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A reporter with the A&T since 2005, Chris March covers New Milton Town Council and writes about some of the crimes, road accidents and fires that take place across the New Forest and Christchurch.

Police officers attacked after helping drunk man lying in the road

POLICE were assaulted as they responded to reports of a drunk man lying unconscious in a road in Hythe on Sunday night. The alarm was raised shortly before 11pm, and officers were subjected to abuse...

Plaque honouring war hero who captured Nazi Enigma machine unveiled in his New Forest...

A PLAQUE posthumously honouring a local war hero who captured a Nazi Enigma code machine has been installed at Boldre Church on the centenary of his birth. Lieutenant-Commander David Balme led a boarding party onto...

Teen arrested as ‘selfish morons’ hit New Milton town centre

A TEENAGE boy was arrested after a man was assaulted in New Milton town centre on Saturday evening, and a local PCSO slammed the “selfish morons” responsible for related disturbances. The alarm was raised shortly...

Pair found stabbed at boarded-up Christchurch pub

POLICE have launched a major investigation after two people were stabbed in Christchurch yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. The alarm was raised by paramedics who found an injured man and woman in Bargates shortly before 3.30pm suffering...

Christchurch man reported missing is found

A MAN who failed to return to his Christchurch home after leaving hospital has been found safe and well, police have said. Tim Marshall (49), of Highland Avenue, was located following a missing person appeal...

Rogue trader alert after water company uniforms stolen by raiders

RESIDENTS are urged to be wary of doorstep callers claiming to be from Southern Water after uniforms were stolen in a raid on its Marchwood site. Thieves forced their way into the premises in Bury...

Board left on beach sparks alert for missing windsurfer

AN abandoned windsurfing board apparently washed up on a Mudeford beach sparked a major search by rescuers for its owner last night (Thursday). The alarm was raised around 6.30pm, and a Southbourne Coastguard team was...

Man assaulted while filming confrontation with suspected flytippers

A MAN was assaulted and his video camera kicked out of his hand as he recorded a confrontation with two suspected flytippers in Christchurch. Footage captured by the local victim, who was in his 50s,...

Police hunt man who threatened to cut fellow dog-walker

A MAN threatened to “cut” a fellow dog walker while holding what appeared to be a knife at Highcliffe. Police have launched an investigation into the incident which took place as the victim, a man...

More than £250k to be spent upgrading Ashley rec – including new youth building

MORE than a quarter-of-a-million pounds is being pumped into a major New Milton Town Council scheme to enhance Ashley Recreation Ground. Extending and refurbishing the play park and erecting a new youth building are among...
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