A memorial service has been held for two teenage girls who were killed in a car crash in the New Forest a week ago.
Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, both aged nineteen, died when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall in Lyndhurst.
Today family and friends gathered at nearby Boltons Bench for the ceremony including a minute's applause to celebrate their lives. Richard Slee reports.
A memorial service will be held today for two teenage girls who died in a car crash in the New Forest.
Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, born on the same day 19 years ago, died together when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall.
It happened in Gosport Lane at Lyndhurst last Saturday morning. The 21-year-old driver and another girl were injured and taken to Southampton General Hospital.
Investigations into how the incident happened are continuing.
Operators of Lyndhurst Park Hotel have announced that they are planning to close the 59-bedroom hotel in the New Year after making losses.
Located on the High Street in the centre of the New Forest village, St James’s Hotel Group acquired the three-star hotel after the collapse of the parent company Forestdale in March this year.
Nicholas Crawley, managing director of St James’s Hotel Group, said:
The hotel, which employs 13 full-time staff plus eight casual staff, has accepted an offer for the purchase of the four-acre site for redevelopment.
Police at Lyndhurst are appealing for information after a pedestrian and a horse and rider had live fireworks thrown at them from people in a car.
It happened on Wednesday in Winsor Road.
The car is believed to be dark blue, possibly an old model BMW estate car, and the same car is believed to have been sighted near Tatchbury Mount Hospital and in Tatchbury Lane and Loperwood about the same time.
An ambulance and a lorry have been involved in a collision near Lyndhurst in the New Forest.
A patient was on board the ambulance, who has been transferred to another ambulance following the collision and taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to their existing condition.
The ambulance sustained damage to its front end. The two paramedics on board have both been taken to hospital for routine check-ups but neither are believed to have sustained any significant injury.
The lorry sustained minor damage, and the lorry driver was uninjured.
Police remain at scene, and motorists are advised that there will be short delays to traffic passing through that area for the next couple of hours whilst the scene is cleared and enquiries conducted.
Lyndhurst Police are appealing for information after the release of e-fit images after a burglary in New Milton.
The incident took place between 10am and 4.45pm on 9th July at a flat above Pampered Beauty Salon on Old Milton Road.
A caller said he had her purse and cards stuck in a cash point. He attempted to get her PIN but she refused.
After the call, the salon owner found her purse and bank cards had been stolen from the upstairs flat.
The e-fit images are of a man and woman who were seen at the salon on the day of the burglary.
A police officer has been seriously hurt in the New Forest after his motorbike collided with a van near Lyndhurst. The officer, a man aged in his 40s, was on duty when his marked BMW motorbike collided with a grey Volkswagen Caddy.
The officer sustained serious but not life threatening injuries. He was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. The driver of the Volkswagen is being interviewed, no arrest has been made. The A337 remains closed while forensic examinations take place.
A motorbike rider died after colliding with a Mercedes van last night.
The crash happened at 10pm on the A35 Lyndhurst to Ashurst road.
The motorcycle rider, a 59-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene.
His next of kin have been informed and anyone with information should ring Totton road policing on 101.
Hampshire police are appealing for witnesses after a collision yesterday in Lyndhurst involving a car and a pedestrian.
The incident occurred at 4.10pm as the female pedestrian went to cross near the junction of Gosport Lane and High Street and was hit by a red Ford Ka.
She sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital.
The driver of the Ka, a woman, was shaken but uninjured.
Witnesses to this collision are asked to contact PC Phil Pentelow at Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Kennington.