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Pedestrian killed on busy road

Police are appealing for information after a fatal road traffic collision on the A303 eastbound near Popham services.

It happened at around 12.30am on Saturday, May 23.

A pedestrian is believed to have been struck by multiple vehicles. The man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are in the process of notifying next of kin to allow for formal identification procedures to take place.

We are appealing to anyone who was travelling eastbound on the A303 near Popham services around the time of the incident. We need to establish the exact circumstances and identify any further vehicles involved. One driver has come forward. We have spoken with several drivers at the scene, but we know there are still vehicles unaccounted for.

– Sergeant Andy Gwyer


Murder weapon found as police continue hunt for triple-killer

Armed police officers are scouring Didcot, Oxfordshire, and its surrounding areas, after the bodies of Philip Howard, 44, Janet Jordon, 48, and daughter Derin were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road just after 8.20pm on Saturday, following a call from a member of the public.

More than 100 officers are also searching Oxford University Parks where Allen worked as a groundsman.

Police also revealed they have found what they believe is the murder weapon at the crime scene.

Detective Superintendent Chris Ward, the head of Thames Valley Police's major crime unit, said they believe Jed arrived in Oxford by train from Didcot at 5.45pm on Saturday.

Det Supt Ward said: "Jed is wearing a red or maroon shirt, a dark hooded jacket with a white trim on the zip, blue jeans and black shoes.

"After visiting WH Smith, we believe that Jed then walked to Oxford University Parks."

Fresh appeal after woman dies

Detectives investigating the death of an Eastbourne woman have made a fresh appeal for information, four weeks after she was discovered injured.

Emma Crowhurst, 36, of Albion Road was found on the pavement in Chawbrook Road, Eastbourne at the junction with Dudley Road and Havelock Road, near her home address, just before midnight on Sunday 26 April. She'd suffered head injuries.

She was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital and was transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital. She died on May 11 and a post mortem examination found she died from the head injury.

Uniform officers PCSOs have been in Seaside, Firle Road, Havelock Road and Chawbrook Road. They have talking to passers-by to ask if they were in the area at a similar time exactly four weeks previously, and if they saw anything suspicious.


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Didcot killings: CCTV images of Jed Allen released

Police have hunting for Jed Allen - the man wanted in connection with the murders of his six-year-old sister, mother and her partner - have released CCTV images of him.

The footage shows the 21-year-old in a WH Smith store at Oxford railway station on the evening the bodies of his family were found at an address in Didcot.

Mr Allen in WHSmith at Oxford railway station. Credit: Thames Valley Police
Allen is wanted in connection with the deaths of his sister, mother and her partner. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police said they believe Mr Allen boarded a train from Didcot to Oxford at 5.24pm and arrived in Oxford at 5.45pm before entering WH Smith.

He is then said to have walked to Oxford University Parks.

“Jed is wearing a red or maroon shirt, a dark hooded jacket with a white trim on the zip, blue jeans and black shoes," Detective Superintendent Chris Ward said.

He again urged the public not to approach the suspect, instead encouraging them to call 999 "immediately".

He also warned anyone who may be "harbouring" Mr Allen to contact police.

Flowers laid at school of girl killed in triple murder

Flowers have been laid outside the All Saints Primary School in Didcot in memory of 6-year old Derrin Jordon.

Flowers laid in memory of Derrin Jordon Credit: ITV Meridian

The body of Derrin was found at house in Didcot on Saturday. The bodies of her mother Janet Jordan and her partner Philip Howard were also discovered at the property.

Tributes to six year old girl Credit: ITV Meridian

Thames Valley are searching for Jed Allen in connection with the deaths.

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