Do we need UN peacekeepers in Wiltshire?
SECURITY fears have led to the United Nations pulling out of a project to bring a group of disadvantaged schoolchildren from Malmesbury, South Africa, to their English namesake town.
Nine youngsters, aged between 11 and 13, were due to make the week-long trip in October.
However, the UN has withheld their £2,000 grant for the scheme as they feel the children's safety cannot be guaranteed with the current increased threat levels in the UK.
As a result of the decision, the children will not be able to make the journey.
Malmesbury Wiltshire Crime Statistics - Malmesbury seems to have the lowest rate of violent crime in the low crime area of North Wiltshire - the only crime rate above average are for Drug Offences, but then Prince Harry does party there....