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Murder investigation underway in Trowbridge

A murder investigation is underway in Trowbridge Credit: PA

A murder investigation is underway in Wiltshire after a man died in the early hours of this morning.

Police have confirmed the local man in his 20s died at the scene in Trowbridge.

At the moment they are not giving any other information but say more details will be released soon.

A 30-year-old man who died in a car park has been identified

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Kieren Church, 30, from Cornwall, died on February 9 in The Shires shopping centre car park in Trowbridge.

A 20 year old man from Trowbridge has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, and bailed pending further enquiries.

He is due to return to Melksham police station on a date in May.

The man arrested is a security guard from a local store. He tackled Kieren believing him to be a suspected shoplifter.

He fell to the ground causing a number of glass bottles he was concealing to smash.

Kieren suffered significant injuries and despite the best efforts from paramedics he died at the scene.

Kieren's family paid tribute, saying: "Kieren was a much loved son, brother, grandson and friend to many. He will be sadly missed."


Chemical incident closes road in Trowbridge

A road is closed in Trowbridge after a chemical incident this afternoon.

The fire service say unknown chemicals which were found in a building on Wingfield Road are being investigated.

The road has been closed and firemen on the scene say it may be a few hours until the incident is resolved.

Arson suspect released on bail

The block of flats in Trowbridge after the fire Credit: ITV News

A man who was arrested on suspicion of arson has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

On January 25, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a terraced property, comprised of four flats, in Woolpack Meadows, Trowbridge.

The fire was located in a first floor flat, and spread into the roof.

It is understood no-one suffered serious injuries at the scene.


School boy punched in face in random unprovoked attack

Police are appealing for information after an 11-year-old boy was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack.

The schoolboy was walking home in Trowbridge when he was approached by two men, thought to be in their late teens.

One of the men asked the boy what he was looking at, before punching him in the face, causing a black eye.

The man was challenged by a passing motorist, before running off along Brown Street in the direction of Tesco Extra.

The boy received medical treatment at Trowbridge Hospital following the incident.

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The suspect is described as a white man, aged around 18-years-old and was wearing a beanie hat and glasses.

This was a really nasty attack on a young boy by an unknown man.

We are really keen to speak to the motorist who was passing the area at the time and challenged the man. This motorist may have vital information which could help our investigation.

We'd also like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who may know who the suspect may be.

– PC Mark Hough, community coordinator
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