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Sprinklers prevent fire spreading in underground car park

The burnt out car Credit: Oxfordshire County Council

Automatic sprinklers in an underground car park have stopped a fire from spreading.

Firefighters were called to the car park at Gloucester Green in Oxford yesterday evening. They had to use Breathing Apparatus and Thermal Image cameras to find their way through the dense smoke, where they found a car in flames.

The automatic water sprinklers helped stop the fire from spreading to other cars.

Man found injured in Aldershot

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was found lying on the ground injured in an Aldershot car park.

The man, aged 21 from Aldershot, was found by a member of the public at the Princes Gardens car park at 3.37am on Friday, October 25th.

Police are working to establish how the man sustained his injuries as it is not yet known if they are as a result of an assault, an accident or a road traffic collision.

The injured man was seen on town centre CCTV in the area of Wellington Avenue, Court Road and the Galleries car park. He is described as a white man with dark brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and brown leather shoes. I would like to speak to anyone who was in this area between 3am and 3.45am on Friday, October 25 and may have seen the injured man walking in the area of the town centre as you may have information to help us establish what has occurred."

– Detective Constable Andy Grieve, Aldershot CID


Attack in car park leaves man seriously hurt

Surrey Police is appealing for information after a man was found with serious facial injuries in the stairwell of a multi-storey car park in Guildford. The victim, a man in his 40s, was found by a security guard on level 5 of the car park on York Road around 5.20am on Saturday, 3 August.

He was treated by ambulance crews at the scene and was taken to hospital for treatment to a possible fractured eye socket and broken jaw.

We are currently working with the victim to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident and how he sustained his injuries. I would appeal to anyone who was in the York Road area between 9pm (Friday, 2 August) and the time the man was found and who saw anything suspicious which may assist with the investigation to contact us with information.

– Detective Inspector Martin Stables

£10,000 stolen in distraction con

Ten thousand pounds in cash was stolen when a woman was distracted by thieves at a Hampshire car park.

The incident happened in The Brooks shopping centre car park, Winchester, on May 22 between 1.40pm and 1.50pm.

A 59-year-old woman withdrew £10,000 from a NatWest bank and put the cash into her bag.

As she got into her car, a woman tapped on her window gesturing she had dropped something.

When the victim opened the door she saw cash on the ground that she thought had come from her bag.

Whilst distracted, the offenders went to the passenger side of the car and stole her bag with the money.

PC Sam Hawkes said: “We have CCTV images of three people who were seen in the bank at the same time as this woman and who were seen acting suspiciously. The same people were also seen the car park at the same time as the victim."

CCTV image of man seen acting suspiciously Credit: Hampshire Police
Woman seen at scene of theft Credit: Hampshire Police
Man believed to be acting suspiciously at place of theft Credit: Hampshire Police

Ten million pound new car park for Banbury Station

Banbury is set to benefit from a brand new multi-storey car park, creating an extra 707 spaces at the station.

The new car park, which is due to be opened next November will help to accommodate a growing number of future rail passengers from the region.

The car park, which will be built at the east side of the station and accessible by a link bridge, will not only mean more space for passengers but may also encourage more people to travel by train.

The expansion has been financed thanks to £10,461,000 of funding from Network Rail, the Department for Transport and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).