New Forest church vicar praises fundraising response to theft of historic lead

  A VICAR has hailed the “amazing” response to an appeal he launched for £10,000 to help replace lead stolen from Damerham church roof over the New Year period. It is thought the thieves may have...

Police warning as cold-hearted thieves snatch defrosting cars left running on drives

POLICE are urging motorists not to leave their vehicles unoccupied with the engine running while defrosting them on cold mornings following a spate of thefts. One of the incidents, which all took place on Wednesday...

Homeless burglar jailed for more than three years after latest crime spree

A THIEF has been sent down for 40 months after his latest burglary spree which included a raid in Christchurch. The jailing of Peter Evans, of no fixed abode, prompted the county’s police force to...

Church fighting to survive after burglars break in to take £1,000 in cash and...

A CHURCH that runs a food bank and supports homeless people has warned it may have to shut down after burglars broke in to snatch cash and gold. Totton Spiritualist Church in Rumbridge Street was...

Council ‘crestfallen’ after vandals attacked First World War memorial figure

VANDALISM to one of the tributes put up in memory of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War have left members of Marchwood Parish Council “crestfallen”. The silent soldier and silent...

Victims warn of nighttime violence in Lymington after ‘unprovoked attack’ near church

ONE of two men who were assaulted in a “horrific” attack in the early hours of New Year’s Day is urging people to be more vigilant when out in Lymington at night. The 20-year-old and...

Totton charity shop boss ‘sick’ to discover Christmas burglary

THE manager of a charity shop said she was left “sick to the pit of my stomach” after returning to work over Christmas to discover it had been burgled. Nicki Desty got the nasty surprise...

More than 150 motorists arrested in Christmas drink-drive crackdown

DOZENS of motorists had a bad start to festive season with drink and drug driving arrests in the Hampshire Police seasonal crackdown. Operation Holly, which includes morning-after checks, launched on 1st December and running until...

Tyres slashed and paint scorched in nighttime attack on Meadens car dealership in Brockenhurst

THIRTEEN cars at a dealership in Brockenhurst were sprayed with paint stripper and had their tyres slashed in what has been described as a ‘totally malicious’ attack that took just 13 minutes. Staff at Meadens...

Police make arrest after knife-wielding robber snatches cash from Co-op store in Totton

POLICE arrested a 27-year-old man after cash was stolen from a convenience shop during an armed robbery. The incident at the Co-op in Rumbridge Street, Totton, took place around 8.45pm on Sunday. A man is said...
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