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Investigation launched after pedestrian killed on A303

Police at the scene of the crash on Friday evening

A teenager has died and a second man remains critically injured in hospital after they were hit by a motorhome while walking on the A303 near Andover.

The 18 year old man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on the westbound A303 at about 9pm on Friday.

Police examine the motorhome

The second victim, a 23-year-old man from Liss, was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

The driver of the Fiat motorhome was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

The road was closed

Peter Bialek's trail of destruction revealed

Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released pictures showing Peter Bialek's trail of destruction after driving his silver Mercedes drunkenly through a black tie marquee event near Andover.

Today Bialek was jailed for 16 months.

The court heard that Bialek was under the influence of alcohol when he drove into the marquee, leaving 21 people injured, including three seriously injured.

Credit: Hampshire Police
Credit: Hampshire Police


BREAKING: Pensioner jailed after crashing car into marquee

Millionaire pensioner Peter Bialek has been jailed for 16 months after a judge hears how he drunkenly drove his car through a marquee in Nether Wallop, near Andover.

A court heard how revellers "bouncee off the windscreen" as he ploughed on for more than 20 yards.

Bialek was more than twice the legal alcohol limit when he took over the wheel of the car from his partner and crashed it straight into the black-tie event.

Appeal to help trace wanted man

Lee James is wanted in connected with a series of burglaries Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Can you help us find Andover man Lee James, who is wanted in connection with a series of non-dwelling burglaries.

It is believed Lee, 39, is in the Andover area.

He is described as:

  • White
  • Approximately 6ft 1ins tall
  • Average build
  • Short, fair hair
  • Blue eyes

CCTV of robbers trying to smash into jewellery store

Would-be thieves target jewellery store in Andover Credit: Hampshire Police

A cctv image has been released showing two robbers attempting to smash their way into a jewellery store in Andover. Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses.

The would-be thieves targeted David Mellor Jewellers in Waterloo Court at 10.50am on Wednesday 27th April 2016. They came up to the store on a black scooter and used lump hammers and a knife to hit the shopfront glass, however they were unable to break the glass - and were chased off by the store's manager.

It is believed that the offenders - who were unsuccessful at breaking into the store - then headed to the London area. The cctv image shows two people police would like to talk to. Both people were wearing dark clothing, one of them had a white helmet, the other wore a black motorcycle helmet.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of two people they would like to speak to about the attempted robbery.

Both wore dark clothing, one wore a dark-coloured motorcycle helmet and the other a white helmet.

Anyone with information can contact DC Swift at Basingstoke police station on 101, quoting 44160158481.

Alternatively, people can get in touch with Crimestoppers anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111.

“This was a brazen daylight robbery attempt.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw the two figures in the CCTV image travelling to or from the scene.

“We would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened or anyone who has any knowledge of the offence.”

– Detective Constable Jonathan Swift, Northern CID, Hampshire Police


Farm Staff 'upset' after death of three young goats

Finkely Down Farm provides goat feed to give to the animals Credit: ITV Meridian

Three baby orphaned goats who died over the Easter weekend may have been killed by food given to them by visitors.

One of the youngsters died from an infection at Finkley Down Farm in Andover- the other two are believed to have been fed something different from their usual diet.

Post mortem examinations ruled out overfeeding as a cause of their death.

The goats had come to Finkley Down from a farm in the New Forest a year ago.

The farm provides goat feed to give to the animals and has several signs asking people not to feed them outside food.

Cyclist injured in crash has died

Police can confirm that a 46-year-old cyclist who was hit by a vehicle near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way in Andover has died.

The collision happened at around 12.45am on Sunday.

The cyclist, who is from Andover, was found lying in the road by a passing motorist who called the ambulance.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital but died later due to the extent of his injuries.

A 28-year-old man who was arrested in connection with this incident was last night bailed pending further enquiries until June 28.

Man arrested in connection with cyclist collision

The cyclist injured near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way Credit: UKNIP

A 28-year-old man from Andover has been arrested in connection with a crash in which a cyclist was left in a life threatening condition.

He has been arrested on suspicion causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

The 46-year-old cyclist remains in a life-threatening condition after being hit by a vehicle near the Folly Roundabout at Redon Way in Andover yesterday afternoon.

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