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Four car crash leaves pensioner needing treatment

Credit: South Central Ambulance Service

A serious crash involving four vehicles in Hampshire has left a pensioner and a woman in her early 20s needing hospital treatment.

Both were suffering from sustained shoulder, hip and back injuries after the crash.

Four other people, including one child, sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Credit: South Central Ambulance Service

Two cars ended up off the road after the collision on the A35 north of Holmsley.

Two ambulances, the air ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were sent to the scene yesterday afternoon.

Credit: South Central Ambulance Service

“All those involved in the accident were extremely lucky. Two of the four vehicles involved left the road and narrowly missed some very large trees; the other two vehicles on the road were extensively damaged. A few feet either way and it could easily have been a lot worse, with many of those involved suffering serious and potentially fatal injuries.”

– Brendan Harvey, Senior Ambulance Officer
Credit: South Central Ambulance Service

Family pet taken during holiday

Police at Hythe have issued an appeal for information about a dog which was stolen from Longdown Dairy Farm, Ashurst. The 11-month-old black cocker/poodle dog was stolen from holding kennels at the farm between 1.30pm and 2.30pm, 30th August. Thieves forced the locked kennel gate to take the dog.

The dog is the size of a Jack Russell terrier. It has a red, blue and cream leather collar, but no identification tag. The owners are a family from Oxford who are on holiday at the Holmsley campsite.

Hythe PC Bridget Stone appealed for anyone who is aware of someone who has suddenly acquired a dog of the missing pet’s description to contact police at Hythe on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.