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Man's body found in Hampshire woodland

His body was found in woodland near Bolderwood Credit: Google Images

A body of a man has been found in woodland in the Lyndhurst area of the New Forest in Hampshire.

Officers were called to Bolderwood at around 11.30 on Saturday, after receiving a call that the body of a man had been discovered.

He has been identified as missing Bournemouth man Oliver Marsh.

Oliver, 38, went missing from his Bournemouth address on the afternoon of Wednesday 7 December.

His Volkswagen Touareg was discovered in the Lyndhurst area on Thursday 8 December.

Oliver’s family have been informed of the discovery. His death is not being treated as suspicious and HM Coroner in Hampshire has been informed.


Mourners pay touching tribute to Lily and Abbey

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers died after a car crash in Lyndhurst

A memorial service has been held for two teenage girls who were killed in a car crash in the New Forest a week ago.

Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers, both aged nineteen, died when the car in which they were passengers smashed into a wall in Lyndhurst.

Today family and friends gathered at nearby Boltons Bench for the ceremony including a minute's applause to celebrate their lives. Richard Slee reports.

Hundreds of people gather at memorial for Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers

Appeal continues after ambulance tragedy

A 25-year-old man driving a blue Seat Alhambra, which was involved in the collision, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention and bailed until July 29.

Roads policing officers are continuing their appeal for information and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle in the Lymington or Brockenhurst areas prior to it.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Death Investigation team at Eastleigh police station, quoting Operation Feldberg, on 101.


Ambulance crash victims named

Police have named the ambulance driver and patient who died following a collision in the New Forest on Friday. Gillian Randall, 42, of Newlands Copse, Blackfield, was an ambulance technician with South Central Ambulance Service.

For reasons yet to be established, the ambulance she was driving left the A337 while travelling north towards Lyndhurst and collided with a tree at around 9.35am.

The vehicle was conveying a patient to hospital at the time of the collision. He was Francis Ironside, 88, of Harts Way, Lymington.

Both Mr Ironside, known to his family and friends as Jim, and Gillian Randall were pronounced dead at the scene.

A 32-year-old male paramedic, and a 64-year-old male relative of Mr Ironside, both travelling in the back, suffered serious injuries and both remain in a serious condition in hospital.

Ambulance crash: Tribute to victim

South Central Ambulance has issued a new statement after a crew member was killed in a crash in the New Forest.

The statement said: "The deceased crew member was a highly valued and respected member of our staff.

"South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust would like to pay tribute to them and are currently liaising with their family to this end.

"Our overriding concern at this time is for the wishes of the deceased crew member's family and the wishes of the family of the deceased patient."

Police appeal after second crash in ambulance area

Police are appealing for witnesses after four men were injured in a collision on the same stretch of road in which two were killed in last Friday's ambulance crash.

At round five minutes past midnight this morning, a black Renault Clio on the A337 towards Cadnam came off the road in the New Forest.

The vehicle is believed to have collided with a tree before coming to rest down an embankment.

The front seat passenger, 21, and a rear seat passenger, 20, had to be freed from the vehicle by fire crews. They suffered serious injuries.

I’d like to thank the drivers and passengers of several vehicles, including a coach, who stopped to help at the scene.

I would like to hear from anyone with information about the collision or anyone who saw the Clio driving prior to it.

– PC Phil Pentelow

All the men, from the Southampton area, were taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital. All currently remain in hospital.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Totton Roads Policing unit on 101.

Two still in hospital after ambulance crash

An ambulance crew member is in a serious condition in hospital following a crash in which his colleague and a patient were killed. A male relative of the patient was also badly hurt in the accident on the A337 between Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst yesterday morning.

A car driver arrested after the collision has been released on bail. Juliette Fletcher reports.

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