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On-the-spot fines for those who drop litter in Havant

Havant Borough Council will be cracking down on litterbugs by handing out on-the-spot fines.

Their new approach of "Pick Up or Pay Out" is about to begin, with Environment Rangers wondering the streets and fining people who drop litter or cigarette butts or leave their dogs' mess.

Councillor Mike Fairhurst, who is responsible for Operational Services said, "Havant Borough Council work hard to maintain the cleanliness of the borough, spending £700,000 on street cleaning annually and with over 2000 litter bins across the borough there is no excuse.

"Anyone dropping litter or not cleaning up after their dog will get an on-the-spot fine."

Inquest into man's death who was trampled by elephant

An inquest is due to open into the death of a Hampshire man who was killed by an elephant in India.

Colin Manvell, from Havant, was trampled by the animal in the Masinagudi National Park.

It is thought the retired teacher did not hear the elephant charge him whilst he was taking pictures of wildlife.

An inquest into the death of Colin Manvel is due to open today Credit: ITV Meridian


Murder investigation after pensioner's death

Two men have been arrested after the death of a woman in her 80s. Police were called shortly after 6am this morning to an address in Sherfield Avenue, Leigh Park. The body of a woman, aged in her 80s, was found inside the address. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The circumstances surrounding the death are being treated as suspicious by detectives. An 80-year-old man from Havant was arrested at the scene of the death this morning on suspicion of murder. A second man, aged 55, was arrested on suspicion of murder a short time later in the Havant area.


High value metal theft in Havant

Police are appealing for information following the theft of hundreds of metres of high voltage electrical cable from a factory unit in New Lane, Havant.

The incident took place sometime between Monday, November 4 and Tuesday, November 12.

The electrical cable was stripped of copper. The copper stolen is thought to be worth around £250,000. It is believed access was gained to the building via a rear door and entry was gained to the site by cutting open a wire fence from the railway line.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or noticed suspicious activity should contact PC Brent Vine at Waterlooville police station on 101, alternatively call Crimestoppers, the charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man jailed for 8 years for causing death of his girlfriend

Lewis Young has been jailed for 8 years Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A man from Havant has been jailed for 8 years for causing the death of his girlfriend.

Payton Sparks, who was 16-years-old, died and a 14-year-old boy was seriously injured when a Vauxhall Tigra driven by Lewis Young left the road and struck a building.

He had pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

The incident happened in May this year on Petersfield Road in Havant.

Payton died at the scene whilst the 14-year-old boy sustained serious injuries.

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