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TRAVEL - ROADS: SURREY Accidents A3 northbound to London

There have been two accidents on the A3. One lane is blocked and there is very slow traffic due on A3 Northbound between A31 Farnham Road (Hogs Back) and Egerton Road (Cathedral Turn).

There is congestion to the A283 / B3001 Elstead Road. Initially there was just one minor accident that had blocked a lane prior to the Cathedral Turn, but a little further behind it, two other couple of vehicles also collided.


Man killed in hit and run

A man has been killed in a hit and run in Guildford.

Police were called to Portsmouth Road near the junction of Turnham Close at around 3am this morning, where they found a man in his 20s with serious head injuries.

Surrey Police say although the investigation into the man’s death is still in the early stages, it is believed his injuries are consistent with being involved in a road traffic collision.

A thorough search of the area was conducted but the vehicle has not yet been traced. Officers believe the vehicle will have significant damage and possibly will have had traces of blood on it.


Three charged after man threatened with mallet and ammonia

Three men have been charged with a number of offences after a man was assaulted and his house was burgled in Guildford, Surrey.

On April 13, the man was walking his dog in Lower Edgeborough Road at around 10pm when he was attacked and threatened with a wooden mallet and a small plastic bottle of ammonia.

When the victim returned to his property a few minutes later he discovered he’d been burgled and a laptop, iPad and documents were missing.

Kieran Telfer, 20, Derren Moore, 21 and Troy Whitwell, 22, have all been charged with aggravated burglary, assault by beating and threatening a man with an offensive weapon in a public place.

They'll appear at Guildford Magistrates Court on 2 August 2016.

Attempted murder arrests after man struck by car

Surrey Police officers have arrested a fourth man in connection with an attempted murder attack on a 21-year-old man in Burpham in Surrey.

The incident took place in Bowers Farm Drive, near Sainsbury's supermarket, shortly before 8pm on Thursday 12th May when there was an altercation between two groups of men.

A white panel van struck a 21-year-old man in the road before driving away from the area.

The man remains in St George's Hospital in Tooting a serious but stable condition and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Surrey Police officers had previously arrested three men on suspicion of attempted murder and have now arrested a 25-year-old man from Guildford on suspicion of attempted murder, affray and criminal damage.

The man remains in police custody while the investigation continues.

A 29-year-old man, a 31-year-old man and a 47-year-old man who were all arrested suspicion of attempted murder, affray and criminal damage have since been released on bail.

The three men, who are all from Guildford, have all been released on bail until June 13.

A 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released with no further action taken.

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are urging anyone who saw the incident or took any photos or video footage to contact them as a matter of urgency.

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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