12/03/2017 Points West


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First tonight, search and rescue teams have been


training in Wiltshire this weekend in a huge exercise to


test how they respond to a missing person operation.


Recent figures show police in England and Wales receive


a call every 90 seconds about a missing person,


This is a mock-up search for a high risk missing person.


He's a 46-year-old man with a history of depression.


The police have traced him here, Coate Water Park in Swindon.


More than a hundred members of the emergency services


and voluntary organisations have been called out.


They're searching land and also this vast expanse of water,


there's a huge lake here in the park.


To narrow down such a search, they rely


One in five missing people have mental health problems.


We're using an international database to look at what


they're likely to go and the areas that they're normally found in.


So we can target our resources in the right place


Calls about missing people are rising.


Wiltshire's Chief Constable is the national police chief


There's a lot more people that are trying to pull young, vulnerable


There's so many more pressures on people within society


and other hardships, people living in deprivation,


people who are suffering from financial burdens.


Those all add up to a toxic mix of pressure within


our society and that's probably the reason


why we're seeing a huge increase, actually, in


they're aiming to approve their response.


In this practice exercise, the fake subject's


They hope, as a result, real lives will be saved in future.


Pam Caulfield, BBC Points West, Swindon.


Police in Wiltshire have launched a major investigation after a man


in his 20s was fatally injured in a serious assault in Trowbridge.


It happened in the early hours of this morning


in the Timbrell Street area near Trowbridge Community Hospital.


A friend with him also received minor injuries.


Police are calling for any information.


An inmate has been arrested after a fire was started on the roof


of Guys Marsh prison in Dorset on Friday.


It caused some damage to the site near Shaftesbury


and 64 inmates had to be taken to a secure area.


A prisoner has been arrested on suspicion of arson


A quick review of the weekend's goal action.


Aden Flint scored a late winner as Bristol City climbed out


of the Championship relegation zone with victory at Wigan.


Goals from Billy Bodin and Rory Gaffney strengthened


Bristol Rovers' play off challenge as they beat Southend.


Swindon Town lost 3-2 away to Port Vale.


Nicky Ajose started the scoring but the hosts rallied.


Luke Norris managed a late second but the damage was done.


A 3-1 victory for Yeovil at Morcambe, with this


Ben Whitfield's cross found Alex Lacey in just the right


place and Bevis Mugabi headed in the third.


Cheltenham were beaten 2-0 by Doncaster.


Will Boyle sent off for two bookable offences.


And Forest Green lost 2-1 at Dagenham and Redbridge.


A rugby player from Cheltenham, who was told he would never walk


again after a tackle left him with a broken neck,


24-year-old Zac France was playing for the Cheltenham Phoenixes


He also suffered a bleed on the brain.


He was paralysed from the neck down but with tremendous


determination and training, he's back playing the game he loves.


I've played rugby since I was six years old and I can't imagine


I mean, I wake up thinking about rugby.


Every time I was in hospital, I talked to my family


And you can find out more about Zac's journey


And more than 15000 runners took on the Bath Half today,


the fast flat course makes it one of the most popular


Cool and dry, perfect conditions for trainers on tarmac.


There were a record number of charity fundraisers,


This year's winning woman was from Wiltshire.


To have all these crowds here just shouting


and clapping, I can't tell you what it does for you.


It really makes you just feel like you're going to crack on,


finish the race and hopefully, you know, inspire some


younger, female athletes to get out there, give it a go one time.


It was the end of a 200-mile challenge for


John started on Thursday and has run


Very, very tired but so happy and I've met so many


It's been an absolutely incredible day.


But with more people managing to finish the race than expected,


Organisers have apologised and promised they'll


Many of us have had a fair bit of cloud around for today


but the skies are clearing as we head into tonight.


Any patchy rain continuing to wend its way through


and then underneath starry skies, it gets quite chilly, in fact.


We could see a touch of frost for some prone cold spots.


These are typical temperatures in towns and cities.


It's a bit of a nippier start tomorrow morning


than we've seen of late but nice and bright,


good spells of sunshine for tomorrow.


Though gradually you can see cloud starting


So, greyer into the afternoon, some coastal fog and


But it ismild, temperatures getting up to


Now, cloudier skies work in for Tuesday and Wednesday.


A little bit damp maybe but it does stay mild.


We're back later in the ten o'clock news.


Hello, the weather was hit-and-miss today across the UK, bit of


sunshine, a few spots of rain, the skies are clearing now, particularly


in western area, and unlike the last few nights, this coming night, it is


going to turn chilly, there is a touch of frost on the way,


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