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Two car passengers killed in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after two passengers died when the car they were travelling in left the road and hit a tree at Handcross on Wednesday night (17 December).

A man aged 21, from Lindfield, and a man aged 22 from Haywards Heath who were sitting in the back of the BMW died later in hospital from their injuries after the car struck the tree and flipped on its roof.

The BMW was travelling east to west on High Beeches Lane heading towards Handcross village when it came off the road.

Two die in car crash Credit: Press Association

The driver, a 20-year-old man from Lindfield, suffered serious injuries and was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

A front seat passenger, a 16-year-old girl from Haywards Heath, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital before being released.

No injuries reported and police have now dealt with incident

Police were called at 12.06pm today to reports that an air weapon had been fired at groundsmen working on fencing surrounding Highcliffe School in Christchurch. No one was injured. Police officers, including armed response units, attended and conducted a search of the area. A 26-year-old man from Christchurch has been arrested for firearms related offences and is currently assisting police with their enquiries. A number of air pellets were found in the area. During the incident school children at the nearby Highcliffe School were asked to remain inside as a precautionary measure for safety reasons. The matter has now been dealt with and we would like to reassure the community, the school and parents that there is no risk to anyone’s safety.

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Sex game guilty verdict after man dies

A man has been found guilty of killing by gross negligence a head chef who died during a sex game in Dover.

Alun Williams, 47, died following a heart attack after allegedly asking to be hooded and covered in clingfilm.

Richard Bowler, 35, was convicted of Mr Williams' manslaughter by gross negligence while his co-defendant, David Connor, 23, was cleared of the same charge.

Shots fired at groundsmen working outside school

Police are dealing with an incident outside a school in Dorset where shots have been fired at groundsmen working on fencing surrounding the building.

Officers were called at 12.06pm to Highcliffe School in Christchurch to reports that an air weapon had been fired. No one was injured.

Police officers, including armed response units, are conducting a search of the area. No arrests have been made.

Dorset Police would like to reassure parents there is no risk to the children at the school who are being kept safe within the school building.

Air gun shots fired at workmen near school

Shots have been fired at workmen mending a fence near a school in Dorset. It's believed an air weapon was used in the incident outside Highcliffe School in Christchurch. Police say there is no risk to pupils or staff.

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CCTV image released of man police want to speak to in connection with stolen jewellery

A CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the incident Credit: Wiltshire Police
Jewellery and antiques stolen on 6 December Credit: Wiltshire Police
Jewellery and antiques stolen on 6 December Credit: Wiltshire Police
Jewellery and antiques stolen on 6 December Credit: Wiltshire Police
Jewellery and antiques stolen on 6 December Credit: Wiltshire Police

Salisbury CID are appealing for information regarding a burglary in the Shaftesbury area.

At around 3.30 am on Saturday 6th December 2014, a retail premises was broken into and a substantial amount of jewellery and antiques were stolen.

Six photographs of some of the stolen items are shown above and are described as follows:

A Ruby and Diamond Bow Brooch

White gold 18 carat Diamond ring

Victorian carved coral brooch and matching earrings in box

Gold mounted tortoiseshell circular snuff box

9 carat gold cup with 'The Hennessy Gold Cup 1960' inscribed.

A CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with the incident is also attached.

DC Nick Bailey is appealing for anyone who has information regarding the identity of the man pictured or the location of the stolen items to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Bailey at Salisbury CID on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 where details may be left anonymously if preferred.

Alfie was dumped and left to fend for himself with a broken leg

The crossbreed puppy, now named Alfie Credit: Dogs Trust

Every dog deserves their own ‘furry-tail’ ending and none more so than Jingle, who found himself cold, homeless and hungry after being abandoned just before Christmas last year.

The crossbreed puppy, now named Alfie, was just four-months-old when he was dumped and left to fend for himself in freezing conditions, despite having a badly broken leg. Miraculously, he was found in time and immediately brought to Dogs Trust’s rehoming centre in Newbury where he began to recover after vets operated to pin his broken leg.

After spending the festive season at Dogs Trust, Alfie was soon on the mend and in January this year, it was puppy love at first sight when he caught the eye of new owners Liz Bowman and Sandi Laugharne. Alfie has since gone from strength to strength and he is now looking forward to his first Christmas in a loving home.

It was so shocking to see that someone could abandon a dog in this way, especially so close to Christmas. Jingle was in a bad way when he was brought in to us last year - it’s a miracle that he was found in time. Thankfully, we were able to give him the care and treatment he needed and I’m so thrilled that he has since gone on to find the loving home he deserves. It’s important to consider the responsibility and lifelong commitment involved before bringing a dog into your home - after all, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.

– Jenny Hopkins, Rehoming Centre Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury
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