A woman has been charged with drink driving after a crash in Melksham which saw a pensioner in his 70s cut out of his car.

The crash, which happened just after 3pm on Tuesday, January 23, saw a silver Ford Focus and a black Range Rover collide on Bank Street in Melksham.

A man in his 70s suffered injuries and was pulled out of his vehicle using specialist cutting equipment, and another man and woman were arrested at the scene.

Now, Tony Niemeyer, 28, of Teachers Way in Melksham, has been charged with drink driving.

She has been bailed and is next due to appear at Salisbury Magistrates’ Court on Friday, February 23.

A man in his 20s has also been arrested on suspicion of breaching section 5 of the Public Order Act, although he has not yet been charged.

Section 5 of the act applies to people who have used abusive or threatening behaviour, acted in a disorderly way, or caused harassment or distress.

The afternoon crash which involved two cars was attended by Wiltshire Police and Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

"We were called at 3.47pm on January 23 to a road traffic collision on Bank Street, Melksham," said a spokesperson for Wiltshire Police.

"One elderly male was extricated from one of the vehicles using Halmatro cutting equipment and crews worked on making the scene safe."