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Southampton pensioner robbed of jewellery - do you recognise these men?

E-fit of burglar Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police have released E-fits of two men they would like to identify in connection with a distraction burglary incident in Southampton.

Distraction burglary Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A woman in her 80s answered her door in the Shirley area to two men who offered to carry out guttering improvement work.

Whilst one of the men talked to the woman about the work, the other man searched her home.

Both men left having stolen a quantity of jewellery including gold rings, chains and bracelets.

Police appeal after woman's face and arm injured

Hampshire Police want to talk to Daniel Grattan

Police investigating an assault which left a woman with injuries to her face and arms are searching for a man from Southampton.

The victim, a woman in her twenties, was at a property on Rowlands Walk in the city when a man reportedly entered the home at about 4.30 am this morning and assaulted her. He then left in a silver Ford estate type car.

Detectives believe the man was carrying a weapon.

Hampshire Police are trying to find Daniel Grattan, aged 30, from Southampton in connection with the incident. They say they are continuing to carry out enquiries to locate him and progress the investigation, but they want anyone who may have seen Mr Grattan today or who knows his whereabouts to contact them urgently.

While detectives are keen to speak to Daniel Grattan, they advise the public not to approach him if they see him, but just to call 999 and quote 44170238840.


Have you seen missing James from Southampton?

James was last seen on Tuesday 13th June 2017 Credit: Hampshire Police

Fifteen-year-old James Laurie has been missing from his home in Southampton for a week.

Hampshire Police are appealing for the public's help to find him, because the teenager's family 'are understandably, growing increasingly concerned for his welfare.'

James was last seen on Tuesday 13th June in Montague Avenue in Southampton. He is described as being white, with a slim to medium build, around 5ft 6ins tall with brown shoulder length hair which he often ties up.

Officers are asking anyone who knows where James is or who has seen him or spoken to him since last week Tuesday to contact Hampshire Police on 101, quoting 44170229706.

Teddy bear picnic raises vital funds for trauma unit

Credit: The Murray Parish Trust

One of the first in a series of teddy bear picnics has been held to raise money for a new children's emergency trauma department in Southampton.

Actress Sarah Parish and actor husband Jim Murray, who live in Hampshire, are aiming to raise £2 million pounds in match-funding from the government.

They set up the Murray Parish Trust in 2014, in memory of their little girl Ella-Jayne, to make sure the unit has the up-to-date lifesaving equipment it needs. Watch our studio chat with Sarah and Jim about their fundraising efforts here.

For more information, visit their website.

Jim Murray and Sarah Parish, both Founders and Trustees at The Murray Parish Trust.


West Quay shoppers stop for minute's silence

Shoppers at West Quay in Southampton were among those who stood side by side today to pay respects to those who lost their lives in the London Bridge terror attack.

A minute's silence was held at 11am to remember the seven people who were killed and the 48 injured in the attack.

As Richard Jones reports.

Richard spoke to the Very Rev Catherine Ogle, Dean of Winchester.

Richard's report contains footage from Southampton, London and Winchester.

Southampton bin collections move to fortnightly

From this week, household bin collections in Southampton are being reduced from weekly to fortnightly.

It's a practice already adopted by many councils in the south, and has been brought in to save around £800,000 in council spending.

But some residents fear it will lead to a rise in litter and vermin, particularly as the weather gets warmer.

As Rachel Hepworth reports.

Rachel spoke to Cllr Jacqui Rayment from Southampton City Council.

No artefacts damaged after fire at SeaCity Museum

Credit: ITV Meridian

No artefacts have been damaged after a fire at the SeaCity Museum in Southampton this afternoon.

A wooden model caught fire in the Titanic exhibition on the first floor shortly before 12.30pm.

The museum will remain closed for the rest of the day and will reopen on Thursday 8th June.

Watch footage of firefighters at the scene here.

A small fire broke out at lunchtime today in the “Southampton’s Titanic Story” exhibition at SeaCity Museum. The building was evacuated safely and fire crews swiftly attended, ensuring the fire was extinguished rapidly. Our exhibitions team have assessed the damage, and have concluded that none of the artefacts were affected and that the museum will be able to welcome visitors again from Thursday."

"We would like to thank the team at SeaCity for their professionalism in their initial response and evacuation, and also to Hampshire Fire & Rescue for their rapid response. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

– Southampton City Council Spokesperson

Fire at SeaCity Museum extinguished

A fire in the Titanic exhibition at the Sea City Museum in Southampton earlier today has been extinguished.

A wooden model caught fire on the first floor shortly before 12.30pm.

The museum was evacuated by firefighters this afternoon.

Watch the footage below of firefighters at the scene earlier today.

SeaCity Museum has been evacuated successfully following a fire which broke out around midday today which has now been extinguished by Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service. Thanks to the team at SeaCity for being calm and professional and for the swift response from Hampshire Fire & Rescue. We will send an update once we have more information.”

– Southampton City Council Spokesperson
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