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Summary

  1. Soldier admits killing runners in Aldershot
  2. 'Scandalous' Isle of Wight NHS database not replaced
  3. Plans to build 87 homes on edge of Lymington approved by New Forest District Council
  4. Workers at Fujitsu in Basingstoke go on strike
  5. Updates from Thursday 13 April

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By Indy Almroth-Wright

All times stated are UK

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The BBC Local Live service for Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will resume on Tuesday at 08:00.

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Niton car park rapist jailed

A man who raped a teenager in Niton has been jailed.

Kevin Finch of no fixed address admitted attacking the 18-year-old off Old Blackgang Road on 7 October.

Det Ch Insp Dave Brown of Hampshire Constabulary said: "Thankfully these type of incidents are rare and I would like to reassure the community that the Isle of Wight remains a safe place to live and to visit." 

Travel: Accident on the A27

IPCC investigate Dorset Police over man's death

The police watchdog has confirmed it is to investigate the death of a 35-year-old man following contact with Dorset Police officers in Branksome, Poole on Tuesday  

The incident was mandatorily referred to the IPCC by Dorset Police.

An IPCC statement said initial information showed the man was detained by police about 16:20 and suffered an "apparent medical emergency" and died the following morning.

This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the man’s friends and family and all of those affected at this very difficult time. It is important we establish all of the circumstances surrounding police contact with this man prior to his death."

Mel EvansIPCC Operations Manager

Appeal to find missing sheep

Police are appealing for help in finding six sheep that have gone missing near Bridport.

Eleven sheep were initially reported missing from the field in Uploaders on Thursday last week but five were found by a resident in the Shipton Gorge area the same day.

Four of the missing sheep are Jacobs, described as various shades of brown. The other two are whiite Polled Dorsets.

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Saints to face fully fit Man City

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Some team news from Southampton's Premier League opponents this weekend.

Pep Guardiola said his Manchester City squad is at full fitness, with only Bacary Sagna, Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan the long term absentees.

Guardiola was also asked about his goalkeeper situation, as he continues to switch between Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero.

He said: "I like both to be involved, I have confidence in both Bravo and Caballero. We will see."

Pep Guardiola
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Budmouth College statement following former head teacher indecent assault conviction

Budmouth College has issued a statement following the jailing of its former head teacher David Akers for indecently assaulting a pupil in the 1990s.

Akers, 61, drove the girl to remote locations and assaulted her while he was deputy head of the college, then called Budmouth School. 

He was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault following a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

The school had previously said Akers had not been at work since December 2015 and an acting principal had taken over.

The college has assisted the police throughout the investigation and judicial process. We respect the verdict of the jury and now hope to move forwards, continuing to focus on our students, staff and wider community."

Budmouth College
David Akers
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Ex-headteacher jailed for indecent assaults

A former headteacher has been jailed for indecently assaulting a pupil in the 1990s.

David Akers, 61, from Waddon in Weymouth, drove the girl to remote locations and assaulted her while he was deputy head of Budmouth School.

He was found guilty of three counts of indecent assault and cleared of three others following a trial at Bournemouth Crown Court.

He was jailed for four years and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for life.

David Akers
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Poole Town FC excluded from playoffs

Poole Town FC has been told it can not play in this season's playoffs because it does not have 500 seats under cover.

The National League has given the club seven days to appeal but, because two of the days are bank holidays, PTFC has asked for a two-day extension.

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Runners deaths: Father 'cried and froze with shock'

The father of one of the girls killed by a driver in Aldershot told the court at his sentencing that he heard the crash.

Lee Burrows, father of Stacey Burrows, 16, (pictured right), said: "I heard a loud bang and screams and ran down the steps frantically looking for Stacey only to be stopped by one of the parents who told me, 'it's Stacey'. 

"Then I saw Stacey lying in the road with people trying to help her. I felt I died with Stacey that night, I cried with fear and I froze with shock."

Lucy Pygott (left), 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16
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Lucy Pygott (left) and Stacey Burrows were members of of Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club

Lucy Pigott, 17, also died in the crash at a pedestrian crossing on 8 November.

Michael Casey, who was over the alcohol limit and speeding when he went over a red traffic light, has been jailed for six years.

Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

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M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, at J8 for A30.

M3 Hampshire - M3 lane blocked on exit slip road and queuing traffic southbound at J8, A30 (Andover), because of a broken down vehicle.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Boy, 16, charged over fractured skull attack

A teenager arrested over an alleged assault in Wimborne which left a man with a fractured skull has been charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm.

A man in his 40s was reported to have been pushed from behind and kicked in the chest, causing him to fall over and hit his head, near the library late on Saturday 21 January.

Dorset Police said a 16-year-old-boy is due to appear at Poole Youth Court on Tuesday 2 May.

Improved GP surgery out of special measures

A GP surgery in Dorset that was rated inadequate after inspectors found staff shortages has been taken out of special measures. 

The Barn Surgery in Christchurch was criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection in May last year. 

A new inspection in February found the practice had made a "significant number of improvements". 

The Barn surgery
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The surgery is now rated "good" overall, the CQC said.  

Travel: Motorway reopens but delays continue

Driver who caused death of Hampshire dad Bryan Webb spared jail

Travel: Shaftesbury crash road reopens

Spread Eagle Hill in Shaftesbury has reopened following a crash involving two lorries at about 13:00.

The A350 between Royal Chase Roundabout and Foot's Hill remains closed to allow recovery of a crane following a fire last night.

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Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

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M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, between J7 for A334 and J5 for A335 Wide Lane affecting J9 for A27 Whiteley.

M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M27 westbound between J7, A334 (Hedge End) and J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of an accident. Congestion to J9, A27 (Whiteley).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Puel 'optimistic' over Southampton injuries

Crews called to further heathland fires

Firefighters have brought a heathland fire under control at Kings Hat Forestry Enclosure outside Beaulieu.

Crews from Eastleigh, Beaulieu and Hardley were called to the fire shortly after 11:00 BST.

Firefighters have also dealt with another small heathland and gore fire on common land at Dampier Close on the Howe Estate in Gosport.

It comes after the service revealed it had dealt with 39 heathland and grass fires across Tuesday and Wednesday.

It has prompted Hampshire Fire and Rescue to appeal to the public to dispose of smoking materials properly and not leave barbecues unattended.

The service said glass jars and glass bottles can often cause fires - the sun's rays are magnified by the glass.

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Nick Medlin Christmas Day death: Two released from bail

Two men, arrested following the death of an off-duty prison officer, will face no further police action. 

Nick Medlin, 57, died at the scene outside the Rose Inn pub in Pier Street, Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight early on Christmas Day. 

Two men, aged 31 and 26, had been bailed after being held on suspicion of murder at the end of December.

Michael Hudson, 32, of no fixed address, is due to go on trial charged with manslaughter in June.

Nick Medlin
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Nick Medlin, 57, died outside the Rose Inn pub in Pier Street, Ventnor

BreakingSoldier jailed for Aldershot runner deaths

Indy Almroth-Wright

BBC South

A soldier who ploughed into two promising teenage athletes after drinking with colleagues has been jailed for six years. 

Michael Casey, who admitted causing death by dangerous driving, was over the drink-drive limit when he went through red lights at a pedestrian crossing near his barracks in Aldershot on November 8, 2016, and killed Stacey Burrows, 16, and 17-year-old Lucy Pygott, who were on a training run. 

The 24-year-old, of 4 Rifles, had not seen the red light because he had been distracted by vomit left in the passenger area of the car by a colleague he had given a lift to earlier, Winchester Crown Court heard. 

He was also disqualified from driving for 10 years.

Stacey Burrows and Lucy Pygott 17
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Motorists warned of delays as crash shuts Spread Eagle Hill

Spread Eagle Hill has been closed both ways after an accident involving two lorries at Melbury Street.

Due to this and the closure of A350 traffic is not able to get from Shaftesbury to Blandford Forum.  

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Railway Children Locomotive No 563 arrives in Swanage

A Victorian steam locomotive that featured in the theatre adaptation of The Railway Children has arrived at Swanage Railway.

Locomotive No 563 appeared in stage adaptations of Edith Nesbit's classic in Canada and in London.

It previosuly hauled trains on the London and South Western Railway. It has been given to the Swanage Railway by the National Railway Museum.

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Number of trespasses on railway tracks at 'all-time high'

Sarah Lee

BBC South

Across Britain, one person trespasses on the railway every hour, according to new data.

Figures from Network Rail and British Transport Police show an increase in the number of people risking their lives on the rail network by trespassing on the tracks in the south-east region.

The data, which looks at trends over the last five years, shows trespass incidents are at all-time high in the region, while nationally one person trespasses every hour:

Tresspass
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Number of trespass incidents in the last five years:

Reading: 

2012: 98

2013: 94

2014: 94

2015: 109

2016: 127

Number of young people under the age of 18 who came to the attention of BTP in 2016 while trespassing: 

Berkshire: 7

Buckinghamshire: 4

Hampshire: 14

Oxfordshire: 2

Safety warning follows spate of heath fires

People are being asked to take extra care after a spate of fires at beauty spots in Hampshire. 

The fire service said it had seen a spike in fires on Tuesday and Wednesday with 39 heathland and grass fires across the two days.

Yateley Common fire
HFRS

Jerry Leonard, of Hampshire Fire and Rescue, said: "The recent warm weather in the build-up to the bank holiday weekend means that our countryside is very dry and more people are gearing up to go camping and set up barbecues and camp fires.

"Unfortunately, this time of year we also see a rise in illegal fire setting."

The service is urging anyone who suspects or witnesses a fire being started to report it to the police.

A350 remains closed after crane fire

The A350 remains closed between Durweston (A357) and A30 Shaftesbury after a 100-tonne crane caught fire.

The crane caught fire after breaking down on a bend at Cann.

The road has been closed while the crane is recovered and repairs are made to the road's surface.

It is expected to reopen by mid-afternoon.

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BreakingSoldier pleads guilty to killing two Aldershot runners

A soldier has pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving after killing two teenage athletes. 

Stacey Burrows, 16, and Lucy Pygott, 17, were run over while on a training run in Aldershot, Hampshire, on 8 November.

Michael Casey, 24, of St Paul's Road, Tottenham, London, appeared at Winchester Crown Court to admit causing their deaths.

Stacey and Lucy
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Plans for 87 Lymington homes approved

Plans to build 87 houses on the edge of Lymington have been approved by New Forest District Council.

The development will consist of both houses and bungalows with 10 allotments on land north of Alexandra Road.

Twenty-three letters of objection were received in relation to the application by Pennyfarthing Homes. 

People in the area objected against building on greenbelt land and a lack of affordable housing on the site.  

Crash pilot 'may have been unconscious'

Southwood Farm Lane
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A woman who died after the glider she was in crashed in a field may have suffered a medical episode, an air accident report has said.

Kay Draper, of Marlborough in Wiltshire, died when the aircraft she was piloting came down in a field near Basingstoke on 21 July last year.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) said she was an experienced pilot and seemed fit and well.

However, a pathologist said there was a possibility she had lost consciousness.

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'We know we need more points'

Tottenham v Bournemouth (12:30 BST)

Bournemouth

eddie howe
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Bournemouth have only lost once in their last six games, a 3-1 defeat to Chelsea last weekend.

They are currently 15th, seven points clear of the relegation place.

"I get asked about a points target every week. We know we need more points and that's what we're going out to get," said Howe.

"There's never a bad time to get a good run, the run of games we're in is tough, so to get a decent run is a powerful thing for us."  

Bournemouth held Tottenham to a goalless draw the last time they played in October.

He added: "We'll need to match our performance from the home game earlier this year or even surpass it to get a result at White Hart Lane."

"If we make any mistakes at Tottenham they'll punish us. We didn't play well there last year Hopefully that experience can inspire us."  

Bournemouth team news

Tottenham v Bournemouth (12:30 BST)

Bournemouth

tyrone mings
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Tyrone Mings will return this weekend after serving a five-match ban for violent conduct, after the Football Association panel ruled he deliberately stood on the head of Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  

But Eddie Howe says Dan Gosling is a doubt.

"Dan Gosling has had a setback this week, we thought he'd be ready for Tottenham but now we're not so sure," said Howe.

"It's been frustrating for Tyrone Mings on the sidelines. He's back for this game and he's ready if he's called upon."

Delays after vehicle strikes railway bridge in New Forest

Trains between Brockenhurst and Sway are running at a reduced speed after a vehicle hit a bridge earlier.

South West Trains said a structural engineer has examined the bridge and declared it safe for use

However, services running through these stations are being delayed by up to 40 minutes. 

Disruption is expected until 11:15 BST. 

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Delays after railway bridge struck between Brockenhurst and Sway

Rail passengers are facing delays after a vehicle hit a railway bridge in the New Forest.

No trains are currently able to run between Brockenhurst and Sway.

Train services running through these stations are being cancelled, delayed or revised. 

South West Trains said disruption is expected until 12:30 BST.

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Police appeal for missing Bournemouth man

Police are appealing for help to find a Bournemouth man who has gone missing.George Woof, aged 50, was last seen at his home in Grantley Road at about 20:00 BST on Saturday.Officers have reason to believe he may have travelled to the Manchester area.They are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare as he requires regular medication, which it is not believed he has access to.  

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A350 closed after crane fire at Cann

The A350 has been closed after a large crane vehicle broke down at Cann and caught fire in the early hours.

The fire caused serious damage to the vehicle and also to the carriageway.   

As a result police have closed the road between Durweston (A357) and A30 Shaftesbury.

The road is expected to remain closed until at least lunchtime.

Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

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Number of railway trespassers hits record high

The number of people risking their lives by trespassing on Britain's railways has reached a peak, new figures show. 

An average of one person encroaches on the tracks every hour, according to Network Rail and British Transport Police. 

Records show more than 25 incidents in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Pokesdown in just one year.

Railway warning sign
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Allan Spence, Network Rail's head of public and passenger safety, said there was a "huge" and "worrying" rise each year.

"The dangers may not always be obvious, but the electricity on the railway is always on and trains can travel up to 125mph.

"Even if they see you, they can't stop in time."