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Breakthrough in joint surgery

Researchers are improving the success of joint surgery Credit: ITV

Clinicians and researchers in Southampton are leading a pioneering study to use computer generated hand models to improve the success of joint surgery. Experts at Southampton University are using data from CT and MRI scans together with motion tracking technology.

Safety warning as Flying Scotsman prepares for tour

Flying Scotsman is touring the region Credit: ITV

Fans of the famous Flying Scotsman are being urged to keep off the tracks and enjoy a safe day out when the locomotive tours the South and West next week.

Flying Scotsman will be journeying from Salisbury, through Hampshire and on to London Paddington on 3 June.

Network Rail, British Transport Police and other industry partners are warning those who are planning to view the train of the dangers of straying onto the tracks.


Teenager found guilty for attacking youth

A teenager has pleaded guilty to assault and GBH Credit: ITV

A 14-year-old boy from Swindon has been sentenced after pleading guilty to assault, GBH and two counts of possession of offensive weapon in a public place.

In January, a 16-year-old boy was assaulted by the teenager with a hammer on the roundabout at the junction with Redhouse Way and Millgrove Street.

He received a deep cut to his head and was taken to hospital.

The youth pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to an 18 month detention and training order.


Rapist jailed 10 years for abusing girl

Darren Harbour was found guilty of three counts of rape Credit: Wiltshire police

A man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after being found guilty of three counts of rape.

Darren Harbour pleaded guilty to the charges that relate back to 2005 when he raped a young girl aged between 9 to 11 years old in a house in Swindon on three separate occasions.

Darren Harbour, aged 46 pleaded guilty to the charges at Swindon Crown Court and was sentenced today.

I am satisfied with the sentence handed out to Harbour – although nothing will erase the awful memories and the long lasting affects his abuse has no doubt had on his victim, I hope it gives her some form of closure and enables her to move on with her life knowing justice has been done.

– Detective Constable Helen Bott

Warning to visitors to the New Forest this weekend


Visitors to the New Forest this bank holiday weekend are being advised not to leave anything of value in their cars.

Neighbourhood officers will be visiting car parks to give out drawstring bags - funded by the New Forest Community Safety Partnership - so people can take their valuables with them on their walk.

Police say you should:

- Never leave valuable possessions such as handbags, laptops, phones or sat navs on show inside your car. Even items of little value, such as shopping bags and clothing, may tempt a thief.

- Don’t hide your valuables in the boot. Someone may be watching.

- Always lock your car, wind up the windows and close the sunroof, even if you’re only leaving it for a few minutes.

- Double check it’s locked. It only takes a few seconds for your valuables to be stolen from an unlocked car.

Man convicted of Oxford murder


A 28-year-old man has been convicted of the murder of Domingos Romalho in Oxford.

Egidio Da Silva Alves,pleaded guilty to one count of murder at Oxford Crown Court.The pair were known to each other

Alves purchased a kitchen knife and followed the victim in to Windmill Road in Headington in February. He then made a phone call asking a friend to look after his child as he grew up. When asked why, he stated: “I am going to kill him”.

Members of the public subsequently witnessed an altercation between the pair and Alves attacked Domingos in a garden. Witnesses then intervened and disarmed Alves and provided first aid to Domingos, who had sustained severe injuries.

Domingos was taken to hospital where he died the following day.Alves was arrested at the scene.

Alves will be sentenced in June.

Alves brutally murdered Romalho in public, during the day time on a busy Oxford street in front of terrified members of the public including children.

This was a horrific incident and, while we would never advise that members of the public risk their own safety to intervene in such situations, they acted courageously to stop the attack, disarm Alves and provide first aid to Domingos before the emergency services arrived.

– Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Dave Hubbard
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