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Young boy 'fights for life' after plane crash kills parents

Lewis Tonkinson, 50, and Sally Tonkinson, 44, were killed in the crash. Credit: via Facebook

A young boy is fighting for his life after being rescued from a plane wreck in Hampshire that killed his parents.

The light aircraft came down in woodland near Popham Airfield, Hampshire, yesterday afternoon.

Lewis Tonkinson, 50, and Sally Tonkinson, 44, from Alcester in Warwickshire, died following the crash.

Their six-year-old son is being treated at Southampton General for life-threatening injuries.

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Two dead after light aircraft crashes into woodland

Two people have died and a third has suffered life-threatening injuries after a light aircraft crashed in an area of woodland close to an airfield. Ambulance crews and paramedics are currently at the scene of the accident close to the A303 at Blackwood Forest, near Popham, Hampshire.

Two die as light aircraft crashes into woodland. Credit: Google Maps

Our crews assessed three patients at the scene, sadly two were confirmed deceased at the scene. One patient was taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with life threatening injuries.

– South Central Ambulance Service spokeswoman

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said that two people were declared dead at the scene while the third was taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

Teenage GB sailor found dead in woods

A young sailor who recently represented Great Britain in a youth world championships has been found dead in a Hampshire woodland.

Undated British Sailing Team handout photo of Jessica Eales. Credit: Paul Wyeth/British Sailing Team/PA Wire

The body of Jessica Eales, 17, was discovered in Sway in the New Forest, Hampshire, last Thursday.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner, a Hampshire Police spokeswoman said.

Jessica, from Lymington, recently represented Great Britain at the Isaf Youth Sailing World Championships in Tavira, Portugal, where she finished 11th.

Royal Yachting Association racing manager Mark Nicholls said: "She was a young sailor who showed promising talent which can now unfortunately never be fulfilled. Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this sad and difficult time."

River Itchen diverted to protect Winchester

Flood relief workers have been loading sandbags into the River Itchen near Winchester in Hampshire in a bid to stem the rising water.

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Altercation filmed outside MP Mike Hancock's house

ITV News has filmed an altercation outside the home of Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, earlier today.

In a statement, a Hampshire police spokesman said: "A reporter received an injury to his nose during the incident.

"Police officers attended and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, and is being taken into custody where he will be interviewed by officers today."

Mr Hancock was suspended from the party yesterday following a report on alleged sexual impropriety.

Police confirm arrest outside MP Mike Hancock's home

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a television reporter outside the home of MP Mike Hancock, Hampshire police has said.

Police were called at 9.21am following reports of an altercation between members of the media and a man outside the property in Fareham, Hampshire.

The reported altercation took place outside the home of Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock

A Hampshire police spokesman said: "Police officers attended and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, and is being taken into custody where he will be interviewed by officers today."

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Hancock's son involved in altercation with photographer

Mike Hancock was declining to come out of the family home in Portsmouth this morning to respond to allegations that he sexually assaulted a vulnerable constituent.

His adult son was not so reticent. He got into a fight with one of the waiting photographers, who was left with a bloodied nose.

Mr Hancock Jr has just been taken away by police for questioning.

Dog rescued from 50 metres up a cliff face

A dog has been rescued after he became stuck 50 metres (164 feet) up a cliff face.

Tyler, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, was rescued from 50 metres up a cliff face. Credit: Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Chalkpit Road in Portsmouth this morning after receiving a report that three-year-old Tyler, a Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, was in trouble.

Animal rescue specialist Busta Brown was able to reach Tyler and used a dog-catching pole around his neck to guide him down to safety.

Tyler appeared to take it all in his stride. Credit: Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service

"Tyler was recently rescued by his owners from an animal shelter where he was due to be put down. Tyler had another lucky escape after being rescued from the cliff face," a spokeswoman for the service said.

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