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Neighbourhood Police Team
Hello again to all readers of the Atworth Village Magazine.
Our first report comes from a reported shed break in Fleetwood Rise, Atworth sometime between the Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013. Offenders have broken in to a shed at the address and stolen an old and heavy duty lawnmower. With this in mind I would urge all readers to look at the security of their sheds, garages and outbuildings and make sure they are kept locked when not in use. We also took a report from Applegate Farm in Purlpit where offenders have entered an outbuilding and have stolen tools and alcohol sometime in the afternoon of the Saturday 18th May. At the moment we do not know if these two incidents are related or not, however enquiries are ongoing with regards to this burglary as some of the stolen items have been located and officers are following this up. We ask anyone who may have some information about this burglaries to get in touch with the Police. On Sunday 19th May at approximately 2000 hours a silver Peugeot was stopped by marked and unmarked Police officers in Purlpit after it had travelled through Atworth from the Bath direction. At the time of stopping the vehicle one male occupant ran from the Peugeot and away from the attending Police officers but this male was subsequently caught after a short foot chase that did goes through some residents gardens. Following searches of those persons stopped along with the vehicle and the surrounding area officers located a large quantity of drugs were and the three adult males who had been travelling in this car were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs with the intent to supply. Following these arrests and the further enquiries made by officers two of the adult males aged 21 and 22 and both from Melksham have been charged with possession with intent to supply heroin, cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine, with one male further charged for assaulting a Police Constable during the execution of their duty. I know at the time of the stop made by Police there were a number of members of public in the vicinity looking to see what was going on so hopefully this update goes a little to explain what happened that sunny evening in Purlpit. Our final crime report comes from the Tuesday 28th May from Leafield Marine on Atworth Business Park where a large quantity of cabling estimated to be about 120 metres has been stolen from the roof of the premises. This cabling is of a high value and would take some shifting so we would ask anyone to be aware of suspicious vehicles in the industrial units in the evenings and weekends. If anyone has any information about this theft or any other item as reported above then please get in touch with the Police. Just a reminder to all that your Neighbourhood Policing Team hold a number of drop ins within the village community area for you to speak to an officer in person. These are held at the Independent Church at 1230 every 4th Tuesday of the month; at Neston Farm Shop at 1100 hours on the 4th Thursday of every month and also for a 30 minutes slot prior to the Atworth Parish Council Meeting in the Village hall. However you can always contact us on the following: Tel: 101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.wiltshire.police.uk