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Man found with puncture wound to the chest in Trowbridge

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A man has been left in a serious condition in hospital after an incident in Trowbridge in the early hours.

Police were called just before 1am to reports of an assault in Charlotte Square.

A 27-year-old man from Trowbridge sustained a puncture wound to his chest and was taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol by air ambulance.

He is believed to be in a serious condition.

Officers carried out some proactive enquiries and were able to locate and arrest a man in relation to the incident within an hour. He remains in custody for questioning.

I would like to reassure the local community that incidents like this are rare here in Trowbridge and we are carrying out a really thorough investigation.

– Detective Constable Keith Harford, Central CID

Police are appealing for witnesses.


'You come with me' - appeal after stranger took child by the hand

It happened on Curtis Street, Swindon. Credit: Google Earth

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after what they describe as a "suspicious incident" in Swindon.

Around 4pm on Sunday 9 April a woman and her two-year-old were walking along Curtis Street, towards the Tented Market, when they were approached by a man who took hold of the child's hand and said: "You come with me; I take you to school."

The mother told him to let go, which he did.


  • an Indian man
  • 50-60-years-old
  • around 5'2" tall
  • slim
  • short dark hair
  • wearing a light blue shirt and cream coloured trousers
  • pulling a blue shopping bag on wheels

If you were in the area at that time and heard or saw what happened or anything which seemed suspicious, please contact me.

– Det Con Snez Lennon, Swindon CID

If you can help the police please contact Swindon CID on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

A 65-year-old local man was arrested in relation to this incident and has been released under investigation.

Police search of double murderer's former home extended

The search at a former home of double murderer Christopher Halliwell is to be extended into next week.

The operation at 96 Broad Street in Swindon began on Monday and was expected to last for five days.

Work at the site will pause for the weekend on Friday, and we will reconvene and commence searching once again on Monday next week.

– DCI Jeremy Carter, Wiltshire Police

Police say the search is intelligence led, based on new information, and they emphasise they are not sure if they'll find anything.

Police have never searched the exterior of the property before and say that the search is unrelated to the current owners.

Police concerned for missing young woman

Jade Sheppard's hair is now dyed white with pink and purple streaks. Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire say they're concerned for the welfare of a young woman who's been missing for three days.

20-year-old Jade Sheppard was last seen in the Manor Gardens area of Warminster on Monday, and has not contacted her family since, which they say is out of character.

She did not turn up to her job as a cleaner on Tuesday, which is also said to be out of character for her. Her hair is now dyed white with pink and purple streaks.

Police officers are conducting enquiries in the local area.

"We are working closely with Jade's family who are extremely worried about her and just want to know she is safe. If Jade is aware of this appeal I would urge her to either contact her family or police on 101."

"We are concerned about Jade's welfare and I would like to hear from anyone who has seen her or has any information about her whereabouts."

– Wiltshire Police T/DI Simon Pope
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