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Police appeal for information after aggressive incident

Credit: British Transport Police
Credit: British Transport Police
Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident which took place at Banbury railway station.

Officers have today released CCTV images of a man they believe will have information which can assist the investigation into the incident which took place at about 4.40pm on Sunday, 14 September 2014.

A male passenger arrived at Banbury rail station and rather than buying a ticket from the booking office or a ticket machine, went straight to the ticket barriers and demanded a ticket from staff at the barriers.

The members of staff told the man he would have to buy a ticket from the office or a machine but he became aggressive and threatening towards them, causing the members of staff to fear for their safety.

The man continued to verbally abuse the members of staff before leaving the station when told that staff had called police.

Enquiries have been ongoing to trace the man involved in this unacceptable behaviour but to no avail.

I am today in a position to release CCTV images of a man I would like to speak to as I believe he will have key information which can assist the investigation.

– Investigating officer, PC Chris Woolley

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016. Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In all calls, please quote incident reference MSUB/B14 of 01/10/14


Bride-to-be drowned in pool on morning that she was going to view the church where she was to be married

A bride-to-be from Hampshire drowned in the swimming pool of her family's holiday home in Menorca on the morning that she was going to view the church where she was to be married, an inquest has heard.

Emma Campbell was found in the deep end of the pool by her fiance George Mudford on the morning of July 3. He had gone for a jog that morning, having left his 29-year-old fiancee drinking a glass of orange juice at the pool-side.

In a statement read to the Basingstoke inquest, he said: "When I came home from a run I found my fiancee face down in the deep end of the pool.

"I jumped in and immediately pulled Emma to the surface and performed CPR to the best of my ability and screamed for help."

He said that an ambulance arrived but the paramedics were unable to save her.

Mr Mudford added that Miss Campbell, from Winchfield, had not spoken of her intentions that morning as she was not a "morning person".

Miss Campbell's mother, Sally-Anne Le Clerc, said that the couple had an appointment to view the church that morning.<

She said: "They were looking at venues to be married and they had got an appointment, they had decided to look at the church at that time."

She added: "She was well able to swim, she knew the pool, she had been there from a very early age, she was a good swimmer."

Ms Le Clerc told the hearing that her daughter had been born with a heart defect, pulmonary atresia, which she explained meant that she had only one pumping chamber.

She said that she had undergone operations when she a baby and at three years of age, but had not suffered any long-term effects and was not on any medication for the condition.

North Hampshire coroner Andrew Bradley said that post-mortem examinations carried out in Menorca and Basingstoke gave a cause of death consistent with drowning.

Recording a verdict of accidental death with a background of Miss Campbell's heart condition, he said: "I have no doubt it's an accidental death, had she not been under water, the nature of this event would not have happened, it's that helpless situation."


Hampshire fire officer reaches fifty years of service

He's helped tackle some of the most dangerous incidents to hit Hampshire over the past fifty years. And now having made history, he's being honoured. Martyn Long is the first person to reach fifty years service for Hampshire Fire and Rescue. From Winchester Guildhall going up in flames to the Great Storm, he's been on hand to help others. Andrew Pate went to meet him.

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