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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.


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
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