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Ex-officer is found dead at his Chirton home
4:36pm Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
The death of a former police inspector, who was found dead at his home on Sunday, is being treated as a possible suicide.
Craig John Hill, 54, was found dead on Sunday, two days after he was convicted at Salisbury magistrates court of assaulting three people in the village on June 4 this year.
Mr Hill, of The Street, Chirton, had pleaded not guilty to three charges of assault by beating and one of using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence.
At least one of the victims is under 18 and cannot be named for legal reasons.
Mr Hill was found guilty by magistrates following a two-day trial and his case was adjourned for sentence until November 21.
An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned on Wednesday morning.
No cause of death was given at the opening as further tests have to be carried out.
A spokesman for Wiltshire police confirmed that they attended an address in Chirton on Sunday on a report of a man having been found dead at the address. They said there were no suspicious circumstances.