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Summary

  1. Updates from Monday 12 February

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Blackwater shooting: Residents heard bangs in mid-afternoon

    Steve Humphrey

    BBC South Today

    Residents of Hearsey Gardens in Blackwater have been talking about the shooting on Saturday afternoon which left a 17-year-old boy with serious injuries.

    A lot of local people heard those gunshots. One local resident who did not wish to be named said she heard "one bang, then lots of arguing, screaming and shouting, then a further three bangs."

    "I knew straight away it was gunshots - armed police turned up within probably about two minutes," she added.

    There are unconfirmed claims locally that the shooting was connected to a fatal car crash last autumn in which a teenager was killed.

    Police are saying shootings like these are extremely rare and have stepped up patrols in the area.

    Garages
    Image caption: The shooting place at a block of garages
  2. Portsmouth Royal Navy experts working on London City Airport bomb

    Royal Navy bomb disposal experts based in Portsmouth are working to safely remove a 500kg World War Two bomb which was found the River Thames near London City Airport,

    The airport has been shut all day and all flights cancelled, affecting up to 16,000 passengers, a spokeswoman said.

    The bomb was found at George V Dock on Sunday during planned work at the east London airport, police said.

    Families in the area have been evacuated with the exclusion zone set to be widened when specialists begin removing the device.

    The Royal Navy’s team of expert bomb disposal divers, from Portsmouth-based Southern Diving Unit 2, are on permanent standby to deal with unexploded ordnance.

    London bomb scene
    Quote Message: "Our priority is safety to life which is why the airport has been closed as a precautionary measure. We are taking the necessary steps to ensure the device is as safe as possible before we remove it from the sea bed and tow it away to a safe disposal site. from Lt Comm Jonny Campbell, Royal Navy
    Lt Comm Jonny Campbell,Royal Navy
  3. Blackwater shooting: Man, 41, held after 17-year-old injured

    A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a teenager during a disturbance in a residential street.

    The victim, 17, remains in a serious condition in hospital after he was found with gunshot wounds in Hearsey Gardens in Blackwater, on Saturday.

    A 41-year-old man from Farnborough has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

    A 40-year-old man and a woman, 34, were held on suspicion of attempted murder. A 16-year-old boy was also detained on suspicion of conspiracy to murder. The three are all from Blackwater, police said.

    Blackwater shooting scene
  4. Jim the Dancing Man gets tourism award nomination

    A Solent ferry worker who entertains travellers with his signature dance moves, has been nominated for a national tourism award.

    Jim O’Reilly - nicknamed 'Jim the Dancing Man - is a familiar site to motorists embarking and disembarking the Red Funnel vehicle ferry.

    He's been nominated for the for VisitEngland’s 2018 Tourism Superstar Award. The winner is decided by an online public vote and will be announced at a ceremony on 23 April.

    Jim the Dancing Man
    Quote Message: Jim completely embodies everything this award stands for and he is a wonderful ambassador for Red Funnel, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. I hope everyone who has ever found themselves smiling because of Jim will take a moment to vote.” from Murray Carter Customer services director, Red Funnel
    Murray CarterCustomer services director, Red Funnel
  5. Portsmouth death: Teenager named as Oliver Blatcher

    A teenager who died after being found with serious injuries in Portsmouth, has been named as Oliver Blatcher.

    The 18-year-old from Estella Road was found by paramedics at a property in Sackville Street early on Saturday.

    He died later in hospital.

    Police said a post-mortem examination was inconclusive and the death is being treated as "unexplained".

    Two Portsmouth men, aged 28 and 32, arrested on suspicion of murder, were released pending further inquiries.

    Portsmouth scene
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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe accident, between J10 for A329 and J11 for A33 affecting J8 for .

    M4 Berkshire - Queuing traffic on M4 westbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J11, A33 (Reading), because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to J8.

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

  7. Inquest opens into police crash death pair

    A4 in Calcot, Reading

    Two women died from a "blunt force trauma" to the chest after the car they were in collided with an unmarked police vehicle responding to a 999 call, an inquest has heard.

    Ann Valley, 87, and Dr Gwyneth DeCamps, 88, both from Slough, were in a Nissan Micra when the crash happened on the A4 in Calcot, Reading, on 23 January.

    Reading Coroner's Court was told Mrs Valley, who was driving, died at the scene. Dr DeCamps died in hospital.

    The inquest was adjourned subject to an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

  8. Oxfam crisis talks over Haiti sex claims

    Video content

    Video caption: Penny Mordaunt: Charities who lack 'moral leadership' face losing government backing

    Senior Oxfam managers will meet the international development secretary later as the charity deals with a fallout from claims of sexual misconduct by its aid workers.

    Penny Mordaunt wants to hear more from the Oxford-based charity about allegations its staff used prostitutes in Haiti in 2011.

    The Charity Commission called for Oxfam to be "frank" about what it did or did not tell the regulator at the time.

    Oxfam has denied any cover-up of the allegations.

  9. Weather: Bright afternoon ahead

    A bright afternoon is in store for the region with highs of 8C.

    However, it is expected to start raining later this evening ahead of a cold and wet day tomorrow.

    BBC weather
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    Severe accident: A341 Dorset both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A341 Dorset both ways severe accident, between Durdells Avenue and A348 Ringwood Road.

    A341 Dorset - A341 Wimborne Road in Bournemouth closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Durdells Avenue junction and Bear Cross Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles.

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

  11. Police plea after man found hurt on street

    A man in his 60s has been found seriously injured in Dorset.

    Police are trying to find out how the man came to be on Clovens Road on Portland on Friday night.

    He remains in hospital receiving treatment to a serious head injury. His condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

    Inquiries have revealed he left the Cove House Inn in Fortuneswell earlier in the night and began to walk home before he was found.

    Clovens Road
    Image caption: The man was found in Clovens Road near to the junction with Killicks Hill
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    Severe accident: A34 Hampshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A34 Hampshire northbound severe accident, between M3 J9 Winnal roundabout and A33 Winchester By-Pass.

    A34 Hampshire - A34 in Winchester closed and queuing traffic northbound between Winnal roundabout and the A33 Winchester By-Pass junction, because of an accident involving two lorries.

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