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Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...

Police chief welcomes £1.2m funding pledge to fight serious crime

A POLICE chief has welcomed a government pledge to give Hampshire Constabulary an extra £1.26m to help it tackle serious and violent crime. The force will be handed more funding because it is among the...
Milford recreation ground

Residents’ patrols proposed to fight village recreation ground crime problem

NEIGHBOURS of a Milford recreation ground could be asked to undertake night time patrols in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism. As previously reported in the A&T, intruders have broken in to the...

Police suspect arson after fire rips through van dealership

ARSON has been blamed for a fire that ripped through a workshop at a used van dealership in Cadnam on Sunday afternoon. About 40 firefighters battled to contain the emergency in response to a call-out...
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Residents urge cash-strapped police to put more officers on the streets

FRUSTRATED residents are putting pressure on the police force to increase the number of uniformed officers on the streets of New Milton. Inspector Scott Beney, from the New Forest neighbourhood policing team, was invited to...
Daniel O’Malley-Keyes trial

Woman ‘beat herself to death’, claimed partner accused of murder

A WOMAN was brutally beaten to death at home by her partner because he was “embarrassed” by her behaviour in a pub, a murder jury was told. Sharon Perrett sustained 15 fractures to her ribs...

Paedophile spared jail after sharing child porn images on mobile app

DEATH threats have been to an agricultural worker who downloaded thousands of indecent images – some of girls as young as five. Matthew Hirst even shared some of the pictures to a private group of...

Pensioner targeted church worshippers in three-month harassment campaign

A PENSIONER has admitted harassing and abusing worshippers at Ashley Baptist Church. Gordon Reeve (67) faces being sentenced for the three-month campaign, which also involved him calling the church and sending in multiple emails. The defendant,...

NHS care worker jailed for putting vulnerable woman ‘through hell’

A VULNERABLE woman with a mental disorder has slammed a care worker who sexually touched her at a Christchurch caravan park for putting her “through hell”. Peter Hill was jailed for 21 months at Bournemouth...

Man sought after shoplift suspect spat at store worker

POLICE have released an image of a man they want to trace after a Sainsbury's staff member was assaulted when she confronted a shoplifter in Ringwood. A man was seen leaving the store in Meeting...
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