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Fire at Morrisons supermarket in Totton

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A man has been treated for smoke inhalation after a fire broke out at a supermarket near Southampton.

Three fire crews were called to Morrisons in Totton at around 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

The blaze started in a freezer.

It took firefighters around an hour to extinguish.

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Police confirm body found in supermarket car park

The death is being treated as unexplained

A man's body has been found in a supermarket car park. Hampshire Police were called to the ASDA on Maynard Road in Totton at about 2.20am this morning. A section of the car park has been closed off for forensic examinations to take place.

The shop has opened as usual - and customers can still access the car park outside of the cordon.

The death is being treated as unexplained. The police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death continues.

TRAVEL - ROADS: HAMPSHIRE Totton By-Pass closed Westbound - lorry hit a footbridge

There is queueing traffic on the A35 Totton By-Pass after a lorry towing a forklift struck a footbridge. The road is closed westbound between the A36 Commercial Road and A326 Marchwood By-Pass (Rushington Roundabout).

There's congestion to the M271 / A33 Redbridge Road / Gover Road (Redbridge Flyover).

Traffic can travel over the Redbridge Causeway, but, it is forced to exit onto the A36 Commercial Road towards Totton town centre.


£20,000 theft in Asda supermarket raid

£20,000 theft at Asda by motorbike riders Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

£20,000 pounds worth of electrical equipment and computer games has been stolen from the Asda supermarket in Totton, Hampshire.

Two men riding a stolen white motorbike forced open the doors of the store on Maynard Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

One offender wore a silver motorcycle helmet and the other wore a dark helmet. Both are said to be 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Police Constable Luke Callum said :"I am appealing to anyone who recognises these people in the CCTV image. Do you recognise their clothing or helmets? Have you noticed anyone in Totton area attempting to sell computer games or electronic equipment recently? Call 101 and quote 44150382002."

Restaurant owner fined for flouting fire safety laws

A Totton restaurant owner has been ordered to pay more than £4,000 for flouting fire safety laws and putting lives at risk.

The prosecution came after a fire occurred in a second floor bedroom above the Golden Dragon Chinese takeaway, involving electrical items, magazines and a suitcase.

The incident prompted Hampshire fire safety officers to undertake a fire safety inspection of the premises where it was identified that no fire alarm system was installed and no fire risk assessments had been carried out. A prohibition noticed was then served to Mr Jia Wu of the Goldren Dragon on 29 April 2014.

Mr Jia Wu pleaded guilty at West Hampshire Magistrates Court on 27 February 2015 for having no fire alarm system in his premises and no fire risk assessments.

At the hearing, the lay Magistrate stated that the standard in the premises fell well below what is required by legislation. She also mentioned that this was aggravated by the numerous risks including electrical extension cables overloaded and a non maintained extraction system.

The Magistrate fined Mr Wu £1,200 for each offence and the Service was awarded full costs of £1,963. The defendant was also requested to pay a £120 community surcharge. The total penalty was £4,483.

"We work closely with businesses to help them with their duty to comply with fire safety law, ensuring the safety of our community and making Hampshire safer, but where their responsibilities are not taken seriously, the Service will always consider prosecution. We would like this case to act as a timely reminder to business owners throughout Hampshire that the Fire Safety Order is in place. The safety of the public is our primary concern. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to utilise all the powers available to us in enforcing fire safety legislation."

– Head of Community Safety, Steve Foye

Cyclist hit by lorry

Police are keen to hear from drivers who may have witnessed a serious injury collision at the roundabout junction of the A326 and Ringwood Road at 8am yesterday morning.

A 26-year-old cyclist was involved in a collision with a large goods vehicle. She was taken to Southampton General Hospital to be treated for a serious, but not life-threatening leg injury. No-one else was injured.

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