Hampshire Police have reissued an appeal for help to find a vulnerable missing man from Gosport.
Thirty-four year old David Whittaker was reported missing on Thursday 29th October. He is known to have connections in Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent and Cornwall.
“We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Mr Whittaker. He has been missing for a considerable amount of time now and we really need help from the public to help find him.
"If you see him, or you think you know where he is, please call us immediately. David, if you are reading this, please get in touch with us and let us know you are safe.”
Officers say that Mr Whittaker is likely to be in a vulnerable condition that can make his behaviour unpredictable.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact the police via telephone on 101. In an emergency dial 999.
More than 80 families - concerned at the way in which their loved ones died at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital - have contacted an inquiry examining the way patients were treated there.
An independent investigation into the deaths of 92 elderly people between 1988 and the year 2000 is being chaired by Bishop James Jones - who led the Hillsborough Inquiry. He says more relatives must come forward.
Andrew Pate has spoken exclusively to two sisters, whose mother AND father both died at the hospital within just three years of each other.
Reports are coming in of a road accident involving a child in Hampshire. It's said to have happened in Gregson Avenue, Gosport, when a car collided with the boy. The youngster, aged around six, was airlifted to hospital.
The child has been taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
The call has gone out for volunteers to help in a world record attempt in Hampshire. Gosport's Discovery Centre is hoping to bring at least one thousand and one hundred people together on Saturday 15th August - to simultaneously balance a book on their heads and cover five metres either on foot, or for people with disabilities, in wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
The organisers say that would-be record breakers need to be in Walpole Park by 11.15am and bring a book of a minimum 23cm x 15cm (9in x 5.9in) and maximum 31cm x 23cm (12.2in x 9in). That's because the size of the book are very important to ensure the record is valid.
'We need 1,100 people to join us in this world record attempt if we are to succeed - so I'm really hoping that people will come from far and wide and make a day of it. Gosport's got a lot to offer for a day out, and taking part in a world record attempt is not something you get the chance to do every day.
'Practising here at the Discovery Centre, I am pleased to see so many young readers taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge, for which this year's theme is Record Breakers. The challenge is proven to help young people keep up their reading skills during the long summer break. Now I just hope they can be persuaded to take on an extra challenge - book-balancing in Walpole Park!'
The current record for the most people balancing books on their heads is 998 - it was broken in Sydney, Australia in November 2012. For more information you can visit the Gosport Discovery Centre online.
Police in Gosport are working to reassure the local community following reports on social media and in the community about a series of suspicious incidents.
Officers have received reports of five incidents in which children were approached by unknown adults across the borough in June so far.
In four cases no criminal offences were identified. One of those was about an incident in March; the latest was reported yesterday.
In one case, police are investigating reports of a child being grabbed by a man while playing by Exeter Court off Howe Road around 7.30pm, Tuesday, June 16.
“We take all reports of this nature very seriously and understand and appreciate people’s concerns. With the hot weather we’ve had it’s great to see so many people of all ages able to enjoy spending time outside. With that, I would always urge parents and other concerned adults to remain alert but not alarmed and keep a look out for your children and others’ as you would do normally. If you spot something that gives you cause for concern, please do contact the police either on 101 or 999 if it’s an emergency. Talk to your children as well about what they can do to keep themselves safe while out and about playing. It’s worth sharing this information with friends and family on your social media networks. The majority of calls we’ve received in Gosport this month are to reports of concerns about people acting suspiciously but they have not amounted to criminal offences and there is nothing to suggest a link between them. In one case, however, it has been reported to us that a man did attempt to grab a child who was playing with friends near Exeter Court. We have been investigating this incident, talking to the community about it and focusing patrols in the area to try and identify the suspect. If anyone has information about this incident, I would urge them to contact us.”
Officers investigating an assault in Gosport have charged a man.
Stephen Craig Jones, 35, of Chantry Road, Gosport, has been charged with wounding / inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and assaulting a person occasioning them actual bodily harm.
He is appearing at Portsmouth Magistrates Court today.
The 36-year-old victim was assaulted outside the church of St Thomas the Apostle on the junction of Elson Lane and Elson Road during the early hours of Sunday, March 29.
She's a floating fortress and at more than a thousand feet long is the size of a small town. The USS Theodore Roosevelt has arrived on the south coast and so have her five thousand strong crew.
Weighing in at more than 100 thousand tonnes and with 65 aircraft on board the USS Roosevelt is among the world's most powerful warships. Portsmouth is her first port of call in its latest round-the-globe deployment.
Nicknamed "the big stick", she's TOO BIG to fit in the harbour entrance so is at Stokes Bay. Portsmouth's bars and clubs are now ready for visits from the male and female crew. Richard Jones has been on board.
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Hundreds of people have lined the coast to view a giant US aircraft carrier arriving for a five-day visit.
The 100,000-tonne ship USS Theodore Roosevelt has anchored off Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire, as it is too big to sail into Portsmouth Harbour. The promenade was packed with visitors wanting to get a glance of the 1,092ft-long carrier which is affectionately known as the Big Stick.
The ship, which is making its first port of call in its round-the-world deployment, is substantially larger than the Royal Navy's next generation of carriers which weigh in at 65,000 tonnes.
More than 5,000 sailors are set to swamp Portsmouth during the visit, giving a boost to local businesses.
The visit forms parts of an ongoing partnership between the Royal Navy and US on carrier operations until the first of the new carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth, enters service in 2017.
Senior officers will call on Royal Navy top brass during the visit to discuss recent global operations and get an update on the UK's carrier programme.
"We warmly welcome the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group - a reflection of the close partnership between our nations and navies, and the value of credible seapower in support of our shared national interests. "Across the spectrum - from Type 45 destroyers providing area air defence for US carriers launching air strikes against ISIL, to generous US support as we regenerate our own carrier strike capability - our common bond has never been richer."
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