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Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash on M3

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Hampshire Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed a fatal collision on the M3 yesterday to come forward.

Three lorries and an Audi crashed northbound between junctions 9 and 10 at around 10.15am causing the motorway to close.

A man and a woman who were in the Audi were killed.

Two of the lorry drivers suffered minor injuries with one taken to Southampton General Hospital and the other to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Anyone with dash cam footage capturing the crash is urged to share this with police.

A 63 year old man has been interviewed under caution in connection with this incident, and has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact SCIU on 101, quoting 44170212966, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“This was a very serious collision which led to the deaths of two people. Officers spent a great deal of time at the scene conducting enquiries, but would now like to appeal to the public for any assistance. We would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the collision and the events leading up to it, but would also like to view any dash cam footage that passing motorists may have been able to film. If you think you can help us, please call us immediately."

– Sergeant Mark Furse, Serious Collision Investigation Unit

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

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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

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