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  1. Updates from Tuesday 29 August
  2. Boy from Weymouth found dead in pool
  3. Arrest after Portsmouth Port death
  4. Men held over Southampton teen rape

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All times stated are UK

Sone Aluko

Reading sign Nigeria forward Sone Aluko from fellow Championship side Fulham for a fee of about £7.5m on a four-year deal.

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Cherries striker signs new deal

AFC Bournemouth striker Josh King has signed a new four-year contract, BBC Radio Solent reports.

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Liquid attack causes eye injury

A man has been treated in hospital for a serious eye injury after a "noxious substance" was squirted in his face, police in Portsmouth said.

The 33-year-old was standing at a bus stop in Commercial Road on Sunday night when a cyclist approached and assaulted him.

Police said four youths may have witnessed the assault, which happened between 00:30 and 01:00 BST.

The suspect, a black youth in his mid-teens or early 20s, was wearing a black hooded top with a white logo, tied up over his face.

Wanted burglar 'may be in Bournemouth'

Luciano Dent
Hampshire Constabulary

Police believe a wanted man who failed to show up to his own trial seven months ago may be staying in Bournemouth.

Luciano Dent, 30, failed to appear at his burglary hearing at Isle of Wight Crown Court on 27 January.

He was found guilty the following month in his absence and the case was adjourned for sentencing.

Dent, from Freshwater, is described as a 6ft white man of slim build with short black hair. Hampshire Constabulary said he may also now have grown a beard.

Blind woman from Fareham wins award after success of baking YouTube channel
Penny Melville-Brown runs a YouTube channel where she bakes alongside a sighted chef.

Head-on crash driver sentenced

A driver who caused a head-on collision in the New Forest injuring a young family has been disqualified for 12 months and ordered to do 180 hours of unpaid work.

Tom Chilcott, 28, of Hangersley Hill, New Forest, overtook a vehicle just before a bend at Burley Street on 14 August 2016, Bournemouth Crown Court heard.

Burley Street crash
Burley Fire Station

He collided with an oncoming Skoda, causing bruising to the five occupants including three young girls and suffering minor injuries himself.

PC Alex Tack said: "Chilcott made an extremely poor decision that saw a young family caught up in a terrifying collision."

Guy Fawkes: The gunpowder plotter's lantern
The Gunpowder Plotter was captured underneath Parliament with a lantern, now on display in Oxford.

Waterloo lines 'all open'

Delays caused by signalling failures at Waterloo are easing, BBC South transport correspondent Paul Clifton has said.

South Western Railway has said all lines are now open, following the problems earlier today.

The station was due to come back into full use this morning following an £800m project in August to increase capacity.

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Rare orange truck stolen from lay-by

Orange Multicar
Hampshire Constabulary

An orange truck used for surfacing roads - one of only around six of its kind in the country - has been stolen from a lay-by.

The £25,000 Multicar vehicle was parked in London Road, Portsmouth, when thieves took it as some point between 15:30 and 18:00 BST on Thursday.

PC Neil Nancarrow, of Hampshire Constabulary, said: “This is a rare and distinctive vehicle so we are hoping that if anyone has seen it since Thursday, they will remember and be able to pass us those details.

“The photograph we have issued is of an identical vehicle, so please take a good look and let us know if you have seen one with the registration ending AJU."

CCTV image released after sexual assault

Dorset Police

A CCTV image has been released of a man police want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Bournemouth.

A woman in her 20s was touched inappropriately outside the Richmond Park Arms in Charminster Road at about 18:30 BST on Tuesday 22 August, Dorset Police said.

The force said the attacker was described as being a 5ft 8ins Turkish or Greek man with messy dark, greying hair.

Man dies in single-vehicle crash

Riding Court Road

A 22-year-old man died in a one-vehicle crash in Berkshire yesterday morning.

The man, who had been driving a BMW 3 Series on Riding Court Road in Langley, was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services were called at about 04:30 BST.

A passenger, another 22-year-old man, suffered serious head injuries. Police said he was in a serious but stable condition.

Boy found dead in swimming pool was from Weymouth

Kirk England

BBC Radio Devon

A four-year-old boy who was found dead in a swimming pool at an activity centre in north Devon was from Weymouth, police said.

The boy was found in the swimming pool at Knapp House in Northam, near Bideford, on Monday afternoon.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: "The boy, who was from Weymouth, had been on holiday in the area with family."

Police said the death was "being treated as unexplained".

Venue facing closure 'integral to the history of Oxford'

Thousands of people have signed a petition against the closure of a music venue in the centre of Oxford.

St Michael's and All Saints' Charities, the landlord for The Cellar, has submitted an application to redevelop it.

The venue described it as "devastating news" for the Oxford music scene and said it "represents the continued erosion of independent music venues by big business".

More than 4,000 people have signed the petition.


Ronan Munro, editor of local music magazine Nightshift, said: "The Cellar is a launch pad for every new generation of bands.

"The venue remains a massively supportive place for young musicians to learn their trade and maybe go on and become the next big name we can be proud of.

"The Cellar is integral to the history of Oxford, but equally so to its future and to lose it would diminish Oxford's culture immensely."

Medium UV and pollen levels

Boy from Weymouth dies in pool on holiday

Knapp House Activity Centre

A four-year-old boy who died after being found in a pool in Bideford was from Weymouth, Devon & Cornwall Police have said.

The youngster, who was on holiday with his family, went missing at Knapp House Activity Centre in Northam on Monday.

New 885 student hall plan submitted

Cowley Barracks off James Wolfe Road

Plans for a 885-room hall of residence for Oxford Brookes students have been submitted.

The blocks would be built on land once occupied by Cowley Barracks off James Wolfe Road next to Paul Kent Hall, another university residence.

They would range from three to five stories high, according to documents submitted to Oxford City Council.

The site would be operated by Unite Students and the application is supported by Oxford Brookes.

Weather latest: Bright afternoon ahead

A dry and bright afternoon lies ahead with highs of 24C.

Temperatures will drop to 14C overnight before a murkier day tomorrow.

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Crashed plane pilot escapes injury

A pilot escaped injury yesterday when her light aircraft crashed near Stockbridge in Hampshire.

Emergency crews were called to Marsh Court Road shortly before 17:45 but the woman had freed herself before they arrived.

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Reading Festival achieves 'disability gold' status

Reading Festival is joining Glastonbury in achieving the gold standard from the leading disability charity in the UK.

Attitude is Everything campaigns to improve deaf and disabled people's access to live music.

It says Reading Festival has shown commitment to its disabled customers for the past five years and keeps moving forward with disability access.

"Attitude is Everything started at Reading Festival," the charity's chief executive Susan Ball tells Newsbeat.

Sign language at Reading Festival

"I came when I was 17 years old and there was literally nothing.

"Then from 1995, there was the first viewing platform on the main stage but not many people on it.

"Since then I just kept asking people what they wanted at festivals and we just really built up the services from there."

Train delays continue despite platforms reopening

Reading claim three points against Birmingham

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson
Rex Features

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and George Evans gave Reading their first away win of the season at Birmingham on Saturday.

Blues keeper David Stockdale saved well from Tyler Blackett, while Royals counterpart Vito Mannone pushed Cohen Brammall's stinging shot wide.

Liam Kelly drew another save from Stockdale, before Bodvarsson headed Reading in front from Blackett's cross.

Evans secured the three points late on, placing a shot past Stockdale after running onto Garath McCleary's pass.

Work to ease congestion under Cow Lane bridges begins

Cow Lane

A year-long project to reduce traffic congestion under the Cow Lane bridges in Reading starts today.

The work, undertaken by Network Rail, will see the second old narrow Cow Lane Bridge demolished and the road widened to allow for two-way traffic.

The road will also be lowered to allow HGVs to make use of the route.

Tony Page, Reading Borough Council's lead member for transport, said: “As with any major project of this kind, there will be inconvenience whilst the works take place."

Biker dies in three-vehicle crash

A3066 at <osterton

A motorcyclist has died in a multi-vehicle crash in Dorset.

The man in his 40s, from Crewkerne in Somerset, was killed in the crash involving a car, motorbike and bicycle near Beaminster on Monday afternoon.

The cyclist, a man in his 60s from Yeovil, was taken to hospital but police said his injuries were not thought to be serious.

The A3066 at Mosterton, where the crash happened at about 14:30 BST, was closed for investigation work.

'Domestic' Russell Brand gets married

Russell Brand

Russell Brand married his partner Laura Gallacher in a ceremony near Henley-on-Thames on Saturday.

The actor announced the news to listeners of his Radio X podcast, saying "I'm living a married life now... I'm domestic."

Singer Noel Gallagher, comedian David Baddiel and presenter Jonathan Ross were among the guests.

Ms Gallacher is Brand's second wife. He married US singer Katy Perry in 2010 but they divorced 14 months later.

Severe accident: M25 Greater London anti-clockwise

BBC News Travel

M25 Greater London anti-clockwise severe accident, at J14 for A3113 Airport Way.

M25 Greater London - Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J14, A3113 (Heathrow Terminal 4), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J17, A412 (Maple Cross).

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Arrest after Portsmouth Port death

Mieczyslaw Siwak
Hampshire Constabulary

A man was arrested on Monday in connection with a death at Portsmouth Port.

Mieczyslaw 'Mitch' Siwak, 34, from Bognor Regis, died in an "industrial incident" at Flathouse Quay on Friday.

He was an employee of MMD Shipping Services, which operates the site.

A 35-year-old from Sussex has been questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and theft. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation, Hampshire Police said.

Teenager raped in Southampton park

Houndwell Park

A teenage girl has been raped in a park in Southampton.

Officers were called to reports of a girl in distress at Houndwell Park in the city centre at about 05:30 BST on Saturday.

Two men from Southampton aged 21 and 22 have been arrested.

Police are appealing for anyone who saw a group of young men and girls in the area late on Friday or in the early hours of Saturday to get in touch.

Morning headlines

  • Two men have been arrested after a teenage girl was raped in a Southampton park on Saturday.
  • A man in his 40s has died after his motorcycle was involved in a crash in Beaminster, Dorset, on Monday.
  • All platforms have reopened at Waterloo station after a month of disruption for commuters across the region.
  • The largest trial of its kind to encourage people to switch to electric cars is being rolled out in Oxford this week.
  • A year-long project to make delays a thing of the past under the Cow Lane Bridges in Reading starts today.

Fine and dry day ahead

A fine and dry day lies ahead with highs of 25C

Teenager dies in tent at Reading Festival

Reading Festival

A 17-year-old boy died at Reading Festival in the early hours of Monday morning.

Emergency services were called to a tent in the campsite just before 02:00 BST, where he was pronounced dead.

Thames Valley Police said it was treating the teenager's death as "unexplained". His next-of-kin have been informed.

In an unrelated incident, an 18-year-old man suffered "non life-threatening injuries" after being stabbed in a fight at the festival on Friday night.

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