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Fraudster made to pay back his ill-gotten gains

Convicted fraudster Nigel Lelliott has been forced to pay money to his victim as compensation. Credit: Wiltshire Police

A Swindon man jailed for fraud totalling more than £100,000 has been forced to pay some of the money back. 48-year old Nigel Lelliott was jailed for 4 years in December 2013 for five counts of fraud against a disabled teenager.

Lelliott befriended the teenager, who had been awarded a significant amount of compensation after a road traffic collision as a child, and convinced the victim to part with large sums of cash.

He's been ordered to sell or release his assets at a Confiscation Hearing at Gloucester Crown Court last week.

During the investigation, Wiltshire Police seized numerous pieces of artwork, jewellery and other possessions belonging to Lelliott, thought to have been bought with the stolen money.

They will now be sent to auction in an effort to raise funds to help satisfy the Confiscation Order made by the Court. All funds recovered will be paid to the victim as compensation.


Swindon doctors say donated organs are being lost because family refuse permission

Great Western Hospital, Swindon Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

It's National Transplant Week and doctors at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon are asking people on the organ donor register to make sure they tell their loved ones.

They say a large number of organs are lost because families refuse permission as they aren't aware of the decision. There are around 60 people waiting for transplants in the Swindon area.

Swindon man charged with murder of barman

A 28-year-old man from Swindon has been charged with murder and of attempted murder.

It follows the stabbing of 60-year-old barman Tom Rogers on Thursday 26 June on the cycle path near the town's railway station and also an attack on a 24-year-old woman in the same area on Thursday 8 May.

I have authorised Wiltshire Police to charge Jason Voong 28, from Swindon, with the attempted murder of Leanne James, 24, from Swindon on Thursday 8 May 2014 and the murder of Aulton Thomas Rogers, 60, from Swindon on Thursday 26 June 2014.

It is alleged that Miss James and Mr Rogers were both attacked on the pathway that leads from Station Road to the Rodbourne Area, near to the footpath to the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon between 22.20 and 23.40 but on different dates.

– Anton Allera, Crown Prosecution Service

Jason Voong has been remanded in custody and will appear at Chippenham Magistrates Court on Thursday 3 July 2014.

Police get another 36 hours to question Swindon murder suspect

Wiltshire Police say they've been granted another 36 hours to question a man on suspicion of the murder of Tom Rogers in Swindon.

The 28 year old was arrested after an armed raid of a house on Southbrook Street Extension in the Ferndale area of the the city.


Magistrates have granted WP a further 36 hours to question man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Aulton Thomas Rogers.

Tom Rogers was found stabbed to death in what's known as Muggers Alley last week while cycling home from work.


Armed raid to arrest Swindon murder suspect

An area remains sealed off in Swindon this evening where a man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a pub worker.

The 28-year-old was arrested last night on Southbrook Street - eye witnesses described how armed officers surrounded a house before smashing through a front window.

The body of sixty-year old Tom Rogers was found with multiple stab wounds on an underpass last week. Jonty Messer reports

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