Police have released video footage of a lorry driver brushing his teeth and a woman putting on make-up while driving along a busy motorway.
A motorist has been arrested after a paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when an ambulance crashed into a tree in Hampshire.
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A 35-year-old man has been stabbed in the stomach outside a house in Burgess Road, Southampton. It happened after 2pm yesterday afternoon. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he is currently receiving treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
A 45-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.
Detectives who are investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Southampton today released e-fit images of two men they need to identify. They are investigating the attack which took place in the early hours of the morning on October 13.
The two men are described as Eastern European, aged 18-30. One spoke a little broken English, and the other appeared to speak no English at all. Anyone with information is asked to contact Operation Miel at Southampton Central on 101 or to ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
– Detective Inspector Richard Sellwood Hampshire Police
"We would like to hear from anyone who thinks they recognise the two suspects and from the individual and the group who were in the area at the time of the incident and chased one of the suspects. You have vital information.”
A 19-year-old has been charged with stealing a BMW that was involved in a crash with other cars in Fisher's Pond.
James John Moncrieff Poole, of no fixed abode, will appear before Southampton Magistrates Court today.
He is charged with two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, theft from a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving without a license and driving without insurance.
Two other youths were arrested at the scene.
A 21-year-old was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and theft from a motor vehicle.
Both were bailed, pending further enquiries, until 21st November.
A five day crackdown by police has revealed shocking examples of dangerous driving. Drivers were filmed reading newspapers, doing their make-up and even playing with i-pads behind the wheel.
'Operation Tramline' caught almost 200 drivers taking stupid risks on the A34 and M4 In Berkshire, on the M40 in Oxfordshire and M27 and M3 in Hampshire. Juliette Fletcher spoke to Sergeant Paul Diamond from the Roads Policing Unit.
Shocking video from Hampshire Police showing a lady putting on her make-up whilst driving.
Operation Tramline resulted in a total of 198 motorists being being prosecuted for driving offences, most of them driving whilst distracted. The faces of the offending motorists have been obscured to prevent them being identified, because each still has the right to contest the prosecution
Sergeant Paul Dimond, who co-ordinated Operation Tramline, said:“Distracted driving is proven to be a significant factor in many of the collisions on our roads. It is one of the 'fatal four' causes of road deaths and collisions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. "
"Through innovative use of equipment and technology available to us, we will continue to crack down on this and will repeat Operation Tramline again in the future."
Other behaviour by motorists spotted by the Tramline team included:Two van drivers reading newspapers whilst they drove. One person reading a map on the steering wheel. Two drivers using iPads (one on the steering wheel) whilst they drove. One driver using a laptop.
One van driver seen accessing Facebook on her mobile phone whilst driving on the M27. 126 motorists were using their mobile phones, 25 were people distracted by other means. A total of 25 lorry drivers were evidenced using their phones with another six being distracted by other means.
The video captured is just a small selection of the 227 driving offences detected during Operation Tramline - a five day police operation run by officers from the Roads Policing Unit across the motorways of Hampshire and the Thames Valley.
A lorry driver brushing his teeth - toothbrush in one hand and water bottle in the other - is one of the examples highlighted, together with video of a woman applying her make-up, checking her face in the rear-view mirror whilst driving on the M27.
Operation Tramline resulted in a total of 198 motorists being being prosecuted for driving offences, most of them driving whilst distracted.
Horse riders could become crime-fighters after Hampshire police announced it can no longer afford to patrol rural areas. Volunteers from Hampshire Horsewatch will cover parts of the countryside, but they will only have the same power of arrest as citizens.
The Police Federation has criticised the scheme claiming that volunteers, wearing high visibility jackets, are being put at risk. Andrew Pate reports.