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Swindon half-marathon cancelled over lack of money

Last year 1,700 runners took part in the event Credit: Swindon half marathon

The Swindon half-marathon, which was scheduled for four weeks time, has been cancelled because of a lack of money.

Organisers say they have been unable to raise the funds necessary to support the race safely - despite sponsorship deals and thousands of pounds worth of donations.

A crowd funding campaign to pay for the non-for-profit race only raised £2,250 out of a £27,000 target.

Runners who have signed up for the event will be reimbursed.


Have you seen missing teenager Jack Parfitt?

Have you seen Jack Parfitt? Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of missing teenager.

Jack Parfitt is 15 years old and lives in Plymouth; he was last seen on Wednesday 17 August 2016.

It's believed he has returned to Swindon to see family and friends.

He was wearing cream tracksuit bottoms and a black t-shirt the last time he was seen.

If anyone has seen Jack or knows of his whereabouts; please call police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV released after armed robbery in Swindon

Do you recognises these people? Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police have released photographs of two people they would like to speak to in relation to an armed robbery in Swindon, where a shop assistant was hit on the head with what's thought to be a hand gun.

It happened on the J B Retail shop in Milton Road.

Credit: Wiltshire Police

We would like to speak to the two in these CCTV images in relation to this incident.

If you recognise them or can help in anyway with our enquiries please contact me.

– Det Con Jared Yalden

If you can help please contact DC Jared Yalden on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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