Totton veteran distraught after burglars steal military medals

AN armed forces veteran has been left distraught after his military medals were taken during a burglary at his home. Police were called to the 67-year-old’s property in Lydlynch Road, Totton, on Friday 8th February...

Juror sentenced for illegal research which collapsed kidnap trial

A JURY foreman who caused a high-profile kidnap trial to collapse after he researched the finances of one of the accused has been spared an immediate jail term. Alan Frankcom (51) was referred to the...

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...

Police investigate ‘assisted suicide’ after death of Lymington man (94)

AN assisted suicide probe has been launched by police after the body of a 94-year-old man was found at his Lymington home. Hampshire Constabulary confirmed its officers are trying to establish the “exact circumstances” surrounding...

Police arrest teenager after robbery at McColl’s store in Totton

A TEENAGER has been arrested following a robbery at a convenience store in which cash and cigarettes were stolen. Police were alerted to the incident at McColl’s in Longstock Crescent, Totton, after a member of...

Angry Totton residents challenge police claims of falling crime

RESIDENTS who packed a public meeting in Totton to air their concerns over crime challenged claims by police it had gone down. The event was organised by town councilor Neville Penman who said he wanted...

Judge’s dressing down to drunk mechanic who bit police officer

A MECHANIC who assaulted two police officers in a drunken rage – biting one so hard it went through his shirt and left teeth marks on his skin – has been spared an immediate...

Council tax rise to boost Hampshire police officers backed unanimously

A SHOW of hands gave the green light to raise Hampshire Police’s share of the council tax by £24 for a Band D property for 2019/20 – amid warnings a similar future hike risked...

New Forest pub brothers jailed for £3.2m VAT scam

THREE brothers who ran a restaurant and pub empire have been jailed for 14 years for stealing £3.2m in a tax scam. Shahab Hashtroudi, who “orchestrated” the scheme, was jailed for six years at Southampton...

Council earmarks £10,000 for mobile CCTV to fight New Milton crime

CCTV coverage in and around New Milton is set to be enhanced when the town council allocates £10,000 for a new mobile camera. It is hoped one of the deployable units, being launched soon by...
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