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New PCSOs in UK's first council & police partnership

Three new PCSOs take up post in unique new deal

Three new Police Community Support Officers have started work in Hampshire in the first initiative of its kind between a council and its local police force.

The project is a unique collaboration between law enforcement and a council. Hampshire District Council will pay for the positions for a period of three years. Richard Jones explains.

Kayaker found dead on Isle of Wight beach

The body of a kayaker has been found on Yaverland Beach near Sandown.

Police were called at 7.20pm yesterday after the man, believed to be in his mid-30s, was found still in the kayak.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained. A post mortem examination will be carried out to determine cause of death.


Motorcyclist dies in Fareham crash

A 50-year-old motorcyclist died when she collided with a car in Fareham today.

The crash happened at the traffic lights on The Avenue at the junction with Catisfield Road, opposite the Oast & Squire pub.

Police have closed the eastbound carriageway of The Avenue and expect it to remain closed for a while to come.

The female driver of the car, a blue Fiat Doblo, was not seriously hurt.

Police are keen to hear from anyone with information.

Man hit by multiple vehicles on A303 at Popham named

Police have revealed the name of a man who died after a collision on the A303 at Popham near Micheldever last month. He was 27-year-old Lee Jones who was originally from Northamptonshire, but had recently been living in Basingstoke.

Hampshire Police believe Lee was stuck by a number of vehicles while walking along the road at about 12.30am on Saturday 23rd May. The investigation is ongoing.

Lee's family paid a tribute to him:

“Lee was a much loved son and brother who will be truly missed.”

– Family of Lee Jones

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact Sergeant Snuggs at Eastleigh police station on 101 quoting Operation Bucklesham.

Woman's body discovered on beach in Hampshire

A woman's body has been discovered on the beach at Lee-on-the-Solent near Fareham in Hampshire. Part of the beach has been cordoned off for police to carry out an investigation.

Hampshire Constabulary were called at 10.39am this morning. Detectives said the discovery is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers said that enquiries are underway to find out who the woman is, and to contact her next-of-kin.


Four motorcyclists in hospital after A32 collision

Four motorcyclists are in Southampton General Hospital tonight after a collision in West Meon near Fareham - with one having been airlifted to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

Hampshire Police are investigating the accident on the A32 towards Fareham just before 8pm. The road will remain closed for a few hours. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to call them on 101 quoting Operation Direction.

Police investigate assault on woman, 20, in New Forest

Hampshire Police are appealing for information after an assault in the New Forest

A 20-year-old woman has reported being assaulted in Lymington in the early hours of this morning.

Detectives investigating the incident have cordoned off an alleyway near Harvester Way in the town.

Hampshire Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Western Investigation Team at Southampton Central police station on 101 - or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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