Drug-driver jailed for crashing into ambulance on emergency call

A DRIVER has been jailed for 14 months for crashing into an ambulance on a 999 call while he was being chased by police through Christchurch. Adam Vaughan (32) was under a driving ban and...

Councils counting the cost of vandalism at New Forest play parks

VANDALS struck at two children's play parks in the New Forest leaving one scattered with broken glass and another with a burnt out piece of equipment. In the first incident, yobs took glass bottles left...

Police make appeal for CCTV footage after teenage boy attacked

CCTV and dashcam footage is being sought as police investigate an assault which left a teenager with facial injuries. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was attacked in the area of The Square in Pennington sometime...
The crown court in Southampton

Jail for drug-using burglar snared by DNA evidence

A BARTON woman woke in the early hours of New Year’s Day to find a burglar in the garden after he had just raided her house. Michael Humphreys, of Station Road, New Milton, was jailed...
The crown court in Southampton

Boat skipper spared jail to save livelihoods of his fishing crew

A FISHERMAN who breached a suspended sentence order was spared jail to protect the livelihoods of two men he works with. Michael Stimson (36) of Ladycross Road, Hythe, had been ordered to complete 150 hours...

Raiders cut through workshop roof to steal valuable power tools

THIEVES cut their way through the roof of a Cadnam workshop before stealing hundreds of pounds of power tools in an overnight raid. The owner of the outbuilding at an address in Cadnam Lane, who...
A burnt purple buggy that was damaged by the playgroup vandals

Vandals left trail of wrecked toys after running riot at playgroups

A PLAYGROUP which provides support for children with special needs was one of two attacked by vandals who burned and smashed up toys. The first incident was at the First Opportunities sensory garden in Ashley...

Guy Hedger killer fails in appeal bid against robbery murder conviction

A ROBBER who shot dead an advertising executive in his Ringwood mansion during a botched raid has had his bid to launch an appeal refused by top judges. Kevin Downton, a carpenter and father-of-two, applied...

Police found stun gun and cocaine in raid on drug user’s home

A “DANGEROUS” stun gun was found stashed in the home of a drug user after he used a stolen bank card, a court heard. When the weapon was discovered at Kenneth Chance's home in Nelson...

Deli owner ‘heartbroken’ after thieves cause damage worth thousands

THE owner of a deli in Mudeford was left “heartbroken” after thieves caused thousands of pounds of damage in a break-in. Speaking to the A&T, Andrea Fullwood, who has run Deli-Licious Dorset in Falcon Drive...
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