THOSE keen to book holidays, days out or concert tickets as lockdown restrictions ease should be alert to scams and fraudulent deals, say experts.
POLICE are warning "frustrated" residents not to set up vigilante-style groups to tackle crime themselves.
TWO men were arrested after police responded to reports of a burglary in progress at a vehicle repair workshop in New Milton.
A PROLIFIC offender was spared jail by a judge for two distraction burglaries due to hints he had "turned a corner".
A SHOP fitter from Burley has appeared in court accused of trying to cheat the public purse out of more than £2.5m.
A MAN who exposed himself to two women near secluded woodland in Fordingbridge has been jailed for six months.
A SPECIAL team could be brought in to tackle incidents of flytipping in Christchurch after an increase in the crime.
CONSERVATIVE David Sidwick has been elected as the new police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Dorset.
CONSERVATIVE Donna Jones is the newly elected police and crime commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Delivery companies including Hermes, Yodel and DHL are warning customers to be on high alert for scam texts attempting to steal personal details.
TWO men have been arrested after jewellery and foreign currency were stolen in a daylight raid on a Christchurch home.
FLYTIPPERS who dumped the suspected remains of a cannabis farm in a New Forest stream were slammed for potentially endangering wildlife.
A FRESH appeal bid has been launched by a convicted killer who has spent nearly 20 years in jail and claims he is innocent.
ARMED police rushed to a Christchurch street following reports of a man armed with a machete.
A PENNINGTON teenager was punched twice in an unprovoked attack as she walked to college, prompting a safety warning from her mother.