Man stabbed to death in Trowbridge

A 50 year old man's died after being found stabbed in Trowbridge. A 45 year old local woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Police appeal over missing father and son

Geoffrey Tomlinson, aged 41, and Jack Tomlinson, aged 9. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for help to find a missing father and son. Geoffrey Tomlinson, 41, and his 9-year-old son Jack were last seen at their home in Hardens Mead in Chippenham yesterday morning.

Mr Tomlinson is described as slim with shaved brown hair, and Jack is taller than average for his age and of medium build.

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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19 arrests made in Swindon drug raids

19 people have so far been arrested by Wiltshire Police in a series of drugs raids in Swindon.

The raids, carried out under the force's Operation Harness, are taking place across the day in both Wiltshire and London.

In the last hour the following figures have been released:

  • 19 arrests made so far in Wiltshire
  • 38 addresses in Wiltshire raided
  • 6 arrests made so far in London
  • 15 addresses in London raided

Drugs raids in Swindon following undercover work

Drugs officers have carried out Wiltshire Police's biggest set of raids in the force's history.

They planned to execute warrants at 60 addresses in Swindon and at more homes in London.

It follows months of undercover work for Operation Harness aiming to tackle the supply of class A drugs in the town.

More than 400 officers were involved in the raids, looking to seize heroin and crack cocaine.

The former air base RAF Lyneham was used as a temporary headquarters for the raids in Swindon. Many of the raids were in the Manchester Road area of the town.

Police sources told ITV News West Country that Swindon doesn't have a particularly big problem, considering the size of its population (200,000 people). But the force's intelligence showed there were networks of people selling heroin and crack cocaine in the town

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Hundreds of officers carry out drugs raid in Swindon

Drugs officers have carried out Wiltshire Police's biggest set of raids in the force's history.

They planned to execute warrants at 60 addressed in Swindon.

The operation follows a major crack down on Class A drugs in the town, with months of undercover work being done.

More than 400 officers were involved in the raids, with the main aim to try and seize heroine and crack cocaine.

The former air base was used as a temporary headquarters for the raids.

Officers gather at hangar RAF Lyneham for the drugs raid breifing Credit: ITV News

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Steve Fulcher wants to return to work soon

Steve Fulcher is a dedicated police officer and is fully committed to the Wiltshire Police. He wishes to return to work as soon as possible to continue serving the public and to move forward from this upsetting and stressful episode in his life and that of his family.

– LEWIS HYMANSON SMALL LLP SOLICITORS & POLICE SUPERINTENDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF ENGLAND AND WALES

Detective Fulcher expresses 'thanks' for support

A joint statement from Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher's lawyers and the Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales has been released.

Steve Fulcher wishes to express his thanks to those who have supported him throughout this very sad case. At all times Steve Fulcher has been motivated by a desire to serve the public and do the best that he can for the victims, their families and for Wiltshire Police.

He is grateful for the support he has received from many people and in particular, humbled by the support he has received from Becky’s mother, Karen Edwards, and Sian’s partner Kevin Reape, when they have suffered such tragic loss.

– Lewis Hymanson Small LLP Solicitors & Police Superintendents' Association of England and Wales
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