Pair target pensioner

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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AN 89-YEAR-OLD had a gold bangle stolen from her arm after helping two women.

The pair knocked on the victim’s door in Palm Court, Palmerston Road, Southsea, at 4.40pm on Friday.

They asked to use the phone, shouting ‘Baby, baby, phone hospital’. Another resident offered a phone.

One of the women thanked them for their help and placed a cheap watch on the victim’s wrist. When they left the woman noticed the expensive gold bangle that she had been wearing was gone.

PC David Merryweather said: ‘This was a well-planned theft targeted at a vulnerable person who was selflessly offering to help someone she thought was in need.’

The suspects are Asian, in their 30s, of large build and one appeared to be heavily pregnant, and about 5ft 8in. They were wearing black and red saris with long black hair tied up. Anyone with information can contact police on 101.