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Romsey gridlocked as traffic collision closes roads

A traffic collision in Romsey could take a while to clear, police have said.

Road closures are currently in place at Yokesford Hill, Bunny Lane as well as at the junction of Belbins and Cupernham Lane.

Emergency services are at the scene and have warned road users that it is going to take some time to clear it.

Road users have also been strongly advised to avoid the area to the north of Romsey, as there are currently no suitable diversion routes due to flooding.

The Army and civilian crews provide urgent help to stop more flooding in Romsey, Hampshire

Sandbags deployed by soldiers to help keep Romsey from further flooding Credit: Simon Rowley
Sandbags and diversions in Romsey around the worst affected areas Credit: Simon Rowley
Fire crews, council and Environment Agency staff working to help avoid Romsey flooding Credit: Simon Romsey


Missing man has brain tumour and no medication

Graham Woodley went missing from his home in Romsey last night Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police are searching for a man who went missing from his home in Romsey last night. 41-year-old Graham Woodley has a brain tumour, and suffers from seizures. He doesn't have his medication with him. Officers think he may be in Poole


116 tyres stolen from Romsey

Romsey Police are investigating the theft of 116 tyres valued at more than £15,000.

The tyres were stolen on Wednesday 18th December between 3am and 6am in Nursling Industrial Estate in Southampton.

The thieves gained access to a sealed container at premises in Test Lane and the tyres are all Michelin brand.

PC Lindsay Miell said: "The quantity of the stolen property means that the offenders must have used a container-sized lorry or two vans to remove the tyres.

“Police need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who heard or saw anything suspicious. We also need to hear from any individual or business that is offered new Michelin tyres for a much reduced price.”

Man released on bail after 400 budgies stolen

A 25-year old Southampton man has been released on bail after being arrested in connection with 400 missing budgies.

No birds have yet been recovered and the police are still appealing for information about the whereabouts of the birds.

The man is on bail until January 2nd 2014 while enquiries continue.

The budgies are thought to be worth around £60,000 and were taken sometime between the evening of Sunday 13th October and the early hours of Monday 14th October.

The birds were kept in a large garage at the end of the breeders home in Upton Crescent, Southampton.

Police believe the thieves escaped with the birds through a golf course which runs behind the property.

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