HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information after a woman was found with “serious head injuries” in Lee-on-the-Solent this weekend; which has led to a main route shut off for all traffic on Monday as police and specialist forensic staff began their investigation on these circumstances.
Officers were called to the scene just south of the Peel Common Roundabout after receiving a call from the Ambulance service at 8:10pm on Sunday night (August 20); reporting that a woman in her sixties had been found on the pavement alongside Broom Way. She was rushed to Southampton General Hospital and is currently receiving ongoing treatment.
Road closures were soon put in place on Broom Way late on Sunday evening; affecting drivers between Peel Common Roundabout and Brune Lane junction. This allowed staff to conduct enquiries near the scene to help them establish all wider circumstances of the incident and how the victim came to be injured; the road reopening around 4pm on Monday.
The woman’s injuries are currently said to be “unexplained” and officers are looking to speak to anyone who may have driven or cycled in the surrounding roads of Broom Way from 7:30pm to 8pm on Sunday evening. This includes people who have dash cam footage which may be helpful for this investigation or saw anything suspicious in the nearby areas.
Investigators are asking for anybody with information or footage to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44230337254. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with all official support and further guidance available on the links here.
Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website: https://orlo.uk/250kR