Owner of dog which attacked jogger tells victim the pet ‘could be like this...

A RUNNER in his 70s was left with a leg wound after being bitten by dog near Christchurch. The incident took place as the victim was heading back onto Hawthorn Road from Leigh Woods, near...

CCTV: Thieves steal toothbrush heads and make-up worth hundreds

POLICE have released a CCTV image of two people they want to trace after hundreds of pounds of goods was stolen from Superdrug in Christchurch. The incident took place around 4.50pm on Friday 7th February...

Police hunt ‘Sepk13’ vandal amid rash of graffiti round town

A SPATE of graffiti spraying around New Milton, Barton and Milford has led to a police appeal for information about who is using the tag name ‘Sepk13’. A high street beauty salon, businesses, beach huts,...
Coronavirus scams

Residents urged to guard against coronavirus conmen

RESIDENTS are being urged to be extra vigilant amid an expected surge in coronavirus scams and rogue traders during the pandemic. The vulnerable and elderly, including those forced to self-isolate, are particularly at risk of being...

CCTV picture: Manhunt after woman sexually assaulted in Christchurch

A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in Christchurch town centre in the early hours. The attack on the 19-year-old took place in an alleyway near the Kelly’s Kitchen café in High Street around 2am on Sunday...
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Hunt for attack suspect after man knocked out in the street

POLICE have released this image of a suspect they want to trace after a man was knocked out in an assault in a Christchurch street. The victim, who was in his 30s, was struck by...

‘Heartless’ vandals force open dozens of sheds at allotments

VANDALS who attacked dozens of allotments at Deneside Copse in Pennington have been described as “heartless” by the town’s mayor. The damage to a string of forced-open sheds at the site was reported by a...

Man jailed for threatening to burn down woman’s house

THREATENING to burn down a woman’s house landed a Bransgore man with an 18-week jail term. Wayne James (37), of Burnt House Lane, had denied stalking the female victim over four days last October. However, Southampton...

Police release CCTV clue in hunt for man after car taken

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a man they want to trace after a car was taken from Bosley Business Park in Christchurch. The black Mini One was taken from the industrial estate, off...
Domestic abuse

Police fear rise in domestic abuse as lockdown confines households

VICTIMS of domestic abuse are being reassured that support is still available for them amid fears of a rise in incidents as households are confined during the coronavirus lockdown. In response, police and other organisations...
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