Crime chief suffers major heart attack

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson Wiltshire’s Police and Crime commissioner Angus Macpherson

ANGUS Macpherson, Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, is in hospital after suffering a heart attack while at a job in Trowbridge.

Mr Macpherson, who was voted into office in November 2012, suffered a cardiac arrest while on duty in Trowbridge and was immediately rushed to hospital where he is expected to remain for some time.

He is thought to be in a serious condition and his diary has been suspended while he undergoes treatment.

Discussions are currently underway into who will be taking on responsibility for Mr Macpherson’s duties while he recovers in hospital.

A spokesman for his office said: “Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson has been taken ill while undertaking his duties on Friday morning.

“Mr Macpherson has been taken to hospital.

“Further media updates will be given if and when appropriate."

Angus Macpherson previously served with Wiltshire Police for seven years prior to his election as Police and Crime Commissioner. He assumed his role overseeing Wiltshire Police on November 22, 2012 and his first Police and Crime Plan was published in March 2013.

Since he took up office, Mr Macpherson has awarded a number of community grants to assist policing at a local level through his £1m Innovation Fund.

He has overseen the first police cadet scheme being launched at Swindon earlier this year, and released funds to tackle homophobia in schools and pay for a sex outreach worker to work with women around Manchester Road.

The final round of funding, released in April of this year, focused on helping vulnerable people while being dealt with by police, whether young people, victims or offenders.

Mr Macpherson was educated at St Hugh’s School in West Lavington where he is now a governor. After leaving school he worked as a management trainee in London and gained a degree in Business Studies. Well-wishers have spoken of their hope that Mr Macpherson recovers soon and is able to return to his duties as soon as he feels fit enough.

Pat Geenty, chief constable for Wiltshire Police, tweeted: “I am sure all colleagues will join me in wishing Angus Macpherson @PCCWiltsSwindon a speedy recovery following him being taken ill today.”

North Swindon MP, Justin Tomlinson, said: “My thoughts are with Angus and his family at this difficult time. “Angus works exceptionally hard in his role, in particular championing community approaches to tackling crime. “We all hope he will have a swift recovery.”

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6:58am Sat 31 May 14

ChannelX says...

Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail?

a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case.

b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct.

They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.
Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail? a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case. b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct. They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals. ChannelX
  • Score: 6

8:33am Sat 31 May 14

Phantom Poster says...

ChannelX wrote:
Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail?

a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case.

b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct.

They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.
The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting!

Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section!
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail? a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case. b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct. They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.[/p][/quote]The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting! Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section! Phantom Poster
  • Score: 6

10:05am Sat 31 May 14

anotherimigrant says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail?

a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case.

b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct.

They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.
The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting!

Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section!
I thought it was interesting what he said and I don't even like that Mcpherson person.

He,s a non entity in my world, he does nothing says nothing, gets paid by the state for doing nothing, wont do anything and then you expect sympathy from us.

Do you have a stock of anti anything you don't like diatribes that you stick and paste whenever you see something you don't like in EA pages, and do you think your ranting's are going to change Swindon or indeed anything.

Freedom of speech Mr that's what I stand up for. You don't like what we say, move on little man.

Get a life sicko.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail? a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case. b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct. They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.[/p][/quote]The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting! Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section![/p][/quote]I thought it was interesting what he said and I don't even like that Mcpherson person. He,s a non entity in my world, he does nothing says nothing, gets paid by the state for doing nothing, wont do anything and then you expect sympathy from us. Do you have a stock of anti anything you don't like diatribes that you stick and paste whenever you see something you don't like in EA pages, and do you think your ranting's are going to change Swindon or indeed anything. Freedom of speech Mr that's what I stand up for. You don't like what we say, move on little man. Get a life sicko. anotherimigrant
  • Score: -12

4:16pm Sat 31 May 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

Wow 😳
Wow 😳 Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -7

4:44pm Sat 31 May 14

Wildwestener says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
Phantom Poster wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail?

a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case.

b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct.

They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.
The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting!

Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section!
I thought it was interesting what he said and I don't even like that Mcpherson person.

He,s a non entity in my world, he does nothing says nothing, gets paid by the state for doing nothing, wont do anything and then you expect sympathy from us.

Do you have a stock of anti anything you don't like diatribes that you stick and paste whenever you see something you don't like in EA pages, and do you think your ranting's are going to change Swindon or indeed anything.

Freedom of speech Mr that's what I stand up for. You don't like what we say, move on little man.

Get a life sicko.
You destroy your own argument by saying that you back freedom of speech and then having a go at someone who is exercising their freedom of speech. Do you even listen to yourself? You are entitled to your opinion, no matter how jaundiced and offensive, so is he.
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail? a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case. b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct. They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.[/p][/quote]The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting! Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section![/p][/quote]I thought it was interesting what he said and I don't even like that Mcpherson person. He,s a non entity in my world, he does nothing says nothing, gets paid by the state for doing nothing, wont do anything and then you expect sympathy from us. Do you have a stock of anti anything you don't like diatribes that you stick and paste whenever you see something you don't like in EA pages, and do you think your ranting's are going to change Swindon or indeed anything. Freedom of speech Mr that's what I stand up for. You don't like what we say, move on little man. Get a life sicko.[/p][/quote]You destroy your own argument by saying that you back freedom of speech and then having a go at someone who is exercising their freedom of speech. Do you even listen to yourself? You are entitled to your opinion, no matter how jaundiced and offensive, so is he. Wildwestener
  • Score: 10

5:25pm Sat 31 May 14

anotherimigrant says...

I know, I'm cr+p at arguing, normally I just tell peeps to F**k off, but I thought I,d be kind as it was the end of the month.

I had jaundice and it was horrible, that's because the doctors at Old Town Surgery are crap. they treated me for indigestion for six months and I had Gall stones. I had to have emergency treatment for it, the most common complaint for constant stomach pains and they didn't know what was wrong... Great.

They couldn't diagnose an ingrown toe nail and are the worst kind of doctors you could be unfortunate to have to go to..

May be that Mcpherson person went to them? He should sue them, because I've got some lawyers who are looking into bring a compensation claim against these negligent people.
I know, I'm cr+p at arguing, normally I just tell peeps to F**k off, but I thought I,d be kind as it was the end of the month. I had jaundice and it was horrible, that's because the doctors at Old Town Surgery are crap. they treated me for indigestion for six months and I had Gall stones. I had to have emergency treatment for it, the most common complaint for constant stomach pains and they didn't know what was wrong... Great. They couldn't diagnose an ingrown toe nail and are the worst kind of doctors you could be unfortunate to have to go to.. May be that Mcpherson person went to them? He should sue them, because I've got some lawyers who are looking into bring a compensation claim against these negligent people. anotherimigrant
  • Score: -11

6:02pm Sat 31 May 14

eureka+ says...

best wishes Mr Macpherson and hope you get better soon
best wishes Mr Macpherson and hope you get better soon eureka+
  • Score: 5

6:39pm Sat 31 May 14

Phantom Poster says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
Phantom Poster wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail?

a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case.

b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct.

They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.
The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting!

Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section!
I thought it was interesting what he said and I don't even like that Mcpherson person.

He,s a non entity in my world, he does nothing says nothing, gets paid by the state for doing nothing, wont do anything and then you expect sympathy from us.

Do you have a stock of anti anything you don't like diatribes that you stick and paste whenever you see something you don't like in EA pages, and do you think your ranting's are going to change Swindon or indeed anything.

Freedom of speech Mr that's what I stand up for. You don't like what we say, move on little man.

Get a life sicko.
I don't like lots of people, but I'd still have sympathy for them if they'd had a cardiac arrest. It's called empathy.

Why would I have a stock of diatribes, Look at my past posts - do they all look the same? Now do the same for ChannelX's posts.

If I don't like what "you" say then I post a comment. That's the point of a comments section. How does telling me to "move on" fit in with freedom of speech?

A pathetic, childish comment such as "Get a life sicko", shows us all the intellectual limitations of your debating skills.
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail? a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case. b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct. They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.[/p][/quote]The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting! Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section![/p][/quote]I thought it was interesting what he said and I don't even like that Mcpherson person. He,s a non entity in my world, he does nothing says nothing, gets paid by the state for doing nothing, wont do anything and then you expect sympathy from us. Do you have a stock of anti anything you don't like diatribes that you stick and paste whenever you see something you don't like in EA pages, and do you think your ranting's are going to change Swindon or indeed anything. Freedom of speech Mr that's what I stand up for. You don't like what we say, move on little man. Get a life sicko.[/p][/quote]I don't like lots of people, but I'd still have sympathy for them if they'd had a cardiac arrest. It's called empathy. Why would I have a stock of diatribes, Look at my past posts - do they all look the same? Now do the same for ChannelX's posts. If I don't like what "you" say then I post a comment. That's the point of a comments section. How does telling me to "move on" fit in with freedom of speech? A pathetic, childish comment such as "Get a life sicko", shows us all the intellectual limitations of your debating skills. Phantom Poster
  • Score: 3

8:41pm Sat 31 May 14

timt1964 says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
I know, I'm cr+p at arguing, normally I just tell peeps to F**k off, but I thought I,d be kind as it was the end of the month.

I had jaundice and it was horrible, that's because the doctors at Old Town Surgery are crap. they treated me for indigestion for six months and I had Gall stones. I had to have emergency treatment for it, the most common complaint for constant stomach pains and they didn't know what was wrong... Great.

They couldn't diagnose an ingrown toe nail and are the worst kind of doctors you could be unfortunate to have to go to..

May be that Mcpherson person went to them? He should sue them, because I've got some lawyers who are looking into bring a compensation claim against these negligent people.
kerching!!
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: I know, I'm cr+p at arguing, normally I just tell peeps to F**k off, but I thought I,d be kind as it was the end of the month. I had jaundice and it was horrible, that's because the doctors at Old Town Surgery are crap. they treated me for indigestion for six months and I had Gall stones. I had to have emergency treatment for it, the most common complaint for constant stomach pains and they didn't know what was wrong... Great. They couldn't diagnose an ingrown toe nail and are the worst kind of doctors you could be unfortunate to have to go to.. May be that Mcpherson person went to them? He should sue them, because I've got some lawyers who are looking into bring a compensation claim against these negligent people.[/p][/quote]kerching!! timt1964
  • Score: -4

8:01am Sun 1 Jun 14

house on the hill says...

pretty much sums up why so few people bother to post on here, because the lunatics are running the asylum. Same people, same rude comments, same personal attacks, same double standards (I support freedom of speech but you are a tw4t because you don't agree with my narrow view on life sort of stuff they trot out ad nausiam).

This guy isn't some murderer or drug dealer or rapist who deserves our contempt, he is just someone who isn't very good at his job like millions of others in this country. No one should be wishing harm on people like that, lets hope he does fully recover as I am sure those nasty bullies on here would want to recover if it happened to them
pretty much sums up why so few people bother to post on here, because the lunatics are running the asylum. Same people, same rude comments, same personal attacks, same double standards (I support freedom of speech but you are a tw4t because you don't agree with my narrow view on life sort of stuff they trot out ad nausiam). This guy isn't some murderer or drug dealer or rapist who deserves our contempt, he is just someone who isn't very good at his job like millions of others in this country. No one should be wishing harm on people like that, lets hope he does fully recover as I am sure those nasty bullies on here would want to recover if it happened to them house on the hill
  • Score: 0

10:39am Sun 1 Jun 14

ChannelX says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail?

a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case.

b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct.

They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.
The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting!

Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section!
And you accused me of ranting?
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Why do our local judiciary insist on telling convicted criminals, usually repeat convicts who are on licence and/or in breach of their various pointless 'suspended' sentences, that there is a 'risk' of their latest crimes seeing them end up in jail? a) almost all of the criminals the judges let stroll free from court are told they've passed the 'custody threshold' - but are then let off in any case. b) the use of the term 'risk' implies that the impression the public has, ie, that the judiciary are entirely on the side of the criminal and doing their absolute best to avoid sending any of them to prison, is entirely correct. They could at least show us the courtesy of pretending they have some intention of protecting the public and jailing a few of these repeat criminals.[/p][/quote]The article is about a guy (albeit Crime Commissioner) who has had a cardiac arrest and is in a serious condition and all you can do is to use it as a platform for your usual ranting! Do you have a stock of diatribes which you just cut and paste into posts? Why do you bother? Do you really think that you will change the world as an anonymous poster in the Adver comments section![/p][/quote]And you accused me of ranting? ChannelX
  • Score: 10

12:30pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Davey Gravey says...

Ooh we love a good thumb fiddle don't we?
Ooh we love a good thumb fiddle don't we? Davey Gravey
  • Score: -2

2:21pm Sun 1 Jun 14

ChannelX says...

Davey Gravey wrote:
Ooh we love a good thumb fiddle don't we?
You really ought to see somebody about your obsession. It's becoming slightly creepy... especially from a person who accuses me of 'following them around'.
[quote][p][bold]Davey Gravey[/bold] wrote: Ooh we love a good thumb fiddle don't we?[/p][/quote]You really ought to see somebody about your obsession. It's becoming slightly creepy... especially from a person who accuses me of 'following them around'. ChannelX
  • Score: 10

8:37pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

You DO follow people around and YOU are a creep
You DO follow people around and YOU are a creep Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -1

7:18am Mon 2 Jun 14

ChannelX says...

Ollie Dognacky wrote:
You DO follow people around and YOU are a creep
Thanks for your input, I Too. The person whose stalking of RobFM on this website approached legendary status.
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Dognacky[/bold] wrote: You DO follow people around and YOU are a creep[/p][/quote]Thanks for your input, I Too. The person whose stalking of RobFM on this website approached legendary status. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

Who?
Who? Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -2

2:51pm Mon 2 Jun 14

ChannelX says...

Ollie Dognacky wrote:
Who?
Very witty.
[quote][p][bold]Ollie Dognacky[/bold] wrote: Who?[/p][/quote]Very witty. ChannelX
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Ollie Dognacky says...

Thanks.....
Now please stop following me
Thanks..... Now please stop following me Ollie Dognacky
  • Score: -2

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