A small village in North Hampshire has become the focus of a huge religious festival.
30 thousand people have arrived from around the world to take part in the Ahmadiyya Muslim convention at East Worldham near Alton.
Millions more will hear prayers and sermons via satellite links. Divya Kohli reports.
The five men involved range in build from slim to overweight. They were wearing clothing ranging from camouflage outfits to jeans and tracksuit bottoms and had their faces covered.
Specific descriptions include:
One was of a large build. He was wearing what appeared to be jeans and a dark coloured jacket with a light coloured stripe down the arms and hood. He had a black scarf over his face.
Another man was wearing camouflage gear. He was the driver of the vehicle.One man was of medium build and was wearing tracksuit bottoms.
Police have released a CCTV image following the theft of equipment from an Alton business.At 11.20pm on Thursday, February 20, five men in a silver Subaru Forrester were involved in a ram raid incident at Mike Garwood Farm Machinery on Shelleys Lane.
A number of Stihl chainsaws and pressure washers were taken from the showroom. These were put in the car through the rear tailgate and also through the sunroof. The car drove off from Shelleys Lane towards the B3004 and passing motorists may have noticed items sticking out of the sunroof.
Police investigating a scam at Alton post office involving exchanging Sterling for Euros have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to.
Between 12.50pm and 1.15pm on 5th November, three men went into the post office in the WH Smith store in Alton.
One man went to the counter and exchanged some Sterling for Euros. The man then said he’d changed his mind and offered the Euros back. However, it is believed he didn’t give all of the Euro cash back to the cashier.
Police believe the three men pictured in the CCTV images were working together.
Anyone with information should contact Hampshire police on 101.
Police say two teenagers,who were last seen in Hampshire, have been located safe and well in Eastbourne. Elliott Lee-Graham, 16, from Alton and Analise Amar, 14, from Bournemouth left Elliot’s home address at around 4pm on Saturday, November 30.
Police say they are concerned for the welfare of two teenagers who were last seen in Hampshire.
Elliott Lee-Graham, 16, from Alton and Analise Amar, 14, from Bournemouth left Elliot’s home address on Lime Grove in Alton at around 4pm on Saturday, November 30.
There was a further sighting of them in the Alton area on Sunday, December 1. Sergeant Glenn Curtis said: “We believe that the two are together but it is unknown if they are still in the Alton area or if they have travelled further afield.
“We would ask members of the public to keep an eye out for them both and to contact police if you think you have spotted them. “Their families are very worried and we would urge Elliott and Analise to contact police to let us know that they are ok.”
Anyone with any information should call 101.
The biggest annual convention of Muslims in Britain got underway in Hampshire today. More than 30,000 are meeting for their 100th gathering near Alton. Delegates from right around the world are attending the event, with millions more following via satellite. Richard Slee reports.
The biggest single annual convention of Muslim in Britain will take place today in Hampshire.
More than 30,000 Ahmadiyya Muslims will gather for the centenary annual gathering in Alton.
The convention starts today and will finish on Sunday, with delegates from more than 100 countries expected to attend.
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800405040 or text 61016 quoting incident reference B9/LSA of 07/08/2013. Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for information after a train guard was assaulted on a train on Wednesday, 31 July.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was travelling on the train and may have witnessed what happened.
Police are following several lines of enquiry, including reviewing CCTV footage but still need to speak to any witnesses to the incident.