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Spate of criminal damage

Police are appealing for information after a spate of criminal damage in a number of rural areas near Andover.

On the evening of Tuesday, November 5th, more than 30 incidents were reported where cars were damaged when stones or pebbles were thrown at them.

Officers believe the offenders were in a car and may have been using a catapult to throw stones at the cars. Cars parked in Stockbridge, Broughton and Kings Somborne were damaged.

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School's 500 children sent home after fire

The fire in Andover Credit: Meridian

Crews used 10 breathing apparatus, two hose reels, two jets, two compressed air foam jets and the aerial ladder platform to bring the fire at Winton School in Andover under control.

Group Manager Dan Tasker said: "The first crews to arrive were met with a challenging situation of a confirmed fire plus the evacuation of 500 pupils."

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