Wiltshire police and crime commissioner Angus Macpherson returns to work
THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire, Angus Macpherson, is returning 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 recovering at home in Wiltshire.
Mr Macpherson was kept fully briefed by senior Wiltshire Police officers about the fatal stabbing of Aulton ‘Tom’ Rogers in Swindon last week.
Yesterday he met the police medical officer who agreed that he could return to work for two days a week, an arrangement that will be reviewed after a month.
Mr Macpherson said: “I am very pleased to be back in my office. I would like to acknowledge the fine work done by my staff and Wiltshire Police in my absence to ensure that the people of Wiltshire and Swindon have an efficient and effective police service.
“I would particularly pay tribute to the many officers and staff from Wiltshire Police and Avon and Somerset Police who were involved in the investigation into the tragic death of Mr Rogers in Swindon. This has been a textbook example of regional collaboration under the Op Brunel Major Crime Investigation Team banner.
“On a personal note I would like to thank the many people who have sent their best wishes. I received excellent care from hospital staff and I have had a pacemaker fitted.
“There is much that I want to do, but I will have to follow doctor’s orders.”