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Lockdown flouters face fines or arrest under emergency police powers

PEOPLE flouting government restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19 were warned they could be fined hundreds of pounds or arrested as police were granted new enforcement powers. The emergency measures passed by parliament allow...
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...

Milford man pleads guilty to rape at city shopping centre

A MAN from Milford has pleaded guilty to two charges of raping a woman. Krystian Kwarta (20), of Keyhaven Road, admitted he attacked the 21-year-old victim within the perimeter of Westquay shopping centre in Southampton...

Motorcycle museum boss suspects thieves had ‘inside information’

LEGENDARY former motorcycle champion Sammy Miller believes thieves who targeted his museum along with the tea rooms and three shops may have been acting on inside information. Surveying the damage at his premises, off Bashley...

Villagers’ fury as thieves snatch food from Tesco delivery van

FOOD supplies were stolen when a Tesco delivery van was robbed in the New Forest. The vehicle was targeted around 1.30pm on Sunday while it was parked in the Chapel Lane area in Nomansland. One of...

Police find meat cleaver by bed during drugs raid on home

A MEAT cleaver was found beside a bed when police raided a home in Harvey Gardens, Hythe, as part of an investigation into the supply of class A drugs. Officers searched the property and, along...

Raiders slice through steel shutters to steal from plumbing supplier

A BOILER and a large haul of copper piping was stolen when masked raiders cut their way into Plumbase at the Gordleton Industrial Estate in Hordle. The plumbers' merchant was targeted last night (Thursday), when...

Thieves raid shop working ‘flat out’ to serve crisis customers

THE manager of Crow Farm Shop in Ringwood hit out at thieves who smashed their way in and stole a safe as it keeps up with customer demand during the coronavirus pandemic. Alerted by police...
Forest Park School

Headteacher blasts vandals after attack on special needs school

VANDALS who damaged playground equipment at a special needs school in Totton have been blasted by the headteacher. The incident at Forest Park School in Commercial Road took place between 9pm and 9pm on Saturday...
Bluebird Care

CCTV: Thieves strip roof lead from care company’s offices

POLICE are investigating after lead was stolen from the roof of an office in Totton at the weekend. Two thieves targeted Bluebird Care in Salisbury Road during the night on Sunday at around 12.30am hours. The...
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