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  • M4 operation success for HMRC and Wiltshire Police

    By nhavergal at 11:16 on 21/03/13
    HMRC & Police seized illegal alcohol from a van along the M4.
    Wiltshire Police and the HM Revenue and Customs came together to conduct a vehicle check along the M4 which saw three people arrested and one hundred fix penalty notices.  The operation was put in place for four days to catch those with illegal alcohol, tobacco or vehicles using non road fuel as well as identifying those breaching the Road Traffic Act.  During the operation police seized 1.5 tonnes of tobacco worth around...
  • Burglars break into tea room for a bit of cake in Chippenham

    By nhavergal at 12:47 on 01/02/13
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    Wiltshire Police are appealing for information after a tea room in Chippenham was burgled leaving the tea room vandalised. Between 10:45pm Monday, 28, January and 8:30am on Tuesday, 29, January 2013, burglars broke into the Dutch Cottage, St Mary Street, Chippenham, in search of cash.  It is believed the burglars gained entry into the tea room near the United Reformed Church car park.  The offenders took a small amount of...
  • Chippenham man tasered by police after car chase

    By nhavergal at 10:36 on 29/01/13
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    A man from Chippenham was tasered by police after a 26-mile car chase in Wiltshire.  Matthew Saunders, 25, from Chippenham was approached by police however failed to speak to them and sped away.  Police wanted to speak to Saunders regarding his driving after his vehicle appeared to be weaving on Devizes Road, Trowbridge at around 1am on Friday, 24, August 2012.  Saunders was followed by police who say he was reaching for...
  • Arrests made under Wiltshire Police campaign

    By nhavergal at 11:26 on 10/01/13
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    Wiltshire Police has revealed a number of arrests were made following their drink and drug driving campaign over Christmas.  Eighty five people were arrested after undergoing a breath test and were positive with others refusing or failing to provide a test.  Thirteen other drivers were also arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence.  Overall during Wiltshire Police's campaign 2,579 breath tests were...
  • Wiltshire Police collect £28,000 of unpaid fines in Wiltshire

    By nhavergal at 13:04 on 21/12/12
    Wiltshire Police collected around £28,000 in unpaid court fines.
    Wiltshire Police have collected thousands of pounds worth of unpaid court fines across Wiltshire in an operation with two arrests in Chippenham and Marlborough.  The force joined with Wiltshire Magistrates Warrant Officers last Tuesday (18, December 2012) to collect fines which had been unpaid to the court.  One arrest was made in Chippenham and another arrest in Marlborough was carried out after failing to pay their court...

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