Thieves smash open pub fruit machine to grab £1,000

A GAMBLING machine containing around £1,000 was stolen in a raid on a Hythe pub before being emptied and dumped by a New Forest road. Burglars broke into Fountain Court Hotel in Frost Lane by...

Probe after decapitated deer with gunshot wounds found on New Forest road

A DEER has been found shot and decapitated on a main road in Ringwood. The grim discovery was made on the A338 near Blashford Lake on the morning of Wednesday 29th January. Described as a large...

Police raid seizes £100,000 haul of home-grown cannabis

A SUSPECT leapt from a first floor window in a failed bid to evade police who raided a large cannabis ‘factory’ at a house in Roewood Road, Holbury, and seized around £100,000 of the...

Driver jailed for lying to police over ‘stolen’ BMW pub crash

A MAN who crashed his car through the front wall of a Ringwood pub and then lied to police by claiming it had been stolen beforehand has been jailed for 15 months. Ashley Smedburg tried...

Police hunting ‘Fordingbridge flasher’ arrest New Forest man

A MAN has been arrested in connection with six indecent exposure incidents in Fordingbridge. Police made the breakthrough as they investigated the offences which took place in Frog Lane within an eight-month period. The 49-year-old suspect,...

Teenager chased and robbed at knifepoint by gang of 30 youths

A TEENAGE boy was punched and threatened at knifepoint after being chased and cornered by a gang of around 30 youths who stole his phone, coat and two silver chains. The violent mugging happened in...

CCTV: Young riders devastated as masked raiders take £55k worth of bikes

A YOUNG team of up-and-coming motocross racers are “utterly devastated” after thieves stole £55,000 of bikes and equipment less than two weeks before the start of their season. CCTV captured the break-in on Sunday evening...

Jilted lover posted naked pictures of ex on her husband’s Facebook page

A RINGWOOD man took vengeance on a woman who ended their affair by posting a naked picture of his ex-lover on her husband’s Facebook page and sending her racist messages. Adam Bruce (28) emotionally unravelled...

Five arrested in police raids over Brockenhurst cash machine explosion

DAWN raids involving 150 police officers have led to the arrest of five people suspected of using explosive gas to break into cash machines, including one at a Brockenhurst convenience store. The New Forest incident...

Masked raiders attack pair in Lymington home

POLICE are hunting four masked robbers who forced their way into a home in Lymington and attacked those inside. The gang left a man in his 60s with a broken nose as they fled the...
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