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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.


Footage of large lorry fire on M4

Video of lorry fire on the M4 between Swindon and Chippenham.

Emergency services were called out on Thursday to what they described as a "substantial vehicle fire".

Eugene Reilly saw the blaze took hold:

The main carriageway re-opened, but the carriageway surface needs further inspection.

Body found in search for missing Chippenham woman

A body has been found in the search for missing woman Susan Weston. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police have confirmed they have found a body in the search for missing mother Susan Weston from Chippenham.

The body of a woman was found in woodland near to the village of Box at 10.45 this morning.

Although formal identification has not yet taken place, police say they believe it to be the body of the 58-year-old who went missing on Monday.

Police do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death. In a statement they said:

We would like to thank everyone who has shared the appeals for Mrs Weston over the past two days."

"Our sincere thoughts are with the family and friends of Mrs Weston at this extremely difficult time."

– Wiltshire Police statement

Fears grow for missing Chippenham woman

Officers say Susan's disappearance is completely out of character. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a woman from Chippenham, who went missing 24 hours ago.

Susan Weston, 58, was last seen on Monday near home in Cepen Park South. She's not been seen or heard from since.

Wiltshire Search and Rescue have joined the search, which is focussing on the area of Corsham and Box.

Mrs Weston is described as white, approximately 5 ft 3 inches tall with light brown shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a black coat, black boots, a quilted top and dark coloured tights.

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