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Pensioner waits hours outside QA hospital on New Year's Day

Shelley Gyilym's 80 year old mother who has terminal cancer had to wait for hours in an ambulance outside the Queen Alexandra hospital in Portsmouth on New Year's Day.

Shelley says the staff were brilliant but the whole situation was chaotic.

Shelley described the hospital as chaotic Credit: ITV Meridian

We have seen an increase in the numbers of both emergency department attendances and direct admissions into our beds - resulting in extremely high demand across the hospital.

As usual during winter, we have also seen an increase in the severity of the illness amongst our emergency admissions, which places additional pressure on our beds and emergency services.

We continue to work closely with our health and social partners across the healthcare system and with South Central Ambulance Service."

– Spokesperson, QA Hospital

Do you recognise him? Police issue e-fit after Spar robbery

E-fit of suspect in Spar robbery Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives from Hampshire Police are appealing for the public's help after a robbery at a Spar shop in Portsmouth.

The investigation centres around a man who entered the Spar branch in St Mary's Road in Fratton at about 8.15am on Wednesday 30th November. He got away with £60 from the till after approaching the counter and threatening staff.

No-one was injured in the incident, but the police have issued an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the robbery. Detectives say they are following several lines of enquiry.

The man they want to speak to has been described as a light-skinned man in his twenties, who is about 5ft6ins tall.

“This robbery took place early in the morning, when there will have been people out and about.

“Were you in this area on Wednesday, November 30? Do you recognise the man in the e-fit image and the description?”

– Detective Constable Angela Smith, Fratton CID


Man to be sentenced for hammer attack

Police were called to a house on Shearer Road in Portsmouth Credit: ITV Meridian

A man who attacked a girl with a hammer is due to be sentenced later.

James Hemming assaulted the seventeen year old at a house on Shearer Road in Portsmouth, leaving her with "life changing injuries".

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.


Great South Run: One runner's amazing story of recovery after a tumour which left her paralysed

Emma Cretten tells us why she is taking part in the Great South Run

Up to 25,000 runners are taking to the streets of Portsmouth this weekend for the Great South Run, many of them raising money for deserving causes and charities.

Among the athletes is an amazing woman - Emma Cretten, who this time last year was paralysed after a tumour wrapped itself around her spine. Now though, things are very different. Andrew Pate tells her story.

Police release CCTV after hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes & phone cards stolen from shop

CCTV from of man police want to speak to Credit: Hampshire Police

Police investigating the theft of cigarettes and phone cards worth hundreds of pounds from a shop in Portsmouth have released a cctv image of a man who may have vital information.

The burglary took place at the Albert Food Store on Albert Road in Southsea, between 3am and 4am on Wednesday 12th October.

Officers are trying to trace a man who is aged in his thirties, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and of a Turkish or Kurdish appearance.

“The offender has got away with hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes and phone cards.

“I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV, or anyone who has been offered cigarettes or phone cards for sale, which they think could have been stolen.

”I would urge anyone with information to contact us and speak to us in confidence.”

– PC Ian Swan, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact PC Swan at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,

Sir Ben's team maintains lead in the America's Cup

Toulon played host to the weekend's America's Cup races

Sailing fans from Hampshire were in Toulon in France over the weekend to show their support for the Portsmouth-based Ben Ainslie Racing team.

The Land Rover BAR crew won the second race on Sunday, and came third overall in the weekend's events at Toulon. Sir Ben Ainslie's team still lead the America's Cup World Series event as a whole. The next leg will be in Japan in November. Sally Simmonds sent this report.

Supporters from home travel to France to see Portsmouth-based team
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