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71 year old in hit-and-run

A 71-year-old man has been injured in a hit and run collision in Aldershot.

The pensioner was walking across Alexandra Road at its junction with the A325 when he was struck by a silver Vauxhall Corsa car, at about 7.45pm on Friday.

The driver didn’t stop but drove off onto the A325 towards Farnham.

The victim sustained an injury to his shoulder and a fractured knee and was taken to hospital for treatment. PC Ollie Innes said: “Witnesses have described the car as and older-style Corsa and there may have been up to three people in the car.

“Did you see this vehicle on Friday evening? Do you know anything about this incident? Please contact me with any information.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Innes at Farnborough Roads Policing Unit on 101 or via the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.

CCTV issued after assault

CCTV footage released after assault Credit: Hampshire Police

Police in Tadley have released CCTV images after two men were assaulted at a garage in the town.

At about 1.40am on August 18, two 21-year-old men were in the Esso garage shop in Mulfords Hill, when they were approached by two unknown men who were verbally abusive.

The two offenders then punched the victims and caused damage to fixtures in the shop.

Both offenders are described as white men, aged between 18 and 21 years, and wearing grey jogging bottoms. One of the men was wearing a blue zip-up hooded-top and the other was wearing a black Nike hooded-top.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Evans at Tadley Police Station on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

CCTV footage released after assault Credit: Hampshire Police


Police investigate teenage theft

Officers from Kent Police are appealing for witnesses after a report of a robbery in Maidstone.

The incident occurred in College Walk alleyway in Maidstone, which runs between Priory Road and College Road, shortly before 3am on August 25.

A 19 year-old girl from Staplehurst had left the town centre alone and was walking towards Park Wood. The suspect is reported to have approached her from behind and stole her purse, which contained £100.

The suspect is described as a white man, 5ft 7in tall, wearing a black t-shirt, denim jeans and had a deep voice and a local accent.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Const Nicola Mullins on 01622 604336 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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