Protest rally

PEOPLE are being urged on local social media to attend a Black Lives Matter protest rally in Trowbridge Town Park tonight at 7pm.

Two other protests have been announced for 2pm on Saturday in Green Park, Bath, and at 1pm on Sunday at College Green in Bristol.

Sent to prison

AARON James Bishop, 31, of High Street, Melksham, has been sent to prison for 28 days after he admitted failing to obey the terms of a community order imposed last September. Bishop admitted failing to attend unpaid work appointments on February 15 and March 7 and failing to provide acceptable reasons for his absences by March 16. He had also failed to keep in touch with his supervising office since February 11. The community order was revoked. There was no order for costs.

Charges denied

A MELKSHAM man has been remanded on unconditional bail to July 10 by Wiltshire magistrates. David Maskery, 33, of Bowerhill Lane, has pleaded not guilty to damaging clothing and other property belonging to a woman in Calne on October 17 last year, and pursuing a course of conduct amounting to harassment of the same woman between October 11 and 27 2019 by sending her abusive text messages and emails.

Fined with costs

GRADY Terrence Patrick O’Dwyer, 23, of Silver Street, Calne, was banned from driving for 12 months by Wiltshire magistrates in Swindon on Friday, fined £200 and told to pay £85 costs and a £32 victim surcharge, after he admitted a drug-driving offence on February 22 on Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon. He was remanded on unconditional bail to July 10 for a separate offence of failing to provide a blood specimen for analysis on Thursday at Calne.

Drugs arrest

A WOMAN in her 30s from Melksham has been released under police investigation after being arrested on Saturday in Lancaster Road, Bowerhill. She failed a drugs swipe after being stopped by police at 11.32pm and was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed limit for drugs