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.
Work is due to start on a new signal centre that will bring five hundred new jobs to Basingstoke.
It's one of three being built in the South as part of Network Rail's biggest ever modernisation project. Hundreds of historic signal boxes across our region will be closed.
28 insecure cars and vans were broken into over a weekend in Basingstoke.
Valuable items such as iPads, phones, wallets, handbags and sat navs which were left on display were stolen.
The thefts happened mainly overnight between Friday 6th September and the early hours of Monday 9th September.
Officers from Basingstoke Police Station are repeating their warning about the importance of always locking your car.
The repeated warning comes after a spate of vehicle crime in Chineham, Lychpit and Sherfield-on-Loddon areas of Basingstoke and Deane.
An 18-year-old and 19-year-old, both from Basingstoke, have been arrested in connection with these incidents and released on bail.
– Steve Wallace, Chief Inspector
People are leaving cars unlocked with all sorts of valuables inside and on show. Unfortunately, it only takes seconds for someone to open a door and steal your valuables. And there are people who are extremely opportunistic and will even walk along a street trying door handles. You also may find that your insurance policy isn’t valid if you have left your vehicle insecure. The simple message is lock it or lose it.”
Police are appealing for witnesses after thousands of pounds of damage was caused to play equipment at a park in Kempshott, Basingstoke.
The pirate ship play equipment in Heron Way had been set alight and completely destroyed on Sunday 1st September.
PC Rich Harrison said: “This piece of equipment was totally destroyed leaving children disappointed and upset that someone could do such a thing to their playpark.
“Did you see anyone suspicious hanging around? Have you heard people talking about this incident and who might be responsible?”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Harrison at Basingstoke Police Station on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
A young mother who put her own life at risk saving her five-year-old daughter is being praised by neighbours.
Twenty-six-year-old Laura Percival was badly injured when a car crashed into their home in Hampshire, crushing her against the front door. But a split second before the accident happened, Laura pushed her daughter out of the way. Mel Bloor reports.
The family of Stephan Hollow have spoken out about his death. They said, "This has left a big hole in our family which will never be refilled."
“We would like to thank the ambulance staff and local residents who tried very hard to save him. We will be eternally grateful."
Stephan Hollow, aged 53, was murdered outside his home in Blackdown Close, Basingstoke on 19th August. The knife that was used in the attack has not been recovered and police would like to hear from anyone who may have found it.
They are also appealing for the public's help in locating some clothing, which has been described as a dark coloured sweatshirt with a gold or yellow Nike emblem, a pair of dark trousers and dark trainers.
The family of a man who was stabbed to death outside his home in Basingstoke has said his death has "left a big hole in our family which will never be refilled.".
Stephan Hollow, 53, died after being stabbed outside his home in Blackdown Close, Buckskin on Monday.
His family said: "We would like to thank the ambulance staff and local residents who tried very hard to save him. We will be eternally grateful.
“This has been a terrible shock for our large family and we are still trying to come to terms with what has happened. "
Meanwhile detectives are still looking for the knife used in the attack.
Detectives are also searching for clothing which is described as a dark coloured sweatshirt with a gold or yellow Nike emblem; dark trousers and dark trainers.
The offender is believed to have travelled on foot from Blackdown Close to Berwyn Close, on to Dorset Crescent and then through fields to Mary Lane in North Waltham.
Anyone who uses these routes or visits countryside between Buckskin and North Waltham is asked to contact police if they find a discarded knife or jumper, or saw anything suspicious on Monday morning.
Detective Inspector Dave Storey, who is leading the investigation, said: “ If you find anything, please don’t touch it but call the police immediately on 101.”
A 27-year-old man from Basingstoke arrested on suspicion of murder remains in police custody.
Hampshire police have confirmed that a man is in his 50s, from Basingstoke was stabbed this morning. He was taken to hospital but died of his injuries.
A 27-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested and remains in police custody.
A man has been stabbed at an address in Blackdown Close, Basingstoke this morning.
Detectives from the Hampshire Major Investigation Team are investigating the stabbing that took place at 4.30am this morning.
The victim was taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital by ambulance but died from his injuries.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.
– Dave Storey, Detective Inspector
This appears to have been an isolated incident between known parties. There has been a lot of police activity in the area this morning and we would like to thank residents for their co-operation and assistance while we carry out vital forensic examinations of the scene."
A man threatened staff in a Basingstoke bookmakers with a hammer and left with a bag of cash.
The man walked into the Coral bookmakers near The Camrose football ground in Western Way around 9pm on Wednesday, July 31.
The offender is described as 5ft10 to 6ft tall and was carrying a Morrison's bag.
After the robbery, he exited towards Winchester Road and Elizabeth Road.
Two women were working at the time- a customer service assistant and the deputy manager.
The deputy manager said: “I saw him come into the shop with a hood up and covering his face. He shouted to us to get down and we dropped to the ground and then he demanded we give him money. I was physically shaking and was very scared about what he might do if he didn’t get the money.”
A man threatened staff with a hammer and made off with a bag of cash after he walked into Coral bookmakers near The Camrose football ground in Western Way, Basingstoke.
The man, described as about 5ft 10 – 6ft tall was carrying a Morrison’s carrier bag on Wednesday July 31st, shortly before 9pm. Once he committed the crime, he made off towards Winchester Road and then Elizabeth Road.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Kenny at Basingstoke CID quoting Operation Kinship on 101.