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Police: 'The car was in collision with a number of pedestrians'

The scene outside the Friary Centre in Guildford this morning Credit: @HIRE5

Surrey Police received a report of a collision in Guildford at 10.38am today. The collision took place in North Street outside the main entrance to The Friary Centre.

A silver VW Polo left the road and was involved in a collision with a number of pedestrians. Emergency services quickly attended and remain at the scene.

Road closures are in place in the immediate vicinity and motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area until further notice.

– Surrey Police

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Six car crash closes section of A3 in Surrey

Motorists are being advised to avoid A3 at Burpham near Guildford following a serious collision involving six vehicles.

It's believed a grey Volkswagen Polo crossed the central reservation into the south-bound carriageway where it collided with the other vehicles.
The driver, a woman in her 20s, has been flown by air ambulance to St George's Hospital in London with serious injuries.

The A3 is currently closed southbound from the M25 until just after the Burpham junction and the A3 has two lanes out of three open on the northbound carriageway at the scene.

Motorists are advised to find alternative routes while officers carry out their investigations as the closures are likely to remain in place for several hours. Police are also appealing for witnesses.


Teenager jailed for vicious knife attack

A teenager jailed for nine years for a drugs-related knife attack in Guildford. Maxwell Aboh-Tshiunza was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court, having earlier pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Knife attacker jailed Credit: Surrey Police

The 18-year-old repeatedly stabbed his victim at a property in Cranley Road in what officers believed to be a drugs-related incident.

Detectives then set about piecing together Aboh-Tshiunza's movements by trawling through hours of CCTV footage, which captured him at both London Road and Guildford Railway Stations, which he used in the minutes after the attack. His DNA was recovered from the kitchen knife used in the attack which was found nearby.

This has been a challenging and complex investigation but I hope the conviction demonstrates to the Surrey public our commitment to keep our county safe and sends a clear message to offenders that our officers are committed to see that justice is done.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Preston
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