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Police appeal after knifepoint robbery at newsagents

We have now managed to enhance the image and from this it is clear that he was also wearing dark jacket with a distinctive logo on the back. Do you know someone who has such a jacket, and who suddenly seemed to have a lot of cash that day? If you recognise the suspect's description or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at this time please get in contact. It was a very hot day and the jacket would have seemed out of place.

– Detective Constable Paul Wren, Sussex Police

Any witness or anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email quoting serial 1028 of 14/6. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


30 months in prison for Reading man over cocaine

A man from Reading has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to having cocaine.

Oliver Meredew, aged 24, from Windsor, was found in February with a quantity of cocaine in his car, parked at a property in White Horse Road in Windsor.

Oliver Meredew was found with a quantity of cocaine Credit: TV police

This long sentence should act as a reminder to potential offenders that we have zero tolerance approach to drugs offences and those who do offend will be dealt with robustly. I would urge anyone with information relating to drug offences across the Windsor Local Police Area to contact Thames Valley Police."

– PC Jon Edwards from Windsor police station

Woman held at knifepoint in robbery at newsagents

Police investigating a robbery at a Bexhill Newsagents have published a CCTV image of the suspect. The robbery happened at the Marina News newsagents, in Marina, Bexhill-on-Sea, on Saturday 14th June at 3.39pm.

Police want to speak to this man
Police want to speak to this man Credit: Sussex Police

A 20-year-old woman, who was working behind the shop's counter, was threatened and grabbed by a man with a large kitchen knife who demanded money from the till and stole £450.

The suspect was described as a white man, aged 25 to 40, 5' 8" to 5' 11" and of skinny build. He was wearing black all-in-one overalls with white trainers, and an army green beanie hat. The man disguised his face with dark sunglasses and a false ginger beard.

Man headbutts teen in unprovoked attack

Dorset Police have released an image of a man they are looking for after a young teen was assaulted in a Poole shopping centre.

A 16-year-old boy was headbutted outside the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole after he was aggressively shouted at for no reason.

CCTV image that has been released following the attack Credit: Dorset Police

The boy was waiting for a bus at 2.20pm on Sunday 8th June when the victim asked the suspect what he was doing.

The man reacted by head-butting the boy then running off towards the service road.

Police Constable Simon Young, of Poole police, said: "Following enquiries I am now able to release a CCTV image of a man we wish to speak with. It is possible that he has information that can assist with the investigation.

"I urge the man pictured - or anyone who recognises him - to contact the police as soon as possible.

"All calls are treated with the strictest confidence."


Busy road widened in Sussex

One of the busiest roads in the South East being widened from two lanes to three along the length of this notorious blackspot.The A23 at Handcross in Sussex takes traffic from the coast to the capital and back. David Johns has this report.

Trench life for the Tommies

ITV News Meridian spent a day in a replica trench system built in an area of disused agricultural land in Surrey by historian and author Andy Robertshaw.

We were joined by re-enactors to try to get some idea of what life must have been like for soldiers on the Western Front 100 years ago.

We filmed last winter in cold, wet and muddy conditions. The troops back then faced not only the threat of German shells and snipers but also disease and trench foot .

Andy built the trench as an experimental archaeology project and it featured in his book 24hr Trench.

The line itself represents part of an actual trench system near near Railway Wood in the Ypres Salient in 1917.

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