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Men due before magistrates charged with jewel raid

The shop in Marlborough High Street was broken into on Tuesday morning Credit: ITV News West Country

Three men are due before Chippenham magistrates, charged in connection with a raid on a jeweller's shop in Marlborough in Wiltshire.

It happened at Deacon & Sons in the High Street on Tuesday morning. Men smashed display cabinets and grabbed jewellery.

20-year-old Linton Summerfield and Marcus Cohen and Paul Gallimore, both 33, who are all from the Coventry area have been charged with robbery.


Smash and grab jewellery raid

Police in Wiltshire are investigating the dramatic events surrounding a smash and grab raid on a jewellers. It happened this morning at a family business in Marlborough.

Three hooded men barricaded themselves inside the shop before making off in a car driven by a fourth man. Tonight three men are in custody.

Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy reports


Robbers on run after break in at Wiltshire jewellers

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.

More on this story here.

Latest on investigation into River Kennet pollution

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

Full Report : Pollution discovered in 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.

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