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Wiltshire Dyson factory expansion backed by council

The plan for a multi-million pound expansion to the Dyson factory in Malmesbury has been backed by the local Council.

The £250 million pound expansion could create 3,000 jobs. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Malmesbury Town Council showed its support for the quarter of a billion pounds investment which would double the size of Dyson's headquarters. It could also create 3,000 new jobs.

But some people in the area are concerned it might lead to major traffic and parking problems around the town centre and in particular around Beuttel Way near the factory.

Officer that fired taser charged with misconduct

A police officer has gone on trial after firing a taser gun at a man who had been strip searched.

PC Lee Birch, of Wiltshire Police, is accused of actual bodily harm and misconduct in a public office.

A jury at Bristol Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of the moment the man fell to the floor after the electricity passed through his body.


Taser victim "embarrassed" by strip search

Daniel Dove told the court he complied with the police up until the point he felt he was being humiliated.

"I felt embarrassed, he said. "I flicked my pants at him because I was annoyed at what he had done.

"I didn't know he (PC Birch) had a taser. He pulled it from behind his back and shot me with it. I think it was unrational (sic) to use it."

Under cross-examination Mr Dove denied being abusive and threatening club door staff. He also refuted kneeing a police officer in the groin during his arrest.

Jury shown CCTV footage

A jury has been shown the moment a police officer shot a man with a taser after the victim flicked him in the face with his underpants.

31 year old PC Lee Birch is standing trial at Bristol Crown Court accused of actual bodily harm and misconduct in a public office.

Daniel Dove was taken to Melksham police station after being arrested outside a Trowbridge night club in December 2012. It is alleged he then assaulted PC Birch and his colleague.

During a strip search, CCTV cameras shown to the jury reveal Mr Dove flicking his boxer shorts at PC Birch.

CCTV footage then shows the police officer, having earlier withdrawn the taser, firing it into Mr Dove's chest.

The victim is then seen to fall to the ground and PC Birch is heard shouting "that's the second time you have assaulted me."


Wiltshire man appears in court on murder charge

A man from Wiltshire has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman. 68-year-old Leonard Webb went before Chippenham Magistrates this morning.

Paramedics were called to his house on Avondown Road in Durrington near Stonehenge on Friday - where they found a 64-year old woman with a stab wound. She died shortly afterwards.

The case was adjourned until Wednesday.

Rovers lose at home to Rochdale

Kaid Mohamed had given Rovers a first half lead.

Bristol Rovers' hopes of avoiding the drop into the Conference have been dented after losing at home to promotion-chasing Rochdale this afternoon.

Rovers went ahead through Kaid Mohamed's strike in the 17th minute. But substitute Joe Bunney equalised in the first minute of the second half, before former Rovers' loanee Matthew Lund hit the winner in the 63rd minute.

Rovers remain third from bottom in League Two, but they could be in the relegation zone by 5pm if Northampton at least draw with Portsmouth.

Easter Monday football fixtures

All our Football League teams are in action today.

Swindon's push for the play-offs continues with a home match against Bradford.

Yeovil, Bristol Rovers and Cheltenham have 'must win' games as they fight to stay in their respective divisions.

While Bristol City are virtually safe from relegation as they travel to bottom club Stevenage.

All games kick-off at 3pm, except Bristol Rovers' match (1pm).
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