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Man charged with kidnapping woman in Southampton

A man has been charged with kidnap and sexual assault after an incident in Southampton in the early hours of Sunday.

A 30-year-old woman from Fareham got into a car just before 2am in Bedford Place, believing it was a taxi. The woman was sexually assaulted over her clothing before being left near junction 9 of the M27. The victim wasn't hurt.

Elvis WIlliams, aged 57, from Mosaic Close, Southampton has been charged with kidnap and sexual assault.

He will appear before Southampton Magistrates Court this morning.

Hampshire dad misses son's graduation after being bumped off flight

David Podger was left fuming at Southampton airport

A father from Hampshire is calling for a change in the law after he was denied a seat on an aeroplane - and missed his son's graduation ceremony.

David Podger paid almost 150 pounds for his Eastern Airways flight from Southampton to Leeds, only to be told after check-in that the flight was full.

And David's not alone. Earlier this month, EasyJet apologised when a 15-year-old schoolboy from Worthing - travelling alone - was removed from a flight at Gatwick.

It's estimated around 50 thousand passengers are bumped-off flights every year - and it's legal. Chloe Oliver reports:


One year on: How has Theresa May fared?

It's been a year since Maidenhead MP Theresa May became Prime Minister.

During the election campaign she wasn't a regular visitor to the South but she made an impact when she was here.

She famously took part in a planned canvassing exercise in Southampton.

Rachel Hepworth has been re-tracing her steps, one year on.

Phil spoke to Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire.

Man with 'serious condition' missing from hospital

Arkadijs Petrov needs urgent medical attention Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police are looking for a man with a serious health condition who has gone missing from Southampton General Hospital.

37 year-old Arkadijs Petrov from Southampton walked out of the hospital on the afternoon of Monday 10th July. He was being monitored there because of his condition. Officers say there is a "serious threat to Mr. Petrov's health" if it is left untreated.

“We need to find Arkadijs as soon as possible as medical staff have told us there is a serious threat to his health without treatment.

“We are releasing a passport photo of him and are asking if you have any information about where he may be, or think you have seen him since 1pm yesterday (Monday 10th July 2017) , to please call us on 101 quoting 4417064315.”

– Inspector Helen Andrews

CCTV released after theft from Southampton shop

CCTV Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV has been released of a man police want to talk to after four bottles of wine were taken from a shop in Southampton.

When the the man was confronted by a member of staff at the Co-Op on Harbour Parade he said he had a knife and would stab him, he then left the shop.

The incident happened at around 9.45pm on Saturday 17th of June.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hampshire Police on 101.

I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– PC Jackie Conners


Crews tackle blaze at Southampton recycling plant


Around 30 firefighters are currently tackling a blaze at a recycling plant in Southampton.

Crews from four fire stations were called at around 2.34am to Belvidere Road, which has been closed in both directions by the emergency services.

The fire was found in the storage area.

Crews from St Mary's, Hightown, Redbridge and Eastleigh are all in attendance.

A specialist environmental team is also at the scene.


Efit released in connection with attempted rape investigation

Police investigating an attempted rape want to speak to the man depicted in this image Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police investigating an attempted rape that happened in Southampton in December last year have released an efit of a man they want to speak to.

It was a reported a man attempted to rape a 26-year-old woman at a home in Southampton on Sunday 4th December after meeting on a night out.

The man we would like to trace called himself both Tom and Ali and is described as:

  • White
  • Slim build
  • 5’ 5”
  • Short brown hair, longer on top and swept to the side
  • Mole on left cheek
  • Green eyes
  • Local accent with a deep voice

“I would like to appeal to the public to help identify this man. I know this was some time ago now, however you might recognise the description or the E-fit? Please get in contact.”

– DC Neail Potter
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