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Police hunt vandals who caused thousands of pounds worth of damage in Guildford

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to homes in Guildford after vandals went on the rampage.

Bricks were thrown through windows of houses and cars in at least 14 streets. The gang also picked up plant pots and bricks from gardens and hurled them through the windscreens of vehicles parked nearby.

They targeted houses in Hazel Avenue, MacDowall Road, Weston Road, Harts Gardens, Beckingham Road, Dorrit Crescent, Clover Road, Yew Tree Drive, Oak Tree Drive, Farncombe Street, Southway, Henderson Avenue, Rydes Hill Road and Belmont Avenue.

Investigating officer Police constable Jason Anderson said "We have had numerous reports of criminal damage after vandals wreaked havoc across Guildford, targeting houses and cars with bricks. They caused massive inconvenience and expensive repair bills for those whose property was targeted. I am appealing for anyone with any information to come forward as soon as possible so that we can identify the suspects involved and ensure they are brought to justice."

Search for man after kayak overturns in river

Surrey Police is carrying out a search of the River Wey for a man whose kayak overturned earlier this afternoon.

Officers were called to Millmead by the Guildford Borough Council offices following reports that a man had gone into the water after his kayak capsized near the weir.

Officers are working with colleagues from the fire service to try and find the man.

The police helicopter and ambulance crews are also in attendance.

We have a large number of officers out looking for this man alongside a number of fire crews. The man was spotted in the water by several members of the public and was clearly in difficulty due to the extremely strong current. We are doing everything we can to try and find him. We are urging members of the public that if they do see him, not to try and go in after him but to call 999 straightaway.

– Chief Inspector Dave Mason

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UPDATE : Two remain in hospital after fatal collision

Bridge Street was closed for several hours Credit: ITN

The driver of a Landrover, a man in his forties, remains in hospital, after his vehicle mounted a pavement, killing a woman and injuring two others.

The collision happened in Bridge Street, Guildford on Saturday afternoon.

Surrey Police are investigating Credit: ITN

A woman in her thirties died at the scene- her family have been informed but she has not been formally identified.

Another pedestrian, a man in his forties, suffered serious pelvic injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting where he remains.

A third pedestrian, a woman also in her thirties, suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution but has since been discharged.

Credit: @AndyOneBeard/PA Wire

The road was closed at junction with Farnham Road whilst specialist Collision Investigation officers carried out further enquiries as part of an ongoing investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

They're asking anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

Road reopened after fatal collision in Guildford

Bridge Street was closed for several hours after the collision Credit: @AndyOneBeard/PA Wire

Three pedestrians were involved in a collision with a car - one of them, a woman - was pronounced dead at the scene. Read the full story here.

The road was closed for several hours for Surrey Police road collision teams to investigate. All lanes have been reopened. The earlier accident and emergency repairs have been completed on the A322 Bridge Street between A31 Farnham Road / Walnut Tree Close (Guildford One Way System) and Bedford Road.

Updates on incident to follow tomorrow.

Investigations continue after fatal collision Credit: @AndyOneBeard/PA Wire

Fatal collision in Guildford after car hits pedestrians

Investigation underway after fatal collision in Guildford

A woman in her thirties has died after being hit by a car which left the road in Guildford this afternoon. The fatal incident happened in Bridge Street just before 1.30pm when a grey Land Rover Defender was involved in a collision with three pedestrians. Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses.

A second pedestrian, a man in his forties, was left with serious pelvic injuries and has been taken to St George's Hospital in Tooting.

A third pedestrian, a woman also in her thirties, suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the Land Rover, a man in his forties, was taken by ambulance to The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.

The dead woman's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by Surrey Police officers.

Bridge Street has been closed at its junction with Farnham Road while police collision teams carry out their investigations. The public are being advised to avoid the area until further notice.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision or the events leading up to it are being asked to call the Surrey Police Collision Investigation Unit on 01483 639922, or call 101 quoting reference P16039280, or you can report your information online at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb.

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Have you seen missing Michaela from Guildford?

Police renew search appeal for missing Michaela Pugh from Guildford Credit: Surrey Police

Detectives searching for a woman who went missing from her home in Guildford a week ago have renewed their appeal for information on her whereabouts.

Thirty-seven-year-old Michaela Pugh is from Slovakia, but has been living in Surrey for several years. She has not been seen by her family or friends since the afternoon of Friday 12th February 2016.

She is described as:

  • White
  • 5ft 4ins tall with a slim build
  • Dark brown hair and eyes
  • May have been wearing a parka style coat and black leggings

The police have released more images of Michaela to help with the search. She may have been driving a black Lexus. Officers say a vehicle matching the description has been found near Beachy Head in Sussex.

Detectives from both Surrey and Sussex say they are working together as 'a matter of urgency' to make sure that Michaela Pugh is safe and well. Searches are taking place in Eastbourne. Officers would like to speak to anyone who might have been using the phone box at the National Trust site at Birling Gap in Sussex last weekend.

If you have information you can contact Surrey Police by calling 101 and quoting reference 45160012783, or you can call or text the charity Missing People on 116 000.

Teenage girl attacked with crowbar in Surrey park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was assaulted with a crowbar in Guildford. The victim was left with a head injury, a suspected broken nose, broken ribs and two black eyes as a result of the attack, which took place in Stoughton Recreation Ground in Northway.

The assault is alleged to have been carried out by three older girls and it is believed a number of people witnessed the incident. The victim was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where she received treatment for her injuries.

PC Carina Jewell said: "We were made aware of this assault after the victim was taken to hospital for treatment. We have launched an investigation but unfortunately, we do not currently have much information. We are appealing to anyone who witnessed this vicious attack to contact us as a matter of urgency so that we can establish the circumstances of what has happened and identify those responsible.”

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