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Disruption on South West trains till 11am

Trains running between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth are expected to be subject to delays until at least 11am today according to South West Trains.

The line was closed last night due to flooding causing major disruption for passengers. Although the line has been reopened trains are subject to speed restrictions.

  • Trains between Brockenhurst and Bournemouth are being delayed by up to 30 minutes
  • Electric trains are unable to run from Southampton to Bournemouth, buses are replacing these trains
  • South West Trains passengers travelling to intermediate stations from Southampton should travel via Bournemouth. Passengers travelling to Bournemouth from intermediate stations should travel via Southampton
  • Some services may be cancelled due to trains not been in the correct place at the end of service last night

South West Trains has apologised for the disruption and suggested that their passengers may use CrossCountry between Southampton and Bournemouth.

The hashtag on social media for the incident is #Brockenhurst.

The routes affected are:

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth.

South West Trains between London Waterloo and Weymouth and between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier

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Police appeal for missing Hythe man

A 65-year-old man from Hythe has been reported missing since Saturday.

He was last seen in the Roseberry Avenue area and is described as 5ft 7ins with short grey hair, wearing work clothes and Wellingtons.

Edmund Jeske has been missing from Hythe since Saturday Credit: Hampshire Police

Officers are very concerned for Edmund’s welfare and would like to hear from anyone who has seen him or knows where he is.He is believed to have links to the Hythe, Marchwood, East Boldre, Brockenhurst and Lymington areas.

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Can you help identify this mystery woman?

The death of an as yet unidentified woman whose body was found in the Lymington River at Brockenhurst is not being treated as suspicious. Hampshire Police are appealing for the public to help officers find out who she is.

The woman is white, middle-aged, with short dark hair. She was found at 9.14am on Wednesday 5th June by a man from Aldershot who was walking in the area.

A red jacket and a black pair of flat women's shoes were found on the river bank.

Anyone with information can telephone Hampshire Police on 101.

Man discovers corpse in New Forest

Detectives are investigating, after a woman's body was found in a river near the Balmer Lawn Hotel, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst.

Police were at 9.14am today by a 37-year-old Aldershot man who discovered the body.

At this time, there is no identity for the woman, and police are investigating whether or not the death is suspicious."

– Detective Sergeant Matt Taylor, Hampshire Police
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