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South Downs College marks Armistice Day

A college in Waterlooville has paid tribute to Royal Marine Richard Hollington, a former South Downs student who, in June 2010, became the 300th British Serviceman to die during the conflict in Afghanistan.

In remembrance of those Service personnel who have given their lives in wars and conflicts, students marched and laid memorial wreathes.

Students laid wreathes and planted crosses in memory of the former student. Credit: ITVMeridian

Cadet Marnie Kerby, who is hoping to one day be a convert medical technician, spoke about the importance of the Armistice Day service for the college.

Man swallows live frog and lizard in online game

A man from Waterlooville has been ordered to do 80 hours of unpaid work after admitting causing unnecessary suffering to a frog and a lizard by swallowing them.

Jeans put frog in glass and then filled with water before swallowing
Frog was still moving in glass when swallowed

Sheldon Jeans of Longwood Avenue, Cowplain was also ordered to pay £1,200 in costs by Portsmouth magistrates after he changed his plea to guilty on the first day of his trial.

The small frog and lizard were swallowed by Jeans on 3 February this year as part of the Neknomination game. He was seen on footage that he posted on Facebook putting first the frog and then the lizard into a glass of water and swallowing them whilst they were still clearly moving.

Lizard in glass
Jeans claims he regurgitated animals afterwards

Unfortunately this isn’t the first case we’ve had involving Neknomination, but it is the first to come to court that involved animals other than fish.

The two small animals would have suffered considerably during this incident, going through the distress of being swallowed and coming into contact with stomach acids.

We hope this sick game is now on the decline as it is just not acceptable to subject animals to this sort of ordeal.

– RSPCA inspector Alan Browning

Jeans said that he had regurgitated the animals afterwards but there is no evidence of this or that they survived.

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Concerns for missing man from Waterlooville

Christopher Richards was last seen on Wednesday Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

A search is underway for a man who's gone missing from his home in Waterlooville. Christopher Richards who's twenty nine and from Orsmond Close was last seen on Wednesday. Police believe he caught a caught a bus to Portsmouth.

"It is believed that Christopher caught a bus to Portsmouth on the September 24. He has not been seen since. If you see him, or know where he is, please contact us straight away on 101."

– PC Michael Kutner

Family of missing Hampshire man told about discovery of body

Kyle Hayman was last seen leaving a property in Waterlooville on 18th May Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The family of a young man missing for more than a month have been told by police of the discovery of a man's body. Kyle Hayman, 22, who was last seen at 11am on May 18, left a property in Waterlooville saying he was going for a walk.

Detectives from Hampshire Constabulary made public appeals for sightings and said they had the "utmost concern" for him. Now it's emerged that a body was found in woodland near Pigeon House Lane, Southwick, at around 11.50am yesterday.

The body has not yet been formally identified, but relatives of Mr Hayman have been informed about the discovery. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Man from Waterlooville has been missing for 2 weeks

Kyle Hayman has been missing for two weeks Credit: Hampshire Police

An appeal has been launched for a man from Waterlooville who has been missing for more than a fortnight.

22 year-old Kyle Hayman has not been since since 11am on May the 18th. He had been staying with a friend at an address in Serpentine Road in Widley when he said he was going for a walk - he hasn't been seen since.

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Police appeal to identify Waterlooville caller

Police are appealing for help to identify a woman who made a call to police last night reporting an assault.

The woman was dropped off by a white van in Shaftesbury Avenue, Waterlooville in a distressed state around 8.45pm on yesterday.

It's believed the woman was having an argument with a man driving the van.

She's described as:

  • White
  • Slim build
  • In her 20s
  • Long dark hair in a ponytail
  • Wearing wedge trainers, skinny blue jeans and a white t-shirt

She approached two teenage girls walking along the same road and asked them if she could borrow their phone to call the police. The woman had left the area on police arrival.

It is not clear whether the woman got back in the van or ran away on foot.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Supermarket destroyed by arsonists to reopen

Tescos Express in Waterlooville destroyed by arsonists Credit: Meridian
Tescos Express Waterlooville will reopen this week Credit: Meridian

A supermarket destroyed by fire will reopen next week. Arsonists set fire to the Tesco Express in Waterlooville in Hampshire nearly two years ago.

Flames also destroyed the nearby pharmacy which reopened last week. For eighteen months staff dispensed medicines out of a portacabin while rebuilding work was underway.

No one has ever been arrested in connection with the blaze.

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