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Boulder thrown through glass in nursery break in

Credit: ITV Meridian

Up to 40 children were forced to miss nursery today after their building was broken into and hundreds of pounds worth of damage caused.

A boulder was thrown through patio doors at Busi Kids in Hedge End.

Glass was smashed during the break in Credit: ITV Meridian

Rooms were also trashed and items stolen.

The nursery has re-opened this afternoon.

Leanne Shaw, Deputy Nursery Manager, Busi Kids

Efit released following bank robbery

An e-fit has been released following a robbery at a bank in Hedge End. The image is of one of three men who drove into the side of HSBC on Wednesday morning.

Police want to speak to this man and anyone who may recognise him.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a bank robbery in Hedge End Credit: Hampshire Police

"If you recognise this man or think that you saw him in the area on the day of the robbery we want you to contact us.

"You could hold vital information that could assist us with this investigation."

– Detective Constable Steve Roman

CCTV image of cars involved in ram raid on bank

Did you see either of these two cars in Hedge End on Wednesday 30th March? Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Police have released a cctv image of two cars involved in a ram raid on the HSBC bank in Hedge End near Southampton in Hampshire.

The incident happened on Wednesday 30th March. A grey Vauxhall Astra was driven into the bank at about 10.30am. Three white men wearing balaclavas went in and stole a small quantity of money. They escaped in a white Audi.

“This happened mid-morning when there were lots of people in Hedge End village, so there are a lot of potential witnesses.

“We want to speak to anyone who saw these cars prior to the incident and to anyone who saw the white Audi A3 afterwards.

“We also know that some witnesses at the scene took photographs and filmed it on their mobile phones, so we would appeal to those people to contact us as this could prove to be vital evidence in this investigation.”

– Detective Sergeant Claire Shawley, Hampshire Police

The police have also issued an image of a steel beer barrel which was left at the scene.

The bank was cordoned off for some time after the raid
Do you know anything about this distinctive barrel?

“We believe that this barrel may have been stolen and would like to hear from anyone who has had one like this taken recently. It is quite distinctive, with a white and two blue stripes round the middle of it.”

– Detective Sergeant Claire Shawley, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Steve Roman on 101, quoting 44160121859, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police hunt for thieves who rammed a car into a bank

The road outside the bank was cordoned off after the raid in Hedge End

A car was driven into the HSBC bank on Lower Northam Road in Hedge End yesterday - Wednesday 30th March.

Three men, who got out of a dark grey Vauxhall Astra, went into the branch and stole money from behind a till before getting into another car - a white Audi - which was driven off in the direction of the roundabout at the end of Lower Northam Road. The three men were white and wore balaclavas during the bank raid.

A member of staff suffered a minor injury to her arm after being grabbed by one of the thieves.

Hampshire Police say the Audi had a '15 number plate'. They are asking anyone with information about the two vehicles mentioned to either contact the police in confidence by calling 101 and quoting 44160121859. Or alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where you can leave information anonymously.


Burst water main floods homes in Hedge End

Their homes were submerged in up to four feet of water, and for several hours, a housing estate in Hampshire turned into a lake.

A burst water main was to blame in Hedge End.

17 homes around Old Shamblehurst Lane were flooded on Saturday morning. But the leak affected the supply of more than 20 thousand properties.

Today, homeowners are assessing the damage and counting the cost - as Andrew Pate reports.

Homes left flooded after burst water main

17 homes in and around Old Shamblehurst Lane were flooded on Saturday Credit: ITV Meridian

Homeowners in Hedge End, Hampshire are assessing the damage caused by a burst water main, which turned a housing estate into a lake.

Seventeen homes in and around Old Shamblehurst Lane were flooded on Saturday, with more than 20,000 houses in the area left without a water supply.

Today the homeowners have been attempting to clear up.

Charity 'disappointed' that Christmas lights display is cancelled

Hampshire children's hospice, Naomi House, has told ITV Meridian of its disappointment that the popular Greyhound Close Christmas lights display won't be going ahead this year.

The charity has received around £45,000 from donations from the annual festive event in Hedge End in Hampshire.

It has been cancelled due to an ongoing row with council chiefs about increased traffic and damage to grass verges.

Keith Wilson is from Naomi House:

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