A Hampshire police officer was airlifted to hospital with critical injuries after a crash while he was responding to an emergency. It happened on the Southbound carriageway of the A31 between Four Marks and Chawton yesterday afternoon. His marked motorbike was in a collision with a car.
The other driver was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and later bailed until 5 May. Some, but not all, of the officer's immediate family members have been informed.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.