A driver who stopped to have a sleep in his car at a motorway service station in Hampshire has been fined for overstaying his parking time. Paul Kightley dozed off at midnight at Fleet Services and slept for three hours. Two weeks later he received a penalty. Andrew Pate reports.
A driver who died when he was in collision with another vehicle at Fleet in Hampshire has been named as 77-year-old William Gilham from Coniston Close in Woodley in Reading.
Hampshire Police said Mr Gilham had been driving his Vauxhall Astra towards Elvetham Heath on Blackbushes Road on 14th January 2014, when it was involved in a collision with a white Renault flatbed van, before hitting a tree.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. No-one else was injured. Police are continuing their investigation into the collision and are appealing for witnesses or anyone who saw either vehicle driving prior to it.
HMS Duncan, the UK’s sixth Type 45 Destroyer, has entered into service with the Royal Navy four months ahead of schedule. The ship was meant to start in early 2014, but thanks to the hard work of both the ship’s company and industry since her arrival in Portsmouth, HMS Duncan is ready.
The first Type 45, HMS Daring, arrived in Portsmouth in January 2009 and has since
been involved in operations across the globe.
Armed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system which can neutralise threats up to 70 miles away, the Type 45s are the most powerful air defence destroyers ever used by the Royal Navy.
All six Type 45s are based at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Portsmouth which will also be the home to the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers.
I'd like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious at the time of this incident. I'd particularly like to hear from anyone who saw a white transit van in the area or anyone who has seen the items since or been offered to purchase them.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Police Staff Investigator Thompson at Aldershot police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
I am very disappointed that someone has taken my bike and spare wheels. This is a specific item for people with disabilities and would be of no interest to the general public. I really want to get my bike back and am hoping that someone will know something.