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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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