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Campaigner's battle to help suicidal young people

An Andover man is hoping to support other young people after losing a friend to suicide.

Ashley Wright has enlisted the help of ITV Fixers, the campaign that gives young people a voice, to make his point.

In his film he has interviewed Cllr Iris Anderson, Mayor of Test Valley, and Simon Bryant, from Hampshire County Council's Public Health department.


Police seek men after wallet theft

Credit: Hampshire Police

Police want to speak with two men in connection with the theft of a bank card and cash from an elderly man’s wallet that occurred on Cricketers Way, Andover on Thursday, August 27.

At least £300 cash was taken from the elderly man’s wallet. It's believed the men spoke with the man around the time of the theft.

A further £1,130 was withdrawn from his card, which also went missing, at various ATMs.

Man in life threatening condition after crash

A man is in hospital in a life threatening condition following a crash in Andover.

At about 5.55am this morning a black Nissan Almera Tino was involved in a collision with a Black Peugeot moped in Weyhill Road.

The driver of the moped, a man in his 60s, has been taken to North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke with life-threatening injuries.

The road is closed between the 100 Acre Roundabout and north to East Portway Road, whilst officers investigate.

Community project left with large bill after break-in

The man has a large tattoo on his arm Credit: Hampshire Police

Police in Hampshire are searching for this man in connection with a break-in at a community project in Andover.

It happened at Breakers in Bridge Street just after 2.30am on July 18, 2015.

The property is a leisure and support facility for the local community and the significant damage caused has left the project with large bills.

The man is described as mid to late 20s, and he has a large black tribal style tattoo on his right arm.

Woman chased by man while out jogging

A woman jogger burst into a police station in tears after she was chased by a terrifying stranger while on her morning run in Andover.

Anna Seymour was out for a jog this morning when she passed a man who was singing to himself.

The middle-aged man then began jogging behind her and sped up when she turned around to look at him.

Posting on social media, Ms Seymour said: "I could hear footsteps jogging my speed behind me. I ran between two cars to cross the road as I knew he was close to me and as I did I turned to see if he was actually running after me, with which he looked me in the eye and ran faster to catch up with me."

Terrified, she sprinted to an area where she knew there would be people to help, however, he then disappeared.

She said: "I went straight to the police station in tears and they logged my complaint and went looking for him.

"They said there was not much they could do as he didn't actually do anything to me, but my thoughts were, what if I hadn't have ran so fast and he did catch up with me, what would he have done then? This is prime example of why I do not run with headphones and always have my whits about me as there is nothing more scary than hearing a strangers' footsteps behind you and them looking you in the eye as they're running after you."

The incident happened at around 7am near Old Winton Road in Andover.


Katie Piper expected to leave hospital

Katie Piper told fans all went well in her surgery Credit: katie piper on instagram

Television presenter Katie Piper is expected to leave hospital later today after she was admitted following complications from surgery linked to the acid attack she suffered.

Katie, a former model from Andover in Hampshire, was badly scarred and left blind in one eye in an assault arranged by her ex-boyfriend, Daniel Lynch, in 2008.

She has undergone more than 100 operations to rebuild her face after she was disfigured.

Katie tweeted earlier to update fans.

Dental surgeries installing life-saving kits outdoors

When someone has a cardiac arrest, every second counts - and having access to a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.

Many defibrillators are available in public buildings, but now dozens are also being put up outside dental surgeries, as Richard Slee reports.

The interviewee is Tony Lynn, from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Local Dental Committee.

Woman dies in house fire in Andover

A woman has died in a house fire in Andover.

Fire crews were mobilised to Pen Close at 06:15 this morning after reports of a fire.

Crews were on scene quickly and gained access to the property. They worked hard to tackle the fire wearing four sets of breathing apparatus. They used two jets and two hose reels to extinguish the fire which had started in the bedroom.

Sadly, one elderly female died at the scene.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage. A joint investigation with Hampshire Constabulary will commence today to determine what happened.

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Police appeal for witnesses after 81 year old man is mugged in Andover

Appeal for witnesses Credit: Hants police

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after an 81-year-old man was mugged in an unprovoked attack in the street in Andover. He was walking along Adelaide Road at its junction with Vigo Road, next to Vigo Park. A group of up to three youths approached the man, who had been to a local shop. They searched his bags and stole his wallet, which contained cash and cards. The man was knocked to the ground and suffered injuries to his hand and head. He was taken to the Royal County Hospital in Winchester for treatment.

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