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Man in custody following fatal hit-and-run

A man is in custody in connection with a fatal collision in Guildford at the weekend.

Surrey Police discovered a man with serious head injuries in Portsmouth Road near the junction with Turnham Close at around 3am on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers would still like to trace the drivers of two other cars - a large silver saloon, possibly an old style Mercedes and a small red hatchback which was driving behind it. Both cars were seen travelling through Guildford's gyratory system at around 2.55am on Saturday, 20 August and may have witnessed the incident.

Both drivers are being urged to contact Surrey Police as a matter of urgency quoting reference P16188470. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man killed in hit and run

A man has been killed in a hit and run in Guildford.

Police were called to Portsmouth Road near the junction of Turnham Close at around 3am this morning, where they found a man in his 20s with serious head injuries.

Surrey Police say although the investigation into the man’s death is still in the early stages, it is believed his injuries are consistent with being involved in a road traffic collision.

A thorough search of the area was conducted but the vehicle has not yet been traced. Officers believe the vehicle will have significant damage and possibly will have had traces of blood on it.


Cyclist killed in hit and run in New Forest named by police

A cyclist who died last Wednesday following a hit and run in Fordingbridge has been named by police.

He was 70-year-old Richard White of Downton in Salisbury.

The crash took place on the A338 Salisbury Road at 9.20am on April 28th, and involved the cyclist and what is believed to be a white Ford Transit flatbed vehicle, with the registration BU53 FVM.

Mr White suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital. He was being treated there but died of his injuries.

Detectives are still appealing for information to help trace the vehicle involved, which failed to stop at the scene.

Man charged after 4-year-old injured in hit and run

A man has been charged after a 4-year-old girl was injured in a hit and run in Oxford.

It happened in Mortimer Road near to the junction with Nowell Road at about 4.15pm on 22nd February.

A four-year-old girl was thrown across the bonnet of a car and onto the road. The car reportedly failed to stop at the scene.

The girl received cuts, bruises and abrasions. She was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital and has since been discharged.

Zaheeb Bokhara, aged 19, of Howard Street, Oxford, was arrested on Friday and charged on Saturday with :

One count of perverting the course of justice.

  • Four counts of driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
  • One count of being the driver of a vehicle that failed to stop after a road accident.
  • One count of being the driver of a vehicle involved in a road accident who failed to report that accident.
  • Four counts of using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance.

He's been remanded in custody to appear in court on 1st April.

Appeal after teenager injured in hit and run

Police in Poole are appealing for information after a 13-year-old boy was injured in a hit and run.

The boy was knocked off his bike as his bike collided with a motorcycle as he rode along Methuen Road yesterday afternoon.

He suffered injuries to his torso, arm and leg, which are not believed to be serious.

The motorcycle failed to stop at the scene following the collision.

“The boy was obviously very shaken by the incident and suffered injuries. I am asking anyone who may be able to identify the rider of the motorcycle to get in touch with me on 101.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or manner of driving of the motorcyclist before the incident to contact me.

“I would also appeal directly to the motorcyclist to do the right thing and come forward.”

– Police Constable Andrea Grant, of Poole police

Hunt for three men following fatal hit and run

Police are looking for three men in connection with a hit and run in Kent.

Kent Police was called just after midnight this morning to a report of a crash involving a green Ford Explorer and a blue Ford KA, on Ash Road at the junction with North Ash Road in New Ash Green.

The driver of the KA, a 56-year-old man from the local area, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was reported that three men who had been travelling in the Explorer left the scene and officers are currently carrying out enquiries in order to locate them.

"We are very keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this collision, or the movements of either vehicle in the moments leading up to it. I would also urge anyone who knows the identities or whereabouts of the Ford Explorer passengers to contact us urgently."

– Sergeant Chris Wade of the serious collision investigation unit


Appeal following hit and run in Bournemouth

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run in Bournemouth.

Emergency services were called to Tyrrell Gardens in the Townsend area yesterday afternoon after reports that a man had been hit by a car which failed to stop.

Police were later called to a car fire in Howard Road in the city where the car believed to have been involved in the collision was destroyed in the blaze.

The victim of the hit and run, a 20-year-old man from Bournemouth, was taken to hospital for treatment to a serious head injury. His condition is described as stable and not life-threatening.

A 24-year-old man from Poole has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed either incident in Tyrrell Gardens and Howard Road to please call me urgently.

“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the Daewoo before and after the incident.

“All calls will be treated in the strictest of confidence.”

– Detective Inspector Joan Carmichael, of Bournemouth CID

Cyclist injured in hit and run

Police are appealing for information about a collision in Portsmouth on Tuesday in which a cyclist was injured.

The 48-year-old woman was cycling along St Mary’s Road around 10.20am when she was involved in a collision with a van outside City Girls School.

The collision caused the woman to go over the handlebars. She suffered cuts to her face and arms and is now at home recovering.

The van, which is described as a white, drop side van, continued driving.

“There were lots of people around, many who stopped to help the cyclist. None have so far been able to give any details of the vehicle. I’d therefore like to hear from anyone who saw the van or knows who anything that could assist with our enquiries.”

– PC Rob Giles

Funeral for former spitfire pilot

Doug Gregory was knocked down and killed in a hit and run Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The funeral will take place today of a former Spitfire pilot who was killed in a hit and run crash in Southampton.

Ninety two year-old Doug Gregory died from his injuries two weeks after he was knocked down when he walked home from buying his morning newspaper in Blackfield.

Jail for the man who ran down a Kent police officer

Heath Vosper was jailed for 10 years after running down a police officer Credit: Kent Police

A man who stole from a Thanet shop and then hit a police officer with a car as he tried to escape, has been jailed for ten years.

Heath Vosper, 44, of no fixed address, was found guilty of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court on Monday 9 March.

He was also convicted of theft and one count of dangerous driving.

On 3 December 2013, police received a call from a store in Westwood Road in Broadstairs saying that televisions had been stolen and the offenders had made off in a black Vauxhall Vectra.

The car was then seen at a drive-in in Minster with patrols parking a police van across the exit to stop the car. When a police officer started to walk towards the car, Vosper - who was driving - revved the engine before aiming the vehicle straight at the officer.

The car hit the officer and he was thrown into the air, carrying him around six metres. The vehicle then left the scene at speed despite the impact of the collision damaging the windscreen.

The officer received injuries to his head and shoulder as a result.

The black car was later stopped along the A299 near Herne Bay and Vosper and two other occupants were arrested.

When interviewed by police, Vosper said he had been trying to drive past the police van and only realised afterwards he had hit the officer.

"The officer who was injured during the incident was simply trying to carry out his duty and uphold the law and there was absolutely no justification for Vosper’s actions", said Investigating Officer Detective Constable Gary Stamp.

‘During that day, not only did Vosper endanger the life of an officer, but his dangerous driving along the A299 put other motorists at risk and fortunately he was stopped before he could cause any more harm.

In addition, Vosper was sentenced for theft, dangerous driving and two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest, dating back to November 2013 and all committed in the Metropolitan Police area.

The other two occupants of the car were sentenced last year.

A 16-year old from Colchester, Essex, was convicted for one count of theft in June 2014 and given a three-month youth rehabilitation order.

A 23-year old man from Harwich, Essex, was sentenced in June 2014 to 16 weeks in prison for two counts of theft.

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