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Dorset terrorist loses appeal over extended sentence

Richard Dart's appeal against his extended sentence has failed Credit: Metropolitan Police

A radical Muslim from Dorset convicted of terror offences has lost an appeal against his extended sentence.

Richard Dart was sentenced to additional monitoring in the community after serving a six year jail term. Along with two other men, Dart had planned to attack Royal Wootton Bassett. The trio argued the punishment was unfair.


Report published after doctor filmed assaults

A report by NHS England into the actions of a doctor who filmed intimate examinations at his practice in Royal Wootton Basset has found that a senior partner at the surgery had 'ongoing concerns' about him.

Davinder Jeet Bains was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May after admitting 39 charges of sexual assault. But NHS England says there's a lot of work to be done to restore public faith in the profession. Laura Makin-Isherwood reports.

Royal Wootton Bassett remembers

A two minute silence will be held in Royal Wootton Bassett today to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who died in Afghanistan,many of whom were repatriated in the town.

Ahead of the special service, 40,000 crosses have been used to form a Field of Remembrance. It's one of six such Fields across the UK.

Royal Wootton Bassett during a repatriation parade Credit: ITV News West Country

Royal Wootton Bassett woman missing for 24 hours

Susan Hibberd has been missing since yesterday Credit: Wiltshire Police

Police in Wiltshire are searching for a 48 year old woman from Royal Wootton Bassett who has been missing for over 24 hours. Susan Hibberd was last seen leaving her house yesterday lunchtime.

Anyone with information as to Susan's whereabouts should contact Wiltshire Police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Former GP jailed for abusing patients is struck off

An independent tribunal found Bains's fitness to practise was impaired because of his convictions Credit: Wiltshire Police

A family doctor jailed for filming himself sexually abusing female patients in Wiltshire has been struck off the medical register.

The pen points to the tiny camera in the former doctor's watch that he used to film patients Credit: ITV News West Country

Davinder Jeet Bains used a secret camera hidden inside his watch to assault more than two dozen women at the surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett. The 46-year-old was jailed for 12 years in May.

Following a two-day hearing, the independent Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel said the only way to protect patients and maintain public confidence was to remove him from the General Medical Council's register.

Bains has 28 days to lodge an appeal against his removal from the register.


Tribunal to decide 'watch camera' doctor's future

Davinder Bains is now in prison. Credit: Wiltshire Police

A 2-day medical tribunal starting today will decide whether a GP jailed for sexually assaulting and secretly filming his patients is fit to practise.

Davinder Bains, 45 and from Nythe in Swindon, was given a 12-year sentence in May 2013. The abuse took place at the Tinkers Lane Medical Practice in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire. Bains had fitted a tiny camera into his watch in order to film himself abusing female patients.

The hearing in Manchester will decide whether he can ever practise as a GP again. For our full coverage of his trial, and interviews with his victims, click here.

Historic pub fire was accidental

The Cross Keys in Royal Wootton Bassett. Credit: ITV News West Country

A fire that damaged an historic pub in Wiltshire was started accidentally.

The roof of the Cross Keys in Royal Wootton Bassett was destroyed in July although crews managed to stop it spreading to neighbouring buildings.

Investigations suggest it was started by an electrical appliance in the top floor but the exact cause may never be known.

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