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Rail delays due to landslide at Kemble

Great Western Railway services have been suspended between Swindon and Gloucester due to a landslide at Kemble.

Tickets being accepted on CrossCountry services and Stagecoach buses.

GWR says trains may be diverted via Bristol Parkway and replacement buses are being arranged.

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Appeal after woman knocked unconscious in 'particularly nasty' attack

Police are appealing after a woman was knocked unconscious in a seemingly random attack.

The 19-year-old was punched as she waited outside the Central Library in Swindon at around 2am on 18 December.

It's not known who her offender was, but he is described as Asian in appearance, in his late 30s/early 40s, 5ft 5 inches and of medium build.

The woman was taken to the Great Western Hospital and was released the next day without any serious injuries.

This was a particularly nasty attack. If you heard or saw anything suspicious in this area at this time, please come forward and contact me.

– PC Simon Sanghera

Second man arrested in house fire murder investigation

A second man has been arrested as police investigate the murder of a mother killed in a house fire.

Andraya Lyons died in the blaze in Drew Street on Saturday morning.

32-year-old Anthony Porter has been charged with her murder and has been remanded in custody.

Now police say they have arrested a second, 36-year-old man on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Andraya was described as "loved by all who knew her" Credit: Family

This arrest relates to the events following the incident on Saturday 10 December and up to the subsequent arrest of Anthony Porter, aged 32, of Drew Street, on 12 December.

It is not linked directly to the events at Drew Street which led to the tragic death of 39-year-old Andraya.

– Wiltshire Police

The local man remains in custody at Gablecross where he continues to be questioned.

We continue to appeal to anybody within our community who may hold relevant information relating to this investigation.

Please call 101 with any information you may have, no matter how small, it may be significant to our meticulous enquiry.

– Detective Chief Inspector Jeremy Carter
The 39-year-old was the victim of the fatal house fire

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after fatal house fire

Drew Street is a residential area in Swindon.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and arson following a fatal house fire in Swindon.

Emergency services were called to a property on Drew Street at 5.40am on Saturday morning.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are appealing for witnesses:

I would like to thank the local community for their help and patience while we carry out our work.

Also, I would like to appeal for anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in the Drew Street/Morris Street area, in the earlier hours of Saturday morning.

– Det Insp Paul Catton

Investigation underway after woman dies in house fire

Drew Street is a residential area in Swindon. Credit: ITV News

Police are investigating after a woman died in a house fire in Swindon.

Emergency services were called to a property on Drew Street at 5.40am on Saturday morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they're working with the Fire Service to determine how the blaze started.

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