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Family tribute to 20-year-old woman found stabbed in her flat

Lauren Masters died in her flat in Bexhill of a stab wound Credit: Sussex Police

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died from a stab wound in her flat in Bexhill in East Sussex have paid tribute to her.

Lauren Masters was found at the property on Sutherland Avenue on Friday 28th August.

They said: "Lauren was much loved by all who knew her. She was a precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, best friend and a devoted mum to her two young boys.

"She will be sorely missed by all her family and friends, who she was always there for and supported."

Paul Withers, 21, from Bexhill, has been charged with murder and will appear at Lewes Crown Court on 18th of December.

Appeal to find a missing 15-year-old girl from Surrey

Ana Sousa has been missing since Monday Credit: Surrey Police

A vulnerable 15-year-old girl has been missing from her home in Guildford since Monday afternoon.

Ana Sousa is described as white with a tanned complexion, 5ft 1ins tall, slim build, with long straight brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing leggings, a short white t-shirt and a jacket.

Ana has links to Woking, Redhill, Croydon and the Gerrards Cross area of Buckinghamshire.

Anyone who recognises Ana should call Surrey Police as a matter of urgency on 101, quoting reference 45150078370, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Arson investigation into Isle of Wight school fire continues

The Island Learning Centre was destroyed by fire last month

A new image has been released which shows the extensive damaged caused to an Isle of Wight school during an arson attack last month.

Emergency crews were called to the Island Learning Centre, at Berry Hill, Lake, near Sandown on the Isle of Wight on July 17 after a school minibus caught fire, which spread to the school.

A 16-year-old boy from the Isle of Wight was arrested on Friday, July 17, on suspicion of arson and was bailed until October 16, 2015 pending further enquiries.

Detectives would still like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the fire, or who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area, between 11.30pm on Thursday, July 16 and 12.15am on Friday, July 17.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Eastern Investigation Team on 101 quoting 44150244876 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

£12m funding gap at Hampshire Fire & Rescue could see hundreds of jobs go

Fire crews in Hampshire face cuts to their frontline services as the organisation prepares to change the face of firefighting in our region.

The combination of budget cuts and the number of fires halving in the past ten years means the staff numbers must also be reduced.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service outlined how it plans to make the changes as Martin Dowse explains.

Eurotunnel bosses say desperate migrants are trying new tactics to get on trains

Migrants desperately trying to reach Britain have started targeting Eurostar trains because of increased security measures at the Channel Tunnel, operator Eurotunnel has said.

Two trains were forced to turn back, one to London and one to Paris, while a rescue train was sent for passengers left in "disgusting" conditions when their service broke down near Calais.

Eurotunnel said security measures introduced at the Tunnel in recent weeks - including extra fencing and more patrols - meant migrants were trying to break on to nearby tracks used by Eurostar and freight trains at Calais-Frethun station.

Migrants try to get on lorries and trains near Calais Credit: ITV News

Eurotunnel spokesman John Keefe said: "Since Channel Tunnel security increased over the past few months, we've seen the migrant problem displace to other areas as they try to get on to trains before they reach the Tunnel.

"They're stopping trains by blocking the tracks, then trying to get through the Tunnel, but we won't accept trains with migrants on."

Home Secretary Theresa May insisted last month that new security measures were taking effect at Calais when she toured a £7 million ring of steel surrounding the Eurotunnel terminal at Coquelles.

Eurostar suggested the disruption overnight was the first time its passenger trains had been targeted by migrants during the recent crisis.

The company said the six trains affected overnight could carry up to 4,500 passengers but refused to reveal the exact number who were disrupted.

A spokesman for the company said passengers should expect a normal service today but added that two trains have been cancelled "to ensure the service is as robust as possible".


Tank causing delays on busy motorway

A motorway has been partially blocked by a tank this afternoon.

The tank is on the hard shoulder of the M3 southbound near junction 10.

A transporter carrier the tank suffered a puncture.

The tank had to be placed on the hard shoulder while the repair was carried out.

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