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Man arrested over murder of man in Winchester

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Carl Scott in Winchester.

A 58-year-old from Winchester was arrested on suspicion of murder last night. He is currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

Officers were called to a house in Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent, on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public found Mr Scott’s body.

Police were called to Birch Court off Thurmond Crescent Credit: Google Streetview

“We are still in the early stages of this investigation and we are following various lines of enquiry to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.

“In particular, we are trying to build up a picture of Mr Scott’s lifestyle and movements.

“Therefore I am continuing to appeal for anyone who knew Mr Scott and had contact with him since February 1 this year to contact us. You may hold information that could be vital to our investigation.

“A cordon at the address will remain in place for the next few days while we carry out further enquiries.

“Once again, I would like to thank local residents for their patience while this takes place.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Morgan


Mother's plea for support following Osney explosion

A mother whose house was totally destroyed in an explosion in Oxford last month, says she's been left with nothing.

Habiba Gudal was one of seven people who lost their homes in the blast at Gibbs Crescent in Osney on Valentine's Day.

She's now living in a tiny temporary apartment separated from her children - and says she is not receiving the support she needs.

Here's Sam Holder.

Helicopter crashes near River Thames

The pilot of a helicopter which crashed near a river after going into a spin gave a "thumbs-up" as he escaped with minor injuries.

An ambulance crew was called to Mapledurham estate next to the River Thames, near Reading, just before 6pm last night after a helicopter landed on its side.

The helicopter came down at Mapledurham near the River Thames Credit: Luke Howroyd

"We got a call at 17:51 to reports of a helicopter that had come down. We sent two rapid-response vehicles, two ambulance officers and an ambulance crew.

They attended to "two adult males who sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment."

– A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service


Elderly people targeted by fraudsters

More and more elderly people are victims of fraud Credit: PA

More than nine out of ten people believe that being older and living alone attracts fraudsters. That's according to a survey of more than 3,000 people in Sussex. And 86 per cent felt older people are targeted more frequently. The Sussex Elders' Commission and Neighbourhood Watch survey also found that more than half of residents knew someone who has been a victim of fraud.

Public asked to name island's new floating bridge

The new modern floating bridge Credit: IoW Council

‘Floating Bridge number 6’ isn’t the most exciting of names for the new state of the art, modern floating bridge on the Isle of Wight. But it is the registered name.

Think you can do a better job of naming her? Now is your chance to get involved and think of something more exciting.

Entries of name suggestions for the new floating bridge are welcomed via the Isle of Wight Council's Facebook page.

Name suggestions will be accepted before 12 noon on 7 April 2017.

Once collated, the best six suggestions will be put to the public vote, again, via the council’s Facebook page. The winner will be announced on 21 April.

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