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Day of prayers for victims of Nepal earthquake

Hundreds of people from the region's Nepalise community have held a day of prayers, to remember those who perished in the earthquake that struck Nepal, just over a week ago.

Thousands of people perished in the disaster. And those who survived face hardship and suffering.

In Hampshire the community gathered in the grounds of the of Aldershot Military Stadium, to pay their respects. Cary Johnston has more.


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The Thames Valley marks Armistice Day

Thousands of people gathered in silence across the Thames Valley to pay their respects this Armistice Day to Britain's war dead. This year, the commemorations took place as the nation marks 100 years since British troops were sent to the front line, in the First World War. From Aldershot, traditional home of the British Army, Divya Kohli reports.


CCTV released after man has part of ear bitten off

Police have released this CCTV image in connection with an assault Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Detectives have today released CCTV after a man had part of his ear bitten off during an assault in Aldershot.The incident occurred between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday, June 1 on Victoria Road.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, intervened to prevent another man from being further assaulted after he had witnessed him being punched.The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground and bit part of his ear off.

The victim was taken to Frimley Park Hospital were he required surgery.

Detective Constable Sarah Moyce-Phillips from Aldershot CID said: "This incident occurred on a bank holiday weekend when many pubs in the area had televised the boxing match between Carl Froch and George Groves.

"Were you out that night watching the match and did you witness this incident? Officers would like to speak to the man in the CCTV as he may be able to assist with the investigation."

Sex offender who travelled from Hants to Kent is jailed

Darren Andrews Credit: Kent Police

A man who travelled from Aldershot in Hampshire to Maidstone to sexually abuse a young girl has been jailed for 6 years. Darren Andrews, 33 years-old, and formerly of Cambridge Road in Aldershot, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court.

He was also given an extended licence period of five years for public protection. Andrews made arrangements online to abuse an eight year-old girl, trading emails and text messages as he made his plans. The exchanges however were with a law enforcement officer.

On 17th January 2014 Andrews travelled to Maidstone to sexually abuse the girl, but was arrested by officers from the Kent Police child exploitation investigation team.

Man arrested on suspicion of rape and kidnap

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Aldershot have arrested a man. The 31-year-old man, from the Aldershot area, is being held on suspicion of rape and kidnap. He is currently in police custody.

This arrest is in relation to an investigation into the serious sexual assault of a 21-year-old woman, which happened in Aldershot in the early hours of Saturday, May 24th.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who has any information about this incident to call 101, quoting Operation Lysander, or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

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