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70-year-old cyclist in serious condition after crash

Police are appealing witnesses after a 70-year-old cyclist was left in a serious condition after a crash with a car in Curdridge. The man was cycling along the A334 between Wickham and Botley near Reading Room Lane at Curdridge when he was involved in a collision with a car.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he is currently being treated. His condition is described as serious.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who saw him prior to the accident or witnessed the collision itself.

They are asked to call Sergeant Darren Ord at the Operation Aldoth team on 101.

Thousands of pounds worth of power tools stolen

Police are appealing for information after a compound was broken into on Kitnocks Hill, Curdridge between 10pm on Sunday, March 23 and 10am on Monday, March 24. Entry was gained to a container on site and the following items were stolen from inside:

  • Approximately five whacker plates/trenchfoot
  • compactors worth approximately £900 each
  • Five water pumps worth approximately £250 each
  • Floor saw worth approximately £1000
  • Three laser levels worth approximately £300
  • Four gas detectors worth approximately £75

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Police on the hunt for 'poultry thieves'

Chickens Credit: PA

Police are appealing for information after 20 chickens were stolen from an allotment in Curdridge, Hampshire.

The raid took place some time between last Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Recreation Allotments, Botley Road, Curdridge.

Thieves forced their way into a chicken coop making off with two Buff Orpington hens, one Buff Orpington cockerel, 12 Columbian Black-tails and five Warrens.

PC Jonathan Earnshaw said: "I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward.

"Did you see or hear anything suspicous in the area at the time of the incident? Have you been offered any chickens for sale or do you know anyone who has recently acquired some chickens that match the descriptions?"

Anyone with any information is asked to call Bishops Waltham police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11.