Olympic Gold Medallist Captain Heather Stanning has returned from Helmand Province after a 6 month tour as part of the British military’s force in Afghanistan. Army Officer Heather, and her team mate Helen Glover, won Team GB’s first Gold Medal at the London 2012 games in the rowing women’s pair.
Following her Olympic success Capt Stanning returned to her career with the Royal Artillery. After completing intensive pre-deployment training and specialist training working with the Royal Artillery’s Unmanned Air Systems, her chosen specialisation, she deployed to Afghanistan in April this year.
This was an extremely dangerous thing to have done and it is fortunate no one was hurt or even killed. The bridge carries a farm track over the A27 between Woodmancote Lane and South Lane in Southbourne. It lies midway between the Stein Road and Broad Road bridges. Anybody who saw anyone loitering either on the bridge or in that area is asked to get in touch.
– PC Andy Rawlinson, Sussex Police
Anyone with information should phone Sussex Police on 101, quoting 1509 of 1/11, or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman driving west on the A27 between Chichester and Emsworth at about 6.20pm on Friday, November 1, had a rock thrown at her convertible car, smashing the windscreen.
The woman and her husband, who was a passenger in the vehicle, were showered in glass but escaped injury. The woman managed to safely stop the car in a nearby lay-by.
A school's garden has been transformed to try and help boost the declining bee population.
Pupils from St James Primary School in Emsworth built their own garden with flowers to attract bees and improve school grounds.
Staff from Southern Electric joined the pupils as part of the company's Community at Heart scheme that encourages all their employees to spend a work day supporting community projects.
The day also involved teaching pupils about sustainability and the importance of bees to our environment.
Bruce Waelend, Head Teacher at St. James Primary School said: “It’s great when the children can be involved in something that not only improves their school environment but also allows them to learn something about nature and engage in something practical.
The kids have had a great day as well as the teachers; we really appreciate the time offered by the Southern Electric staff.”
A 43-year-old man from Hastings in Sussex who was questioned by police over two attempted child abductions has been released on bail until February while police make further inquiries.
Hampshire Police are calling on motorists from Sussex to come forward with any information about two attempted child abductions in Havant on 18th and 19th December. The first incident was in Leigh Park, the second in Emsworth.
A priority is identifying and talking with two motorists who we believe are vital witnesses to the second attempted abduction in Emsworth.
It is possible these motorists were commuters travelling into or out of Sussex, particularly Chichester, on Wednesday morning.
The 11-year-old victim told police that drivers sounded their horns at him when he ran into traffic to get away from his attempted abductor. If you were driving a gold-coloured Mini-style car or similar model, or a blue Vauxhall, in Southleigh Road in Emsworth at around 8.30am on 19th December 2012, please contact police."
– Detective Inspector Jeff Huggett, Waterlooville CID.
So far, police have received 45 calls from the public and spoken with 40 motorists. In a statement, Hampshire Police said the arrest and bailing of one man was one of many leads being followed. They said there were other important witnesses they hoped to speak to.
A team of officers and staff continue to work extra shifts this weekend to gather and analyse information about the circumstances of both attempted abductions and the identity of whoever was responsible. We would like to thank colleagues in Sussex Police for their assistance.
I would like to express my thanks to both children and their families after such an upsetting experience. Police are grateful to them and the parents for their time, co-operation and composure during a series of events that have disrupted their lives so close to Christmas."