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Man robbed in broad daylight

Police are appealing for information after a man was robbed in broad daylight in Basingstoke on Monday afternoon.

The 20-year-old was approached by two men on a grassed area of Vivian Road, close to Oakridge Towers, Oakridge, around 4.15pm.

The men demanded property from him, grabbed his sunglasses and went through his jeans pockets before the victim was able to break free.

The men got away with the sunglasses valued at around £5.

The victim suffered some reddening to his face but was otherwise uninjured.

The offenders are described as:

  • white man
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • average build
  • bald
  • wearing a white t-shirt, grey jogging bottoms with a blue stripe up the side
  • white man
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • skinny build
  • curly brown hair to the top of his ears
  • wearing blue, baggy jeans and dark coloured (possibly blue) jumper

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Simon Merritt at Basingstoke police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Man hit by multiple vehicles on A303 at Popham named

Police have revealed the name of a man who died after a collision on the A303 at Popham near Micheldever last month. He was 27-year-old Lee Jones who was originally from Northamptonshire, but had recently been living in Basingstoke.

Hampshire Police believe Lee was stuck by a number of vehicles while walking along the road at about 12.30am on Saturday 23rd May. The investigation is ongoing.

Lee's family paid a tribute to him:

“Lee was a much loved son and brother who will be truly missed.”

– Family of Lee Jones

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Sergeant Snuggs at Eastleigh police station on 101 quoting Operation Bucklesham.

Fatal fire 'most likely caused by discarded cigarette'

A fire which killed a 28-year-old woman in Basingstoke was most likely caused by a discarded cigarette.

Tamazin Van Der Walt died in March when the blaze ripped through her brother's house in Popley.

The number of people who smoke has halved in the last forty years. But 37% of fatal fires are still caused through smoking.

Kate Bunkall reports from the coroners court on another tragedy probably caused by a habit that is doubly dangerous.


Basingstoke election count is underway

£100,000 worth of wine stolen

Wine was taken from a warehouse in Basingstoke Credit: ITV Meridian

Thieves have stolen more than a hundred thousand pounds worth of some of the world's finest wines from a warehouse in Basingstoke.

Like the Hatton Garden heist, they cut a hole through the wall of the firm Berry Bros and Rudd - which is famous for supplying the Royal family.

One crate alone they stole was worth £5000.

Wine was taken from a warehouse in Basingstoke Credit: ITV Meridian

Basingstoke man charged following assault on twins

Police have charged a 31 year old man from Basingstoke following a stabbing on Saturday 21 March.

Two 16 year old twin brothers were assaulted during an incident at the roundabout in Tanyard Way, Dilton Marsh, Westbury. This evening detectives have charged Darren Bryant, aged 31 from Basingstoke, with two counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He remains in custody and is due appear at Swindon Magistrates court on Saturday 28 March.

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