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Man carrying samurai sword arrested

The samurai sword seized during the arrest. Credit: Royal Wootton Bassett and Cricklade Police

A 31-year-old man from Swindon has been arrested in Royal Wootton Bassett following reports of a man carrying a samurai sword.

An officer from the Special Constabulary was alerted by a member of the public at approximately 3.30pm on Sunday 11 June.

Officers arrested a man within just four minutes of the initial report and he was held on suspicion of possession of a bladed article.

We understand that incidents of this nature will cause concern amongst our close knit community, and incidents of this nature are rare.

Nobody was injured and officers were able to swiftly arrest the man, who remains in custody at this time.

This incident happened on the same day as a Royal British Legion parade through the town, and I would like to stress that it was completely unrelated and had no impact on the parade itself.

– Sergeant Neil Duffin, Wiltshire Police

The West pays tribute ahead of Armistice Day

This poppy man has pride of place in Royal Wootton Bassett Credit: ITV News

Knitted and crocheted poppies have been taking over towns in the West, inspired by the display of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London in 2014.

It seems to be the modern way to remember the fallen of conflicts between the first World War and today. Our reporter Robert Murphy has been to see the Wiltshire poppy tributes and was also at a traditional march in Bristol, attended by the last Dambuster, 'Johnny' Johnson



Vauxhall recalling Zafira B range after more than 150 fires

Lisa Taperek's car moments after she pulled her son out of it. Credit: Lisa Taperek

Car manufacturer Vauxhall has announced it's going to recall models of its Zafira B range - after more than 150 reports of the cars catching fire.

A mother from Wiltshire has been describing how her baby son was nearly killed when her Zafira exploded.

Two Plymouth woman have been campaigning for Vauxhall to investigate, after their cars spontaneously burst into flames earlier this year.

The Zafira B was produced between 2005 and 2014.

Announcing the recall, the chairman of Vauxhall has said all those affected will be contacted.

"We fully understand the seriousness of the situation and customers' personal concerns about safety."

"We will write to all affected owners, check and repair their cars and make them safe to operate where necessary."


'If I'd left it any longer, what could have happened?', mum lifts child from car moments before it burst into flames

Lisa's car burst into flames moments after getting out Credit: Lisa Taperek

A Wiltshire mother whose car burst into flames moments after taking her child out of the back seat says she dreads to think what could have happened.

These pictures show the moment that her Vauxhall Zafira filled with smoke. Dozens of people from across the country claim similar incidents have happened to them. She tells ITV West Country she dreads to think what could have happened:

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