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Rosa King tiger death: Police are now investigating

"It's what she has always loved" - Rosa King was described as an inspirational keeper.

Police have confirmed they are now investigating the death of a zookeeper from Wiltshire who was killed by a tiger.

Rosa King died at Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire on Monday.

Police say they are now jointly investigating with the district council.

The zoo remains closed.


Zookeeper death: 'We must try to learn something from the tragedy'

The CEO of a an international conservation and animal rights organisation has told ITV News that lessons must be learnt from the tragedy of Rosa King's death.

The 33 year old zoo keeper from Chippenham, described as the "shining light" of her workplace, died in a "freak accident" at Hamerton Zoo Park in Cambridgeshire.

Will Travers of the Born Free Foundation says that while speculation about the tragedy is "not a good idea", all zoos in the UK should review their safety protocols.

Mr Travers also urged that the tiger involved should not be put down.

I don't think the tiger should be destroyed, I think that would be easy knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy like this.

I'm sure no one at the zoo thinks the tiger should be destroyed.

– Will Travers OBE, Born Free Foundation


GWR: No trains between Westbury and Chippenham due to staff shortage

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The line is closed on Great Western Railway's services between Westbury and Chippenham due to a staff shortage.

Train services running through these stations are cancelled - the disruption is expected until 18:15.

A replacement bus service is running to take passengers between the two towns via Trowbridge and Melksham.

Man charged with murder after assault in Chippenham

A 22 year-old man has been charged with murder after an assault in Chippenham.

Matthew Chapman appeared at Salisbury Magistrates Court this morning and has been remanded custody.

Police were called to London Road just after midnight on 10 May 2017 after reports of a serious assault.

They found a Russell Nixon, 38, from the town lying on the ground with significant injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say his family have been informed.

Man left with head injuries following Chippenham assault

A man has been left with head injuries following a serious assault in Chippenham.

The incident happened just before 4am on Saturday 22 April in the carpark on Bath Road.

The man is currently receiving treatment in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to call police Credit: PA

Two men were arrested at the scene - a 19-year-old on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and affray, and a 20-year-old on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

There were a lot of people around at the time of this assault, and I would appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident, or the events leading up to it, to come forward and speak to us.

– DC Justine Parsons from Melksham CID

Anyone with any information is asked to call Melksham CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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