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Neighbourhood Bulletins from the Police Community Beat Officer and Wiltshire Police

Venue Change – 7th July 2018 – AGM of the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

Everyone will be aware of the very recent Salisbury/Amesbury Incident. For clear operational reasons the Police can no longer provide their facilities for our AGM, but the PCC and our 2 Senior Police Speakers will honour their commitments to speak at the AGM, which the PCC has arranged to take place in Devizes Town Hall.
So please come along and show your support for our hard pressed  County Police Force and hear what WNHWA, with Wiltshire Police, are seeking to do to support them.
Continue reading Venue Change – 7th July 2018 – AGM of the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

Wiltshire Police – Amesbury Statement

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Tonight (4/7), the Counter Terrorism Policing Network have confirmed that the two people who have been taken ill in Amesbury have been exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.

They have therefore declared that they will take primacy and lead the investigation into the unfolding situation in Amesbury. Continue reading Wiltshire Police – Amesbury Statement

Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

Notice is hereby given that the

Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

will be held on Saturday 7 July 2018. 10.00am – 12.00noon

In The Bay Window Room, at Wiltshire Police Headquarters, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire. SN10 2DN

AGENDA Continue reading Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Neighbourhood Watch Association

Safety Warning As Temperatures Plummet 28/02/2018

Safety Warning as Temperatures Plummet

With a Siberian blast of cold weather continuing over the coming days, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued advice to local people on the best ways to stay safe and warm.

Area Manager Craig Baker said: “The Met Office is warning of an exceptionally cold snap over the next few days and, as it gets colder, it’s inevitable that people will spend more time indoors staying as warm as possible. Using additional heating is understandable, but this can increase the risk of fire. By following some simple rules, you can stay safe and warm.” Continue reading Safety Warning As Temperatures Plummet 28/02/2018

Tackling poaching in Wiltshire – new police operation launched

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Today we are launching Operation Artemis in a bid to tackle all aspects of poaching across the county.

The public are encouraged to report all incidents of poaching to help build a better intelligence picture and enable our officers to target offenders through rural operations.

The operation will also aim to advise our rural communities how they can best prevent and disrupt poaching activity on their land.

The operation sits under the nationally recognised poaching operation Project Trespass which aims to coordinate action across England and Wales through prevention, intelligence, enforcement and reassurance.

Rural Crime Officer PC Marc Jackson said: “As part of the rural crime partnership we have listened to the concerns of landowners, farmers, game keepers and agricultural workers within Wiltshire.

“We understand the impact poaching has on their livelihoods and the resulting fear of crime that comes from this.

“We want Operation Artemis to reassure our rural communities that we do take poaching seriously, and anybody found to be committing such offences here will be dealt with robustly. Wiltshire is not a soft touch and we will use the full legislation powers that have been given to us as the police.

“The image of poaching has drastically changed over the years. The idea of poachers just taking one for the pot is no longer the case.

“Many of the groups involved are very organised and travel vast distances, across numerous counties to participate in poaching.

“Often poaching involves vast amounts of money through illegal betting and can be connected to other crimes like burglaries, thefts and can involve intimidation and violence towards landowners and gamekeepers.”

Poaching becomes more frequent when the harvests come down at the end of the summer, peaking in October and December. This year harvests have been early so potential poachers can access the fields earlier than usual meaning we are already seeing an increase in poaching in September.

Poaching can take many forms, from hare coursing, shooting deer at night to using catapults to take pheasants.

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson said: “Wiltshire is a rural county and those living in isolated locations can be vulnerable to crime types that do not affect urban areas.

“It is important that the Force police rural crime as part of its overall policing.

“Rural crime can have a huge impact on local people and businesses. I welcome this new operation and applaud the ongoing work being done by the Rural Crime Team and the Wiltshire Rural Crime Partnership to help keep Wiltshire safe.”

When reporting incidents, call 101 and quote ‘Operation Artemis’. If a crime is in progress call 999.

Beware Of Suspicious Group Operating In Area 07/06/2017

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This is a message sent via Action Fraud Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police
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Message sent by
Katrina Fleet (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)


Police have received reports of a group of individuals approaching members of the public in the Devizes area using forceful and intimidating behaviour to try and pressure them into buying generators.

Pressurising behaviour includes placing a generator into a member of the public’s boot while they are loading their shopping. Please look out for vulnerable or elderly people in our community if you believe they are being approach or intimidated by this group.

The individuals have been spotted in Devizes at locations including Morrisons supermarket carpark and London Road petrol station but they are believed to have headed out of town towards Amesbury.

The group are believed to speak in Irish accents and be in several vans.

If you are approached by this group, do not purchase anything from them as we do not know the origin of the generators, politely decline and inform them you will be contacting police on 101. Trading standards have also been informed.

When calling 101 please quote log 0107 of today with any information such as locations, descriptions or number plates. Continue reading Beware Of Suspicious Group Operating In Area 07/06/2017

Armed Police in Wiltshire

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Katrina Fleet (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)


In response to the recent change in the threat level to critical, armed officers from Wiltshire Police will be seen out and about in our communities, primarily in Swindon and Salisbury but not limited to those areas.

We do stress that this is not based on any change in intelligence or threat for those areas, the county or the South West, but the decision has been taken instead to make firearms officers more deployable and visible to our communities. We think this is what the public would expect at this time.

Our priority is to provide as much reassurance to communities as possible but we do recognise that some may feel anxious. The firearms officers will be engaging and talking with people and we would actively encourage you to approach the officers and ask any questions they may have.

We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999.  Continue reading Armed Police in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Police – Statement Following National Threat Level Raise To Critical

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Katrina Fleet (Police, Communications Officer, Wiltshire)


Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Kier Pritchard:

“The thoughts of everyone at Wiltshire Police remain with those affected following the horrific events in Manchester on Monday evening.

“Yesterday the decision was taken by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC) to raise the national threat level to “critical”. This means that an attack remains highly likely but also that a further attack may be imminent.

“As part of the response to this raise to critical Military personnel will be deployed to backfill police officers at key locations across the country.

“There is no known specific threat to Wiltshire and the South West region at this time and it is unlikely that our communities will see a military presence on the streets.

“The most important message is for the public to remain alert but not alarmed – police nationally and locally along with our partners, are doing everything we can to help protect the security of our citizens, public institutions, critical national infrastructure, and businesses and places.

“Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. We depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

“Our security measures and activities are under constant review and we will keep communities updated.

“We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999. ”

The latest guidance on recognising the terrorist threat and remaining vigilant can be accessed via www.nactso.gov.uk

For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/. Continue reading Wiltshire Police – Statement Following National Threat Level Raise To Critical