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Sussex & Hampshire singers win Britain's Got Talent

ITV undated handout photo of Collabro Credit: ITV

Two singers from the Meridian region won this year's Britain's Got Talent. Labourer Richard Hadfield from Portslade (left) and former Petersfield schoolboy Michael Auger (second from left) are part of operatic boy band Collabro.

The five-piece musical theatre act impressed the judges and the voting public with their performance of Stars from the musical Les Miserables last night. Collabro pick up £250,000 and a slot performing at the Royal Variety Performance.

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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Puppy abandoned in toilet block has found a new home

After being abandoned in a toilet block in Petersfield, Heath the cocker-spaniel puppy has been re-homed!

The 8-week-old puppy was found near a public toilet block on Petersfield Heath on the 10th January.

The picture of the adorable puppy, which was placed on East Hampshire District Council's website and social media sites, attracted more than 15,500 views and the dog warden team were inundated with calls with families wanting to re-home him.

He has now been placed with a loving family in East Hampshire, who is an experienced dog owner and who has fostered rescue dogs in the past.

Dave Griffiths, EHDC dog warden said, "We would like to thank everyone for their interest in Heath, he certainly has attracted a lot of attention.

"We are very careful to match up dogs with suitable owners and we are lucky to have found such an experienced dog owner to take him in."

Heath the 8-week-old cocker spaniel puppy now has a new home Credit: East Hampshire District Council

Eight-week-old puppy abandoned in toilets

The puppy found in the toilets has been named Heath Credit: East Hampshire communications

A young puppy has been found near public toilets in Petersfield, Hampshire on Friday 10th January by a local resident.

The puppy was sniffed by a resident's dog from behind a bin and then ran into the toilet block where it was left with a towel for the dog to lay on.

The puppy, who has been named Heath, has been checked by local vets and found to be in good health and is believed to be an eight to ten-week-old male Cocker Spaniel type.

Animal Welfare Officer Dave Griffiths from East Hampshire District Council said: “Sadly it seems that this little puppy was abandoned at the public toilets on Petersfield Heath by a person who no longer wanted him."

Man hurt in Petersfield car crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured when his car collided with a tree on the B2070 London Road, Petersfield on Saturday 14th December.

Sometime between the early hours and 6.30am, a blue Fiat Bravo came off the road and collided with a tree near to Durford Woods.

The driver, a 20-year-old man from Petersfield, was found unconscious in the car by a passing motorist who called paramedics.

He was treated at the scene by ambulance crews and taken to Southampton General Hospital by air ambulance where he remains in a critical condition.

The road was closed for five hours whilst police conducted an examination of the scene and recovered the car.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sgt Wayne Voller at Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Bench.

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Victim needed surgery after attack on night out

This was a nasty attack which resulted in the victim requiring surgery for his injuries. I would like to hear from anyone who was out and about in Petersfield town centre in the early hours of Saturday, June 1 and may have witnessed this incident. I’d particularly like to speak to a man who was seen walking in the same area shortly before the assault as he may have some relevant information.

– Detective Constable Tony Flannagan , Hampshire Police

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det Con Flannagan at Alton CID by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Man assaulted after night out in Petersfield

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted as he walked home after a night out in Petersfield. The 34-year-old was attacked from behind by two men and was left with a fractured jaw.

It happened between 1am and 1.50am on Saturday, June 1st on Station Road opposite the White Rose Volkswagen garage. The suspects are described as white men in their 20s. They were 6ft to 6ft 4 tall, slim to average build and were wearing dark hoodies.

Explosives experts detonate suspicious item at tip

Army explosives experts have carried out a controlled detonation of a suspicious item found at the household waste recycling centre in Bedford Road in Petersfield in Hampshire.

The site will remain closed for the rest of the day while investigations continue, but the exclusion zone covering adjoining roads has been lifted. Police said there is no risk of danger to the public.

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