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Police name woman who died after lorry collision

The collision happened on 26 January 2016

Hampshire Police have named a woman who died after a collision with a lorry in Petersfield last month.

58-year-old Yogalakshmi Sinnaiah from neighbouring Liss was pronounced dead at the scene, after the incident on Dragon Street on 26th January. It happened just before 2pm.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen what happened in the moments leading up to the collision to come forward. Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting Op Security. Alternatively anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Train hits van at level crossing in Hampshire

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A train has collided with a van on a level crossing in Hampshire The 16.45 Waterloo to Portsmouth service struck the vehicle - just outside Liss. No one was injured. Hampshire police are investigating alongside British Transport police. A man has been arrested.

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Passengers were stranded aboard the train while emergency services cleared the area. South West trains has laid on buses and has apologised to customers for the delays. The company warns disruption between Portsmouth and Guildford is likely to continue until tomorrow

Parents protest over plans to close nursery

Parents are angry over plans to close Causeway House in Petersfield Credit: ITV Meridian

Parents have been protesting at plans to close a nursery school in Petersfied, after Ofsted rated it as inadequate.

Directors of Causeway House say major losses in the last year hasn't helped, plus reduction in funding from the council.

The nursery is due to close in just four weeks, but there are hopes of keeping it open until September so parents have longer to find spaces for 60 children

ITV Meridian spoke to mother, Aby Yalden.

CCTV appeal after handbag theft in supermarket

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they believe may have information about a theft at a supermarket in Petersfield.

CCTV appeal after woman's purse is stolen

A woman in her 50s had her purse removed from her handbag during a shopping trip to Waitrose on Rams Walk between 1.50pm and 2pm on Wednesday, November 19.

Subsequently her cards have been used at local cashpoints where £600 was withdrawn.

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.”

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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