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Man arrested after New Year's killing

A murder investigation has been launched after a 31-year-old man from Hythe was killed last night following an altercation on New Year's Eve.

Officers were called to a house at Langdown Road in Hythe at 9pm after the victim sustained serious injuries during a fight.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital but was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.20pm.

Another male, who was 31-years-old, was arrested in Totton at 2.25am this morning and he is currently in custody.

The next of kin have been informed and the post mortem of the body will take place later today.

Detectives leading the investigation are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101 quoting Operation Redding.

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Father was 'devoted' to his sons

A social worker has been giving evidence at the inquest into the deaths of Graham Anderson and his sons, 11 year old Jack and Bryn who was three.

The boys and their father were found dead at a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Their social worker, Jaz Bains, told the inquest that the boys' mother, Victoria Jones, was binge drinking and engaged in relationships that were not 'child-centred'.

Ms Jones was separated from the boy's father at the time.

He was totally devoted to the children.

He didn't want to step back from having responsibility to be their carer.

– Social worker Jaz Bains


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Inquest resumes into deaths of father and his young sons

11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found with their father in September last year Credit: Chris Eades

An inquest has resumed today into the deaths of a father and his two sons in Wiltshire.

The bodies of 11 year old Jack and 3 year old Bryn were found next to the body of their father - Graham Anderson - in a flat in Tidworth in September last year.

Wiltshire Police said the deaths were being treated as suspicious but they were not looking for anyone else.

The inquest is expected to last three days.

M27 crash victim named

Robert Simmonds at a scooter rally on the Isle of Wight in 2010 Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died in a collision on the M27 on Wednesday.

He was Robert Simmonds, 49-years-old, of Blackmoor Walk in Havant.

At around 6.40am, the Suzuki Bandit motorcycle he was riding was in collision with a high-sided skip lorry or similar at junction five on the westbound carriageway.

Mr Simmonds was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have released a statement which said: "The family are devastated by this tragic news. Rob was an experienced motorcyclist and loved to live life to the full. He will be missed by everyone who knew him."

Police are continuing their appeal for information about the collision and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed it or saw any vehicle involved prior to it.

Two arrested over Kent murder

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the discovery of a body on the Isle of Sheppey.

A 44-year-old man and 43-year-old woman from London are currently in police custody.

Officers were called at just before 6am on Wednesday 7 August to Warden Bay Road in Leysdown after a body was found on the beach between Little Groves caravan site and Isle of Sheppey Holiday Village.

'Dragon' ring found on murder victim

The ring with the head of a dragon Credit: Kent Police

Police are now looking to identify a man by the ring, with the head of a dragon, worn on his wedding finger.

Officers were called before 6am on Wednesday, August 7 to Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey after a body was found on the beach.

The death is being treated as suspicious and a murder investigation has been launched.

A post mortem examination concluded that the man, who has yet to be identified, died of significant head injuries.

The man has been described as white, between 30 to 40-years-old and was bald.


Ageas Bowl death charge

A company has been charged after a builder was killed when a concrete wall fell on him at a cricket ground in Hampshire.

Phillip Carsley died on 8 February, 2010. Concrete from building works on two new stands fell on him whilst he was working at the Ageas Bowl.

I have now concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Ian Gould, director of Prefix Limited, the company contracted to install concrete units in the ground, with gross negligence manslaughter and two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act. I have also concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Andrew Scott Limited, the company project-managing the construction of the spectator stands, with two offences contrary to section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

– Zoe Martin, Specialist Prosecutor in the CPS Special Crime Division

Both companies are due to appear at West Hampshire Magistrates' Court on 3 July, 2013.

Aviation Authority completes investigation

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed last year Credit: Meridian

A report into the death of a Red Arrows pilot who died following a display in Bournemouth has been passed onto the coroner.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed when his jet crashed into a field near Throop in August last year. The Military Aviation Authority says it's now completed its investigation. An inquest date has yet to be fixed.

Man killed when a falling tree hit his car

A 64 year old man has died after a falling tree hit his car in Berkshire.

The tree hit two cars when it fell on the A332 Windsor Road near Ascot Racecourse.

The driver of a Mondeo, who was from Sheffield, was declared dead in hospital. His passenger is being treated for her injuries.

A woman who was driving the other car, a Mini, was taken to Frimley Park hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Community raises funds for family of rescue hero

Marco Araujo died when he jumped into Portsmouth Harbour Credit: PA

The local community have come together to raise funds for the family of a man who drowned after he had jumped into Portsmouth Harbour to rescue two children.

Both children are safe but Marco Araujo lost his life in July.

Local company Krazycruisers organised a car show to raise money to help Marco's family. The event "Cruise fit for a hero" saw more than 500 people gather to show their respects.

It was followed by a two minute silence and a convoy of more than 350 cars from Cascades car park to Southsea seafront. The event raised more than £1100.

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