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Witness appeal, Cyclist in hospital with serious injuries

Accident near Fordingbridge - police searching for black Ford Transit van

A man is in Southampton General Hospital with serious head injuries after an accident on the A338 Salisbury Road near Fordingbridge.

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident. They would also like to trace the driver of a black Ford Transit van which failed to stop after the road traffic collision on the A338 near Fryern Court Road.

Road traffic police were called to the scene at 9.20am. A male cyclist suffered serious injuries. The black Ford Transit van was believed to have 2000 - 2003 licence plates, and was last seen driving along the A338 towards Ringwood.

The road is currently closed for further investigations. Anyone with information is asked to telephone the police on 101, quoting Altaris 167, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Fire crews tackle huge house blaze

70 firefighters were tackling the blaze at its height in Fordingbridge Credit: Hampshire Fire and Rescue

An investigation will get underway this morning into what caused a fire which destroyed part of a house in Hampshire.

At its height, at least 70 firefighters were at the scene in Fordingbridge. The family living there reportedly escaped unharmed.

On arrival crews were faced with a large detached property with the first floor and roof well alight.

Hampshire crews with the support of crews from Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue Services worked together to contain the fire and stop fire spread to other properties.

The impact of this incident on the community is minimal due to the rural location.

The cause of the fire is not thought to be suspicious.

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