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Pre-inquest review for teenager killed in crash

Alexander Worth

A pre-inquest review is due to open today into the death of a teenager from Kings Worthy near Winchester who was killed when a Ferrari crashed.

13 year-old Alexander Worth died last August when the car he was a passenger in crashed into a fence in North Warnborough.

The 37-year-old driver from Surrey was seriously injured.

The scene of the crash

World record attempt: 80ft sculpture has 7,000 balloons

Sculpture in Winchester depicts man fishing and he's caught one! Credit: Ben Field

An attempt to break the world record for the largest balloon sculpture has been completed at a shopping centre in Winchester.

It's taken sculptor, Ben Field, 10 days and seven thousand balloons to create the 80 foot balloon waterfall at The Brooks shopping centre. It will remain there until the end of the month.

The sculpture decorates a shopping centre in Hampshire
Balloon sculpture shows man with a fishing rod Credit: Ben Field


Murder victim's photo released as appeal renewed

Credit: Family handout

The family of a man murdered in Winchester have released his photograph as police renew their appeal for witnesses.

Carl Scott's body was found at a house in Birch Court off Thurmond Crescent in Winchester on 22nd March.

Police are trying to establish the 37 year old's movements before his death.

A 58 year old man from Winchester was arrested on suspicion of murder and released on bail.

Police are asking anyone who has information which is relevant to this murder investigation to get in touch via 101 quoting Operation Teasel.

Any information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man arrested over murder of man in Winchester

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Carl Scott in Winchester.

A 58-year-old from Winchester was arrested on suspicion of murder last night. He is currently in police custody being questioned by officers.

Officers were called to a house in Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent, on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public found Mr Scott’s body.

Police were called to Birch Court off Thurmond Crescent Credit: Google Streetview

“We are still in the early stages of this investigation and we are following various lines of enquiry to establish the exact circumstances of what happened.

“In particular, we are trying to build up a picture of Mr Scott’s lifestyle and movements.

“Therefore I am continuing to appeal for anyone who knew Mr Scott and had contact with him since February 1 this year to contact us. You may hold information that could be vital to our investigation.

“A cordon at the address will remain in place for the next few days while we carry out further enquiries.

“Once again, I would like to thank local residents for their patience while this takes place.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Morgan

Winchester Pride parade marks annual event

Dozens of people have joined a march in Winchester as part of the city's gay pride event. The annual gathering celebrates the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Tonight a party will be held at the Guild Hall.

We spoke to some of the people taking part in the celebrations, and one of the organisers - Sarah Collins from Hampshire Pride.


'Getting into the Christmas spirit' in Winchester

Many people are spending today carrying out their final preparations for Christmas Day tomorrow. Mary Stanley spoke to people on the high street in Winchester - some were shopping, others were just soaking up the festive atmosphere on Christmas Eve...

Mother accused of killing baby describes moment 'the light in his eyes went out'

Winchester Crown Court Credit: PA

A mother accused of killing her 19-day-old baby has described to a court how she saw the lights go out in his eyes.

Nicola Brown, nee Long, 43, is charged with the murder and two counts of causing grievous bodily harm to Jake Long.

Winchester Crown Court heard that he died of a severe head injury and had suffered a total of 17 broken ribs on two previous occasions.

Jake's father, jason Brown, is accused of causing or allowing the death of a child.

The fatal incident happened while Nicola Brown was looking after the young baby at their home in Agincourt Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, on December 19, 2014, while Mr Brown was at work as a forklift driver on a building site.

I was his mother and I loved him very much, he was half asleep, I tried to give him his bottle. He made a noise and I saw the lights go out of my son's eyes and that's a picture I will never forget for the rest of my life.

– Nicola Brown, mother

The defendants, who married after their son's death, deny the charges.

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