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Three suspected illegal migrants seized at port

Customs seize three suspected illegal immigrants at Southampton Docks

A security lockdown was imposed at Southampton Docks this morning when three suspected illegal migrants tried to enter the port. They arrived on one of the ships overnight and were found in the container terminal. The three people were seized by customs - but the operation meant long delays for lorry drivers trying to access the port.

The firm which runs the port issued the following statement:

Overnight on the 11th August 2015 three intruders were apprehending on site at DP World Southampton.

Terminal operations were suspending for a period of time whilst a complete site sweep was undertaken in conjunction with the Police.

All three intruders were arrested and the police are dealing with this matter further.

Terminal operations resumed at 07.00 this morning.

– DP World Southampton


Teenage girl missing after attending Pride in Brighton

Georgia Holder Credit: Sussex Police

Police say they are looking for a 14-year-old Crawley girl who went missing after visiting Pride in Brighton on Saturday.

Georgia Holder was last seen in the area of The Level around 6.20pm. It is thought that she was in the company of two male friends, possible called Ollie and Reagan, along with a younger girl.

Georgia is described as white, 5' 4", of slight build with with very long curly dark brown hair, hazel eyed and with a ring through her bottom lip, piercing to her right eyebrow, numerous piercings to her ears and wearing large, hooped earrings.

At the time she disappeared, she was wearing a white top, black jeans, pink cardigan and blue heels.

She may still be in the company of the boys. 'Ollie' is described as white, 6', slim, with short brown hair, bad teeth and wearing a blue T-shirt. He had a scrape on the right side of his lower back. 'Reagan' is white, 5' 2", slim with short brown hair and wearing a white T-shirt.

Police say Georgia is extremely vulnerable due to her age. If you know of her whereabouts or see her, please call 101 quoting serial 1342 of 01/08.

Could Brighton Pride 'bomb' have been pin-hole camera?

Police investigating a bomb scare at Brighton's Pride event at the weekend say it could be linked to a similar device - found in the car park of the city's Marina last month.

The annual parade had to be held back for an hour and a half, following the discovery of a suspect package placed near the start of the route in Hove on Saturday.

Today police said they're investigating whether or not the devices were being used as pin-hole cameras to take photos. Andy Dickenson reports.


Investigations continue into private jet crash in Hampshire

Investigations continue into private jet crash in Hampshire Credit: ITV News Meridian

Investigations continue into a plane crash that killed four people at Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire. It's been revealed the executive jet used the airfield regularly in recent months.

Three members of the Saudi Bin Laden family were killed, along with the pilot. Investigators are trying to find out why the plane overshot the runway and smashed into cars on the car auction site.

Three year old boy injured in explosion on private boat

A three-year-old boy was among those injured following an explosion on a private boat this afternoon.

Police were called to the boat - which was carrying a number of adults and children at the time of the explosion - at 12:40pm today.

The vessel, which is believed to be privately owned, had been sailing along the River Thames and reached Bray Lock in Taplow near Maidenhead, Berks, when it exploded.

A man and a woman aged in their forties and a teenage girl who were on the boat have been taken to St George's Hospital in London for treatment.

Another man aged in his forties, a woman aged in her thirties and a three-year-old boy, who were also thought to have been on the boat, have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Another man received minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

A spokesman from Thames Valley police said the incident is not believed to be suspicious, but officers remained at the scene as investigations continued to establish the circumstances of the explosion.

Oxford researchers who studied Cecil the lion get £300,000 in donations

Researchers who studied Cecil the lion receive donations Credit: PA Images

Researchers who studied Cecil the lion - at Oxford University conservation unit WildCRU, have received more than £300,000 in donations since Cecil was killed by a hunter.

The Department of Zoology unit has studied the lion's whereabouts via satellite since 2008.

David Macdonald, Director of Oxford’s WildCRU said:

"I have wonderful news for all those following the story of Cecil, and our work for lion conservation in Zimbabwe and beyond. Overnight, thousands of donors worldwide brought the total of the Cecil Appeal to £300,000. This is stupendous my colleague Andy Loveridge and I are overwhelmed and inspired.

There is more. Minutes ago I spoke to American philanthropist Tom Kaplan and his wife Daphne who have been loyal supporters of the WildCRU’s work, and told them of my hope that the total appeal could reach £500,000. Tom and Daphna immediately pledged $100,000 to match, pound for pound, dollar for dollar, each donation that comes in from this minute as a stimulus to reaching that total.

We are grateful beyond measure for their generosity, and that of every single one of our donors, big or small."

– WildCRU
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