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Summary

  1. Updates from Tuesday 16 April

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    That's all from South Live folks.

    We are back at the usual time tomorrow for more news and travel at 08:00 BST.

    In the meantime, have a pleasant evening.

  2. Fresh appeal for footage in rape investigation

    Police have appealed for CCTV and dashcam footage to help with a rape investigation.

    An 18-year-old woman was attacked after she left Plush nightclub in Oxford city centre in the early hours of Friday.

    Thames Valley Police said their investigation so far had found the victim walked along Cornmarket Street, then into Magdalen Street East, onto St Giles and then to Woodstock Road.

    Officers said man approached her a short time after she left the club and followed her north out of the city centre before he led her to an unknown location and raped her.

    The victim was found in a distressed state by a member of the public in Woodstock Road at about 3.40 BST, but the location of the offence is yet to be established.

    A 52-year-old man from Birmingham was arrested on suspicion of rape but has been released on bail until 11 May.

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    Severe accident: M27 Hampshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M27 Hampshire westbound severe accident, from J5 for A335 Stoneham Way Southampton Airport to J4 for M3.

    M27 Hampshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M27 westbound from J5, A335 (Southampton Airport) to J4 M3, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M3 Hampshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Hampshire southbound severe disruption, at J7 for A30 Winchester Road Basingstoke South.

    M3 Hampshire - M3 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J7, A30 (Basingstoke South), because of an obstruction on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Appeal after man robbed outside pizza shop

    A 29-year-old man was attacked by four three men and a woman with a metal object, police have said.

    The victim was assaulted and robbed outside a Domino's Pizza shop in Frideswide Square, Oxford at about 20:30 BST on 13 April.

    Thames Valley Police said the man's black leather rucksack was stolen during the attack and added he sustained injuries to his face and hands.

    Officers have appealed for information about the incident.

    Frideswide Square
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    Severe disruption: M3 Surrey southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M3 Surrey southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A322 Bagshot and J4 for A331.

    M3 Surrey - One lane closed on M3 southbound between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Man stabbed in stomach in Witney

    A man in his late 20s remains in hospital after being stabbed in an Oxfordshire town.

    Police say the victim was assaulted by two men near a junction with Corn Street and Ducklington Lane in Witney in the early hours of Monday.

    The victim was in the service road of Ducklington Lane when he was approached by two men, officers said.

    He suffered one stab wound to his abdomen and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

    Det Cons Oliver Harrison said: “Thankfully, the victim’s injuries were largely superficial, but we are very keen to hear from anybody who has any information about this incident."

    Ducklington Lane
  8. Uni students want lights in area of 'great concern'

    A petition launched by university students to get lights in a park which they say has been a common spot for attacks has gathered just short of 1,000 signatures in 24 hours.

    The campaign was launched by Oxford Brookes University students, who urged the council to invest on the lighting in South Park, which they said has been the scene of several attacks.

    The petition to make the park "a safer route" has currently garnered 833 of the 1,000 signatures it is aiming for.

    South Park in Oxford
    Image caption: The petition is calling for lights to be installed at South Park to make it 'safer'
  9. First meeting since Dorset unitary authority created

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    The new Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council will hold its first meeting on 21 May.

    Elections to the new unitary authority will take place at the beginning of next month, following the merger of the three borough councils at the beginning of the month.

    All 76 councillors will be appointed following the vote on 2 May before meeting for the first time three weeks later.

    Dorset Council logo
    Image caption: The new authority is set to meet for the first time three weeks after local elections
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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane blocked on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, from J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road to J10 for A329.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M4 eastbound from J11, A33 (Reading) to J10 A329(M) Wokingham, because of an accident.

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

  12. Homeless shelter to be converted into 'unaffordable homes'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A homeless shelter that will be demolished to make way for plush new flats in the city centre is expected to close in late June.

    Simon House, which has been a homeless shelter since 1980, will see its services move to Matilda House, in Cowley, when that opens in the summer.

    But the plans have faced opposition amid claims the new development is too big and falls short of improving the way the street looks.

    Oxford Preservation Trust’s director Debbie Dance also said it fails to include any affordable housing.

    Homeless spot
    Image caption: The homeless shelter is set to be converted to a new luxury housing development
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  14. Farm building damaged by fire

    Bere Regis fire

    A farm building has been damaged by a fire which spread from a pile of wood.

    Eight fire crews were called to the property near Bere Regis, Dorset, at about midday yesterday.

    Firefighters took six hours to bring the blaze under control.

    No-one was injured but an outbuilding was affected, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

    The cause is believed to be accidental, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said.