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Armed police deployed to address in Andover

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Armed police have been deployed to an address in Florence Court in Andover after concerns were raised for the welfare of a man.

Officers were called on Sunday at 11.45pm.

At around 11am this morning officers arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of assault.

He is currently in police custody.

Due to the circumstances of what had been reported to the police, a decision was made to deploy armed officers.

Police say there was no wider risk to the public and officers at the scene have been stood down.

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Police hunt man who indecently exposed himself to woman

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Hampshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself to a woman in Andover.

It happened around 3.30am on Saturday 1st July. The 24-year-old victim had been walking along Suffolk Road when she was approached by a man she did not know.

The man engaged the woman in a short conversation before exposing himself to her. He walked off towards Leicester Place when she began to call the police.

He has been described as:

  • White
  • Aged in his late 20s
  • 5ft 9ins or 5ft 10ins tall
  • Medium build
  • Wearing black hooded top and white T-shirt
  • Spoke with a foreign accent

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw a man matching this description acting suspiciously in the area around at the time.

Efit image released in Andover rape investigation

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Police have released an efit image in connection with a rape investigation in Andover.

A 22 year old was sexually assaulted by a man between midnight and 2am on the 19th March.

The assault happened around the back of the Wolversdene Club in Love Lane.

He is described as white, aged 30 to 40 with a scar under his left eye.

He had an Eastern European accent and was wearing a black hooded top and dark, silky tracksuit bottoms, with white and black Nike trainers.

“Fortunately these types of incidents are rare in Andover and we are following all available lines of enquiry."

"Anyone with information should call 101, quoting 4170115518. Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously."

– Ed Tyrie, Detective Constable


Man bailed by police investigating murder of pensioner

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Detectives investigating the death of Hampshire man Malcolm Cox have arrested a 71-year-old man from Andover on suspicion of murder.

The man was arrested on Friday and released on police bail this afternoon.

Officers were called by an ambulance crew to an address in Bell Road, Andover, just before 8.30am on Tuesday, November 15.

Mr Cox, 84, also of Bell Road, Andover, was found with a laceration to the back of his head.

He was taken to North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke where he died on Wednesday.

A 38-year-old woman from Andover, who had previously been arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on police bail until March next year.

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
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