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Police say they came under a "sustained attack"

Police say they came under a Credit: ITV News

The senior police officer investigating the illegal rave in Swindon has described how his officers "came under a sustained attack."

Superintendent Andrew Carr told ITV Westcountry he had "not seen that level of violence against his officers in Swindon" before.

Four police officers were injured after missiles were thrown at them at an illegal rave in Swindon this morning.

Four people were arrested including one for assaulting a police officer.

Police have now confiscated large speakers that were used at the rave.

Officers injured in missile attack at illegal rave

Officers injured in missile attack at illegal rave in Swindon Credit: ITV News

Four police officers have been injured and at least four people arrested after missiles were thrown at an illegal rave in Swindon.

Police are asking people to stay away from the River Ray industrial estate as they continue to try to close down the rave this morning.

Wiltshire Police have told us that they were notified of around 15 cars gathering in the River Ray Industrial Estate, Barnfield Road, in Rodbourne shortly after 1am. Around one hundred people appeared to be heading for an empty unit on the industrial estate for an illegal rave. Officers attended the scene and put cordons around the area to turn revellers away.

Around 3am missiles were thrown at the police officers. A dog unit and the police helicopter attended the scene. Several hundred people then turned up trying to access the rave.

One man was injured after being bitten by a police dog. The Ambulance Service were called to the scene.

At 6am two police officer were injured after being hit by missiles thrown from people attending the illegal rave. One officer was hit in the head and arm by a brick and the other officer had a head injury after being hit.

Two further officers were also injured, including a dog handler and were treated at the scene.

Four people were arrested for public order offences and one for assaulting a police officer. A member of the public also sustained a head injury.

Officers confiscated speakers Credit: ITV News

It is our job to keep the public safe and disperse people from this location. This rave was illegal and therefore there are no guarantees that location is safe or that the amount of people who attend are properly managed.

We advise the public to avoid the area as we continue to have cordons around this event.

It is very disappointing that members of the public became hostile to officers and began to throw missiles and damage fences and property. Sadly, four officers have been injured and there were other minor injuries. A total of five people have been arrested.

This incident has caused disruption to local people and we will be remaining on scene until the public are fully dispersed and this matter is resolved.

– Superintendent Andrew Carr

Wiltshire police are being assisted by officers from Avon and Somerset and Thames Valley Police.

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Man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Becky Godden Edwards

Becky's body was found in Gloucestershire in 2011. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Detectives in Wiltshire have arrested a man on suspicion of the murder of Becky Godden Edwards.

Becky Godden Edwards went missing in 2002. Her remains were found in a field in Eastleach in Gloucestershire in 2011. A 51 year old man from Swindon was arrested today.

We can confirm that a 51 year old man from Swindon was arrested today on suspicion of the murder of Becky Godden (Also known as Rebecca Godden Edwards).

He has been interviewed and enquiries continue.

– Supt Sean Memory

Care home manager started the fire that killed her

The converted garage was destroyed in the fire in October 2014 Credit: ITV News

An inquest has heard that a care home manager from Wiltshire started the fire that killed her.

Angela Wemyss died from severe burns after petrol she was adding to a woodburner caught light. It happened in a converted garage in Blunsdon near Swindon in October 2014, just yards from her family who were sleeping in the main house.

The coroner recorded her death as accidental.

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