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Man charged after twin boys stabbed in Wiltshire

Man charged after teenage twin boys stabbed Credit: ITV News

A 31 year old man has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after the stabbing of a teenager in Wiltshire.

Twin teenager brothers were allegedly assaulted in Dilton Marsh near Westbury at the weekend.

31 year old Darren Bryant from Basingstoke is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates court tomorrow.


Hero PCSOs risk their life to tackle knife-wielding robber

A man from Wiltshire has been sentenced to three years in prison after attempting to rob a supermarket with a 10-inch kitchen knife.

James Lewis threatened a member of staff at the Co-Op in Shrewton last month, demanding money from the till. When the cashier refused the 22-year-old, brandishing the knife, then chased the man through the store.

Two Police Community Support Officers arrived at the supermarket just seconds later and leapt into action.

PCSO Will Todd managed to quickly usher other members of staff to safety - including the man being chased. He then tried to disarm the suspect using a shopping basket as a shield.

Police officers arrived soon after and finally brought him down using a Taser.

Lewis pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to attempted robbery and was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court today.

PCSO Todd told ITV it all happened so quickly.

PC Ian McKerlie paid homage to the PCSOs.

WATCH: The last West Country at Westminster before the election

Ian Axton was back with the last of our political shows - the West Country at Westminster - before the election was on last night.

Guests included Queen legend Brian May - who launched his Common Decency campaign this week.

Joining the Brian May was retiring MP and Labour legend Dawn Primarolo, as well as Martin Horwood, the Lib Dem MP for Cheltenham. Unfortunately just before the programme our Conservative guest told us she was unable to make it due to last minute hold up.

If you missed the programme, or just want to watch it again, then click below!


Mixed reaction to Chancellor's visit

The Chancellor has announced more money for Cathedral repairs and visited Wells Cathedral today.

George Osborne also toured a cider factory to see how a drop in cider duty will impact business.

But leading names in the tourism industry here in the West have criticised the government for not doing more to help them.

Our political reporter Robert Murphy has the story.

George Osborne visits cider factory

The Chancellor George Osborne has been visiting Somerset to announce more money for Cathedral repairs and also to capitalise on last week's announcement of a drop in cider duty.

But tourist attraction owners have told ITV News their campaign for a reduction in VAT has been ignored, putting jobs at risk.

Our political reporter Robert Murphy was with the Chancellor.

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