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Snatch thief escapes with £8,000 Rolex on his wrist

by Sarah Cooper @SarahCooperITV

A £1,000 reward is being offered to help catch a snatch thief who tried on the most expensive watch in a jewellers, before running away with it on his wrist.

The brazen thief, wearing sunglasses, asked to try on the rolex - with an £8,000 price tag. But seconds later he was gone. The robbery happened at David Mellor Jewellers at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh. Sarah Cooper speaks to one of the shop workers, Milly Blake, and James Mellor, managing director in training, in her report.

Man tries on most expensive watch and then runs away

by Sarah Cooper @SarahCooperITV

Shocked staff at a jewellers in Eastleigh have been speaking of the moment a man, they thought was a genuine customer, turned and ran - with the shop's most expensive watch around his wrist.

A watch catches the man's eye
A watch catches the man's eye Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The brazen thief, wearing sunglasses, asked to try on the rolex - with an £8,000 price tag. But seconds later he was gone.

He tries the watch out for size
He tries the watch out for size Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The robbery happened at David Mellor Jewellers at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.

The man runs with the watch on his wrist
The man runs with the watch on his wrist Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

The shop is now offering a reward for anyone who can help catch the culprit.

The man narrowly escapes
A narrow escape Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

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£45,000 of criminal damage in Eastleigh

Police investigating an incident of criminal damage at a business on Southampton Road in Eastleigh are appealing for drivers who may have seen what happened to come forward.

Just after midnight, early on Saturday morning, thirty new cars parked at the Budget/Avis car hire site were keyed and had their tyres slashed. Around £45,000 of damage was caused to vehicles including BMW’s, Peugeot’s, and Vauxhall’s.

Detectives are especially keen to speak to two men that were seen in the area at the time. The first man is described as:

  • White.
  • Around 21-years-old.
  • Wearing a white t-shirt with a logo on the front and blue jeans.
  • Slim and around 5ft 10ins tall.
  • Short light coloured hair.
  • Carrying a carrier bag.
  • The second man is described as
  • White.
  • Around 20-years-old.
  • Wearing a navy t-shirt, dark jeans and a rucksack.
  • Slim and around 6ft tall.
  • He had brown short untidy hair.

Firefighters break record for world's biggest naan bread

Rolling out the naan, Hampshire's record breaking crew prepare the bread Credit: Martin Dowse/ITV Meridian

Firefighters in Hampshire have made the world's biggest naan bread.

Read: Firefighters to attempt world's largest naan bread

It's the biggest naan bread ever! Credit: Martin Dowse/ITV Meridian

They aimed to book a break at least 3 metres by 1.2 metres.

Eastleigh mela attempts world's biggest naan bread

An attempt to make the world's largest naan bread takes place in Hampshire later today. Visitors to Eastleigh Mela will be able to see the record breaking attempt.

Read: Firefighters to attempt world's largest naan bread

A practice naan Credit: HFRS

The aim is to beat the world record whilst raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity, Water Wells Project and Hampshire Hurricanes.

The Eastleigh Mela will take place on Sunday 6 July 2014 (11am – 6pm) at Leigh Road Recreation Ground in Eastleigh. Every year, the Asian Welfare and Cultural Association coordinate a range of events to engage with the local community.

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Firefighters to attempt world's largest naan bread

Firefighter will attempt to make the world's largest naan break in Hampsire tomorrow.

The aim is to cook a naan bread at least 3 metres by 1.2 metres. The current record measured 2.89 metres by 1 metre and weighed 9.5 kg (20lb 15oz).

Fire crews tackle diesel train blaze in Eastleigh

Around 27 firefighters from Eastleigh, St Mary's, Redbridge, Fareham and Cosham attended a fire involving a diesel train in the early hours of this morning.

Crews were called to Campbell Road in Eastleigh where the engine compartment and diesel tank of one of the compartments was 100% damaged by fire. Two jets, one CAFS hosereel and 12 sets of breathing apparatus were used to tackle the fire the cause of which is under investigation.

The 999 call was received at 0024 and the stop message came in at 0247.

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