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20,000 homes without water after burst main

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Around 20,000 homes in Hampshire are currently without water following a burst main.

Homes in Chandler's Ford, Otterbourne and Chilworth have been affected.

John Keble Primary School Credit: ITV Meridian

The John Keble Primary School, in Hursley and Ampfield Primary near Romsey were also forced to close because there was no water supply.

Southern Water engineers have been working to fix the pipe, which is on farmland at Silkstead Lane in Hursley.

Rob Sanders, Headteacher, John Keble Primary School

Getting their skates on at Goodwood!

Centerstage Productions Youth Theatre race around Goodwood for charity Credit: ITV

Ever fancied racing around Goodwood race track? This weekend's annual South Coast Roll saw 800 people making their way round the 2.367mile course on skates and scooters.

Among them were 65 members of Centrestage Productions Youth Theatre from Chandler's Ford who raised £2000 towards their summer show - 'Starlight Express'. The skaters and scooters were able to access the course for 5 hours in the bank holiday sunshine.

Concern for missing Leslie Styles

Police are concerned for the welfare of 47-year-old Leslie Styles Credit: man

Police are asking for the public's help to find Leslie Styles who's gone missing.

Leslie lives in Chandlers Ford and has not been seen since Friday, March 18th.

He has not been in contact with anyone and police say this is very out of character for him.

Leslie does not have a car and therefore likely to use public transport. He's 47-years-old and described as:

  • White
  • 5 ft 7 inches
  • Slim build
  • Short to mid length greyish white hair
  • Greyish white beard
  • Tinted glasses that react to light

Leslie has a discoloured front tooth which can be seen when he smiles.

VIDEO: Burst water main causes traffic chaos

Engineers are continuing to try and repair a burst water main in Chandler's Ford in Hampshire.

Drivers faced hour-long tailbacks when School Lane was closed at 8am this morning.

"School lane in Chandlers Ford is currently closed due to flooding. This is as a result of a burst pipe - which Southern Water is working to fix as a matter of urgency.

"The water supply is not affected and no properties are without water - however we have ordered a water tanker to ensure the Hampshire Corporate business park remains in supplies while we carry out this vital repair.

"We understand this has impacted on drivers and would like to apologise to anyone affected. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible and would like to thank people for their patience."

– Southern Water


Burst water main closes busy road in Hampshire

School Lane in Chandler's Ford is closed after a water main burst this morning. Credit: ITV Meridian

Drivers have been facing long tailbacks due to a burst water main in Chandler's Ford.

Drivers have reported hour long tailbacks in the surrounding area. Credit: ITV Meridian

It happened at 8am on School Lane in Chandler's Ford. The road is closed and there are delays on Valley Park, Castle Lane and Bournemouth Road.

"I've lost my husband, and now I've lost the token of his love": Woman appeals for return of stolen engagement ring

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Police are asking to help to find an 83 year old woman's engagement ring, which she had worn for more than 60 years. Officers have renewed their appeal for information following the first anniversary of the theft. The ring was reported stolen from a home in Chandlers Ford.

Police have pursued several lines of enquiry during an investigation, which included the questioning of a woman aged in her 40s.

The ring is described as gold/platinum diamond, which has five diamonds set onto a flat base. It has great sentimental value to the lady. Officers have been working with her to produce a digital photo-fit of the ring as part of the appeal

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: "This whole experience is as though somebody has deprived me of part of my life. My future husband and I were living in Scotland in the early 1950s when we took the Waverley paddle steamer to Gourock. He asked me to go down and look at engines. Once there, he got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him. The ring was so much part of me; a part that I feel is still missing. I've lost my husband, and now I've lost the token of his love. My home, my space, was invaded. I've never had anything taken before in my life. I don't understand how someone could do something like that. It still hurts. If you have any information, please tell the police."

Police seek information over burglary in Chandler's Ford

Police are appealing for information following a burglary that occurred in Hiltingbury Road, Hiltingbury West sometime between 12pm on Saturday, April 11 and 5.30pm on Sunday, April 12.

The offender/s gained entry into the property through a door at the rear. An untidy search was made of the bedrooms and jewellery was stolen.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who might have been in the area at the time or who might have seen any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Card on 101, quoting 44150122740, or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

Appeal after taxi driver assaulted

Police have released images of three men they would like to speak to after a taxi driver was assaulted in Chandlers Ford on Saturday, January 10.

At around 9pm the 45 year-old driver arrived at the Asda car park on Bournemouth Road to drop off three men he had picked up in the Witts Hill area of Southampton.

The driver reported that he was punched to the side of the head and the men left without paying him. They were last seen heading on foot towards Chestnut Avenue. The driver was not injured and nothing was taken during the unprovoked assault.

Police are now releasing images of three men they would like to speak to in connection with this incident. They are described as:

Two of the men are white, the third man is of mixed race.All are of slim build and aged in their late teens or early twenties.One man was wearing a dark hooded top and a dark baseball cap.

One man was wearing a grey hooded top.Anyone with any information or the drivers of vehicles in the car park who may have seen what happened are asked to contact PC Jason Gore at Eastleigh police station on 101 quoting 44150010761

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