Thousands have taken to the streets of Portsmouth for the biggest ever Great South Run.
Thousands of runners are preparing to take to the streets of Southsea this weekend for the biggest-ever Great South Run.
A man in his 90s has survived a gas explosion at his home in Southsea.
A pensioner has been seriously injured following a collision in Hampshire.
Police were called at 9.40am to the Milton Road-Locksway Road area of Southsea this morning to reports of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian.
The elderly woman, believed to be in her 70s, received serious leg injuries, which are life-threatening.
The injured woman was taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.
Closures are likely to remain in place on Milton Road / Locksway Road until 3pm this afternoon.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the collision are asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit at Fratton Police Station in Portsmouth by phoning 101
Police are still at the scene of an accident in Southsea involving an elderly woman and a lorry. They were called at 9.40 this morning to Locksway Road near the junction of Milton Road.
The elderly woman was air lifted to hospital with serious leg injuries, which are potentially life-threatening. Locksway Road remains closed.
– Detective Constable Mel Sinclair, Hampshire Police
We are conducting enquiries into whether any other local residents have had any suspicious callers within the past two weeks. Specifically we would be interested in anyone trying to buy or sell antiques or gold. Officers are also trying to trace any leaflets that may have been dropped through other letter boxes advertising ‘cash for gold’ type sales. We would be especially interested if anyone still had one of these leaflets at home.
Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
Detectives are appealing for more information as an investigation continues into a burglary in Southsea. The suspect was described as:
- Approximately 5 ft 10 ins tall
- Stocky build
- Wearing a long cat and a flat cap
The burglary took place at around 3pm on Thursday, February 21, 2013. It was reported to police on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Detectives are appealing for more information as an investigation continues into a burglary in Southsea. A man, aged 81, living in the Elm Grove area was visited by someone he did not know. This visitor, a man, claimed to be a gold buyer.
The unknown man said he had come to collect a ‘cash for gold’ leaflet, which had been put through the door earlier the same day. When the 81-year-old opened the door, the visitor walked into the address uninvited and stole jewellery.
A pier that was closed down earlier this year over safety concerns will be sold at auction later.
The South Parade pier at Southsea in Portsmouth needs major investment before it can reopen. The structure dates from the nineteenth century. It will go under the hammer at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
The Great South Run has enjoyed it's biggest turn-out yet.
This year a record-breaking 25,000 runners from across the South, took part in the 10 mile race through the streets of Portsmouth.
Some ran for charity, others for a personal challenge. One man even ran with a fridge on his back. Juliette Fletcher has more.
GB's Jo Pavey has regained the title she won six years ago at the Great South Run.
It was only the second 10-mile race of Pavey’s career, but it came following a superb track season in which she won European 10,000m silver and finished seventh in both the 5000m and 10,000m at the London Olympics.
Stephen Mokoka (RSA) took the men’s title in a time of 46:40 while Jo Pavey (GBR) took the women’s title in a time of 53:01.