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  1. Updates from Tuesday 12 September
  2. Holby star's tribute to Bestival death daughter
  3. Sex abuse vicar 'burnt himself to death'
  4. CCTV shows refuse worker 'destroying bins'
  5. Boy, 16, charged over taxi driver stabbing
  6. Nurse struck off after taking drugs with patient

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

National League

Eastleigh's five-game unbeaten run comes to an end as Zavon Hines' second-half goal hands Maidstone United victory.

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That's all for today

BBC South Live will resume at 08:00 on Wednesday when we'll be bringing you the latest updates from across Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

You can get in touch anytime with your pictures and news on our Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxford Facebook pages, or by using Twitter @BBC_Hampshire, @BBCDorset, @BBCBerkshire and @BBCOxford.

Police officer accused of misconduct for allegedly punching detainee

A Thames Valley Police officer is facing a misconduct hearing over the alleged use of unnecessary and unreasonable force against a man in custody.

Sgt Colin Travi is accused of punching a man in the head while he was being restrained in a cell at Abingdon police station on 18 August last year.

The officer says the use force was justified to bring the man under control.

The man had been arrested on suspicion of burglary and driving offences and brought to Abingdon police station.

The hearing was told that the man was known to have previously been be violent towards police officers and had a history of self harm, so he was placed on cell watch with the door left open and two officers sat outside.

Several hours later, officers reported the detained man was becoming increasingly agitated.

Sgt Travi was the custody sergeant and CCTV shows him entering the cell and, after a brief conversation, a struggle breaking out.

He and his colleagues attempted to restrain the man. The footage then appears to show Sgt Travi striking him four times to the head.

Sgt Travi said he felt an assault against a police officer or act of self harm was imminent, and the suspect was "phenomenally strong"

The hearing continues.

Prince meets abuse survivors

Ian Ackley and Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge has met with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse at a charity set up by former England football captain Tony Adams.

Prince William, who is the president of the Football Association (FA), visited Sporting Chance in Liphook, Hampshire.

The charity is working with those affected by non-recent sexual abuse in football.

Prince William said clubs needed a better understanding of looking after players' mental health.

Bid to save fair fails

Southern Health appoints new chief executive

A new chief executive for Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has been appointed.

Dr Nick Broughton, who is currently chief executive of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, will take up the role in November.

Southern Health has been criticised for not properly investigating the deaths of hundreds of patients, though a Care Quality Commission report in July said it had made improvements.

Issues at the trust came to light after 18-year-old Connor Sparrowhawk drowned in a bath at an Oxford facility.

Its last chief executive, Katrina Percy, resigned in October last year.

Dr Nick Broughton
Southern Health

Weather hits Condor's ferry routes

Andrew Segal

Local Live

There are cancellations for Condor's Liberation ferry on Wednesday, partly as a result of Storm Aileen, managers say.

Condor said that, even though weather conditions were set to abate, it was to cancel all its Poole-Guernsey and Guernsey-Jersey services because it needed to take into consideration crew duty hours.

It said: "Passengers are being advised to transfer to our sailings on Thursday 14 September."

It added that would operate a second round trip between Poole and the islands on Thursday to accommodate passengers affected by the disruption.

Condor Liberation in St Peter Port Harbour, Guernsey

Comments invited over rehab centre plan for B&B

Guest house in Weymouth

Residents are being asked for their views on an application to turn a Weymouth B&B into a support centre for people with drug and alcohol problems.

Dorset County Council has applied for a change of use for 22 Abbotsbury Road in Westham.

Ferry firm price revealed

Reading couple 'must pay £5,000 for council house repairs'

A couple have been told they must pay for repairs to their council house after it was gutted by fire.

Jadon Mayhew was forced to leave his Reading home after a blaze caused by an unattended candle.

A couple are told they must pay for repairs to their house after it was gutted by fire.

Mr Mayhew says there was "no way of protecting" his family from an estimated £5,000 of costs, as local authorities cover buildings insurance.

The council say tenants sign a contract accepting they will pay for "deliberate or negligent damage" to properties.

Bridge strike causes train delays

Theatre group directors pay tribute to Louella Michie

The directors of the Leigh-on-Sea based Tiffany Theatre College, have paid tribute to Louella Michie - the daughter of the Holby City actor John Michie who was found dead at the Bestival music festival at the weekend.

The 25-year-old had been a student at the theatre in her late teens.

Chriss and Tiffany Campbell-Welch said: "Louella was a very gifted student, a beautiful young lady with a sweet soul who was well-loved by everyone.

"She had a wonderful ability to light up the room with her smile and make everyone feel happy."

A 28-year-old-man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

John Michie and Louella Michie

Puma crash inquest: Balloon 'did not restrict flying'

Geraint Roberts and Alan Scott
Geraint Roberts and Alan Scott

A surveillance balloon placed next to an Afghan football pitch where a Royal Air Force helicopter crashed trying to land was a hazard but did not restrict flying, a senior commander has told an inquest.

Flight Lieutenants Alan Scott and Geraint "Roly" Roberts died after a Puma Mk 2 helicopter collided with the balloon's tether and crashed near Nato's Resolute Support (RS) mission headquarters in the Afghan capital Kabul on October 11 2015.

The RAF Benson-based officers were among five people killed, including 44-year-old French-born security worker Gordon Emin and two US personnel, and five others were injured.

Family members of the two airmen and Mr Emin were at Oxford Coroner's Court to hear evidence about the safety concerns raised with the balloon, known as a persistent threat detection system (PTDS).

Thame Fair will not go ahead

The Thame September Fair, which was due to take place later this month, will not be going ahead

It's after an agreement could not be reached how much the Showman's Guild should pay the town.

The council said it was still hoping to work with the guild to enable the October Charter Fair and future fairs to take place.

New quarries plan approved

Bethan Phillips

Political reporter, BBC Radio Oxford

County Hall, Oxford
Robin Sones
The plan was approved by Oxfordshire County Council at County Hall earlier

A new plan which will see more than a million tonnes of sand and gavel mined in Oxfordshire each year has been approved.

Campaigners say the Minerals and Waste Local Plan will pave the way for new quarries in Oxfordshire and the target is too high.

But councillors who backed the plan say the county would have faced a "serious threat of speculative applications" if it was not approved.

A second part of the plan looking at where new quarry sites will be located is now going to be worked on.

Girl left with broken jaw after Basingstoke attack

A girl was left with a broken jaw after being assaulted by three others in Basingstoke.

The 17-year-old victim was walking along Swing Swang Lane towards Lambs Row when she was attacked by three other girls, aged between 15 and 20 years old.

Swing Swang
The victim was walking along a path connecting Swing Swang Lane and Lambs Row.

The offenders fled when disturbed, but left the girl needing surgery on her jaw.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Concert hall site £150m plans submitted

Plans to transform a former music venue into a £150m shopping, leisure and homes complex have been submitted.

Bournemouth Development Company wants to build 352 apartments on the former Winter Gardens site.

An artist's impression of the £150m planned complex
BrightSpace Architects
Bournemouth Borough Council's planning board will consider the application over the coming months

The 1.98 hectare (4.89 acre) site would also include up to five restaurants, a food store and outdoor cafes.

The concert hall, which once hosted the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, closed in 2002 and was demolished four years later.

An artist's impression of the £150m planned complex

Concert hall site £150m plans submitted

Bournemouth Winter Gardens, which once hosted the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, closed in 2002.

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Police to fight nightclub expansion

Police are preparing to fight plans to extend a nightclub in Reading due to concerns about crime.

The Purple Turtle has been given permission to extend into an empty room next door to the venue, and has applied to Reading Borough Council's licensing committee to include the new development.

Purple Turtle

But Thames Valley Police says that it plans to submit evidence outlining "the contribution the venue makes to night time crime".

The licensing committee will reject or approve the application at a meeting tonight.

NHS nurse took drugs with patient

A mental health nurse has been struck off for using drugs with a patient, a panel has found.

Alison Lesley Fisher was employed by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust on the harm minimisation service, which helps drug and alcohol users.

Rectory Road NHS centre
Alison Lesley Fisher worked for the harm minimisation service on Rectory Road in Oxford

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) panel also found she gave the patient drugs without a prescription, and took heroin and crack cocaine with a patient.

She was struck off last month having previously been sacked in 2016 following an investigation.

John Michie and daughter Louella

Actor John Michie says his daughter was "so bright, so out there", following her death at Bestival.

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Officers flown out to support hurricane relief

Police officers flying to British Virgin Islands
Five of the officers are from Thames Valley Police

Five Thames Valley Police officers have flown to the British Virgin Islands to help those affected by Hurricane Irma.

The British Virgin Islands is one of the worst-hit British overseas territories.

Communications on the islands are mostly down and its premier, Orlando Smith, has called for a "comprehensive economic package for reconstruction" from the UK.

The territory is self-governing but the British government is responsible for its defence and security

Destruction in Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Tortola, one of the British Virgin Islands, was left devastated

NHS nurse took drugs with patient

Rectory Road NHS centre
Alison Lesley Fisher worked for the harm minimisation service on Rectory Road in Oxford

The mental health nurse is struck off following allegations she took heroin and crack cocaine with a patient.

Rectory Road NHS centre

NHS nurse took drugs with patient

The mental health nurse is struck off following allegations she took heroin and crack cocaine with a patient.

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Boy charged over Southsea taxi driver stabbing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in relation to the stabbing of taxi driver in Southsea.

The 42-year-old victim sustained a stab wound in Albert Road, Southsea, at about 03:15 BST on 2 September.

The boy, from Southsea, has been charged with affray, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, wounding with intent and possessing Class B drug cannabis.

He is due to appear at South East Hants Magistrates Court this morning.

A 19-year-old man from Portsmouth, who was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and a 20-year-old man from Southsea, arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, have been released while inquiries continue.

Thames Valley top place to live for women

Parts of the Thames Valley have been rated as some of the best to live in the country for women.

West Oxfordshire, West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire all feature in the top five positions, according to the BBC's Woman's Hour.


The table was calculated by measuring income, housing affordability, personal wellbeing, safety, education, life expectancy, environment and culture.

"The best places are near cities, for work and culture, but aren't in them so therefore don't have issues around safety and air quality", said Nancy Kelley from NatCen, who put the figures together.

"Berkshire and Oxfordshire do very well for that reason".

Hampshire farm grows lentils in UK for first time

A farm in Hampshire is part of a project growing lentils in the UK for the first time

Avington Park farm in Hampshire is one of six farms across the country growing the pulses.

Which makes arable farmer Robert Stent somewhat of a pioneer.

Tonight's football

There is an action-packed night of football this evening.

In League One, Portsmouth travel to Northampton Town off the back of an impressive win against Wimbledon at the weekend. Oxford United will also hope to hold on to their place in the play-off spots as they face Bradford City at the Kassam.

In the National League, Maidenhead host Tranmere Rovers in an exciting-looking fixture at York Road in the National League, while Eastleigh play Maidstone United at Ten Acres.

Kenny Jackett
Getty Images
Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett will unfortunately be missing Doctor Foster tonight

Sex abuse accused vicar 'burnt himself to death' at Hawley vicarage

A Church of England vicar doused himself in petrol and burned to death after being questioned by police over allegations of historical sexual abuse, an inquest has heard.

Father Martyn Neale
Diocese of Guildford

The remains of Father Martyn Neale were found in the garden of his vicarage in Hawley, Hampshire, in July.

He had to be identified by his dental records because of his injuries, the inquest was told.

Coroner Andrew Bradley recorded a verdict of death by incineration.

CCTV shows Wraysbury refuse worker 'destroying' bins

Watch the remarkable moment a bin man appears to throw a wheelie bin into a refuse lorry.

CCTV video has emerged appearing to show a refuse worker destroying one bin and throwing another across the street.

The worker is seen emptying both bins before throwing one down the road and the other into the crusher of the collection lorry.

The footage came to light when Rhys Towey from Wraysbury, Berkshire, found one bin smashed and the other missing.

Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council told Mr Towey his video "might help" as it had other reports of missing bins.

South Travel: Where is busy?

There are a few places causing a nuisance this morning.

Berkshire: There are long queues in both directions on the M25, clockwise between junction nine to 14, and anti-clockwise from 19-15.

Oxford: There are delays Eastbound on the A420 due to a collision between Longcot and Little Coxwell.

Hampshire: On the M27, there is a 15-20 minute delay eastbound between junction three and junction five.

Dorset: If you are heading out of Weymouth towards Dorchester, there are some sheep on the road which is causing some congestion. Fortunately, it is not too baaaaaaaaaaaaad.

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This is not a live picture from the scene
Lego builder's constructions are worth hundreds of thousands of pounds
Duncan Titmarsh runs one of 16 companies that are officially certified to use Lego.

Berkshire's headlines

  • Families from Berkshire whose loved ones were stranded in the wake of Hurricane Irma have criticised the Foreign Office response. Geoffrey Scott-Baker from Burghfield feared for his daughter Amy who was left on the island of Saint Martin - where looting and violence has broken out - but says she is now safe.
  • Sir John Madejski has been named as the first Patron of Reading Football Club's Community Trust. The Patronage is in addition to his recently-confirmed role as vice chairman of the football club.

Holby City star John Michie's daughter dies at Bestival

A woman who was found dead at Bestival was the daughter of Holby City, Taggart and Coronation Street actor John Michie, his agent has confirmed.

The body of Louella Michie, 25, from London, was discovered in a wooded area at the Dorset festival site.

Police said they were called at about 01:00 BST yesterday amid concern for the welfare of a woman.

Dorset Police said a 28-year-old man from London arrested on suspicion of murder "remains assisting officers with enquiries".

A post-mortem examination is due to be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Louella Michie

In a statement, Michie's agent said: "Sadly, I can confirm the tragic death of John Michie's daughter Louella at Bestival.

"John and his wife Carol ask that the privacy of their family be respected at this traumatic time."

Severe accident: M27 Hampshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M27 Hampshire eastbound severe accident, between J4 for M3 and J5 for A335 Wide Lane.

M27 Hampshire - Queuing traffic on M27 eastbound between J4 M3 and J5, A335 (Southampton Airport), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Oxfordshire's news headlines

  • Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted by two teenage boys in Wantage.
  • More children in Oxfordshire could be taught how to brush their teeth at school if a pilot scheme is expanded.
  • Residents in Clifton Hampden and Wallingford are worried two controversial quarries will be given the go-ahead, due to targets of extracting materials for housebuilders.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight's headlines

  • The actor John Michie has confirmed the death of his daughter at Bestival in Dorset. Louella Michie was found dead at the Lulworth Castle site in the early hours of yesterday morning.
  • Portsmouth Port does not have a problem with drugs or alcohol, says the director of the site, despite plans to bring in random tests for all employees there. Mike Sellers says the policy is not in response to any specific incidents at the port.

Here's today's weather

Holly Green is standing in front of some beach huts, that must be good news...

Holly Green has today's weather.

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