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Serious crash on the A3

Roads Policing officers from Hampshire Constabulary are dealing with a serious injury collision on the A3 this evening which means the northbound section at Liss will be closed for the next couple of hours.

At just after 4.30pm a Ford Transit Van was involved in a collision with a Combine Harvester, one mile south of the Ham Barn roundabout.

The male driver of the van has been taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious injuries.

No-one else was hurt. The road should re-open in the next few hours once vehicles have been recovered and an investigation has been completed.

Any drivers who saw what happened should contact us on 101

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Man due in court over fruit picker deaths

The former manager of a Hampshire fruit packing business is due back in court today over the deaths of two workers.

Scott Cain died after he collected apples from an estate near Liss Credit: Hampshire Police

Andrew Stocker was charged with gross negligence manslaughter following the death of 24 year-old Ashley Clarke and 23 year-old Scott Cain.

The men collapsed after entering an apple store in the Blackmoor estate - cooled by nitrogen.

Ashley Clarke died at the Blackmoor Estate where he was working Credit: Hampshire Police

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Hampshire Police investigating a spate of thefts from cars

Hampshire Police investigating thefts from cars Credit: ITV NEWS

Hampshire Police are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles in Petersfield and Liss

As part of the investigation officers have recovered a number of items of property which may have been stolen and are now trying to identify the owners.

The items are mostly small electronic items such as mobile phones, sat navs and charging leads and memory cards from cameras.

Detective Constable Steve Brown said, “So far we have identified nine victims whose cars were targeted between Wednesday, April 2 and Saturday, April 5...I would like to hear from anyone who noticed property missing from their car ... and believes they may have been a victim of vehicle crime.”

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Serious crash on A3

There has been a serious car accident in Hampshire this morning after a car was reported on its roof on the A3.

Drivers are being asked to avoid the A3 Southbound at Liss.

It is believed the car travelling north crossed over the central reservation and stopped on the opposite carriageway.

The woman driving was taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance with what are described as life threatening injuries.

Both southbound and northbound carriageways of the A3 have been closed to allow for a full investigation of the scene.

At this time no other vehicles are believed to be involved but police are looking into whether or not that was the case.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident.

Tributes to fruit pickers killed on Tory peer's estate

Friends of a young farm worker who died along with a colleague - after entering a storage building - have spoken exclusively to ITV Meridian about him. Scott Cain, who was 23, and Ashley Clark, aged 24, collapsed after entering an apple store - cooled by nitrogen.

It happened on an estate at Selborne, near Petersfield, owned by Tory Peer Lord Selbourne. It's hoped toxicology reports will throw some light on how this tragedy happened. Andrew Pate reports.

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