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Man charged with Wiltshire school arson

The aftermath of the blaze. Credit: ITV West Country

A man has been charged following a fire at a school in Warminster in Wiltshire.

Edward Beavis, aged 34, of no fixed address, has been charged with arson and criminal damage following the fire at The Avenue School in the early hours of Wednesday (4/01) morning.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.


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


Man who died after being Tasered is named

Taser being demonstrated Credit: PA

A man who died after being Tasered by Wiltshire Police has today been named as 44-year-old Terrence Bennett.

Mr Bennett died at a property in Warminster early on 27 October. Officers had been called out after reports of concern for his welfare and that of others. They used a Taser on him and he was restrained. A knife was recovered from the scene.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigation will seek to establish the exact nature of contact between Mr Bennett and officers prior to his death.

IPCC investigators have met with Mr Bennett’s family.

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