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Burglars strike as elderly couple watch TV
10:41am Sunday 8th September 2013 in News
BURGLARS stole from an elderly couple as they watched television.
They got in as the homeowners were sat in their living room in their home in Southampton Road, Park Gate.
Entering through the back of the property, they took a handbag containing cash and keys, an iPod and a Kindle Fire HD.
The incident left the pair quite shaken.
Police are appealing for witnesses or information from anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident, between 6pm on Thursday and 6am on Friday last week, and saw anyone acting suspiciously.
Anyone with information can call PC Barry Martin at Fareham Police Station on 101 or give information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Alcoholic was dead for weeks, inquest is told A HAMPSHIRE man who had a history of alcoholism lay dead in his flat for several weeks before he was found, an inquest heard.
Jeremy Chapman’s body was found in his Lyndhurst home by police after a neighbour called them, worried that he had not seen the 59-year-old for more than a month.
Southampton Coroner’s Court heard that officers found Mr Chapman’s body in an “advanced state of decomposition” on a leather sofa in the living room, surrounded by empty spirit bottles.
His ex-partner, Carole Henning, was contacted as his next of kin and she told police that he had no family and that his death came as “no surprise”.
A report from his GP, Professor Johnny Lyon-Maris, also stated that during his last admission to hospital in October last year, he was drinking an estimated 224 units of alcohol a week.
Due to the severe decomposition of his body, a post-mortem could not determine whether the cause of death was natural or due to alcohol abuse.
Deputy coroner Gordon Denson ruled that the cause of death was unascertained due to severe decomposition
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