Man punched in the face in attempted mugging

A MAN was punched in the face in an attempted street robbery in New Milton in the early hours of Saturday morning. The attack took place around 1.45am when an unknown man came out of...
Jason Jeffrey

Man jailed for attempting to rape sleeping woman after Christmas party

A FORMER Christchurch man has been jailed for 40 months for attempting to rape a woman as she lay sleeping. Jason Jeffrey (48) was sent down at Bournemouth Crown Court for the attack, which happened...
New Milton church

Yobs smash windscreen in confrontation over church service disruption

A CAR window was smashed after youths interrupted a thanksgiving service by banging on church windows. The culprit threw the stone after the group was challenged for disturbing the service at the town’s St Mary...
Andrew Griggs

Woman tells murder trial that accused ‘groomed’ her as a 15-year-old

A WOMAN told a jury she was being “groomed” by a fisherman as a 15-year-old around the time it is alleged he murdered his pregnant wife. The witness, who cannot be named for legal reasons,...
Robert Mann

Man jailed for ‘cowardly’ attack from behind on police officer

A TOTTON man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after punching a police officer in the face so hard he was warned to be careful how often he laughs. Robert Mann (26), of Coriander Drive,...

Vehicle thieves strike again at farm machinery dealership

TWO John Deere utility vehicles worth £30,000 have been taken during a raid on a farm machinery store near Ringwood – just four months after robbers stole two others valued at £40,000. Thieves struck for...

Brothers jailed for more than 10 years for hijacking car in Lymington

TWO brothers who flagged down and hijacked a car in Lymington have been jailed for a combined 21 years. Jayzer (31) and Jak Wilkie (28) attacked the man behind the wheel of the Renault Clio,...

Drug dealer confesses to judge that he ‘lied through his teeth’

A NEW Milton man convicted of supplying drugs was spared an immediate jail term – despite confessing he “lied through his teeth” about the offence to a court. Oliver Wells (32), who walked free from...

Troublemaker hurled racist abuse at Six Bells pub door staff

A TROUBLEMAKER drunkenly hurled racist abuse and obscenities at two door security staff who refused him entry to a Lymington pub. Andrius Urbanavicius branded one a “Polish b*stard” and called the other a “n*****” outside...
Lymington high street

Man ‘wielded stolen meat cleaver’ in Lymington High Street, court told

A MAN has appeared in court charged with stealing a meat cleaver from a Lymington restaurant and brandishing it in the High Street on Valentine’s Day. Stephen Dempsey (45), of Lower Buckland Road in the...
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