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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 17 May

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All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    That's all for this week, thanks for reading South Live.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday morning with more news, sport, weather and travel.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J10 for A329 to J8 for J9 A404.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M4 eastbound from J10 A329(M) Wokingham to J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Man attacked on hard shoulder after collision

    A man was attacked on the hard shoulder of a motorway link road near Eastleigh after two cars had a minor collision, Hampshire Constabulary said.

    The assault happened on the road from the M3 southbound to the M27 westbound approaching junction 4 between 19:20 and 19:45 on Monday.

    Following the crash, there was a confrontation between a man in his 20s driving a black Audi TT and a man driving a silver Peugeot 308.

    It was reported that the Peugeot driver leaned through the window of the Audi and assaulted the driver, causing injuries to his head and hands.

    He was white, stocky, aged between 35 and 45, with brown hair, glasses and facial hair.

  4. Lorry crashes from overpass in Reading

    A Parcelforce lorry has come off the elevated section of the IDR near the Oracle in Reading, landing upside down on the roundabout below.

    The driver is not believed to be seriously injured.

    The ambulance service said it received 30 calls shortly after 16:00 GMT with reports that a small lorry had come off the A327 flyover.

    People are being advised to avoid the area and road closures are expected to remain in place for some time.

    Reading
  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire westbound severe disruption, at J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

    M4 Berkshire - M4 lane closed on exit slip road westbound at J11, A33 (Reading), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A327 Berkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A327 Berkshire both ways severe accident, at A329.

    A327 Berkshire - A327 Southampton Street in Reading closed and queuing traffic at the A329 junction, because of an accident involving lorry. On the roundabout.

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

  7. Bank and homes evacuated in Basingstoke

    There's been a gas leak in Basingstoke.

    Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was called at 10:30 to the Halifax Bank on Wote Street. The bank and the flats above were evacuated.

    A gas engineer has now isolated the gas and the buildings are being ventilated.

    An SGN spokesperson said it hoped to allow residents back into their homes as soon as possible.

    A cordon is currently in place.

  8. Envelope update

    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 and slow traffic on M3 southbound between J3, A322 (Bagshot) and J4, A331 (Camberley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  9. Gun pointed at teenager during Banbury burglary

    A man held a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint while another man searched a property in Banbury during an aggravated burglary, police said.

    The break-in happened at about 14:15 on Wednesday, when the pair entered a property in Winter Gardens Way wearing balaclavas.

    After taking a bag of clothing both left the property, one on foot and the other on a bicycle which had been left outside.

    The offender who fled on foot was white, about 19, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, slim, and dressed in dark clothes, including jogging trousers.

    The other was a similar height and also dressed in dark clothes.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, between J10 for A329 and J8 for J9 A404.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M4 eastbound between J10 A329(M) Wokingham and J8 J9 A404(M) Maidenhead, because of an accident.

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