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Man tries on most expensive watch and then runs away

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 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 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 Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

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

A narrow escape Credit: David Mellor Jewellers

£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.

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.

Woman targeted in alleyway bleach attack

A woman who had bleached squirted at her head as she walked through an alleyway has thanked passers-by who she believes helped save her sight.

The victim was walking along a path between Newtown Road and George Street in Eastleigh, Hampshire, at 9.20am on Monday when the attack happened.

The 46-year-old said she screamed and used her panic alarm which alerted local residents who took her to the home of a former nurse, Sara Harrison, who helped by pouring water on her face until paramedics arrived.

The victim, who did not want to be named, told the Southern Daily Echo:

My eyes were stinging. I was screaming and crying. I was worried about my eyes, worried about what was going to happen to me. I don't feel safe. Why did somebody do it to me? I'm not doing any wrong.

– Bleach attack victim

The 46-year-old local woman has told officers someone approached her from behind and assaulted her. She was taken to the Southampton General Hospital and treated for irritation to her skin and eyes. Police would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time."

– Hampshire police spokesman
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