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TRAVEL - ROADS: HAMPSHIRE Totton By-Pass closed Westbound - lorry hit a footbridge

There is queueing traffic on the A35 Totton By-Pass after a lorry towing a forklift struck a footbridge. The road is closed westbound between the A36 Commercial Road and A326 Marchwood By-Pass (Rushington Roundabout).

There's congestion to the M271 / A33 Redbridge Road / Gover Road (Redbridge Flyover).

Traffic can travel over the Redbridge Causeway, but, it is forced to exit onto the A36 Commercial Road towards Totton town centre.

£20,000 theft in Asda supermarket raid

£20,000 theft at Asda by motorbike riders Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

£20,000 pounds worth of electrical equipment and computer games has been stolen from the Asda supermarket in Totton, Hampshire.

Two men riding a stolen white motorbike forced open the doors of the store on Maynard Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

One offender wore a silver motorcycle helmet and the other wore a dark helmet. Both are said to be 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Police Constable Luke Callum said :"I am appealing to anyone who recognises these people in the CCTV image. Do you recognise their clothing or helmets? Have you noticed anyone in Totton area attempting to sell computer games or electronic equipment recently? Call 101 and quote 44150382002."


Restaurant owner fined for flouting fire safety laws

A Totton restaurant owner has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 for flouting fire safety laws and putting lives at risk.

The prosecution came after a fire occurred in a second floor bedroom above the Golden Dragon Chinese takeaway, involving electrical items, magazines and a suitcase.

The incident prompted Hampshire fire safety officers to undertake a fire safety inspection of the premises where it was identified that no fire alarm system was installed and no fire risk assessments had been carried out. A prohibition noticed was then served to Mr Jia Wu of the Goldren Dragon on 29 April 2014.

Mr Jia Wu pleaded guilty at West Hampshire Magistrates Court on 27 February 2015 for having no fire alarm system in his premises and no fire risk assessments.

At the hearing, the lay Magistrate stated that the standard in the premises fell well below what is required by legislation. She also mentioned that this was aggravated by the numerous risks including electrical extension cables overloaded and a non maintained extraction system.

The Magistrate fined Mr Wu £1,200 for each offence and the Service was awarded full costs of £1,963. The defendant was also requested to pay a £120 community surcharge. The total penalty was £4,483.

"We work closely with businesses to help them with their duty to comply with fire safety law, ensuring the safety of our community and making Hampshire safer, but where their responsibilities are not taken seriously, the Service will always consider prosecution. We would like this case to act as a timely reminder to business owners throughout Hampshire that the Fire Safety Order is in place. The safety of the public is our primary concern. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to utilise all the powers available to us in enforcing fire safety legislation."

– Head of Community Safety, Steve Foye

Cyclist hit by lorry

Police are keen to hear from drivers who may have witnessed a serious injury collision at the roundabout junction of the A326 and Ringwood Road at 8am yesterday morning.

A 26-year-old cyclist was involved in a collision with a large goods vehicle. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital to be treated for a serious, but not life-threatening leg injury. No-one else was injured.

Specialist equipment stolen from Totton site

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following the theft Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV images have been released after specialist equipment worth £3000 was stolen from a building site in Totton.

A hydraulic breaker that fits to the rear of a mini digger is a rusty metal colour and weighs 150kg so would be difficult to carry.

The heavy item was stolen around 5pm on Thursday 3rd April and 11am the following morning from the rear of a mini digger at the Larchfield site on Michigan Way.

Whoever took the breaker appears to have forced the fence next to a footpath that runs between the site and a care home on Derwent Drive.

Two people were spotted on CCTV in the area at the time. A picture of one of them is being released today as Police are keen to identify him.


Man, 51, arrested after raid on Hampshire house

Police have released more details of an incident at Rose Road, Totton, shortly after 11am on Thursday, January 30. It followed reports of four men acting suspiciously near the property. Police say the males were lawfully at the premises and remained to prevent a breach of the peace.

On arrival, officers observed some items at the address that prompted them to request a full search of the property. A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and drugs offences. He remains in police custody.

Fatal motorbike collision

The road traffic collision happened at 10pm yesterday Credit: ITV Meridian

A motorbike rider died after colliding with a Mercedes van last night.

The crash happened at 10pm on the A35 Lyndhurst to Ashurst road.

The motorcycle rider, a 59-year-old, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed and anyone with information should ring Totton road policing on 101.

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