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Fire crews still damping down in Trowbridge

The scene at the scrapyard fire in Trowbridge on Saturday Credit: Nicky Cooper

Two fire crews are still on the scene of the scrapyard fire in Trowbridge which broke out on Saturday.

The fire is still smouldering and crews are turning over the debris and damping down.

A meeting is taking place between the Fire Service, the Environment Agency and the local council to discuss what further action may be needed.

The road outside Shanley's Scrap Yard remains closed for the time being.


Smoke still rising from scrapyard fire

Fire crews to remain in Trowbridge until Sunday

Wiltshire fire and rescue service say they expet to remain at the scrapyard fire in Trowbridge until Sunday. As of 6pm Saturday evening there are three fire engines from Royal Wootton Bassett, Malmesbury and Devizes dealing with the fire at Shanleys Scrap Yard.

The fire has reduced substantially, however we anticipate being in attendance into Sunday.


Reward offered for recovery of stolen statue

The bronze statue of Christ was stolen in February Credit: Wiltshire Police

A £2000 reward is being offered for the recovery of a bronze statue of Christ which was stolen from a Wiltshire village's First World War Memorial.

The statue, which is worth around ten thousand pounds, was taken overnight on February 28th from the wooden memorial at a crossroads in Wingfield.

Forces War Records, which helps people find out about ancestors who fought in the war, have offered half of the reward for information leading to the recovery of the statue. Wingfield Chiropractic Clinic is offering the other half of the reward.

Anyone with information relating to the theft can call Wiltshire Police on 101.

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