Meridian's Monday headlines

The headlines for the South and South East throughout the day on Monday 14 May.

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Detectives search for stabbing witness

The man was wearing a striped top Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives have issued a digital image of a man they believe may be a vital witness to a multiple stabbing in Southampton. He was seen near the Alexandra pub in Bellevue Road at around 11.15pm last Tuesday. Several people were stabbed nearby in what officers believe was a targeted attack.

Memorial design revealed

The memorial will be placed on the East Cliff Credit: Bournemouth Borough Council

A design for a memorial to a Red Arrows pilot who died in Bournemouth last August have been revealed. The five metre high tribute to Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging will go on display in time for this year's air festival.


Vessel rescued after running out of fuel

Margate's all-weather lifeboat rescues a RIB that had run out of fuel Credit: RNLI

A rigid inflatable boat has been towed to safety by Margate’s RNLI all-weather lifeboat afterrunning out of fuel in the Thames Estuary.

The alarm was raised by the occupants who reported they needed assistance, to the south east of the Kentish Flats off the north Kent coast.

The message was passed to coastguards at Dover who tasked the station’s all-weather lifeboat to assist the craft.

The craft was towed to Margate harbour.

Fuel poverty death toll rises

Scientists say over 40 people die as a result of fuel poverty each year in Oxford. Energy researcher Brenda Boardman will explore the question of fuel poverty in a presentation. Each year people die because of the cold and because their homes are poorly heated and poorly insulated.

She blames the cost of energy having doubled in recent years, which she suggests will make figures even more alarming. Britain has one of the highest rates of excess winter deaths in Europe.


Man charged with double attempted murder

A man is due to appear in Court today, charged with the attempted murder of a mother and her baby in Eastleigh. Both were left needing hospital treatment after the 27 year old woman suffered serious slash injuries and the 19 month old baby was allegedly given drugs.

The incident happened in Alexander Square in the early hours of 7 May. Roger Weir from Poole in Dorset will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court this morning.

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