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Two men arrested on suspicion of abducting girl,13,

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of abducting a 13-year-old girl from Prinsted near Emsworth in Hampshire.

The occupants of a black lorry made inappropriate comments to the young teenager and tried to get her into the vehicle.

She did not know the suspects.

The lorry was quickly traced to Havant in Hampshire and a 52-year-old man and a 26-year-old man, both from Middlesex, were arrested on suspicion of attempted abduction.

"This is a very rare offence and we are not looking for anyone else connected with this matter. I would like to appeal for any witnesses who may have been in the Prinsted Lane area at the time or who may have been approached by the two men prior to this incident. "

– Detective Inspector David Springett



Fruit farm manager jailed

A disaster waiting to happen. That's what a judge said, today, as he sentenced the manager of a fruit farm - to 2 and a half years in prison - for the manslaughter of two of his workers.

Scott Cain and Ashley Clark - both in their 20's - died after entering an apple store on the Blackmoor estate near Liss. The room was starved of oxygen to keep the fruit fresh - and they should have been using breathing apparatus.

Instead they held their breath, a method they nicknamed scuba diving. Their manager - 57 year old Andrew Stocker - encouraged this - ignoring health and safety regulations. Andrew Pate has been speaking to the families of the men who died.

Thousands of drivers stranded on hottest day of year

FTA members come to the rescue of stranded truckers on hottest day of decade.

Freight Transport Association members have stepped in to help fellow truckers who are stuck in Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent.

Donations of bottled water, canned drinks and dried foods are being distributed to the thousands of drivers who are enduring Britain’s hottest day for 10 years while stranded on the motorway without any facilities.

Kent Police are now putting plans in place for phase 4 of Operation Stack, an unprecedented move which will see the M20 shut from junctions 8-12 coast-bound and 8-9 London-bound. Further closures could be announced as the strike continues.

We knew our members would want to help fellow truckers who have been stranded for hours in unbearable heat without food or water. The lack of facilities is appalling for those who have been stuck on the M20 on the hottest day for a decade. This is a fantastic example of what membership of FTA means - sharing common resources and making the freight industry a better place for everyone.”

– FTA Chief Executive David Wells

People across the South are warned of tax scams

Fraudsters are targeting tax claimants through fake websites and scam emails.

In the run up to the tax renewal deadline, HMRC are warning claimants to be aware of fraudulent schemes.

Statistics have shown that over 50,000 phishing emails were reported to HMRC between April and July 2014. More than double the figure that was reported for the same period in 2013.

Last year, nearly 9,000 scam websites were shut down by agencies - 500% more than 2013.

"HMRC will never ask people to disclose personal information by email.

"We have cracked down on phishing emails and scam websites, but the fraudsters' methods are constantly changing, so people must remain vigilant."

– Nick Lodge, Director General of Benefits and Credits, HMRC
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