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Five arrested over New Forest burglaries

Five arrested by Hampshire Police over burglaries Credit: PA

Four men and a woman have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in the New Forest. Police in Southampton raided a number of properties in Paignton Road, Victory Road, Palm Road and Fraser Close this morning.

Officers from CID, the Force Support Unit, the Dog Unit, Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Response and Patrol were involved in the warrants. They are part of Operation Guzzi which is an ongoing investigation into burglaries across the New Forest and neighbouring areas.

Four men aged 20, 24, 32 and 43, and one woman, aged 30, all from Southampton are currently in custody.

Southampton named best cruise departure port

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Southampton has been named the UK's best cruise departure port. It's set to break passenger numbers this year with 1.75 million expected to travel from the city. The Mayflower Terminal and City Cruise Terminals have seen multi million pound refurbishments which should mean it can cater for the world's largest cruise vessels.

As well as being the home port for world famous vessels like Cunard's Queen Mary 2, the port regularly hosts cruise industry occasions such as the launch of the UK's biggest-ever purpose-built cruise ship, Britannia, Royal Carribean's Anthem of the Seas, and the return of Royal Princess.

Nick Ridehalgh, ABP Director Southampton, said: "We are extremely proud that Southampton has again been named the UK's best departure port by Cruise Critic for the seventh time running. We strive to keep Southampton at the forefront of the cruise industry and this is proof that we are doing just that. We have exciting plans to further invest even more in our cruise facilities later this year, details of which will be announced very soon."


South Coast 'set to attract major investment'

New report predicts major investment Credit: ITV

Southampton and the South Coast is set to attract millions of pounds worth of investment as developers look outside of London - that's according to a new report out today.

Publishing consultancy JLL predicts that more investors will follow in the footsteps of London-based organisations such as Grosvenor, the company behind the Southampton's £80 million retail and leisure development.

Appeal for information after cyclist knocked from bike

Police in Southampton are appealing for information after a 37-year-old cyclist was knocked off his bike by a car.

The man was stopping at the red traffic lights on Romsey Road at its junction with Tebourba Way and Winchester Road at around 11.25pm on Saturday, September 26, when he was knocked from his bike by a car that continued on and turned left into Tebourba Way.

The incident left the cyclist suffering a fractured left leg. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

Learner driver due in court after drink drive arrest

Police have charged a 39-year-old learner driver with drink driving following an incident in Shirley in Southampton in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Lucas Herliczka from Howards Grove, Southampton was charged with driving motor vehicle when alcohol limit above limit and is due to appear in Southampton Magistrates Court on October 13.

A 32-year-old man from Oxfordshire, who is believed to be his instructor, was also arrested in connection with the incident but later released with no further action.

Learner driver AND instructor arrested for drink driving

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A learner driver AND their supervisor have been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being stopped in Hampshire.

Both drivers were three times over the legal limit, according to the Hampshire Roads Policing Unit.

It's unclear where the incident happened but it's understood the learner driver is due to appear before magistrates.


Concern for missing teenager with severe learning difficulties

Police need help finding Brandon Gacy Credit: Hampshire Police

A teenager with severe learning difficulties has gone missing.

Seventeen-year-old Brandon Gacy went missing this afternoon.

He suffers from severe learning difficulties and is very vulnerable.

He was last seen on Green Lane in Southampton shortly before 2pm.

He's described as white, about 5ft 9ins tall and is wearing a yellow t-shirt with the word 'Happy' on it and a big smiley face, and dark grey jogging bottoms.

He often gets on buses, so he may have already done that.

Please call 101 with any sightings, quoting 487.

Southampton to house 25 Syrian refugee families

A total of 25 refugee families from Syria are to be given homes in Southampton, the city council said.

Cllr Simon Letts, the Labour leader of the local authority, said that the Hampshire city had a "proud history of reaching out to people in trouble" and added that local people were happy to help those in need.

He said that the council would work with faith groups to help those being taken in during the next 12 months.

Mr Letts said: "We as a city and a community will play our part in the process.

"We will be working with faith groups for the appropriate response and will take in 25 Syrian families in the next 12 months."

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