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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.

Crash exercise highlights dangers of texting at wheel

Firefighters are teaching students about safety

Hampshire Fire and Rescue are carrying out a car crash cut-out exercise today in Winchester to highlight the dangers of texting behind the wheel.

The event at Peter Symonds College is part of the college's week long Stay Safe at Christmas campaign.

Additional activities will include beer goggle basketball and Scalextric text racing.


Police headquarters knocked down for new homes

Former Hampshire Constabulary headquarters is under demolition Credit: ITV News

Demolition work on one of Winchester's tallest buildings has begun.

The former Hampshire Constabulary headquarters in Romsey Road is being torn down to make way for over 200 new homes of which, a portion will be affordable housing.

For more than 50 years the building stood at the top of the highest point in the city.

Homes and businesses left without power

Shoppers leave shops affected by the power cut Credit: Steven Quy

Thousands of homes and businesses in the centre of Winchester are without power this afternoon.

A major power cut in the city centre meant many shops and restaurants having to close.

Many shops were forced to close because of the power cut Credit: Steven Quy
Shoppers are left outside following a major power cut Credit: Amanda Compton

Winchester choristers get their skates on for festive market

Winchester's Christmas market is celebrating it's tenth year, and expecting 350,000 people in the run up to Christmas.

Today the cathedral choristers took to the ice for the traditional launch of their festive season.

This year, as Rachel Hepworth reports, they were protected from the elements:

Rachel spoke to choristers, Director of Music Andy Lumsden, Acting Dean, Canon Roland Riem and Operations Director Phillip Holroyd Smith.

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