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Pensioner had £600 pension pick-pocketed from him

Video. A 97-year-old has spoken from his hospital bed about the moment he was targeted by a thief who stole hundreds of pounds in cash.

The woman was caught on camera stealing the money just moments after Leslie Parsonage collected £600 in pension money and savings at the Fryern Arcade shopping precinct at Chandlers Ford.

Since the incident, the partially sighted pensioner has suffered a serious blood clot and says he is too afraid to go out. Andrew Pate reports.


Mothers' appeal for missing teenagers

Tilly Young and Kaitland Ross Credit: ITV Meridian

Family have set up a Facebook page in their appeal to find two missing 14 year olds, Tilly Young and Kaitland Ross.

The pair from Winchester and Chandlers Ford were last seen in Essex Green on Tuesday at 5pm. To find out more click here.

Police say that at about 6.40pm, they may have been seen in Wide Lane, near Parkway railway station, Eastleigh. Another unconfirmed sighting put them near the Fleming Arms pub, Sholing, at about 7.30pm. In Sholing, they were in the company of two boys their own age.

PC Kelly Drodge appealed to the two girls and their friends.

She said: “The police and your families are very concerned for your welfare. You are only 14, and we are told it is unusual for you not to be in contact with your families after two days.

“It is possible that your mobile phones are not charged, so contact is difficult. It is important that you either borrow a phone, dial 999 and ask for Hampshire police or report to a police station so it can be established that you are safe and well."

The officer also appealed to anyone who knows where the girls are or who has seen them since Tuesday to contact police at Eastleigh on 101.


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