Life-size doll collector (62) stalked school friend he last saw in 1972

A CHRISTCHURCH man who lives with nine life-size dolls has been ordered to stay away from a former schoolfriend he admitted stalking. Magistrates heard Everard Cunion (62) became infatuated with Julie Taylor, who the lifelong...

Dorset Police to be equipped with spit and bite protection kits

POLICE officers in Christchurch will be armed with special guards to protect them from being spat on or bitten. Up until now the constabulary was against issuing officers with the hood-type devices, which would be...

Addict trio jailed for raid on home of 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer

A BURGLAR who ransacked the home of an 88-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer with two fellow drug addicts has been jailed for 18 months. Ryan O’Reilly was part of a three-man gang who made such an untidy...

‘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...

Fraudster hatched flying lesson escape plan to flee justice for £1m VAT scam

A FRAUDSTER escaped justice by persuading a flying instructor to drop him off in France after a lesson, a court heard. Jamie Colwell, who lived in Friars Cliff, Christchurch,and his ailing father Brian knew they...

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...

Cancer victims’ vehicles targeted by New Forest car park robbers

THREE women recovering from breast cancer were targeted by thieves who broke into their car and stole their handbags while they were going for a walk in the New Forest. One of the victims was...
Sharon Perrett

Man in court charged with beating to death Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of Christchurch woman Sharon Perrett who was found beaten to death at a flat in the town in the early hours of Sunday. Police launched...

Dog killed and owner injured in hit-and-run collision in Bransgore

A HIT-and-run driver is being sought after killing a dog and injuring its owner in an incident in a New Forest village. Nathan James (28) has described how he was walking along Burley Road, Bransgore,...
Guy hedger murder

Life sentences for pair who shot advertising executive during botched robbery

TWO men found guilty of the murder of insurance executive Guy Hedger during a botched burglary at his Ringwood mansion have been jailed for life. Kevin Downton and Jason Baccus will each serve at least...
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