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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.

Police appeal for witnesses to come forward

We are conducting a range of enquiries to establish the circumstances leading up to Mr Evans' death. As part of our investigation we would like to speak to anyone who may have seen an incident involving two men near to the single lane pinch point on Swan Street in Kingsclere between 7.45pm and 8.10pm on Saturday, February 1. In particular we are keen to speak to the occupants of the vehicles pictured as we believe they passed by at the time of the incident and may have witnessed something which could assist with our investigation.

– Detective Sergeant Paula James, Basingstoke CID

A 20-year-old man from Bishops Green has been arrested in connection with this incident. He has been bailed pending further enquiries until March 10.

Police appealing for help after unexplained death

Police want to speak to the people in these vehicles Credit: Hampshire police

Detectives are investigating the death of a man from Kingsclere and are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

Patrick Evans, aged 54, of Swan Street in Kingsclere, died at the North Hampshire Hospital on Thursday, February 6. The cause of his death is unknown.

Police end pub search for murder victim's remains

Police searching for the remains of a suspected murder victim have ended their search.

Detectives looking for Kevin John Palmer who went missing in Hampshire on March 12, 1999 say they have not found anything at the former Gordon Arms pub, in Gordon Road, Fareham.

Mr Palmer was last seen after a night out with friends, he took a taxi back to Bishops Waltham with two friends.

Mr Palmer who was aged in his 30s in 1999, has never been found.

Detective Superintendent Paul Barton said: "The investigation into Mr Palmer’s death continues.

“As a result of widespread media coverage earlier this week we have had a number of people come forward with information which we will be looking at, this may provide new leads."

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