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Drivers being warned M3 closed following crash

Drivers in Hampshire are being warned they could face a longer journey into work this morning as a crash has closed the M3 eastbound at Eastleigh.

The incident - involving an overturned car was reported shortly after 5.30am and the northbound carriageway between junction 12 at Eastleigh and junction 11 at Winchester is expected to be closed for several hours while Hampshire Police carries out an investigation.

Emergency services at the scene, and a diversion is in place.

Drivers are being encouraged to allow extra time and to consider using alternative routes.

Man charged with murder after Eastleigh stabbing

Police in Hampshire investigating the death of a 22 year old man in Eastleigh have charged a man with murder.

Alex Woods, 22, died from stab injuries Credit: Hampshire Police

Officers were called to a house on Scott Road on Thursday night to reports of a man with serious stab wounds. The victim, named as 22 year old Alex Woods, later died from his injuries.

36 year old Andi Leigh Edwards of Scott Road in Eastleigh has been remanded to appear before Southampton Magistrates Court tomorrow, Monday 10 July.

A 51 year-old woman from Eastleigh who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released from custody, but remains under investigation.

“Incidents like this have a significant impact on people living in the area and I would like to thank the local community for their assistance.

Residents will have seen officers carrying out house to house enquiries.

We will continue to be in the area and members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be more than happy to speak to anyone if they have concerns relating to this activity”.

– Det Sup Justin Norris

Murder investigation after Eastleigh stabbing

Credit: PA

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was found with life-threatening injuries in Eastleigh last night.

Officers were called to Scott Road around 11.30pm to reports of a man with stab wounds.

Despite the best efforts of Hampshire Police and South Central Ambulance Service the man died on the way to hospital.

A 36-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman, both from Eastleigh, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody.

The victim, a white man, has not yet been formally identified.

Were you in the Scott Road area last night and did you hear or see anything? If you have any information relevant to our investigation, please call 101 quoting Operation Path.” "If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '44170259541', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously."

– Detective Superintendent Justin Norris


The South East honours the Grenfell Tower fire victims

The Grenfell Tower victims remembered in Worthing

The region fell silent at 11am to remember the victims of the Grenfell Tower block fire in west London. People also honoured the emergency services who worked so hard to save lives.

The Mayor led the minute's silence at Worthing Town Hall in Sussex.

Firefighters at Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters in Eastleigh paid their respects

'We're off to drink a toast to Theresa' - Eastleigh MP backs PM after election win

Mims Davies swore her allegiance to Theresa May after winning her Eastleigh seat with an increased majority.

The Conservatives regained the Hampshire seat with 28,889 votes to the Liberal Democrats' 14,710, the latter squeezed by a resurgent support for Labour who got 11,454.

The UKIP vote was massively reduced to 1,477 while the Greens finished fifth with 750.

Rachel Hepworth reports:

Rachel spoke to Mims Davies, the Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton, and UKIP's Malcolm Jones.

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