Emergency vehicle targeted by vandals on village wrecking spree

“DISGUSTING” and “disrespectful” vandals targeted an ambulance first responder car during a vehicle wrecking spree in Bransgore during the early hours yesterday (Sunday). The car will be off the roads for a week, and lives...

Dibden man arrested over Ringwood burglaries

A MAN from Dibden has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries across Ringwood. As reported in the A&T, the town has seen a spate of raids on properties this month, including in...
Ringwood School

Police increase patrols at school after man’s suspicious act near gates

POLICE will be carrying out patrols at Ringwood School this week after a man acted suspiciously towards a 12-year-old pupil close to the entrance gates. Officers got involved after the unknown individual “touched the child’s...

New Forest currency trader faces US jail after latest appeal fails

A NEW Forest man could return to a US jail after his second bid to challenge convictions for a £3.5bn energy deal fraud was rejected by the country’s highest court. Mark Johnson, from Burley, had...
New Milton

Man charged over death of pensioner in New Milton town centre to stand trial...

A NEW Milton man will stand trial in August over a town centre collision which claimed the life of an elderly pedestrian. Gary Horbury (57), of Ferndale Road, pleaded not guilty to causing the death...

Landlord’s lifesaving gesture after community rallies round raided pub

A LANDLORD is set to install a lifesaving defibrillator as a thank you following a “heart-warming” community response to thieves doing more than £1,000 of damage and stealing 50 bottles of booze. Phil Hoyle says...

Police find blades and tools in bushes at playing field

POLICE found a haul of discarded blades and tools near a New Milton playing field during a national week-long crackdown on knife crime. New Milton Sgt Kat Smith said the implements found at Fawcett’s Field...

Police warn of fake-officers phone scam

RESIDENTS are being warned about a number of scams operating in the New Forest and across Hampshire. Local police say there has been a recent “significant increase” in attempted fraud in the New Milton area,...

Police assaulted while breaking up group breaching lockdown restrictions

A MAN is due in court charged with assaulting police officers as they responded to a reported breach of Covid-19 restrictions in Fordingbridge. Two officers were allegedly attacked while dispersing a group of people in...

Jail for jewellers raider caught by residents and traders in village high street

A THIEF who was captured by Lyndhurst residents and traders in the high street after a jeweller called for help has been jailed for 18 months. Lewis Bale was chased by husband-and-wife Steve and Suzanne...
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