We are currently attending a fire at The Winton School, Andover. All children and staff are safe and well. More updates to follow.
Thirty fire fighters are dealing with a fire at Winton School in Andover. The fire started in a boiler room and has spread to the roof. The school has been evacuated and students are being sent home.
Children are now being sent home from The Winton School. Parents are asked to use the side entrance to collect their children. 14887
Part of Andover town centre remains cordoned off this morning after a man climbed onto the roofs of buildings on Bridge Street.
He was detained by police on the roof at around 5.20am and brought into custody but a cordon remains in place while officers inspect the scene.
A number of tiles came down from the roof during the incident which caused damage to local properties.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured in Andover last Wednesday.
Just before 5.45pm, the woman was stood in Roman Way when she felt a thump on her arm. When she checked she noticed a small red mark which she believes was caused by an air gun pellet.
Officers have also received a report from a man who was in the area at the same time and heard what he believed to be shooting and pieces of metal hitting off the lampposts as he was walking past.
Police are hunting a con man who tricked his way into a pensioner's home and stole her purse.
The incident happened when the man called at an 85-year-old woman's house in Houghton, near Stockbridge on May 3.
He claimed that the woman had a rat infestation in her garden and told her he could get rid of the problem
After she agreed and paid the man, he called her into the garden to check his work and left.
The victim then realised her purse, which contained about £150, was missing.
The man is described as white, aged about 35 and about 5ft 4ins tall.
He had dark brown neat hair and blue eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Cox at Andover Police Station on 101.
This is a despicable crime against an elderly lady. Please contact me if you have any information.
Fire crews attended a large roof fire last night at a thatched home in the village of Upton in the Andover area.
Firefighters say they were called out just before 6pm. Eight engines were sent to the detached home and no-one was injured.
It took 65 firefighters to control the blaze that was finally put out just after midnight. The roof was completely destroyed.
More than 200 firefighters were in action the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, dealing with seven fires in thatched properties in Hampshire and Dorset.
Firefighters' advice on thatched properties can be found here.