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Three men wearing hoods and balaclavas have broken into a newsagents in Malmesbury and stolen cigarettes. The incident happened at 3:20am yesterday morning at Abbey News, Market Cross.
Police say the men kicked open the front doors, forced the cigarette shutters open and took most of the cigarettes on the stand away in black bags.
Two of the males are described as being of average height and build and the third is described as over 6ft and slim.
Sir James Dyson, the inventor and entrepreneur, may step in to improve flood defences in the Wiltshire town of Malmesbury, where his company headquarters are based. Recent floods in the town were the worst for half a century.
And several families are unlikely to be able to return to their homes for months. Watch Robert Murphy's report.
Malmesbury in Wiltshire was one of the worst areas worst hit by floods over the weekend.
The force of the water made a mockery of the sandbag defences that had been put in place to safeguard homes and businesses. Today those living in the town began salvaging what they could.
Clearing up work is underway after a weekend of heavy flooding across the region. Malmesbury was among the worst towns affected. Some 20 homes were inundated. Residents said they hadn't seen such high water levels in at least 50 years.
The Mayor of Malmesbury has told us he lived in the town all his life and this is the worst he has ever seen it. Some residents were evacuated from their homes at 3am, others stayed but had to be rescued by fire crews early in the morning.
Resident Jenny Whitby talks of the moment water came in to her house leaving everything flooded. She's one of the many victims of the Malmesbury floods today and says if it keeps happening, she 'can't stay'.
It's been building up there for a few days and has flooded now in the area down by the river.
Streets and houses have been flooded and we've rescued four people from two properties, three people from one house and a chap with asthma from another."
The water is just outside the door. It's gone down a lot but I'm trying to get hold of some sandbags because more rain is forecast for later today. Houses across the road have been flooded to a depth of three or four feet, with furniture floating around in the rooms.
I've been here 14 years and there were floods in 2000 and again in 2007 but this is much worse than either of those."