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Police launch appeal after town centre collision

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to assist their continuing investigations following a serious collision in Gosport Town Centre late last month, which left a man in his eighties with several “potentially life-changing” injuries after being struck by a purple First Direct bus vehicle.

Emergency Services were called at 9:50am last Thursday (February 29) to reports of a collision at the junction of South Street and The Esplanade in Gosport. This route was closed for a period whilst the man was rushed to hospital and the collision scene was safely cleared before re-opening; with residents / drivers thanked for their patience during this time.

There has been no update on the man’s condition at this time and detectives have launched their investigation into this collision; which they believe was witnessed by multiple people in this area who haven’t yet come forward. This includes residents, drivers and people travelling nearby; with all information or any dashcam footage welcomed by investigators.

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 44240088241. 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:

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Graphic displaying this new ‘witness appeal’ launched by police force.