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Man robbed in park as he tried to help stray dog

A man was robbed in Palmerston Park on Saturday as he tried to help a stray dog.

The 21-year-old victim was approached by a man at around 9.20pm, who threatened him with violence and demanded his money and phone. The offender headed off towards Sprinkles Gelato on the junction of New Road and Above Bar with cash and the victim's phone.

The robber is described as mixed race, of a medium build and approximately 6ft tall. He was in his mid 20s, with short or cropped dark hair, a straight scar on the right side of his neck and was wearing a white jacket with a red t-shirt underneath, jeans with a rip on the right knee and a red beanie hat.

Anyone with information should contact DC Tom Hewitt at Shirley CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Detectives hunt burglars after ram raid on shop

Detectives at Shirley are appealing for witness after burglars drove a vehicle through the front roller shutters of Martins Newsagents at Lordshill Centre. The burglary occurred at about 3.20am on Friday, January 3, when a green Rover Metro smashed through the window.

Three men are believed to be involved in the theft of up to £3,000 worth of cigarettes. The Metro, which was a stolen vehicle, was abandoned at the scene, and the robbers are believed to have left in a stolen blue Ford Escort van.

The van was later found abandoned in Bindon Close, Shirley Warren. The men are believed to have left Bindon Close in a white Ford Escort, which was found later in Coxford Close.


Police seek witnesses to fight in Southampton

The fight took place in the early hours of Saturday 23rd November Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fight which left a Southampton man hospitalised.

Around 1.40am Saturday 23rd November, officers were called to a fight involving six to eight men in Vernon Walk in the city centre. One Southampton man, 23, was unconscious on the pavement when police arrived.

There was a confrontation between two groups of men Credit: Hampshire Police

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to a deep wound to the back of his head. He was released after treatment. CCTV shows the confrontation between two groups of men. It also shows numerous witnesses who were watching or trying to avoid getting tangled up in the altercation.

There were between six to eight men there that evening Credit: Hampshire Police

One 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of affray. He's been bailed pending further inquiries.

One man was left hospitalised with a deep wound in his head Credit: Hampshire Police

Appeal to find missing pensioner

Police are appealing for the public's help in finding a missing pensioner from Southampton. Anthony Cornick who's 85, was last seen yesterday morning at his home in Evelyn Road in Shirley. It's believed he has taken his car, a green Rover, and also has his dog with him.

Anthony Cornick has been missing since Tuesday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Missing teenage boy from Shirley

David Orman was last seen at his foster carer's home last Thursday Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for information for a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his foster carer's home since last Thursday.

David Orman, from Shirley, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey Adidas sweatshirt and white Adidas trainers.

He is white, 5ft 3ins tall and slim with blue eyes and brown hair.

Police believe he is staying somewhere in the Shirley or Millbrook area and that someone knows where he is.

David attends St George’s School, so he also could be in the Swaythling area.

Anyone with information should call 101.

Man taken to hospital after being hit by bus

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was knocked down by a bus.

The accident happened this afternoon in Shirley, Southampton.

The man, who is in his 40's, was crossing the road at Foyers Corner, at the junction of Howard Road and Shirley Road.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to head injuries.

Passengers who were on the bus at the time were spoken to by officers, before another bus came to collect them.

Anyone with information should call the Roads Policing Uni at Totton on 101, quoting Operation Cromarty.


Police have reported sightings of missing woman

Gabriella’s parents are clearly worried about her and want her to know that she is not in any trouble with them and they want her to come home. We have had some reported sightings of Gabriella in the Southampton area that we are following up, but I would urge people to look at Gabriella’s picture once again and contact us if they think they have seen her. We would also appeal to Gabriella to contact us. Even if she doesn’t want to speak to her parents she can talk to a police officer and just let us know she is safe and well.

– Detective Inspector Phil Scrase, Hampshire Police

Gabriella, or anyone who knows of her whereabouts, can contact Southampton CID by calling 101 or call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Missing woman has no phone, transport or money

Gabriella is a Mexican national who has been in England for seven months with her parents. She speaks perfect English with an American accent.

She is 5ft 2ins tall and slim with long, light brown hair. When last seen, she was wearing a pink sweater, black track suit trousers and sandals.

Gabriella has no phone, transport, money or bank account. She took no clothing with her and has no known friends.

A father's plea: "Gaby we want you to come home"

Gabriella Montanez has been missing since Sunday, May 19th Credit: Hampshire Police

The parents of a missing Southampton woman are appealing for her to come home. Gabriella Montanez, 25, has been missing from her family home in Atherley Road, Shirley, since Sunday, May 19.

Gabriella, who is also known as Gaby, left her home at around 4am and her parents are now urging her to return home, or at least get in touch to let them know she is safe.

Her father issued this direct appeal to Gabriella: "Gaby, we want you to come home now or get in touch as we are really worried about you.

“Please contact us or the police to let us know that you are safe and well. We love you. Mum and Dad."

Search for missing Southampton woman

Gabriella Montanez, who went missing on Sunday, May 19 Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are searching for a 25-year-old woman who has been missing for more than ten days in Southampton.

Gabriella Montanez was last seen on Sunday May, 19 at 4am when she left her parents' flat in Atherley Road, Shirley.

Gabriella left with no phone, transport or money after a disagreement about her cooking late at night.

She is Mexican but speaks English with an American accent.

Gabriella is 5ft 2ins with long, light brown hair and was last seen wearing a pink sweater and black tracksuit trousers.

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