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Members of 22 Field Hospital who served in Afghanistan, were presented with their service medals by the Countess of Wessex in Aldershot.

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CCTV released after man has part of ear bitten off

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Police have released this CCTV image in connection with an assault Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Detectives have today released CCTV after a man had part of his ear bitten off during an assault in Aldershot.The incident occurred between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday, June 1 on Victoria Road.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, intervened to prevent another man from being further assaulted after he had witnessed him being punched.The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground and bit part of his ear off.

The victim was taken to Frimley Park Hospital were he required surgery.

Detective Constable Sarah Moyce-Phillips from Aldershot CID said: "This incident occurred on a bank holiday weekend when many pubs in the area had televised the boxing match between Carl Froch and George Groves.

"Were you out that night watching the match and did you witness this incident? Officers would like to speak to the man in the CCTV as he may be able to assist with the investigation."

Sex offender who travelled from Hants to Kent is jailed

Darren Andrews Credit: Kent Police

A man who travelled from Aldershot in Hampshire to Maidstone to sexually abuse a young girl has been jailed for 6 years. Darren Andrews, 33 years-old, and formerly of Cambridge Road in Aldershot, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court.

He was also given an extended licence period of five years for public protection. Andrews made arrangements online to abuse an eight year-old girl, trading emails and text messages as he made his plans. The exchanges however were with a law enforcement officer.

On 17th January 2014 Andrews travelled to Maidstone to sexually abuse the girl, but was arrested by officers from the Kent Police child exploitation investigation team.

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Man arrested on suspicion of rape and kidnap

Police investigating a serious sexual assault in Aldershot have arrested a man. The 31-year-old man, from the Aldershot area, is being held on suspicion of rape and kidnap. He is currently in police custody.

This arrest is in relation to an investigation into the serious sexual assault of a 21-year-old woman, which happened in Aldershot in the early hours of Saturday, May 24th.

Detectives continue to appeal for anyone who has any information about this incident to call 101, quoting Operation Lysander, or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.

Symmetry sisters celebrate 60 years together

Now, they are twins, they do most things together - AND they even dress the same. But this set of twins are 60 years old!

Yes, Rosey Coles and Kathy Haffernan, from Aldershot in Hampshire, wear identical outfits wherever they go - on holidays, on shopping trips, and out dancing.

And as Divya Kohli now reports they are quite the double act.

Four arrests after drug warrants

Four people have been arrested following two drug warrants in Aldershot.

The warrants were taken out at addresses on Pegasus Avenue and Lancer court on Tuesday 29th April by officers from Hampshire's Economic Crime team.

Two men aged 35 and 39 and two women aged 35 and 67, all from Aldershot, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and conspiracy to launder money.

The men and women are currently being questioned by police.

The supply of illegal drugs will not be tolerated in Hampshire and we seek to prevent anyone from making money from this activity which causes misery to the lives of others within our communities.The warrants were executed as a result of information received from the public. We are keen to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime in their neighbourhood."

– Detective Sergeant Tom Bradshaw from the Economic Crime team

Flood relief for residents and businesses in Aldershot and Farnborough

Businesses and residents affected by the floods can apply for grants Credit: ITV News

Residents and businesses in Aldershot and Farnborough who were affected by the winter floods can now apply to Rushmoor Borough Council for repair and renew grants of up to five thousand pounds to help protect their homes from future flooding.

Financial help is being offered to those affected by the winter floods Credit: ITV News

Businesses could also be eligible to stop paying business rates for three months to help them get back on their feet.

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Four people arrested on suspicion of drug offences in Aldershot, Hampshire

Police have arrested four people following the execution of a drugs warrant in Aldershot. The warrant was carried out at a property on Upper Union Street.

A 35-year-old man and 24-year-old woman from Aldershot, a 43-year-old woman from Tiverton in Devon and a 43-year-old man from Tiverton in Devon have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a Class A drug.

Kate and William attend St Patrick's Day Parade

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be the guests of honour at the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade in Hampshire. Credit: PA

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be the guests of honour at the Irish Guards' St Patrick's Day Parade in Hampshire.

William will attend as colonel of the regiment and Kate will present traditional sprigs of shamrock to officers and guardsmen at their base in Aldershot.

The royal couple will watch as the Band of the Irish Guards marches on to the parade square at Mons Barracks followed by 300 soldiers.

They will be joined by Domhnall, the regiment's Irish wolfhound mascot, who will receive his own sprig of shamrock from the Duchess.

During the ceremony, Kate will step forward to present the shamrocks to officers and warrant officers, who in turn will issue them along the ranks.

This follows a century-old tradition inaugurated in 1901 by Queen Alexandra, the wife of Edward VII.

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