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Third person arrested in connection with attempted murder

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a 48-year-old man in Southampton have arrested a 49-year-old man last night - the third arrest in connection with the incident.

It comes after a man was found near The Angel Pub on Palmerston Road with serious injuries to his hands and head early yesterday morning. His injuries are considered serious but not life threatening.

A 49-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A 34-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 26-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder remain in police custody.


Six out of 10 stores sold knives to children in Southampton

Six out of ten stores in Southampton have sold knives to children.

Shops in the city were tested in an operation involving Trading Standards. Forty percent refused to sell to under eighteens.

On Saturday, stores across the city were tested again, following a previous test in June 2016 when eight stores failed.

Only 40% of the retailers tested passed by refusing to sell a knife to our test-purchasers, a 16 and 17-year-old Police Cadets.

6 out of 10 Southampton stores have sold knives to children Credit: ITV News

"The number of businesses who failed this operation, again, is shocking and unacceptable.

"If the correct procedures are not practiced, then young people can easily obtain knives potentially putting their lives, or the lives of others at risk.

"We are working with the stores in question and Trading Standards to provide training to make sure staff are asking for ID from anyone they suspect to be underage in the future.

"All of the failing staff members will be requested to attend a Police and Trading Standards awareness course with a supervisor from the store.

"The stores will be subject to future testing to ensure compliance."

– Southampton Central Neighbourhood Inspector Mel Golding

Can you help get this medal returned to its owner?

This medal was stolen on Remembrance Sunday Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are appealing for the return of a stolen medal which was awarded to a British Soldier for his service in Afghanistan.

The medal was stolen from a vehicle on Charlton Road in Southampton overnight from Saturday, November 12 into Remembrance Sunday, November 13.

The medal is silver and engraved.

Can you help us get it back to its rightful and deserving owner?

Coroner: Marion Munns death could have been prevented

It's a wake-up call for Southern Health. That's the coroner's view after a woman fell to her death from a motorway bridge.

74-year-old Marion Munns from Southampton was under the care of the troubled NHS Trust at the time. Her family say they could see her mental health state deteriorating but no-one listened.

In a letter obtained by ITV News Meridian, the then chief executive - Katrina Percy - apologised and said the death WAS preventable.

Sally Simmonds has the story.


Michelle Keegan opens Southampton Boat Show 2016

Michelle Keegan sets things off at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show

The actress and former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has opened proceedings at this year's Southampton Boat Show in Hampshire.

'Speech, speech' Michelle Keegan says a few words to mark boat show launch

“I am thrilled to be opening the Southampton Boat Show this year. As an avid fan of all types of activity on the water, I’m really excited to spend some time at the Show, soaking up the atmosphere and experiencing some of the brilliant attractions on offer.”

– Michelle Keegan, Actress

"We’re delighted to welcome Michelle to the Show this year. As Britain’s biggest boating festival, the Southampton Boat Show is a much-loved event and one of the leaders in the global boating calendar.

"The Show attracts visitors from those new to boating to avid sailors as well as a host of famous names, and we’re thrilled that Michelle will be joining us to help open the Show.”

– Murray Ellis, British Marine Boat Shows Managing Director

Southampton Airport celebrates record Summer

Credit: itv news

Southampton Airport is celebrating its busiest summer on record. Almost 430,000 passengers travelled through its doors during July and August. That's an increase of 14.6% compared to the same period last year.

August proved to be the airport's busiest month on record with 219,757 passengers whilst 207,631 passengers used the airport in July. Prior to this year, the airport's busiest month had been in August 2007 when 205,500 passengers took to the skies. It comes as the airport welcomes four new airlines this year.

Dave Lees, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, says 'It has been a record summer here at Southampton Airport which is due to the amount of popular new flights and routes that we have secured this year. We hope to see this trend continue into 2017'

Police patrol area of Southampton after fracas

Police are to carry out patrols in the Lordshill area of Southampton this week following a public order incident at a house in Jersey Close at around 9.45pm on Saturday.

Seven people were arrested and have since been released on bail until 1 December pending further enquiries.

Offices are continuing to treat this as an isolated incident, although they understand it may have caused some concern for nearby residents.

If anyone would like to speak to a member of the Neighbourhood Policing team you can contact them at Redbridge on 101.

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