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The Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging service is a website which gathers the latest messages, notices and appeals by Wiltshire Police, the local office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Wiltshire & Swindon Neighbourhood Watch Association.

You can subscribe to receive email or text alerts which focus on your preferred areas. This website pulls together the latest announcements in and around Leigh only.

Contact details for the Police Community Support Officer for the Leigh area are available here.

23 August -Wiltshire Police

Between 18:00 on the 15th August 2017 and 09:00 on the 16th August 2017 unknown suspects have attempted to break in to “Cutting’Um” Palace, Market cross, Malmesbury, damage caused but nothing taken.

Between 22:15 and 22:45 on 19th August 2017 2 unknown males have stolen a safe containing between £1000 and £1500 from the Rectory Hotel in Malmesbury.

8 July -Wiltshire Police

Appeal on behalf of Wiltshire Police following suspicious incident in Ashton Keynes. Police are appealing for information following a suspicious incident which took place in Ashton Keynes.

Just after midday today (Saturday 8 July 2017) a nine-year-old girl, who was walking with her young sister in the Park Place area, was approached by a man on foot who grabbed her - luckily she managed to run away and back home with her sister. It's believed the man then headed along Park Place.

The man is described as white, in his early 40's, tall, thin with grey stubble and light brown hair; he was wearing a dark blue t-shirt with writing on, sunglasses, grey cap and jeans. The girl was shaken but unhurt. Det Con Gemma Lumley from Wiltshire Police is appealing for information in relation to this incident.

DC Lumley said: “This was obviously a frightening experience for the victim, who did the right thing by reporting the incident to her parents who then called the police. I would like to reassure members of the public that we take reports like this very seriously and are carrying out a thorough investigation including house to house enquiries as well as putting on extra patrols .I would also like to remind parents and guardians that, although incidents like this are rare, it is important to remain vigilant and teach children not to talk to strangers. It is also important, especially as it's summer, that parents and guardians know the location of their children if they are outside playing in local streets and parks. I am appealing to anyone who was in the Park Place area of Ashton Keynes at this time today and who may have seen a man acting in a suspicious manner."

Anyone with information should call Melksham CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.

2 Jun - Wiltshire North Community Policing Team

Burglary Between  Monday 26/05/17 and Wednesday 31st May 00.27 hrs . Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury suspects have forced entry via back door of property and then forced an internal door leading from the utility room into the kitchen. Once inside the house suspects have carried out an untidy search of all rooms except the bathrooms.

30 May - Wiltshire North Community Policing Team

Burglary Between 17.00 hrs on  Wednesday 24/05/17 and 17.00 hrs  on Thursday 25/05/17 Farm , Brinkworth Suspect has attempted to gain access to a hay barn containing expensive farm equipment at location by cutting the lock on the door. They have failed to actually remove the lock and therefore have not gained access to the barn or stolen anything.

Burglary Between 23.00hrs Thursday 25/05/17 and 05.00hrs Friday   26/05/17 Cottage, Dauntsey Road, Great Somerford  unknown suspect/s have forced and bent secured door to detached garage, gained entry and removed property.

25 May - Wiltshire North Community Policing Team

Criminal damage Between Friday 19/05/17 and Wednesday  24/05/17 St Aldhelms Play area, Malmesbury.  Unknown suspect(s) have caused extensive damage to the rubber surfacing in the play park. Suspect(s) has sliced the surfacing and pulled chunks out of it which will cost approximately between £6000-£8000.

23 May - Wiltshire North Community Policing Team

Burglary Between 15/05/17 and 22/05/17 Farm, Minety. Unknown suspect has forced entry into the barn via the back door. They have then stolen an aluminium cabinet containing various tools. Suspects have also broken the padlock on the vehicle gate leading to the field.

20 May - Wiltshire North Community Policing Team

Drug stop  In the evening on Friday 19/05/17   Dauntsey.  Male has been found in possession of a small amount of cannabis following the stop of his vehicle. Issued with cannabis street warning.

Burglary Between 18.45 hrs on  Friday 19/05/17 and 00.01hrs on Saturday 20/05/17 Farm, Brinkworth  Unknown suspect has stolen a Polaris DVAK 1996 Quad bike which was kept in an unsecured barn.This is the second quad bike stolen within a short period of time please check the security of your quad  bikes and report any suspicious activity.

17 May - Wiltshire North Community Policing Team

Criminal Damage Between 18.00hrs  13/05/17 and 07.00 hrs 14/05/17.   Harris Road, Ashton Keynes Car parked at side of house on wide pavement.  Unknown person/s have poured black rubber type paint over the car. Both sides have also been scratched with lines.

 Theft Between 17.00 hrs and 15.40 hrs on 13/05/17.  BlakeHill Fields Car Park,  Leigh  Unknown suspect has smashed the window on car and stolen his wifes handbag from inside.


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