Fly-tipper handed suspended jail for dumping rubble in hedge

A FLY-TIPPER who dumped rubble from a Christchurch garden into a hedge has been handed a suspended prison sentence. Dominic Woods (33), who owned and operated a business called RightWey Man and Van Services, was...
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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...

County faces highest-possible police tax hike for the second year running

FOR the second year running Dorset households face the maximum hike possible in the amount they pay to fund the county’s police force in their council tax bill. Members of the Dorset Police and Crime...

Two arrested after raids on pet shop and petrol station

 TWO men have been arrested following raids on two New Forest businesses last night (Wednesday). Cash and charity collection tins were taken after entry was forced to The Village Pet Shop in Ringwood Road, Bransgore,...

London Marathon runner badly injured in vicious assault on training run

A RUNNER out training for the London Marathon was left with serious injuries after being attacked in a quiet street in Highcliffe. The victim, who is aged 50, was set upon between 4.45pm and 5pm...

Four arrested on drugs offences after car pulled over

FOUR people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences after police pulled over a car in Calmore. When officers stopped the vehicle on Calmore Drive just after midnight they found individual wraps of brown and...
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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...

Beaulieu man arrested over suspected barn arson attack

POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire that ripped through a barn containing 350 tons of hay and straw. Firefighters were called to the blaze at Hazel Copse...

‘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...

Pensioner fined £2,500 over crash that killed motorcyclist on A35

A PENSIONER who caused a fatal crash on the A35 at Hinton has been handed a £2,500 fine and a 10-year driving ban. Maurice Reynolds (88), of Preston Way, Highcliffe, was attempting to turn into...
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