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Closure in place after person falls from bridge

Closure at Itchen Bridge Credit: Paul Beale

The Itchen Bridge in Southampton is closed after a person fell from it this afternoon.

Police were called at 1647 after receiving reports of concern for the welfare of someone on the bridge.

Itchen Bridge closure Credit: Paul Beale

When they arrived they found a body on the ground.

The bridge is currently closed while investigations take place.

Police cordon in place at Itchen Bridge Credit: Paul Beale

Police appeal after fatal motorbike crash

Police are appealing for other drivers to come forward following a fatal collision between a Triumph motorbike and a green Landrover Defender on the B2177 at Staples Cross in Boarhunt this afternoon.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s from the Portsmouth area, died at the scene.

The circumstances of the collision are being investigated, and no-one else was seriously injured.

The crossroads at Staples Cross are currently closed in all directions.

Anyone who saw what happened is urged to contact Sergeant Gabriel Snuggs from the Eastleigh Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 quoting Operation Golan.


Brighton man wanted for recall to prison

18-year old Daryl Richardson is wanted by police

Police in Brighton are searching for 18-year old Daryl Richardson, who is wanted for recall to prison for breaching the terms of his youth release licence.

Richardson, who is 6'4" and of slim build, has brown hair and green eyes, and is known to frequent the Brighton and Hove area.

He had been released in November 2014 part way through a sentence for common assault.


Victim of rogue trader felt 'scared and pressured'

Rogue traders often target the elderly and disabled

"Scared and pressured" is how one man said he felt after paying thousands of pounds to rogue traders who knocked on his door, and told him he needed unnecessary repair work to his home.

Over the last two years in Oxfordshire alone, unsuspecting victims shelled out more than three quarters of a million pounds to dodgy workmen.

Targeting the elderly and disabled, the criminals pretend to be repairing roofs or tending gardens - intimidating their victims into handing over money. for shoddy or non-existent work.

But now Police and Trading Standards are fighting back, with a scheme designed to create 'nominated neighbours' who can act as shields against the conmen. Cary Johnston reports:

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