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 want to speak to a man in connection with a damage incident at St Michael’s Church in Church Square, Basingstoke.
Some time between 5pm on November 9 and 5pm on November 10, unknown offenders have got into the church and slashed seats, damaged a painting, cut the rope handrail on the staircase to the bell tower and gouged an ‘N’ into the main door.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Blackwell at Basingstoke Police Station on 101.
Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after what they have described as a hit and rtun incident which left a man needing reconstructive surgery.
The 50-year-old victim was using a pedestrian crossing on Worting Road in Basingstoke near the Airkix skydiving centre at the West Ham roundabout.
A dark-coloured Renault Clio drove through a red light and collided with the man just before 5pm on 13th November. The car stopped, but the driver drove off - police say the motorist made no attempt to check on the man who was lying in the road. The car is believed to have a P or L registration.
The pedestrian was treated in hospital for broken bones and has had extensive surgery to reconstruct his ankle.
Anyone with any information is being asked to contact PC Morrison at Basingstoke Police Station on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
– PC Steve Morrison, Hampshire Police
“This happened at a busy time of day so there may have been people around or other drivers who saw what happened.
“If you saw this incident and have any information which may help my investigation, please contact me.”
A committee of Hampshire County Councillors is to review the recommendations on the future of four care homes in the county.
Currently, three of the care homes; Bulmer House in Petersfield, Deeside in Basingstoke and Nightingale Lodge in Romsey are being recommended for closure. Closure has been suggested on the grounds of the need for modern buildings to provide care with dignity.
It is proposed that a fourth home, Cranleigh Paddock in Lyndhurst, which is a specialist dementia facility, is retained because of the expert nature of the care provided.
The review will take place on Friday 22nd November with a decision to be made by the Council's Cabinet on 9th December.
A 25-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was left with gunshot wounds.
Hampshire detectives are continuing with their investigation into the incident which is believed to have happened in Bennett Close on Friday 25th October.
A 29-year-old man from Basingstoke attended Basingstoke and North Hampshrie Hospital on Monday evening with gunshot wounds to his legs and buttocks.
He is still being treated for his injuries in hospital but they are not life threatening.
– DI Stephen Spencer, who is leading the investigation
The information we have so far suggests this was an isolated, targeted attack and there is no risk to the wider public. I’d like to thank everyone who has assisted us so far with our investigations, and ask anyone who has any information and hasn’t yet spoken to us to get in touch.”
Detectives investigating an attempted murder in Basingstoke are appealing for help in locating a man who is wanted in connection with their investigation.
Jamie Rogers, aged 19, is wanted by police investigating a stabbing that occurred during the early hours of Sunday 27th October.
A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries during an altercation in Pinkerton Road, near to the Aldworth Science College.
Anyone with information of his whereabouts is asked to contact police.
Detectives investigating an incident in Basingstoke which left a man with gunshot wounds have arrested a man.
A 25-year-old, from Basingstoke, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody.
The incident, which is believed to have occurred in Bennett Close during the evening of Friday 25th October, is still being investigated by police.
A 29-year-old man from Basingstoke attended Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital on Monday evening with gunshot wounds to his legs and buttocks.
He remains in hospital being treated for his injuries, which are not life threatening.
Detectives in Basingstoke are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was shot.
A 29-year-old man from the Basingstoke area turned up at North Hampshire Hospital with gunshot wounds to his legs and buttocks on Friday evening.
He's currently being treated and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
It's believed the incident took place at a house in Bennet Close.
– Detective Inspector Dave Dilly
We are in the early stages of our investigation at this time and the motive for the crime is not known at the moment, however the information we have so far shows this was a targeted attack on this man and there is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to the general public.
Police officers and PCSOs have been working in the area of Bennett Close this evening conducting house to house inquiries. We are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of Bennett Close who heard anything suspicion on Friday evening or anyone who may have information about this incident to please call us."
Service suspended on First Great Western between Basingstoke and Reading due to obstruction on the line.
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Basingstoke has been chosen as part of a pilot scheme to tackle truancy in the town. Hampshire County Council and the police say they'll be working together - as part of a 'supporting families' initiative - to crack down on unauthorised school absences.
Basingstoke's attendance rates are above the national average, but the council says there is a small minority of children who are persistently absent from school, and they'll be working with both children, and parents.