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Counting about to begin in Portsmouth

Ballot boxes have arrived at Portsmouth Guildhall Credit: ITV

Ballot boxes have arrived in Portsmouth Guildhall where counting is due to begin shortly. Fourteen seats are up - including the one held by Leader of the Council ,Donna Jones. She has been leading a minority Conservative administration with the support of UKIP and Labour. Seven of the seats being contested are currently held by the Lib Dems who did badly in the city at the general and local elections last year. UKIP currently have four seats on the council and could make more gains tonight.

Police make arrest in connection with attack on girl, 17

Detectives investigating a serious assault on a 17-year-old girl in Portsmouth say they have made an arrest in connection with the incident.

The teenager was attacked in Shearer Road on Monday 11th April. A 28-year-old man from Portsmouth is in police custody.

Anyone with information can telephone police on 101 quoting Operation Gather, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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£5000 reward for information on hammer attack

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with an attack in Portsmouth Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police have released further CCTV images of a man they want to speak to following a suspected hammer attack on a teenage girl in Portsmouth.

The 17-year-old was attacked at a property in Shearer Road two weeks ago.

A £5000 reward has been offered for information that leads to the attacker's arrest and conviction.

Woman seriously injured in crash with bus

The collision happened on Copnor Road yesterday afternoon Credit: ITV Meridian

A woman has been taken to hospital with a serious head injury after a crash involving a bus in Portsmouth.

It happened just after 5pm yesterday afternoon on Copnor Road.

The 59-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where she is currently being treated.

The road was closed to allow officers from the Roads Policing Unit, who are based at Havant police station, to carry out their investigations. The road was reopened at 8.30pm.

The collision happened on Copnor Road yesterday afternoon Credit: ITV Meridian

“As part of this investigation we would like to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the collision.

“We are particularly keen to speak to a female bus passenger who left the scene before we were able to speak to her. We have obtained CCTV footage from the bus and this will form part of our investigation.

“We would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while the road was closed to allow our specialist officers to carry out a detailed examination of the scene.”

– Acting Police Sergeant James Chapman

Woman arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Police were called to an address on Timpson Road Credit: Google Images

A woman has been arrested after a 25-year-old man was found to have life-threatening injuries at an address on Timpson Road, Portsmouth.

The man was taken to Southampton General Hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and a 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Divers uncover amazing story of secret WWII harbours

The Mulberry Harbour units can be seen fully at low tide Credit: Martin Davies

A group of divers from Portsmouth have been recognised for their work mapping the remains of one of the biggest construction projects ever undertaken in Britain.

Two Mulberry Harbours were built along the coast during the second world war and were towed across the Channel to play a vital role in D-Day. Richard Jones reports.

The interviewees are Alison Mayor and Jim Fuller from the Southsea Sub-Aqua Club; and Jane Maddocks from the British Sub-Aqua Club. Underwater footage from Martin Davies.

'Anyone can get it' Ex-marine calls for TB awareness

Former marine has now recovered from Tuberculosis

A former marine who took a year to recover after contracting tuberculosis is campaigning to raise awareness of the illness. Caleb Salero from Hampshire says that anybody can be at risk of the bacterial infection. Symptoms include persistent coughing, night sweats and a fever.

In 2014 there were 6,500 cases of TB in England. More than 4 and a half thousand of those patients were born in countries where the condition is more prevalent. But almost 2 thousand cases were people born in England. Caleb has had the all clear, and hopes that his case will encourage people to be aware of the symptoms. Richard Jones has our report.

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