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Police release CCTV after hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes & phone cards stolen from shop

CCTV from of man police want to speak to Credit: Hampshire Police

Police investigating the theft of cigarettes and phone cards worth hundreds of pounds from a shop in Portsmouth have released a cctv image of a man who may have vital information.

The burglary took place at the Albert Food Store on Albert Road in Southsea, between 3am and 4am on Wednesday 12th October.

Officers are trying to trace a man who is aged in his thirties, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and of a Turkish or Kurdish appearance.

“The offender has got away with hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes and phone cards.

“I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV, or anyone who has been offered cigarettes or phone cards for sale, which they think could have been stolen.

”I would urge anyone with information to contact us and speak to us in confidence.”

– PC Ian Swan, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact PC Swan at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,


Warning to drivers travelling through roadworks

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning drivers to take extra care when travelling through roadworks after a crash on the M40.

Emergency services were called to the motorway between junctions 6 and 7 yesterday afternoon where people were believed to be trapped in the wreckage.

A car had left the motorway and ended up on its side down the embankment and stuck in the hedgerow.

The driver and the passenger were freed safely.

The car had left the motorway and ended up on its side down an embankment Credit: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue

“I would like to thank all services who helped at this incident including the Army who had stopped when passing the incident and provided support to the casualties until our arrival. Due to the position of the car and the fact it was on its side down the embankment we had to initially stabilise the vehicle to prevent further movement and then create access by use hydraulic equipment to remove the doors and centre post from the side of the car.

"The driver and passenger were then able to be released and subsequently taken to hospital for checks, however the incident could have resulted in even more damage had the vehicle hit others and of course the injuries could have been a lot worse had they not been wearing their seat belts”

"There have been a number of recent accidents in the current temporary road works in place on this section of the M40 and I would urge drivers to stay alert, reduce their speed on approach and take extra care by following the 2 second rule in an attempt to maintain a suitable gap between you and vehicle in front, thus helping prevent possible further collisions”

– Incident Commander, Watch Manager Andy Ford

Driver jailed after causing death of pedestrian

A motorist has been jailed for 12 months after he admitted his careless driving caused the death of a pedestrian.

Daniel Rogan, 24, of Sandpiper Road, Southampton, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 35-year-old Allison Steege by careless driving.

Southampton Crown Court heard how Rogan was the driver of a yellow Mercedes van which was in collision with Ms Steege in Tremona Road, Southampton at 10.50pm on April 25, 2015.

She was taken to hospital but died as a result of her injuries.

Rogan failed to stop at the scene, only handing himself in two days later after police investigations had identified the van.

Rogan was sentenced to a year in prison and disqualified from driving for two and a half years.


Woman jailed for life after murdering young daughter

A woman has been jailed for life for murdering her 20-month-old daughter in Oxfordshire.

The body of Sarah Dahane was found at a house in Herald Way, Bicester, in May 2013 after her father raised concerns for her welfare.

Sarah's mother - 44-year-old Angela Whitworth - was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison. Emma Wilkinson reports from the Old Bailey.

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