‘Sick’ vandals spray goats purple at New Forest learning support farm

VANDALS have been condemned as “sick” for spraying a purple substance on animals at a farm which offers learning opportunities for young people with special needs The community has been urged to stay on the...

Family heartbroken after vandals wreck baby’s grave at Pennington churchyard

THE family of a 15-month-old girl was left heartbroken after her grave was desecrated when vandals struck at a Pennington churchyard. Heads were cut off roses and their remains were strewn across baby Lilie-Mae Thorn’s...

‘Dangerous’ sex pest faces deportation for targeting teen girls

A “DANGEROUS” sex pest faces being deported back to his native Portugal after he was jailed for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Totton. Helder Da Costa Ferreira approached the victim – who cannot be...

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...

Internet troll ‘sadist’ jailed for online posts that desecrated memory of Olivia Burt

A “SICK sadist” who “desecrated” the memory of a Milford student crushed to death in a nightclub queue by posting abuse about her online has been jailed for 14 months. Internet troll Paul Hind defaced...
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Report crime to us instead of Facebook, New Forest police urge residents

POLICE have pleaded with residents to tell them about crime instead of posting it on Facebook, so they have more information to lobby bosses for extra resources. The appeal came as Hampshire Constabulary officer numbers...

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...

Councillors call for action as New Forest crime figures show 7% annual rise

CRIME in the New Forest increased by just over 7% last year, according to the latest statistics, amid disputed claims of a drugs “epidemic” and anti-social behaviour running “out of control”. Offences in the district...

A338 hit-and-run death driver caught by eagle-eyed police

A COURIER who killed a cyclist he ploughed into on the A338 Spur Road near Ringwood was caught out after an eagle-eyed police officer spotted his van on a recovery truck. Kevin Johnson (58) left...

Christchurch barrister jailed in the US for $14m tax fraud

A BARRISTER has been ordered to serve 20 months in a US prison after he was found guilty of fraudulently trying to hide $14m in overseas accounts. Michael Little, a member of Kings Bench Chambers...
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