A man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl he arranged to meet in Basingstoke over the internet has been put behind bars.
An international runner has won the Basingstoke Half Marathon
Five hundred jobs are set to be relocated to Basingstoke from across Surrey, Dorset and Hampshire with the building of a signal depot.
Police have charged three people following the execution of a drugs warrant in Basingstoke. The warrant was carried out on Wednesday, March 6 at a property on Abbey Road in Popley.
Joshua Taylor, 23, and Jessica Thomas, 24, both from Abbey Road in Basingstoke and Luke Woolford, 29, of no fixed abode have been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class A drug and possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
The charges follow an investigation into the supply of illegal drugs as part of the Operation Fortress campaign. Officers are keen to hear from anyone who is concerned about illegal drugs or drug-related crime in their neighbourhood. The things to look out for are as follows:
- A sudden increase in visitors to a house or flat and people only staying for a very short time
- Short exchanges between small groups of people at or close to a flat or house
- Residents leaving a flat or house on numerous occasions throughout the day and returning a short time later
- People loitering in an area and using their mobile phones frequently
- New-looking or hire cars parked outside a house or flat that wouldn’t normally be there, and being driven by somebody that you wouldn’t normally associate with driving that style of car.
Police in Basingstoke have released an E-Fit image following a suspicious incident in the town.Between 4.15pm and 4.30pm on Friday, February 14, a man was disturbed in his Culver Road home by a stranger that walked in.
Nothing was taken and the victim has now worked with officers to develop an E-fit image which shows a man in his late twenties or early thirties wearing a white baseball cap. The man left the house when the victim spoke to him.
Police are appealing for help in tracing a man who is wanted in connection with an assault in Basingstoke. Raymond Collins, aged 32, is wanted by police investigating an assault which occurred at a house on Pentland Close during the evening of Tuesday, February 11.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Mr Collins. Detective Inspector Ben Chivers, said: "Mr Collins is wanted in connection with a serious assault which left a 50-year-old man requiring hospital treatment for facial injuries.
"His last known address is in Basingstoke and I am seeking the assistance of the community to help locate him. "If you know where he is, please contact us as soon as possible. If you see him you shouldn't approach him but call 999 immediately."
Officers have charged a man following an incident at the Poison bar in Basingstoke during the early hours of November 17th last year. Officers were called following a public order incident at the location which had spilled out into Churchill Way and Alencon Link.
During the incident a 48-year-old man from Basingstoke was assaulted and had the tips of his fingers bitten off. Christopher Davis, 28, from Rolls Road in London has been charged with wounding with intent.
He will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Tuesday, February 25. No further action is being taken against a 19-year-old Basingstoke man who was also arrested in connection with the incident.
Detectives are investigating after a man was assaulted at a house in Pentland Close, Basingstoke during Tuesday evening. The 50-year-old local man sustained facial injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.
A 30-year-old man and a 33-year-old man, both from Basingstoke, have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently in police custody. Detectives are also investigating whether this is related to a disturbance at a house in Vyne Road, Basingstoke.
– Detective Constable Ben Thomas
Did you see or hear anything suspicious at Pentland Close or in Vyne Road? Do you know anything about this incident that may help our investigation?”
We often joke about firefighters rescuing cats up trees but animal rescue is now recognised as one of the most dangerous activities fire crews undertake. Yes the incidents are becoming more common - so specialised training is essential as well as the right kit for the job.
Today a brand new animal rescue vehicle was unveiled at Basingstoke, as Rachel Hepworth reports.
Video. How do you fancy rowing the Atlantic? Cycling around the world? Climbing Mount Everest? Well one man has just completed all three!
James Ketchell from Basingstoke set off from Brighton at the weekend on the last leg of what surely can be described as an incredible journey, and all after a crippling motorbike accident.
Andy Dickenson went to meet him.
An adventurer who was seriously hurt in a motorbike accident is thought to have cycled into the record books by becoming the first person to complete a trio of gruelling challenges. James Ketchell was told he would never walk properly again after shattering his ankle in a road accident in 2007.
But the 31-year-old from Basingstoke rose from his hospital bed to complete a remarkable recovery - and today became the first man believed to have rowed the Atlantic, climbed Mount Everest and completed an arduous global cycle.
Mr Ketchell was swamped by more than 150 people including family, friends, Scouts from all over the country and sponsorship supporters when he crossed the finish line this afternoon in Greenwich.
A Hampshire man hopes to cycle into the record books today having completed the ultimate triathlon. James Ketchell from Basingstoke is due to make history as the only man ever to row the Atlantic, climb Everest and cycle unaided around the World. He is due to finish in Greenwich this afternoon.
Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Basingstoke. The incident occurred between 12.30am and 12.35am on Monday, January 27th.
The victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking home via a green area between the Victory Road roundabout and Lower Brook Street when he was approached by an unknown man. This man threatened him with violence and asked for money.
– Detective Constable Andy Panter
The victim was not assaulted during the incident but the threat of violence will not be tolerated. Were you in the area at the time and did you see anyone matching the suspect's description? Anyone with information about this incident should contact police so we can find the person responsible.”