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Police have issued a CCTV image of a man and woman they want to speak to after an 11-year-old boy was approached in Morrisons on Dorcan Way in Swindon.
A man walked into the toilets at about 1.30pm on Thursday 1 March and chatted with the boy, inviting him back to his house to see his cat. The boy declined and left the toilets.
The man was also seen with a woman as shown in the CCTV.
We'd like to speak to the couple in the image.
This could have been an innocent remark made by the man, however it does seem a little odd which is why we need to identify him and the woman he was with.
If you recognise either person or know anything about this incident, please contact me.
- Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111
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Police are trying to trace Edward Booth from Swindon, who is wanted in connection with a domestic abuse offence.
They are warning people not to approach him but to dial 999.
If you do see this man, do not approach him but call 999 immediately and give his exact location, direction of travel, description of clothing and any items he is carrying.
Anyone with information regarding Edward Booth and his whereabouts should call Wiltshire Police on 101 and ask for Swindon CID.
People who wish to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Two 18-year-old men have been arrested after a serious assault and robbery in Swindon during the early hours of Friday.
Police say a 29-year-old man was walking home through the Old Town area after a night out when the incident took place in Bath Road around 2.45am.
Officers say the victim was approached by two men who offered him a cigarette. An altercation then took place in which the victim was struck to the face while trying to call police. His mobile phone was stolen during the assault.
Police are appealing for witnesses. They say both men who were arrested are from Swindon and remain in custody for questioning.
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A CCTV image has been released of a man police would like to speak to following a robbery in Swindon.
The incident occurred between 6.20am and 6.30am on New Year's Day and officers have been carrying out enquiries to locate CCTV footage related to the offence.
A 40-year-old taxi driver was dropping off three men outside the Victoria pub on Victoria Road, Old Town, when they sprayed alcohol in his face before one of the men threatened him.
The other two men then stole approximately £60 cash from the driver's bag.
This was understandably a frightening experience for the taxi driver - we've been carrying out extensive enquiries in relation to this incident to try and identify those responsible.
If you have any information or if you are able to identify the two men, we'd like to hear from you.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Little Faringdon, Oxfordshire.
At around 11.35am on Thursday 25th January, a blue Mercedes car and a Triumph motorcycle were involved in a collision on the A361.
The road was closed while emergency services attended however the rider of the motorcycle, a 75-year-old man from the Swindon area, died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.
The driver of the Mercedes stopped at the scene and an investigation is ongoing in to the circumstances of the collision.
I would like to appeal for anyone who saw the collision which occurred on the A361 at Little Faringdon between Burford and Lechlade in which a man sadly died.
If anyone has any information which could assist officers investigating please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit based in Bicester by calling Thames Valley Police’s 24-hour enquiry centre on 101.