Bob Higgins

Ex-football coach Bob Higgins guilty of abusing young players

FORMER football coach Bob Higgins was described as a "predatory paedophile" after he was found guilty of 45 charges of abusing promising young players. Higgins (66), a former manager of Bashley Football Club, sexually touched...

Ram-raiders use digger to rip cash machine from wall at petrol station

DRAMATIC damage was caused when a cash machine was ripped from a wall in a ram-raid on a petrol station shop in Blashford in the early hours. A digger is believed to have been used...
Hythe and Dibden Parish Council sign

Anger as taxpayers’ cash for local policing spent on other services

MONEY put aside to pay for extra community policing in Hythe and Dibden has been spent on other services instead, the parish council has admitted. Residents at the council's meeting were shocked to hear that...

Police chief welcomes £1.2m funding pledge to fight serious crime

A POLICE chief has welcomed a government pledge to give Hampshire Constabulary an extra £1.26m to help it tackle serious and violent crime. The force will be handed more funding because it is among the...
Milford recreation ground

Residents’ patrols proposed to fight village recreation ground crime problem

NEIGHBOURS of a Milford recreation ground could be asked to undertake night time patrols in a bid to deter anti-social behaviour and vandalism. As previously reported in the A&T, intruders have broken in to the...

Police suspect arson after fire rips through van dealership

ARSON has been blamed for a fire that ripped through a workshop at a used van dealership in Cadnam on Sunday afternoon. About 40 firefighters battled to contain the emergency in response to a call-out...
Police

Residents urge cash-strapped police to put more officers on the streets

FRUSTRATED residents are putting pressure on the police force to increase the number of uniformed officers on the streets of New Milton. Inspector Scott Beney, from the New Forest neighbourhood policing team, was invited to...
Sharon Perrett

Woman ‘beat herself to death’, claimed partner accused of murder

A WOMAN was brutally beaten to death at home by her partner because he was “embarrassed” by her behaviour in a pub, a murder jury was told. Sharon Perrett sustained 15 fractures to her ribs...

Paedophile spared jail after sharing child porn images on mobile app

DEATH threats have been to an agricultural worker who downloaded thousands of indecent images – some of girls as young as five. Matthew Hirst even shared some of the pictures to a private group of...
Ashley Baptist Church

Pensioner targeted church worshippers in three-month harassment campaign

A PENSIONER has admitted harassing and abusing worshippers at Ashley Baptist Church. Gordon Reeve (67) faces being sentenced for the three-month campaign, which also involved him calling the church and sending in multiple emails. The defendant,...
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