THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson, is making a phased return to work after receiving treatment for a heart condition.

Mr Macpherson was taken ill during a meeting in Trowbridge with Dr Andrew Murrison, the MP for South West Wiltshire, at the end of May.

He was discharged from the Royal United Hospital in Bath last month and has since been convalescing at home in Wiltshire.

Mr Macpherson has been kept fully briefed by senior Wiltshire Police officers about the fatal stabbing of Aulton ‘Tom’ Rogers in Swindon last week.

On Wednesday the Commissioner was in Devizes to meet his team in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Deputy Chief Constable Mike Veale.

He took the opportunity to sign a collaboration agreement under which four forces - Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset – will have a joint forensics service.

Yesterday, he met the constabulary’s medical officer who agreed that he could return to work for two days a week, an arrangement that will be reviewed after a month.

Next week the Commissioner intends to travel to Salisbury to see the new Bourne Hill Police Station which opened its doors on Monday.