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Police appeal after 'nasty and unprovoked' attack on cyclist

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A man was left with a broken cheekbone after a robbery in Trowbridge.

The 28 year old was cycling along a footpath by Cherry Gardens at around 9.15pm on 4 April, when he was approached by two men who attempted to take his mobile phone from him, and assaulted him.

Description: man one

  • white
  • shaved dark hair
  • clean shaven
  • approximately 5 ft 11 – 6 ft 1 inches tall
  • stocky build
  • tattoo on his right wrist – possibly a ‘sleeve’
  • believed to be aged late 20s to early 30s
  • wearing a light grey hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and black Adidas running trainers with white stripes

Description: man two

  • white
  • aged in his late 20s to early 30s
  • approximately 5 ft 7 inches tall
  • skinny build
  • wearing a black hoody with a grey zip and dark blue jeans

This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a man as he cycled home. He sustained a broken cheek bone as a result and attended the Royal United Hospital for treatment.

– Detective Constable Rob Blake, of CID,

Police have carried out house to house enquiries in the area and have been looking into any potential CCTV footage.

They're appealing for anyone with information to contact them.


Man arrested after fatal stabbing in Trowbridge

Jordan Taylor was stabbed over the weekend.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a stabbing in Trowbridge.

Jordan Taylor, who is in his 20s, died in the grounds of Trowbridge hospital after being assaulted over the weekend.

More than 100 officers have been working on the murder investigation.

A 27 year-old man from Westbury has been taken to custody in Melksham.


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

Credit: Wiltshire Police

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."

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