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Police are appealing for help from the public to find a vulnerable elderly man missing in Gosport since last night. Andrew Crawford, 73, was last seen at 6.55pm at his home in Victory Court, Beachamp Avenue, Gosport.
However there has been a sighting of Mr Crawford at 10.48am this morning at Gosport Bus Station. It is not known whether he got on a bus or has travelled outside the area.
Officers are particularly concerned as Mr Crawford does not know the area very well and has only been living in Gosport for a short amount of time. He is described as 5ft 10ins tall, Frail build, Thinning grey hair and beard. He wears glasses.
He is wearing a brown or grey Helly Hanson jacket with a hood; blue jeans and brown shoes. Anyone who sees Mr Crawford or knows of their whereabouts should call Hampshire Police on 101.
A march is being held in Portsmouth to protest at job losses planned by defence giant BAE Systems.
Unions said they expect a big turnout on Saturday following last month's announcement that shipbuilding is to end.
More than 900 jobs will be lost, although Portsmouth will retain repairs and maintenance work.
Around 830 jobs will also be lost at yards in other parts of the country.
– Unite national officer, Ian Waddell
Portsmouth has 500 years of shipbuilding history, from the Mary Rose to HMS Dreadnought. The end of shipbuilding in Portsmouth will have tragic consequences for shipyard workers,their families and for future generations.
We will be marching this Saturday to call on the Government and BAE Systemsto do everything in their power to save shipbuilding jobs.
Police in Sherborne are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a dog was stolen from premises in Bradford Abbas.
The incident happened between midnight and 1am on Sunday 1st December from the garden of an address on Queens Road.
The dog is a lurcher called Scamp, and is described as nearly three years old, black all over with a white patch on his chest.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward by contacting Dorset police on 101.
One lane closed due to incident on M25 anticlockwise between J11 A317 (Chertsey) and J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange).
A father from Oxford has issued an emotional appeal for help in the search for his son who is thought to have gone missing while hiking in Canada.
Tom Billings, 22 and a seasoned traveller and hiker, was reported missing after he failed to return to accommodation in Vancouver for several days.
Ton has been missing since November 25, Canadian police said.
A number of tips have led them to believe he went to the North Shore area of Vancouver on a hiking expedition.
His father Martin Billings, a lawyer from Oxford said Tom, who had no medical problems, graduated recently from university and had applied to carry out postgraduate research.
Mr Billings said: "The things that have gone through my mind are in many ways too horrible to mention, I cannot deny that.
"I think most likely is that he got into trouble somewhere on the mountain. From there, I do not know. What I hope is that he got to a warm place - maybe he has broken a leg or something."
Police would like to speak to the man pictured above after a woman was raped in Brighton.
The 26-year-old victim, from London, travelled to the city with friends on 7 July and stayed at Legends Hotel that night. She contacted the police to say she had been raped in her hotel bedroom on 8 July.
Police have now found an image of a man who they believe could have information about what happened at the hotel.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1653 of 10/7, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
Police are appealing for information on a missing teenage boy.
Sammy McAllister is almost 16 years old and has been missing from Birmingham since 18 November. However it is believed that he is currently in the Oxford city area as he has family and friends here.
He is described as 5ft 6ins with dark hair, has facial hair and is of a medium build.
Officers involved in the search are becoming increasingly concerned about Sammy's health and welfare and would be grateful for any news that could help us locate him.
Police want to reassure Sammy that he is in not in any trouble but just want to know that he is safe.
Southampton Airport has issued the following advice to passengers travelling over the Christmas period.
Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and mince pies are all safe to go in hand luggage but liquid accompaniments such as brandy butter, custard or cream must go in the hold.
- Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and mince pies are all safe to go in hand luggage but brandy butter, custard or cream must go in the hold.
- Only Flybe passengers can carry crackers up to 12 in a sealed box and have to be checked in. All other airlines do not allow crackers or party poppers.
- All alcohol and other liquids in containers over 100ml must be checked in with the hold baggage. However, passengers may purchase wine, champagne and spirits in World Duty Free after passing through security. Liqueur chocolates can be packed in hand luggage.
Margaret Hodge MP, the chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee has spoken to us about a report which has concluded that poor planning and outdated IT systems mean the Border Force is failing to protect national security properly.
Poor planning and outdated IT systems mean the Border Force is failing to protect national security at our ports, a report by MP's has found.
The Public Accounts Committee said the body tasked with securing Britain's air, sea and rail ports admitted it was failing to meet almost half of its performance targets. It meant freight coming in from Calais to Dover went unchecked for illicit goods and illegal immigrants were able to sneak in.