Roberts
6-year-old Jess Marie Wright-Roberts, who died in a car crash Credit: Family

A six year-old girl who died in a car crash in Wiltshire last weekend has been named as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts.

The little girl was in a blue Land Rover Discovery driven by her step-mother when it came off the road and hit a hedge at Marston Maisey near Cricklade. No other vehicles were involved.

Her two brothers aged seven and 12 escaped serious injury. But their 26 year-old step-mother remains in a serious condition after being airlifted to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital. The family live at Kempsford, near Fairford.

Wiltshire Police say specially trained Family Liaison Officers from both Wiltshire and Warwickshire Police, where Jess’s mother lives, have been provided to offer support to the families. They're appealing for witnesses.

Pedestrian hit by car in Devizes

A pedestrian is in hospital with serious injuries after being hit by a car in Devizes. It happened last night on the A361 close to the junction for Foxhangers Marina.

The 49 year-old man from Westbury was taken to Bristol's Southmead Hospital where he's said to be in a serious but stable condition. Police say the car involved was a black Vauxhall Corsa.

They're appealing for anyone who may have seen the accident which happened around 10.30pm. Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Devizes.

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