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Boy 'swept away' into the sea

A 14-year-old boy who got into difficulties in the sea at Newhaven on Sunday afternoon has still not been found. Search and Rescue teams will make a decision this morning on whether to continue their efforts.

We witnessed the tragic power of the sea at Newhaven yesterday and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young lad who is sadly still missing. I don't want to see that repeated."

– Superintendent Grenville Wilson

C2C trains not expected to be back to normal until noon

We have just received this from C2C trains.

We do not expect trains to resume until at least 12.00 and our advice remains not to travel. We currently have power failures between Fenchurch Street and West Ham, and between Purfleet and Tilbury.

There has also been debris blocking the track at Thorpe Bay and Upminster. We are working with Network Rail to tackle these issues, and we will resume train services as soon as we can.


Hampshire Police- Advice for drivers

Hampshire Police are warning drivers to take extra care on the roads as high winds continue across the region. When driving in high winds keep both hands firmly on the wheel.

Drivers should also anticipate buffeting by the wind and the slip stream from passing vehicles, especially high-sided vehicles such as vans or lorries.

Drivers should slow their speed as the faster the vehicle is travelling the more likely it is to drift off course in a sudden gust. Drivers of high-sided vehicles, motor homes or cars towing caravans should be especially vigilant.

Gas leak in Reading

A cordon is in place in the Calcot area of Reading due to an ongoing gas leak.

Thames Valley Police were called at 7.19am to a report of a gas leak near Calcot Golf Club, after a fallen tree damaged a gas pipe.

Police officers and firefighters from the Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service have enforced a 560m cordon for the safety of the public.

Approximately 40 properties are being evacuated.


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