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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after body found

Detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Southampton. It follows the discovery of the body of a woman thought to be in her late teens or twenties at an address in Millbrook Road East on the evening of Friday 13th June.

Officers have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder. They are conducting house-to-house enquiries. The force is keen to hear from anyone with information about anything suspicious in the Millbrook Road East area in the past few days. Witnesses can contact the police by telephoning 101.


Search for missing Isle of Wight woman

Patricia Anne Tolfree Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman missing from her home in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight. 67-year-old Patricia Anne Tolfree was last seen by her husband at around 8.30am on Saturday.

She was planning to go to the mainland to visit friends in Winchester for the day but did not return home in the evening. Mrs Tolfree’s vehicle, a blue 57 registration Volkswagen Polo, has been located on the Island.

She is described as white with a tanned complexion, 5ft tall with short brown/grey hair. She was last seen wearing glasses, black trousers, an orange blouse, black jumper and boots. Anyone with information should call Newport police station on 101 or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal for witnesses after mystery death in Clanfield

Police investigate mystery death in Clanfield Credit: PA Images

Hampshire Police are investigating an incident on the A3 near Clanfield after a woman's body was found on the northbound carriageway in the early hours of this morning.

A 48-year-old woman from the local area was pronounced dead at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.

Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious but are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen what happened. A home office post mortem is taking place this afternoon.

The A3 was closed north and southbound while scenes of crime officers carried out an initial investigation.

Woman in critical condition after New Forest crash

A woman has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a serious crash in the New Forest.

The collision happened at 11.03am this morning on the B3054 between Beaulieu and Lymington.

The man and woman travelling in the other car are also being treated in hospital.

A black Renault Scenic was being driven by a woman in her sixties and was in a collision with a silver Honda Civic travelling in the opposite direction.

The Renault driver has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with life threatening injuries and her condition has been described as critical.

Police stop 700 vehicles to try and catch rogue traders

Hampshire Constabulary have been supporting a week long operation to stop doorstep crimes by visiting 1000 previous victims and stopping 700 commercial vehicles to check they were legitimate.

Hampshire Police stopping commercial vehicles to check they are legitimate Credit: Hampshire Police

Of the 700 vehicles stopped, two arrests were made. One of those included a man who was wanted for rogue trader offences in Coventry.

He was charged with offences including fraud by false representation.

Officers checked on victims of doorstep crimes or internet and telephone scams to check they were alright and to see if they could offer any more advice.

Two arrests were made from pulling commercial vehicle drivers over in Hampshire Credit: Hampshire Police

PC Steve Court said, "Our aim is to support our communities and raise awareness of doorstep criminals and their tricks they use to gain access to victim's homes or to trick them out of their money.

"This is a particularly callous and despicable crime that affects vulnerable people in the place they should feel the safest- their own homes.

"Hopefully our action this week has demonstrated our ongoing commitment to target perpetrators of these crimes and ensure they can not operate in Hampshire."


Bonnets of Land Rovers stolen in Andover

Three Land Rover Defenders in Andover have had their bonnets stolen, as Hampshire Police are issuing warnings to drivers in the area.

The thefts took place in Vernham Dean, Charlton Down and Appleshaw between April 1st and April 8th.

PC Kayleigh Rush said, "We do not currently know why these vehicles have been targeted but would urge owners of Land Rover Defenders to park their cars in a garage overnight if possible.

"If this isn't an option then ensure it is parked in a well lit area preferably within view of your home."

Police appeal for witnesses after woman hit by car

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was hit by a car in Gosport. The incident happened at 10.50am on Tuesday 18th March 2014. A blue Citroen C3 collided with a pedestrian at the junction of Cambridge Road and Hartington Road.

A 59-year-old woman from the area is being treated at Southampton General Hospital for serious head injuries. The driver - a 74-year-old man, also from the local area and his 67-year-old passenger were uninjured.

Suspect pretending to be from TV Licensing takes cash

Police are investigating what they are calling a suspicious incident after a man was forced to hand over cash to someone pretending to be from TV Licensing.

The 33-year-old victim answered his door on Defence Way, Picket Twenty in Andover as the suspect demanded him to pay £145.50.

If he didn't, the suspect stated the TV would be taken from the property.

The victim handed over the money as the man got into a white van and left.

The suspect is described as:

  • White
  • Aged between 30-35
  • 5ft 8ins tall and of medium build
  • Dark short hair and clean shaven
  • Wearing black trousers, black work boots and white shirt with blue tie, black jacket with an ID card clipped to his jacket, the ID card had a logo on it
  • He spoke with a foreign accent, possibly Ukranian

Hampshire Constabulary want to remind residents that legitimate callers from any utility company will be happy to provide ID and will also be happy for people to call their employer to check their identity.

Police investigating an attack ask for public help

Police want to trace this man in connection with an incident in Bitterne Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police investigating an attack on a teenage girl are trying to trace a man in connection with the incident in Southampton.

A 15-year-old girl said that she and a friend were walking along Kathleen Road in the Bitterne area when a jogger approached them saying they had knocked over a bin.

The girl said the man grabbed her hair and punched her in the ribs. She went home without seeking medical attention. It happened at around 4.30pm on Tuesday 4th February.

The man has been described as white, in his 40s or 50s, 5’4” approx., with average build and messy grey hair.

PC Alexa Ward from Bitterne Safer Neighbourhoods team said: "I’m looking to identify the man involved. It appears he was jogging on a regular route. “His behaviour was unacceptable and I would like to speak with him about what happened.

“I would like to hear either directly from him or anyone who recognises him.”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Ward at Bitterne police station on 101 or via the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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