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Police concern for missing man

Haydn Vintiner Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police is growing concerned for the welfare of a man missing from Herne Bay.

39-year-old Haydn Vintiner was last seen on Tuesday morning at his home address in Central Parade.

He is described as white, 5ft 4in tall of slim, small build, with a shaven head, blue eyes and freckles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kent Police on 101.

Arson attacks in Southampton

Police in Southampton have issued an appeal for witnesses after arson attacks at a car dealership.

Two fires have been set at Picador Vauxhall, Portsmouth Road, in the past two days. Both incidents have caused considerable damage to a number of vehicles, police said.

Det Const Scott Spafford said: “We, along with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service are looking into the cause of the fires. If you were in the area and saw anything unusual at all please contact police.

"We are following up several lines of enquiry but would like to hear from any members of the public who can help our investigation.”


Cat burglar caught in act

Police in Hampshire are appealing for information following a burglary in Lower Swanwick on Tuesday, June 12.

The thief entered the home on Swanwick Lane, while the owner was out. However, during the burglary, the 53-year-old man returned.

He heard a loud bang and ran upstairs to take a look.

A rear bedroom window was found open and a man seen climbing over a garden fence outside.

An iPod and money were taken. Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Fareham police station on 101.

Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.

Former councillor dies

Former councillor and Chairman of Horsham District Council Jean Burnham Credit: Horsham District Council

Former councillor and Chairman of Horsham District Council, Jean Burnham, has died aged 87.

She was first elected to the council in 1983 as member for the Warnham ward which, by the time she stepped down in 2007, had become Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham due to boundary changes.

Mrs Burnham first served as the Chairman of Horsham District Council in 1992 to 1993, and then for the second time in 2005 to 2006.

A spokesman said: "She worked tirelessly for her ward constituents and is remembered affectionately by both members and staff at the council."

Police name driver after crash

Police in Hampshire have identified a driver who died following a collision on the A35 at Holmesley on Sunday.

Joyce Frigot, 61, from Christchurch, Dorset, was pronounced dead at the scene of the head-on crash which involved her red Vauxhall Astra and a silver Vauxhall Insignia driven by a 52-year-old man from Southampton.

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the collision, in particular the driver of a mid-to-light blue Volvo estate which was travelling along the A35 at Holmesley when the crash happened shortly before 10am.

Can you identify these men?

Can you name these men? Credit: BTP

British Transport Police have released this CCTV image following a café and kiosk burglary at Fleet rail station.

Detectives want to speak to the two men pictured in connection with the incident, which took place around half past midnight on Monday, April 30.


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Man arrested after motorway chase

A man was arrested after leading police on a 140mph chase on the M25 in Surrey. Officers from the Roads Policing Unit, supported by the Surrey Police helicopter, pursued the car - a silver BMW coupe - on to the eastbound carriage of the motorway at 2.40am.

But the high speeds were so dangerous they backed away and stopped thepursuit. A rolling road block was put in place at Junction 6, slowing other traffic, andofficers were eventually able to contain and stop the car.

The driver, a 36-year-old man from London, was arrested on suspicion of failingto stop for police and dangerous driving. The motorway was closed for about 10 minutes while the car was recovered and the carriageway cleared of debris.

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