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Two 18-year-old men arrested after serious assault and robbery in Swindon

Police say say both men who were arrested are from Swindon and remain in custody for questioning. Credit: PA

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.



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.

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