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Hampshire jewellers burgled overnight

A jewellers in Hampshire had its window smashed and display items stolen in a burglary overnight.

The Breaverbrooks jewellers in Whiteley shopping centre was burgled between 12.20am and 1am on Monday 14th April.

The window was smashed using heavy duty tools and a number of Tag Heuer watches to be removed from the display.

A Mercedes estate car was used during a burglary but it is believed to have been stolen.

This crime appears to have been carried out in a professional but blatant manner. I am urgently seeking information from people who may have seen the vehicle leaving the area at speed or may have been offered stolen items for sale.”

– PC Martin Campbell, Hampshire Police

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'Staff were not told to park in residential streets'

The developers of the Whiteley Shopping Village have denied claims that staff are being told to park in residential streets around the new site.

A spokesperson told ITV News that it had been suggested that staff park on the nearby business park to ease congestion, but that suitable parking was also available for visitors and staff on site.

Shopping centre could 'lead to traffic chaos'

The Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council has expressed concern that the opening of a new shopping centre at Whiteley could lead to "traffic chaos".

Councillor Sean Woodward has told ITV News Meridian that workers at the Whiteley shopping centre have been advised to park on nearby residential streets.

This is because the new shopping village which opens tomorrow only has 1,500 parking spaces.

Workers at the nearby business park are forced to deposit their cars on main roads because of limited spaces.

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