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Hunt for men who robbed Portsmouth casino

Detectives are appealing for information after two men robbed the Golden Touch Casino in London Road, Portsmouth. Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are hunting for two men who robbed a casino in Portsmouth and threatened members of staff with violence.

Detectives are appealing for information after two men robbed the Golden Touch Casino in London Road, Portsmouth.

They went into the arcade at around 9.05pm on Monday, October 5 and shouted at the two customers to stand still. They then threatened a member of staff with violence before using staff keys to steal money from the safe.

During the robbery the men pushed both customers. One of them, a woman, fell to the floor receiving minor injuries.

The men are described as both being around 5ft 9 inches tall with local accents. One was wearing a grey hooded top and the other a blue hooded top with the hoods up and drawn closely around their faces.

The men made off with a substantial amount of cash.


Inquest into death of teenager at Oxfordshire care unit

An inquest into the death of a teenager at an Oxfordshire care unit has today been hearing evidence from the nurse in charge of caring for him.

Connor Sparrowhawk, who was 18 and had learning disabilities and autism, drowned in a bath at Slade House in Headington in July 2013.

The NHS trust in charge initially said his death was due to 'natural causes'.

But an independent report later found it 'was preventable' and the trust "failed significantly" in his care.

From Oxford coroner's court, Kate Bunkall reports.

Urgent appeal for poppy collectors

It began 91 years ago to help service personnel returning from World War One. The Poppy appeal, just a few weeks away now, remains one of the most popular and iconic mass fundraising campaigns in this country.

But many long-term stalwarts of the appeal have had to hang up their collecting tins due to their age.

The Royal British Legion needs a new generation of volunteers to help make sure that the donations continue to roll in, as Martin Dowse reports.

Young Offenders Institution is 'unsafe with high levels of violence and access to drugs'.

It is home to some of the most dangerous young offenders but today a damning report has criticised the Aylesbury Young Offenders Institution. It says the prison is unsafe, with high levels of violence and a shortage of staff.

  • The Buckinghamshire unit can hold up to 444 young people between the ages of 18 and 21.
  • At the time of the inspection, there were 377 prisoners.
  • One in 3 are serving more than ten years or life behind bars.
  • Concerns were raised over the levels of gangs and access to drugs

The Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, Martin Lomas, says that Aylesbury has deteriorated and is failing to provide training and education for young offenders.


Conservatives discuss migration on day 2 of party conference

The problems of refugees and migration had the Conservatives talking at their party conference in Manchester today.

The Home Secretary and MP for Maidenhead, Theresa May, told the Tory faithful that uncontrolled migration was bad, bad for the country receiving the influx, and bad for the country experiencing the exodus.

Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby has been listening to the debate, and other issues raised at the second full day of conference.

Council admits it was wrong to hound widower over dead wife's £8.62 debt

Mr Sagoo was hounded for £8.62 Credit: ITV

Sevenoaks Council has admitted it was wrong to contact a widower to request a debt from his dead wife. It sent numerous demands for £8.62 despite the fact Shamsher Sagoo's wife had died last June from cancer. In the end Mr Sagoo, from Edenbridge, said he was forced to take his wife's ashes to the town hall to prove she was dead.

"We are extremely sorry we have caused distress to Mr Sagoo and accept we have made a mistake. We have spoken with Mr Sagoo and expressed our deepest apologies and we are no longer requesting this money. Letters should not have been sent to the late Mrs Sagoo and as a result of this incident we are reviewing our procedures to ensure it cannot happen again.”

– Sevenoaks Council

Father takes bid to overturn school holiday fines to High Court

Noah Myers takes bid to overturn holiday bans to the High Court Credit: ITV

A father has launched a bid in the High Court to have the current ban on term-time holidays overturned on the day the government promised to get even tougher on parents who take their children out of school.

Noah Myers travelled to London from his home in Brighton on a mission which would see the end of thousands of mums and dads controversially being fined for taking advantage of cheaper, out of term family breaks.

'High levels of violence' at Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute

"A dire, dangerous and disasterous prison." That's how inspectors have described Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute.

Levels of violence have increased and staff shortages have caused problems.

Managers say they're putting an action plan in place.

ITV Meridian spoke to Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, Martin Lomas.

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