Rogue trader ripped tiles off resident’s roof before charging him £3,000

POLICE are hunting a cold-calling rogue trader who charged a resident £3,000 after ripping tiles from the roof of their home without permission. The offender called at the man’s address in the Burton area of...

Woman comes forward over claim of assault by dog walker on Christchurch field

A WOMAN has come forward after police issued a picture appeal in relation to a reported assault on a Christchurch field. At around 3.25pm on Tuesday 12 January 2021 the victim – a local man...

Jail for man who stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his...

A BURTON man has been slapped with an extended jail term after he was assessed as a “dangerous offender” who poses a risk to women and the public. Owen Ackers (23), landed himself before the...

Deer bitten by dogs and dragged in latest coursing incident as local hotspots identified

A DEER was bitten by dogs and dragged by bungee cords before its body was dumped in Christchurch during the latest incident of coursing. Dorset Police have identified Christchurch and Burton as hotspots for illegal...

Thug stamped on pregnant girlfriend and bit a chunk from his mum’s face

A THUG stamped so hard on his pregnant girlfriend he left an imprint of his shoe on her stomach before he bit off a chunk of his mum’s face and spat it out, a...

Goldilocks pub Bear of Burton ‘just right’ after £2m revamp

ACCORDING to an inscription on the wall of the Bear of Burton, Goldilocks “woke in a fright, jumped out of the window and ran away – never to return to the Three Bears’ snug...

Village postmaster up for award over efforts to keep branch open during pandemic

THE efforts by Burton’s postmaster to keep the branch open during the Covid-19 pandemic have seen her nominated for a regional award. Gilly Cole was shortlisted by the Post Office in the south-east category of...

Knife attack – man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women injured

A MAN was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two women were badly hurt in a knife attack at a Burton home. Police responded to a disturbance at an address in Lineside where the...

Rider chased by dogs suffers ‘shocking’ injuries falling from horse

THIS is the shocking picture of an experienced rider thrown from her horse after it was chased by two large dogs on Sopley Common. Hayley Williams suffered a dislocated fracture of her collarbone, requiring a...

Paedophile hunters caught man sending images to fake girl

A MAN was exposed sending sick images to what he thought was a young girl in a sting set up by paedophile hunters. Adam Dunstan (31) contacted the profile of ‘Gigi Brown’ on the messaging...
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