A retired teacher - on an adventure holiday - has been trampled to death by an elephant and killed. Colin Manvell, from Havant, in Hampshire, died in India - doing what he loved - photographing nature in remote locations. Andrew Pate reports.
A man from Havant has died after being trampled by an elephant in India.
Colin Manvell, 69, died at the Masinagudi National Park in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Local police said Mr Manvell and a guide and an acquaintance had gone into an area of the forest that was out of bounds to tourists, so they could take pictures.
It was here that the elephant attacked.
Mr Manvell was seriously injured and taken to a local hospital. He was later transferred to Gudalur Government Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
One report suggests he was killed after failing to hear guides and other tourists shout to him as the elephant approached.
A marine from Hampshire was killed in Afghanistan when his foot patrol came under fire by two off-duty Afghan policemen. David O'Connor from Havant died in October last year, alongside an army medic.
They had been on their way to train local police in first aid when their patrol came under attack. Juliette Fletcher reports.
Inquest in Oxford records that the two corporals were unlawfully killed while on active service in Afghanistan.
An inquest has resumed into the deaths of two British soldiers killed on foot patrol in Helmand Province.
Corporal David O'Connor, a royal marine from Havant, and Corporal Channing Day from 3 Medical regiment died in a gun battle on October 24th last year.
A third man, thought to be an off-duty Afghan policeman, was also killed in the incident.
The coroner in Oxford said the inquest would hear evidence to discover whether the deaths were caused by an insider attack.
An inquest into the deaths of two British service personnel who died in a suspected "green-on-blue" attack in Afghanistan will begin today.Read the full story ›
Police are renewing their appeal after a taxi compound inHavant, Hampshire was severely damaged.
The Andicars taxi compound in West Leigh hadseven vehicles that were burnt out last Friday morning at 2.45am.
It is believed that damaged was caused to the rear fence togain entry prior to the arson.
Kerry Loveless, Senior Investigating Officer,said: "This is a very serious incident which has caused in excess of£100,000 worth of damage.
"On this occasion no-one was injured as a result of theincident which is fortunate given the nature of the fire."
Police are investigating after several vehicles were severely damaged after a fire at Havant, Hampshire.
The Fire Service were alerted to the fire at 2.45am this morning and seven vehicles have been burnt out or severely damaged as a result of the blaze.
It is believed a hole was cut in fencing to gain entry to the compound sometime after 2am.
We are aware of previous reports of damage to Andicars vehicles and looking into the possibility that they may be connected to this most recent incident. At this stage we have no evidence to confirm they are linked."
A man has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a crash in which 16 year old Payton Sparks was killed.
The incident happened on the B2149 Petersfield Road, Havant, at 10.42pm on May 25th.
Payton, from Botley Drive, Havant, died at the scene. A 14-year-old boy from Havant, the back seat passenger, sustained serious injuries but is now recovering.
Lewis Young, 19, of no fixed abode but previously from Havant, was charged this morning with causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury to another by driving dangerously, aggravated vehicle taking, driving without insurance, driving while disqualified and making off without payment.
He was remanded in custody by Portsmouth Magistrates Court and committed to the crown court at Portsmouth for a hearing on July 15th.
The family of 16 year old Payton Sparks, who was killed in a road traffic collision near Havant last weekend, have today issued a photograph of Payton and a statement in tribute to her.
Her mother Lisa said: “Payton was such a treasure and such a big heart, so caring and loving. We will never be apart.
“Payton loved all types of music. She loved McDonalds food but her favourite food was chicken pot noodle with chicken and thyme Sensations.
“Payton had so many friends from so many places but she and I were best mates. We went everywhere together, drove everywhere together. She bossed me around but I know she loved me dearly which makes me strong.
“She was a great auntie to her nephew Crus, and a great sister to Casey. All she had to give was love and laughter. She had so much for everyone. Never has anyone made me laugh so much.
“It just doesn't seem possible to have a life without her - I miss her so much and I will love her forever.”