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Police investigation continues into a boy who was killed in Wiltshire village

A police investigation continues after an 11 year old boy was killed while he was out cycling with his father in a village in Wiltshire.

Daniel Climance was hit by a road sweeper in Purton when he pulled out into the road to avoid parked cars.

There have been no arrests but Detective Inspector Ben Huggins from Wiltshire Police has been speaking to ITV News.

11-year-old cyclist killed in roadsweeper collision named

A candle left at the scene where Dan died. Credit: ITV News

An 11-year-old boy killed in a collision with a roadsweeper has been named locally as Dan Climance.

Dan was cycling through the village of Purton in Wiltshire with his father and brother yesterday evening, when he was hit by a roadsweeping vehicle.

Police believe he had cycled into the middle of the road to avoid parked cars.

The driver of the roadsweeper is believed to be uninjured.

11-year-old Dan was cycling with his father and brother at the time of the fatal collision. Credit: ITV News


11-year-old cyclist killed in crash with roadsweeper

A candle has been left at the scene of the boy's death. Credit: ITV News

An 11-year-old boy has been killed while cycling with his father and brother through a Wiltshire village.

It happened last night in Purton near Swindon. Police believe the 11-year-old cycled into the middle of the road to avoid parked cars . He was hit by a roadsweeping vehicle and died at the scene.

Today friends have been expressing their shock.

The driver of the roadsweeper is believed to be uninjured. Police are encouraging anyone with information to come forward.

Police believe the 11-year-old was trying to avoid parked cars. Credit: ITV News

Swindon Town duo join QPR

Massimo Luongo playing for Swindon in the play-off final at Wembley. Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Archive

Swindon Town midfielders Massimo Luongo and Ben Gladwin have joined Championship side Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.

Australian international Luongo, 22, initially joined Swindon on loan in 2013 before completing a permanent move later that summer. He made over a century of appearances for Town and netted 14 goals.

Gladwin, also 22, signed from non-league Marlow in 2013, scored 11 goals last season - with eight of them coming in the Robins' final seven fixtures.

Ben Gladwin celebrates his goal against Sheffield United in the play-off semi-finals earlier this month. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

I'm really pleased to be joining the club - and I'm really excited.

There was interest from the Premier League but for me, personally, I think this move is a little more realistic at this stage of my career.

Playing is what it's all about, sitting on the bench is no way to improve your game.

Chris Ramsey is a fantastic coach and I'm sure he'll improve me on the training pitch.

I spoke to him earlier this week and was hugely impressed by what he had to say and where he sees me fitting in.

– Ben Gladwin

Charity appeal to bring vital cancer treatment to Wiltshire

284 balloons were released - the number of patients diagnosed with cancer at the hospital each month. Credit: ITV News

Cancer patients forced to make a 70-mile round trip for radiotherapy treatment have welcomed a campaign to build a facility closer to home.

Great Western Hospital in Swindon has launched an appeal to raise £2.9 million for a radiotherapy centre, so that thousands of patients no longer have to make the long trek to Oxford for up to seven weeks of treatment.

With support from the public and final approval, it is hoped that the centre will be open by the end of 2017.

The appeal was launched at Great Western Hospital today, with 284 balloons released to mark the number of patients diagnosed with cancer there each month.

Brighter Futures, the Great Western Hospitals Trust charity organising the appeal, hope to inspire local people to get involved in fundraising events.

Artist's impression of what the radiotherapy centre would look like. Credit: Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bringing radiotherapy treatment to Swindon will make such a difference to local patients and their families, friends and carers and will be an excellent addition to the facilities already available at GWH.

We are working closely with our colleagues at Oxford to make this vision a reality and I am sure that local people will get behind the fundraising appeal.

– Dr Guy Rooney, Medical Director, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

BREAKING: Former Swindon Town manager Andy King dies

Andy King managed Swindon Town in the early 2000s. Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Andy King, a former manager of Swindon Town FC, has died at the age of 58.

The football legend who managed Swindon Town a couple of times between 2000 and 2005, is believed to have suffered a heart attack earlier today. Before his work as a manager he enjoyed a long playing career that included a legendary stint at Premiership side Everton during the seventies.

Tributes have been paid to him on Twitter by clubs and fans.


Swindon's promotion dream is over

Preston North End's Jermaine Beckford scores his third, and his side's four goal against Swindon at Wembley. Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

Swindon Town's hopes of playing in the Championship next season are over after losing 4-0 to Preston in the play-off final at Wembley.

Jermaine Beckford gave the Lilywhites a 3rd minute lead. Paul Huntington doubled the advantage 10 minutes later.

Beckford curled in his second just before half-time, and completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute.

Fans arrive to watch Swindon in play-off final

The Powell family wave their flags with pride. Credit: ITV News West Country

Swindon Town fans have been arriving at Wembley hoping for success in the play-off final.

The club are taking on Preston North End for a spot in the Championship. Kick off is at 17:30.

Fans gather ahead of the match. Credit: ITV News West Country
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