Women arrested on suspicion of drug dealing after vehicle check in Totton

TWO women were arrested on suspicion of drug dealing in Totton after a vehicle check early this morning (Friday). Police carried out the check on a black Vauxhall car travelling along Eling Lane in the...

Bank foils scammer who asked Christchurch pensioner to withdraw £5,000

A CHRISTCHURCH pensioner was saved from handing over £5,000 to a fraudster who claimed to be a police officer. The 83-year-old woman received a phone call from a scammer who said they were from Bedfordshire...

Dead animals dumped outside Calmore home

DEAD animals were dumped outside a Calmore home, sparking a police investigation. The bodies of rabbits and a deer were left at a house in The Croft on Sunday – an incident described as “shocking”...

Christchurch carpenter faces prison for attack which left man with fractured jaw

A DRINK-FUELLED attack which left a man with a fractured jaw could result in a Christchurch carpenter going to prison, a judge warned. Luke Anderson (21) was told by Judge Jonathan Fuller at Bournemouth Crown...

CCTV: Hunt for raiders who stole cash from safe at Christchurch petrol station

POLICE have released CCTV images in the hunt for raiders who snatched cash from a safe at a Christchurch petrol station. Officers were alerted to the break-in at the Shell garage in Barrack Road when...

Man wanted by police for three years found during drugs crackdown

A MAN wanted by police for three years was among four people arrested during a crackdown on county lines drug offences. Officers from Lymington and New Milton joined with colleagues from Dorset Police and British...

Man arrested after police find weapons in car

A MOTORIST was arrested after a haul of offensive weapons was discovered in a vehicle pursued by police. The drama unfolded as specialist police patrols investigated a string of reported burglaries and criminal damage, along...

New Forest crime panel to focus on domestic abuse over lockdown concerns

A NEW Forest crime-fighting partnership will increase its focus on domestic abuse amid growing concern for victims during the pandemic. Crime and disorder figures for the Forest, presented to a recent meeting of the district...

County faces highest-possible police tax hike for the second year running

FOR the second year running Dorset households face the maximum hike possible in the amount they pay to fund the county’s police force in their council tax bill. Members of the Dorset Police and Crime...

Teen who ‘brazenly’ dealt drugs around New Milton is spared jail

A TEENAGER “brazenly” dealt drugs in and around New Milton during the first lockdown to pay off a debt, a court heard. Harley Haynes (18), set up an enterprise in his bedroom – keeping track...
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