Police in Wiltshire are investigating the dramatic events surrounding a smash and grab raid on a jewellery shop. Masked men raided Deacon & Son Jewellers in Marlborough this morning. 3 men are in police custody.
Detective Chief Superintendent Nick John has asked for help from the public.
Police are continuing to investigate the robbery in Marlborough this morning. Five men raided Deacon's in the High Street. Three men are now in custody. More details will follow soon from a Police press conference in Swindon this afternoon.
Wiltshire Police have confirmed they will hold a press conference regarding the Malborough jewellery raid. It will take place at the force headquarters at 2pm. Details will be broadcast on our website as they happen.
Three men are in custody and a major search is underway after a raid at a jewellers in Marlborough in Wiltshire.
Police were called to the High Street this morning after five men smashed display cabinets and grabbed items of jewellery from Deacon & Sons. They made off in a car which crashed and was set alight near John Coles Close.
Another car made off from police in Swindon before crashing near the Great Western Hospital. Officers are searching the area for the occupants. Police cannot confirm if the two incidents are linked.
The Environment Agency and Thames Water are investigating the sewer network to see where the pesticide entered the system, in an attempt to identify those responsible.
The campaign group Action for the River Kennet says the waterway is continuing to decline, ten days after it was polluted.
Public Health England and the Food Standards Agency have said it is safe to enter the water and eat fish caught there but the campaigners say the river is deteriorating.
Dead crayfish have been found and brown algae is spreading, killing river plants and reducing food sources for fish.
Fish will be looking hard for alternative food. They can be quite adaptable and will be altering their diet to include bugs which fall into the river from trees, and even smaller fish, but we are expecting to see some fish deaths caused by starvation.
– Charlotte Hitchmough, Director, Action for the River Kennet
People are being warned to stay out of a stretch of water that's been polluted. The Environment Agency say they're trying to find out the exact cause of the pollution in the River Kennet between Marlborough and Hungerford.
There's also a warning not to eat any fish caught in that part of the river. Our environment correspondent Duncan Sleightholme reports from Axford in Wiltshire.