Woman ‘hit by ball bearing’ fired near shoppers at retail park

A COUPLE was left shocked after a ball bearing was apparently fired at their car, breaking its windscreen, before bouncing off and hitting a woman in the leg. Phil and Ruth Coffin have now been...

Man who sent abusive text messages jailed for Christmas

A SOMERFORD man will spend Christmas behind bars after he flouted a suspended-sentence order by sending a woman abusive text messages. Dean Garton (27) was sent down for fourth months at Bournemouth Crown Court after...
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Motorist charged over crash which killed pedestrian (82)

A MOTORIST has been charged over the death of an elderly woman in a crash in Somerford. The man, who is 54 and from Poole, is set to appear at the local magistrates court on...
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Six years’ jail for sex offender (80) caught by paedophile hunters

A PERVERTED pensioner with a history of sexual offences against children stretching back more than five decades encouraged what he thought was a 12-year-old girl to have sex with her pet dog and a...

Three arrested after police pursuit ends in crash

THREE people were arrested after a police pursuit in Christchurch resulted in a stolen vehicle being in collision with another, causing minor injuries. The chase began around 2.40pm yesterday (Thursday) when officers responded to reports...
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Jury finds man guilty of knife attack that left victim scarred for life

A CHRISTCHURCH man has been found guilty by a jury of wounding two people during a “vicious” attack. Andrew Hiscock had been accused of launching the assault on the pair while armed with a knife,...

World cup success on the water for local sailors

LYMINGTON sailors Hannah Snellgrove and Nick Thompson and Christchurch windsurfer Emma Wilson have all taken top-10 finishes in their respective World Cup events in Enoshima, Japan. After claiming fourth in the world championships, Wilson finished...

‘Hazardous material’ alert sparked by office carpet cleaning operation

EMERGENCY services were scrambled to a “hazardous materials” alert as 11 people required treatment after suffering breathing difficulties from a carpet cleaning operation. Fire, police and ambulance services responded to a call just before 9.30am...

Family of fire victim want murder investigation

THE family of a woman found dead in bed after a fire are demanding police reinvestigate the case because they believe she could have been murdered. The badly burned body of Lorraine Sheppard (58), who...
Sharon Perrett

Family of murdered Sharon Perrett pay tribute to her ‘smile and personality’

THE family of murdered Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett have spoken of their “overwhelming" loss after her boyfriend was jailed for life for her murder. In a statement issued by Dorset Police, Sharon’s relatives described her...
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