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Family tribute to motorcyclist who died after A27 crash

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The family of a motorcyclist who died after a collision with a car on the A27 have paid tribute to him.

51-year-old Mark Copley, of Cherry Tree Walk in Basingstoke was injured in the accident on 30th April. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died on 10 May. In tribute to him, Mr Copley's family said: “He was a loving husband and a great dad, who will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.”

The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 at Portsmouth, just after 12.10pm on 30th April.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team. A 32-year-old man from Havant was arrested in connection with the incident and was released pending further enquiries. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Police by telephoning 101, quoting 44170160985, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man runs off with woman's underpants after sexual assault

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Portsmouth.

The 19-year-old victim was walking along Bradford Road in the early hours of yesterday morning when she was approached by a man who tried to talk to her.

When she ignored him, the man pulled her underpants, causing them to rip off. He then ran away with the underwear.

The man police want to speak to is described as -

  • White
  • Aged between 20 and 23
  • Of a skinny build and with a skinny pale face
  • 5ft 11ins to 6ft
  • Wearing a black / dark blue hooded top with the hood up
  • Wearing tracksuit bottoms which matched his top

“At this time we believe this was an isolated incident. We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident.

“As always we would ask people to avoid walking alone at night. Keep to well lit areas and try to stay with friends. If you see anyone acting suspiciously or have any information about this incident, please call us immediately."

– Detective Constable Peter Eamer

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Young woman dies in crash involving taxi in Portsmouth

A young woman has been killed in a crash in Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old woman - a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a silver Skoda taxi on Lake Road just after midnight this morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the pedestrian or the vehicle prior to the collision to come forward and speak to us.”

– Inspector Darren Ord

Recycling centre fire is now under control

A fire at a recycling centre in Portsmouth is under control.

Seven tonnes of green waste has been removed from the hanger at the site on Quatremaine Road and is now being damped down.

More than 30 firefighters were sent to the scene at 5:30am and local people were told to avoid the area.

Fire at recycling centre is now under control. Credit: ITV News

Firefighters tackling blaze at recycling centre

More than 30 firefighters are tacking a blaze at a recycling centre in Portsmouth.

They were called to Quatremaine Road, in Portsmouth, at 5.27am this morning. Seven tonnes of the centre's twenty five tonnes of recycling is on fire.

There are no reports of injuries. However, Hampshire Fire and Rescue are telling residents and drivers to avoid the area.

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Portsmouth: A27 due to reopen at 5pm after serious road crash

Hampshire Police say a motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following an accident which has closed the eastbound A27 for several hours.

They've confirmed the collision involved two vehicles, one of which was a motorcycle.

There were no other injuries.

The road closures remain in place at this time and police are working to have the routes reopened by 5pm.

Serious collision closes eastbound A27 at Portsmouth

Map of diversion routes in place Credit: Highways Agency

Hampshire Police are currently dealing with a serious road traffic collision on the A27 in Portsmouth.

Officers were called to the scene at 12.10pm and as a result of the incident the eastbound carriageway is currently closed.

The closure starts on the M27 at junction 12 and ends on the A27 at the Eastern Road junction.

Debris on the road is also causing significant delays on the westbound carriageway.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area if at all possible.

Investigators expect the route will be closed for some time.

Portsmouth celebrate promotion to League One

Portsmouth celebrate after their win at Notts County Credit: PA

Portsmouth have clinched their promotion from the fourth tier in a 3-1 win over Notts County.

Gareth Evans scored from the spot after Kal Naismith was brought down, before Jorge Grant equalised five minutes after half-time.

However Jamal Lowe came off the bench to secure Pompey's win, and spark a pitch invasion as they celebrated promotion.

The fans carry Conor Chaplin aloft Credit: PA

Luton's failure to win at Mansfield ensured Portsmouth grabbed an automatic spot, with Danny Hylton equalising for the Hatters after Alfie Potter's opener in a 1-1 draw.

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