Witness Appeal After Attack In Trowbridge

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by three men in Trowbridge.

On Sunday 28th June 2015, between 10pm and 11pm, the victim was walking along Hadon Road, as he approached the footbridge he was approached by three men (between 18 and 20 years old).  They asked the man for a cigarette, when he replied he hadn't got one they started to attack him.

He managed to run off but was left with bruising to his left eye and forehead.  Unfortunately the man cannot identify any of his attackers.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "If you were in this area, around this time, and saw or heard anything suspicious please come forward.  You can contact us via 101 and ask for PCSO Laura Humphreys or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and leave any information anonymously."

Have You Received A Scam Call About Advertising In A Wiltshire Police Magazine?

Wiltshire Police has recently been informed about a telephone scam where the caller claims to be from the Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications team and is offering advertisement in an internal magazine called ‘The Beat’. The caller promotes this as a great business opportunity with a cost of £195 for half a page.

THIS IS A SCAM. The call is not from the Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications Team and the internal magazine referred to as ‘The Beat’ does not exist.
If you receive a call from a person claiming to be from Wiltshire Police Corporate Communications team, wanting to talk to you about paid advertising, take as much basic details as possible and contact Wiltshire Police via 101. Ensure that you do not give any personal details, including bank account information or pin numbers, to the caller.
If you have been a victim of this scam, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 immediately.

Message sent by
Lisa Ottaviano (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)

Appeal For Information Following Assault In Trowbridge 18/06/2015

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Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Trowbridge yesterday (Wednesday 17th June 2015).

At approximately 5.18pm, police were called following a report of an assault outside the Dorothy House Charity Shop, Wicker Hill.

A 46-year-old man from the Trowbridge area was involved in an altercation with another male which resulted in him becoming unconscious on the floor. It is believed that the two men knew each other and nobody else is being sought at this time.

The man sustained a serious head injury which has been described as life changing. He remains in hospital.

Nicky Winfield, 39, of Bond Street Buildings, Trowbridge, was arrested and charged with GBH without intent. He was due to appear at North West Wiltshire Magistrates Court today. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, including passengers on the T1 bus which was at the location at the time, should call Melksham CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.

Security Advice – Scam Email Alert 18/06/2015

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A warning has been issued regarding opening emails from unknown or unsolicited sources.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has identified scam emails claiming to be from the Royal Mail which are tricking victims into downloading CryptoLocker ‘ransomware’.
Two emails have been identified, they both claim that Royal Mail are holding an item for you at your local sorting office and that a response to the email is required to arrange for the item to be resent/collected.

According to the Royal Mail and NFIB the emails appear to be coming from:
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 or to=%91yourparcel@championmail.com%92" target="_blank">‘
Once installed CryptoLocker works by encrypting the victim’s personal files such as, photos, music, office documents and then demands a payment.

Consideration should be given when opening emails.
Further information can be found on the Action Fraud website or at the Royal Mail website

Road Traffic Collision In Trowbridge, Witnesses Sought 15/06/2015

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Traffic Collision in Trowbridge,

witnesses sought Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with a tree in Trowbridge on Saturday 13th June 2015. The RTC happened at 7.07 am on Hilperton Drive, Trowbridge, at the roundabout with Ashton Road. A green Ford Fiesta left the road and collided with the tree causing injury to the elderly male driver. He was driving alone at the time.Coll The 83 year old man, from Melksham, was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath at first, and then transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol when it was determined he had suffered a broken neck. He is currently in a stable condition. PC Alan King, from Wiltshire Police, said: "We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the collision in this part of Trowbridge on Saturday. If you can help please call me, PC 1768 Alan King, on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Message sent by Mark Jones (Police, Media Officer, Wiltshire)

Rural Crime Prevention Booklet

Wiltshire Police has launched its rural crime prevention booklet. 94% of Wiltshire is classed as rural areas so there is some great information inside that could be relevant to you. 

The booklet gives advice on the following topics:
•Farmhouse and outbuilding security
•Vehicles, machinery and boundaries
•Fuel tank and heating oil security
•Livestock and horse identification and protection
•Protection of wild animals, poaching and hare coursing

The majority of the photos from the booklet were supplied by members of the public through a photo competition Wiltshire Police held earlier in the year. Please have a read and remember if you see any suspicious activity to ring it in on 101.

Rural Crime Prevention Booklet

Beware Hoax Calls Impersonating Crimestoppers

This is a message sent via Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging. This information has been sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police
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Katrina Fleet (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)

Wiltshire Police have been alerted to a small number of calls where scammers have been impersonating Crimestoppers' call handlers and asking for people’s personal information, including their bank details.

Read more: Beware Hoax Calls Impersonating Crimestoppers

Appeal for Witnesses following arson attack

Police are appealing for information following an arson at a derelict building in Trowbridge.

Read more: Appeal for Witnesses following arson attack

Appeal for Witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident which took place in Trowbridge last night.

Read more: Appeal for Witnesses

Beware Bogus Police Officers

Wiltshire Police are warning people to be on their guard following what's believed to be an elaborate scam where the offender(s) posed as police officer(s). 

Read more: Beware Bogus Police Officers

Scam postcards delivered to resident’s homes

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Scam postcards are being delivered to UK residents’ homes claiming that a parcel containing “jewellery” is waiting for the homeowner.

Find out how to protect yourself and report to Action Fraud if you have received one.