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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.


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.


Army explosives experts on way to tip

Hampshire Police have said there is no threat to the public after staff at a waste recycling centre found a suspicious item in a recycling bin.

The item was discovered at the Household Waste Recycling Centre on Bedford Road in Petersfield shortly after 9am this morning. The site has been closed off.

The army's explosives ordinance division is en route to offer assistance and advice. Police officers said the item has been secured and the area has been cordoned off as a precaution, but that the public is not at risk. Local roads will be affected by the exclusion zone.

Police statement after body found in park

Police in Hampshire investigating the disappearance of a Petersfield man have found a body.

It was discovered in Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield, yesterday.

Formal identification has yet to take place but the family of Byron Cottee has been informed of the discovery.

The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious. Officers say a file will be passed to the coroner in due course.

Missing man: new information about clothing

Byron Cottee Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are continuing to appeal for information as to the whereabouts of Byron Cottee who is missing from his home in Petersfield.

The 27-year-old was last seen at about 5pm on Monday, September 10, in Grange Road, Petersfield. He has not been seen since.

Officers now have new information about the clothing he was wearing when he was last seen. He was wearing a dark blue waterproof Henry Lloyd jacket and white Kswiss trainers.

He was possibly also wearing a white polo neck top with short sleeves, jeans, and carrying a red rucksack

He has links to the Portsmouth area.

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