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Police officers linking surge of Lymington break-ins

A RASH of 26 non-dwelling burglaries are being linked by police to a raid on a farm in which a man was struck with a crowbar-type weapon. As reported in the A&T, Gregory Finch (31)...

Brothers jailed for life over murder of 26-year-old man

TWO brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 26-year-old in Totton in an attack compared to that of a “pack of wolves”. Charlie George Thomas Cooper (19), of Ashby...
Connor Robertson

‘I blew it’ admits football talent jailed for £30,000 drugs haul

A NEW MILTON man who was on course to become a professional footballer before becoming addicted to cannabis told a judge: “I blew it.” Connor Robertson had won a scholarship to America through his talents...
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Paedophile with thousands of indecent images caught in police raid

GIRLS as young as seven featured in some of thousands of indecent images of children downloaded by a paedophile, a court heard. The New Forest home of Matthew Hirst (32) was raided by police after...

‘I miss her so much’ says father of murdered Bethan

A HEARTBROKEN father told how he desperately missed “being a daddy” as his wife was jailed for life at Winchester Crown Court for drowning their three-year old daughter in the bath. Claire Colebourn (36) was...

Crowbar-wielding intruders chased off in raid on special needs farm

A MAN was struck with a crowbar-type weapon as intruders for the third time targeted a farm which offers assisted learning for people with special needs. One of the four offenders hit Gregory Finch (31)...

Father and son team of £1m VAT fraudsters to pay back just £1

FRAUDSTERS who took part in a £1m VAT scam have both been ordered to repay just £1 because of their lack of assets. But should Jamie Colwell, who formerly lived in Friars Cliff, Christchurch, or...

Police hunting man after young woman sexually assaulted on bus

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted by a fellow passenger on a bus through Christchurch. Dorset Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to track down following the incident, which took place on...

Fire attack shut only toilets in New Milton town centre

A SUSPECTED arson attack on New Milton town centre’s only public toilet block resulted in it being kept closed during the busy market day. Firefighters responded to reports of a small blaze at the New...

Husband charged with murder 20 years after pregnant wife went missing

A RINGWOOD man has been charged with murdering his pregnant wife 20 years after he reported her missing. Andrew Griggs (56), of Ringwood Road, St Leonards, appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of...
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