Warning after man dies

A 33-year-old man from Gosport has died after drinking a small amount of what he thought was a pear flavoured fruit drink.

Man in court over teenagers' deaths

A man has been remanded in custody charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls who died after they were hit by a car in Hampshire.

Mother kissed crash victim goodbye

The mother of a teenager killed in a crash with a car outside her home in Hampshire kissed her daughter goodbye as she lay dead in the road.

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Areas of England with the lowest obesity levels

Public Health England has released England-wide data of the country's obesity crisis. Here are the areas of England with the lowest overweight and obesity levels.

  • In Kensington and Chelsea 45.9% of adults are obese or overweight.
  • Tower Hamlets 47.2%
  • Richmond upon Thames 47.6%
  • Hackney 48.7%
  • Brighton and Hove 49.2%
  • Hammersmith and Fulham 49.7%
  • Camden 50.1%
  • Lambeth 51.8%
  • Wandsworth 52.2%
  • Westminster 52.6%

Read more: England's most overweight areas

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England's most overweight areas

New England-wide data released by Public Health England has revealed that 63.8% of adults are now obese or overweight. A breakdown of local authorities has also been released.

  • The fattest local authority area is Copeland in west Cumbria, where 75.9% of people are overweight or obese, followed by:
  • Doncaster 74.4%
  • East Lindsey in Lincolnshire 73.8%
  • Ryedale in North Yorkshire 73.7%
  • Sedgemoor in Somerset 73.4%
  • Gosport in Hampshire 72.9%
  • Castle Point in Essex 72.8%
  • Bolsover in Derbyshire 72.5%
  • County Durham 72.5%
  • Milton Keynes 72.5%

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Man in court charged with killing teenage girls

A man is due in court charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls.

Jasmine Alsop, who was 14-year-old, died when she and her Olivia Lewry were hit by a car in gosport in November last year.

Olivia, who was 16-years-old, died later in hospital.

Samuel Etherington, who is from Gosport, will appear at Winchester Crown Court later.

Jasmine Allsop and Olivia Lewry Credit: Hampshire Police

Man remanded in custody over manslaughter of teenagers

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls in Gosport.

14-year-old Jasmine Allsop, and Olivia Lewry who was 16, died after they were hit by a car on Ann's Hill Road on 3rd November.

Samuel Etherington, from Stoners Close, Gosport, made a short appearance at Winchester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing.

No plea was entered by the 20-year-old defendant and the case was adjourned for a further hearing on January 30th.

Police seize dog in Gosport

Police have arrested a man and seized a dog following an incident on Gosport High Street on Wednesday 11th December 11 just after 1pm.

It follows a report of the dog biting a man.

A 27-year-old man from Gosport has been arrested on suspicion of failing to comply with a dog control order and allowing his dog to be dangerously out of control in a public place.

We are treating this matter so seriously as a previous incident involving this dog was reported and a dog control order was in place. It was in the interests of public safety that the dog was taken off the streets before it could potentially end up biting another person, or more seriously, a child.”

– PC Roger Loxton Gear

Man in court charged with manslaughter of teenage girls in Gosport

A man charged with the manslaughter of two teenage girls from Gosport is due to enter a plea in court today. 14-year-old Jasmine Allsop and Olivia Lewry who was 16 died after they were hit by a car in November last year.

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Jasmine Allsop and Olivia Lewry Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Samuel Etherington who's 20 and from Stoners Close in Gosport is due at Winchester Crown Court.

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Woman assaulted after man tries to steal her dog

Man wanted in connection with the assault Credit: Hampshire Police

A woman was slapped in the face as a man tried to steal her dog in Gosport.

The incident took place between 4.20pm and 4.40pm on Friday 13th December on Forton Road at the junction with Moreland Road.

The 25-year-old woman was approached by a man who tried to grab the woman’s dog, a sprocker spaniel puppy.

As the woman fought back she was slapped in the face. She managed to keep hold of the dog and ran away.

The offender is described as white, 30-40 years of age, short shaved hair, 5ft 9ins and of stocky build.

Det Con Neil Harrison said: “This is an unusual incident and believed to be opportunist. The roads would have been busy at this time and therefore we appeal for anyone who has witnessed the incident or who may have information to make contact."

Charity swim cancelled due to gales

The traditional New Year Day Dip which was organised by a Hampshire lifeboat charity has been cancelled.

The Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service has cancelled the event for the first time in more than 30 years.

Last year's charity swim saw a big turnout Credit: GAFIRS

Severe gales are forecast for New Year’s Day as winds are likely to peak at around midday with sustained winds of 50-60 mph.

With some 300 swimmers representing 33 charities, the NYD Dip in 2013 was one of the most successful to date.

The safety of all the intended participants is the main priority. Given the weather forecast, it would be most unsuitable for the event to go ahead.

GAFIRS respectfully ask that all groups and individuals that were planning to take to the water DO NOT DO SO of their own accord.

Five arrested in connection with cocaine drink death

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences in connection with the death of a Royal Navy veteran who died after drinking a pear drink laced with cocaine.

Joromie Lewis, 33, of Kings Road, Gosport, Hampshire, became ill immediately after drinking the pear fruit drink, which contained a lethal amount of the drug.

His death on December 5 led the Food Standards Agency to issue an alert to all local authorities to contact retailers to withdraw any bottles of Pear D from their shelves.

Detectives believe the drink may have been used by drug smugglers to import cocaine into the country in a liquid form

This is a complex investigation covering the circumstances surrounding Mr Lewis' death, as well as the drug trafficking offences. Mr Lewis' family have been kept up to date with developments, including these five arrests for drugs offences."

– Dick Pearson, Detective superintendent

Five arrests in connection with Gosport death

Joromie Lewis died after drinking Pear D juice laced with drugs Credit: Hampshire Police

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences following the death of a Gosport man.

Joromie Lewis, who was 33, died just hours after drinking the Pear D juice drink in Southampton and his funeral is being held today.

Two men and a woman from Southampton, all aged 37, were arrested on December 23 and have been bailed until April 8, 2014.

Two men aged 33 and 39, both from London, were arrested on December 20 and 22. The 33-year-old has been bailed until April 3 and the 39-year-old has been bailed until April 8.

Detective Superintendent Dick Pearson from the Hampshire Major Investigation Unit said:

"This is a complex investigation covering the circumstances surrounding Mr Lewis's death, as well as the drug trafficking offences. Mr Lewis's family have been kept up to date with developments, including these five arrests for drugs offences."

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