Thieves steal £65,000 of wine in raid on luxury hotel’s cellar

HIGH value bottles of wine worth around £65,000 were stolen by thieves when they made a daring raid at a luxurious New Forest hotel. The perpetrators got into the cellar of the five-star Lime Wood...

Smash-and-grab victims advised by police ‘to invest in better CCTV’

POLICE are advising business victims of smash-and-grab raids in Lymington to spend more money on CCTV, councillors were told. The crime-fighting suggestion follows a recent spate of burglaries and damage to shops in the town...

Police hunting suspect in £10,000 online Rolex scam

POLICE have released an image of a suspect they want to trace after a man was fleeced out of £10,000 for a Rolex watch he was selling online. The victim, who is in his 30s,...
Oakhaven Hospice

Thieves snatch digger in ‘appalling’ raid on Oakhaven Hospice

A CHARITY boss has slammed thieves who stole a digger worth thousands of pounds in an “appalling” raid on Oakhaven Hospice in Lymington. At least two offenders are believed to have been involved in the...

Village shop workers threatened by axe-wielding robber

AN axe-wielding robber threatened staff before snatching cash in an early morning raid on a shop in West Wellow, just outside the New Forest. The Nisa Local shop in Salisbury Road was targeted around 5.30am...

Three years’ jail for man who mugged woman at knifepoint

A MAN who robbed a woman of her bag at knifepoint in Christchurch has been jailed. The victim had been walking past Waitrose at Bargates toward the A35 bypass at 10.25pm on 6th September when she...
New Forest armed siege

Police-siege man admits threatening to set fire to home

A MAN arrested by police after an armed siege at a home in New Milton has admitted making threats and causing damage. Officers were called to quiet Brecon Close on 22nd July and surrounded one...

Disgust after tractor and tools stolen in raid on RSPCA animal centre

STAFF at the RSPCA Ashley Heath animal centre, near Ringwood, were left devastated after raiders forced their way into a garage and stole a tractor worth thousands of pounds. The orange Kubota B1820 and attached...

Police hunting motorcyclist suspect after house ransacked

POLICE have released this CCTV image of a motorcyclist they want to trace after camera equipment was stolen in a raid on a home at Woodlands, near Ashurst. The house in Woodlands Road was targeted...

Boy playing in room moments before air rifle shot at window

A WORRIED Lymington resident has told how a suspected air rifle pellet fired into a bedroom window at his home could have injured his young grandson. The two-and-a-half-year-old had been playing in the room just...
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