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Young woman killed after car hits a tree

The accident happened at Hartley Wintney in Hampshire Credit: ITV

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young driver was killed in an accident at Hartley Wintney in Hampshire.

It happened at around 6 am on Bracknell Lane.

The driver of a car, a woman in her 20s, came off the road and collided with a tree.

Sadly, the woman died a short time later in hospital

Immediate next-of-kin have been informed, but police won't be in a position to name the woman until all formal identification procedures are completed.

The road is still closed while the investigation continues.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Eastleigh by phoning 101 and quoting Operation Pineham.

Baby and toddler snatched as grandmother's car stolen

The incident happened at Farm Road in Maidenhead Credit: ITV

A grandmother and two small children have been left traumatised by car-jackers after three thieves climbed into their car and stole the vehicle.

They dragged the children, a baby and a 3 year old, out of the car still in their carseats and left them at the side of the road.

The incident happened at Maidenhead in Berkshire on Saturday afternoon.

Thames Valley Police say that about 5.30pm, three offenders broke into a property in Highway Avenue and left the scene in a Skoda car.

This then collided with a tree on the side of the road in Birdwood Road, forcing the offenders to leave the car and run towards Farm Road, where they tried to steal a van but were chased off by workmen.

A female driver was travelling along Farm Road, when she stopped briefly at a set of traffic lights next to the roadworks.

The three men entered the car and forced the occupants, the woman and the two young children she was with, to exit the vehicle with the children still in their car seats.

The victim and the children were helped by people from a pub nearby.

The men were white and were dressed in black clothing. The car, a silver Astra with the registration RX63 JYP, has not yet been located.

“The victims of these incidents, particularly the robbery, were obviously left very shaken by what happened to them last night.

“There would have been a lot of people in the area at this time and, although we have already spoken to a number of witnesses, we would like to hear from you if you were in the area and saw anything which may be connected.

“If you saw a silver Astra leaving the scene, or have located this car, then please contact us immediately."

– Det Con Reese Williams from Maidenhead local CID

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police on the 24-hour Police Enquiry line 101.


Shaping the future of policing in Kent

A summit has been held to discuss the future of policing in Kent.

Representatives from local councils, Neighbourhood Watch and members of the public met at Kent Police Training School in Maidstone to offer their thoughts on how to tackle crime in the face of tough budget cuts.

The force faces having to save another £61million over the next 4 years, on top of the £50million already saved since 2011.

Speakers included Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, Chief Constable Alan Pughsley and members of the Kent Criminal Justice Board and Victim Support.

Tackling crime in Kent in the face of stiff budget cuts Credit: Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner

CCTV released in rape appeal

Police want to trace this man about Brighton rape Credit: Sussex Police

Police want to speak to the man captured in this CCTV image about a rape in Brighton.

A 25-year-old man from London has told officers he was raped in a hotel by a man he met on a night out in Brighton in the early hours of Saturday 18th October.

Man's body found in water close to Sussex beach

The body was recovered at 12.25 this afternoon Credit: Eddie Mitchell
Sussex Police are investigating Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Police have launched an investigation after a man's body was found in the sea off Goring beach.

The body was spotted in the water near Worthing Sailing Club at 12.25 this afternoon.

Police, Solent Coastguard and Worthing Beach Office staff were called to the scene and the body was recovered by two boats to the Alinora boat ramp, in Goring.

It's thought the body had not been in the sea for a long period of time.

HM Coastguard was involved in the recovery Credit: Eddie Mitchell

Can you help find missing Kerri from Witney?

Kerri Hutt has been missing since Friday Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a woman from Witney, missing since Friday

Kerri Hutt also known as Kerri Sutherland, aged 23, was last seen leaving a house she was staying at in Bradwell, Milton Keynes around 7.30am on Friday

Miss Hutt is white, around 5ft 5ins, of stocky build, with shoulder length brown hair with blond highlights which was tied up in a bun. She was wearing a grey long sleeve top, light grey jogging bottoms with patterns on the pockets and black trainers.

PC Lisa Roberts, said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about Miss Hutt’s whereabouts to contact police.

“If you have seen her or anyone matching her description, please call police and speak to an officer.

“She is from Witney and may be in that area, but was staying with a friend in Bradwell, Milton Keynes recently and we are concerned for her welfare.”

"I am also appealing for Kerri to get in touch with police if she is reading this. We are just concerned to know that you are ok.

If you have any information about Miss Hutt’s whereabouts please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.


Cars torched in overnight arson attacks

Four cars were burnt out in the Bitterne area of Southampton Credit: Meridian

Police are linking five arson incidents which occurred in south Bitterne in the early hours of this morning

Four cars were set alight and damage caused to a property sometime between 12.30 and 2.30am.

No-one was injured as a result of the incidents.

A Renault Megane Scenic parked on a driveway in Beechwood Gardents was set alight causing some damage to the house and affecting the power supply to the property.

A Citroen Picasso parked on a driveway in Bullar Road was burnt out.

A Ford Transit van parked in Nomad Close was set alight.

A Vauxhall Movano van parked in Macnaghten Road was set fire to, this van contained a kitchen worth £7,000.

In Vanguard Road an extractor fan set in a window pane was set on fire.

“These incidents caused considerable damage to property, tied up emergency services for hours and most seriously could have injured or killed someone. We are appealing to anyone in the Bitterne area who may be able to help us identify who is responsible to contact us.

“Did you notice any suspicious activity, did a person you live with leave the house in the early hours of this morning?”

– Detective Inspector Phil Scrase

Anyone with information should contact police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police arrest man as part of international crackdown on hacking

Officers from the South East Regional Crime Unit supported by Kent Police have arrested a man in Kent following as part of an international crackdown on computer hackers. SEROCU worked closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) on the operation focused on the threat posed by tools known as Remote Access Trojans (RATs).

A 20-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday 18th November in Maida Road, Chatham, Kent on suspicion of unauthorised access to computer material, unauthorised access with intent to commit or facilitate the commission of further offences and fraud by false representation.

“This investigation is a good example of joint law enforcement cooperation in relation to a type of criminality that is not restricted by any geographical boundaries. We are pursuing cyber criminals using the latest technology and working with businesses and academia to further develop specialist investigative capabilities to protect and reduce the risk to the public."

– Craig Jones, Head of the Cyber Crime Unit
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Ashya King's parents say they are too scared to return

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The parents of five-year-old Ashya King have done an interview with ITV's Good Morning Britain from Spain. The little boy from Southsea in Portsmouth was removed from Southampton Hospital by his parents earlier this year, sparking an international hunt.

Ashya was treated for brain cancer by doctors at a Czech proton therapy centre in Prague. Medical staff said he has responded well to treatment. In the interview from Spain, where the family are currently staying, Brett & Naghemeh King said they were took scared to return home to Hampshire.

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