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House prices fall in commuter towns

House prices are falling in the region Credit: PA

The price of homes in some of the South's commuter towns has fallen in the last six months.

A new survey of the top 10 areas where there's been a fall featured Winchester, Woking, Basingstoke and Reading.

The Berkshire town has reportedly seen almost half of property sales reduced.

Appeal for witnesses to hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run in Surrey.

A small blue hatchback car is believed to have been involved in a collision with a pedestrian near the junction of Victoria Way and Goldsworth Road in Woking.

The pedestrian suffered serious leg and head injuries and was taken to hospital in London by ambulance.

A man in his 30s from Woking has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving , failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to provide a sample.


Man left with head injuries after robbery in Woking

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was left with head and facial injuries following a robbery in Woking.

The 29-year-old victim was walking from the train station to Horsell Moor on November 15, when he was robbed of his mobile phone and bank cards.

Police are particularly keen to speak to a man who is described as white with short brown hair, in his late 20s and approximately 5ft 9 inches to 6ft tall.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Richard Pegden said:

This was a nasty attack which left the victim with head and facial injuries.

Given the time of night it occurred we appreciate there may not have been many other people in the area, but because of that anyone else’s presence may have been more memorable.

– Richard Pegden

Anyone who was in that area between 2.30am and 3am, or with any information should contact police on 101, quoting the reference number 45140096447.

Missing teenagers family 'want and need her home'

The family of a missing Woking teenager has made a direct appeal to the 13-year-old to return home.

The parents of Nisha Mazhar are urging their daughter to make contact and come back to her home in Goldsworth Park.

She has been missing since Sunday 12th January.

Mazhar Iqbal and Shazia Najib said:

Nisha, we all love you. We are not angry; we just need to know that you are safe and well. We want you to come home. Please contact the police, family, friends, anyone. Please just let us know you are safe. We are extremely worried. Your Dad has come from Birmingham to be with you. He loves you and cares for you. We need you home. Your brothers are missing you, we all want and need you with us.

"If anybody has seen or heard anything please contact the police as soon as possible.”

– Mazhar Iqbal and Shazia Najib, parents of Nisha

Teenage girl missing from Woking

Surrey Police is appealing for help from members of the public to help locate a teenager who has gone missing from the Goldsworth Park area of Woking.

Nisha Mazhar was last seen in the Woking area on Sunday morning at around 9.30am.

Nisha Mazhar was last seen in the Woking area on Sunday Credit: Surrey Police

Surrey Police is growing concerned for the welfare of the schoolgirl and describes her departure and lack of contact with her family as out of character.

Nisha is described as an Asian girl, around 5ft 5" tall, of a slim build and with long dark brown hair.

She is believed to have been wearing black leggings or trousers, a dark grey top, a black three-quarter length coat, with a white scarf and brown Ugg boots.


The family of Ryan Harrison released this statement:

“Ryan was the biggest, brightest ray of sunshine for us. He loved life, his family and his friends. He was a brother, son and boyfriend - we were so lucky to have him in our lives. He always looked so smart and gorgeous. He was ambitious in life and loved to party.

“His family have been totally devastated by his loss, and we ask to be left in peace and given time to grieve. He had the biggest, kindest heart, and a bright light has been turned off in all of us that knew and loved him. Rest in peace Ryan, sleep tight our darling.”

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Police appeal for witnesses

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller said: "There were two groups of men who came together at the station as the train arrived. Two people tried to board the train, eight people tried to get off the train. There was a bit of an altercation which spilled onto the platform.

The result of that altercation was that one of the men was punched and fell between the moving train and the platform, that resulted in his death. There were at least eight people involved, other than the two witnesses.

We need more of those people to come forward and anyone else who was at the station or around the station at that time, between 11.40pm and midnight.

We have a lot of CCTV to trawl both on the train and in and around the station. That's being done by officers from British Transport Police.

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