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Three women arrested after assault in Warminster

Three young women have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and common assault after an incident in Warminster. Two of the women were aged 19 from Westbury, while the other is aged 21 from Frome.

Police say two women and a man were assaulted by the group on Saturday afternoon in the area of the Market Place/John Barleycorn Pub

Warminster troops honoured: full report

Hundreds of people have turned out to mark the official homecoming of the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment from Afghanistan. Troops based in Warminster marched through the town ahead of a medals ceremony.

There was also a service to remember and honour the nine men who died on their tour of duty. Duncan Sleightholme watched today's parade.

Warminster welcomes soldiers home

The 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment marching through Warminster this morning. Credit: ITV West

Large crowds have turned out in Warminster to welcome home the 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment after their recent tour of Afghanistan.

Around 400 soldiers marched through the town before attending a service to remember the nine men who lost their lives.

They will be presented with campaign medals this afternoon.

Around 400 soldiers have marched through Warminster Credit: ITV West


Level crossing to be replaced with a bridge after seven people died

Cranes prepare to lift away the wreckage, at Ufton Nervet in 2004 where seven people died after a train ploughed into a car Credit: PA

A level crossing where a man from Warminster and a man from Wells died is expected to be replaced with a bridge.

They were among seven who died after a train derailed in Berkshire in 2004. Network Rail is expected to announce the replacement at Ufton Nervet as part of a rail electrification scheme.

Wiltshire soldiers killed in Afghanistan named

Two Wiltshire soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan have been named.

Sergeant Gareth Thursby was killed in Helmand Province on Saturday Credit: MOD

Sergeant Gareth Thursby, who was 29 and 18 year old Private Thomas Wroe were killed by a man dressed in a local Afghan Police uniform in Helmand Province on Saturday.

Both men were serving with Warminster-based 3rd Batallion the Yorkshire regiment.

Read more on the National website.

Private Thomas Wroe was killed in Helmand Province on Saturday Credit: MOD

Soldiers due back after tour of duty in Afghanistan

Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Nearly 100 soldiers are returning to their barracks in Warminster later.

The members of 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment have been away for six months after being deployed to Afghanistan earlier this year.

Six soldiers from the Coruna Company troop were killed when their Warrior Armoured Fighting Vehicle was caught in a single explosion while on patrol in March. The soldiers will march at the Battlesbury Barracks at 5:15 this evening.

Commanding officer pays tribute to soldier before funeral

Private Daniel Wilford was killed alongside five of his colleagues Credit: MOD

A Warminster-based solider who died in a bomb attack in Afghanistan was described as a "quiet, unassuming character" by one of his commanding officers at his funeral today.

Private Daniel Wilford, 21, of 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, died alongside five colleagues in March.

Major Malcolm Birkett said Private Daniel Wilford was "an outstanding guy to be around, a fantastic shot that really, really epitomised everything that is right about the infantry soldier."

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