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'Rape' reported at Reading Festival

Thames Valley Police has recorded 21 crimes so far at Reading Festival. Five drugs offences, one public order offence, one robbery of personal property and 13 thefts have been recorded since Wednesday. There has also been one report of one rape.

Of these 21 offences, six were as a result of proactive police activity and the rest were reported by members of the public.

There have been 20 arrests made so far. Of these, three were people arrested on suspicion of robbery, one arrested on suspicion of fraud, and others for drugs possession and supply offences and public order offences.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the rape offence.

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Redknapp offers Gascoigne coaching role at QPR

Harry Redknapp speaking at a press conference today.
Harry Redknapp speaking at a press conference today.

Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the former England midfielder's health.

The 47-year-old has a long history of problems with alcohol, and is said to have been taken away by emergency services from his home in Dorset on Thursday. Pictures published on Friday morning showed Gascoigne looking gaunt and almost unrecognisable from his days turning out for the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle.

Since relocating to the South Coast, Gascoigne now lives in close proximity to Redknapp, who revealed he would jump at the chance to give him a way back into the game.

''He is a great lad and it is just sad to see how he is looking at the moment,'' the QPR boss said. '"I saw him about a month ago and I said 'I will pick you up in the mornings Gazza, come training with me. Do a little bit of work with the kids'. I would love it if he would do that. If he wants to do it, I would pick him up every morning at 5:45am at the end of his road and bring him in.

"He could go and do some coaching with the kids. I would love it if he would do that - that is an open invitation to him."

Road closed after teenager dies in crash

A teenager died after a collision on the A32 at Knowle, north of Fareham this morning. At around 3am a black Vauxhall Corsa travelling north was in collision with a white Scania HGV travelling in the opposite direction. The driver of the Corsa, a 19-year-old man from the Soberton area , sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the HGV, a 52-year-old man from Southampton ,sustained chest injuries and was taken to the Queen Alexandra hospital.

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Paul Gascoigne in hospital after ambulance called to Poole flat

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Paul Gascoigne's penthouse flat in Dorset Credit: Meridian

Paul Gascoigne is recovering in hospital after the emergency services were called to his home in Poole. Police and the ambulance service were seen outside his penthouse flat in the luxurious Sandbanks area. The star's battle with alcohol addiction has been well documented . He entered a rehab clinic in Hampshire earlier this year.

Army of volunteers join ITV Local Heroes

There are hundreds of community sports clubs right across the South East, and it's thanks to an army of volunteers that many of these clubs survive. This summer ITV, in partnership with the charity Join In, is aiming to get 100,000 people to sign up as volunteers. It's part of ITV's Local Heroes campaign. Dame Kelly Holmes knows only too well the importance of volunteering. Helen Plint reports.

Teenager killed in Hampshire crash

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the A32 at Knowle, north of Fareham this morning. At around 3am a black Vauxhall Corsa travelling north was in collision with a white Scania HGV travelling in the opposite direction. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage. The driver of the Corsa, a 19-year-old man from the Soberton area , sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. The driver of the HGV, a 52-year-old man from Southampton ,sustained chest injuries and was taken to the Queen Alexandra hospital. Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the crash.

Survivor's fears after ferry disaster

A survivor of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster has spoken of her anger that rules imposed after the tragedy could be relaxed or even abandoned. The Herald went down en route to Dover in March 1987 with the loss of 193 lives. Lynette Lee said she was appalled that any changes could even be considered. But the Government agency which is proposing the changes says there are now better and more modern safety measures in place as Derek Johnson reports.

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