Man charged with double attempted murder

A man is due to appear in Court today, charged with the attempted murder of a mother and her baby in Eastleigh. Both were left needing hospital treatment after the 27 year old woman suffered serious slash injuries and the 19 month old baby was allegedly given drugs.

The incident happened in Alexander Square in the early hours of 7 May. Roger Weir from Poole in Dorset will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court this morning.

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Meridian's Monday headlines

The headlines for the South and South East throughout the day on Monday 14 May.