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Police remove wheelie bins from Halliwell's former home

Police have removed dozens of sealed wheelie bins from the former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell.

A major search operation is underway at the property in Swindon following "new intelligence". Part of the garden and surrounding area have been dug up as officers look for evidence which may link Halliwell to more killings.

Forensic teams are expected to carry out tests on the contents of the bins over the next few days.

Boy aged 11 arrested following primary school burglary

An 11-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of burglary at a primary school in Swindon.

The youngster was arrested alongside two 13-year-old boys following two break ins at Goddard Park Primary School.

An Apple MacBook, iMac Computers and an i-Pad were stolen in the incidents.

The three boys have since been released on bail following the break ins, the first on December 13 and the second between December 20 and December 28.

The break ins happened in December at Goddard Park Primary School in Swindon Credit: Google Earth

Police are keen to hear from anyone with information.

We would like to hear from anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious in this area during these range of dates.

Also, has anyone tried to sell you any of the items above or have you seen them for sale anywhere? If so please contact me.

– PC Tracy McClafferty


Phil DeFreitas joins Swindon Cricket Club as head coach.

Phil DeFreitas (middle) Credit: Swindon Cricket Club

Former England cricketer Phil DeFreitas has been announced as the head coach of Swindon Cricket Club for the next 3 years.

As head coach, Phil will work with the existing team of English Cricket Board qualified coaches to help players of all ages and abilities.

The 50-year-old, nicknamed Daffy, played 44 test matches and 103 one day internationals during his professional career.

DeFreitas has the honour of being the 100th player in test cricket to take 100 wickets.

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