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.
Overcrowding on South West Trains could be reduced from today.
The first of more than a hundred new train carriages will come into service. It's hoped they will ease crowding on routes to Windsor, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell, Ascot and Basingstoke.
More than £5000 worth of jewellery has been stolen in a burglary in Basingstoke. Offenders broke into a house in Winchester Road on Thursday 10th October by forcing the kitchen door open.
Once inside the offenders stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery. Police are keen to speak to anyone who has seen a vehicle with ‘garden services’ markings which may have been in the area at the time.
Residents are reminded to ensure their homes and vehicles are kept secure at all times and encouraged to report any suspicious activity or people in the area.
Detectives in Basingstoke are investigating following a number of burglaries across the district. These incidents, which all happened in the daytime, are being linked. Officers are appealing for people to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to police immediately.
Houses in Wood Close and the Crofts in Hatch Warren were broken into and jewellery was stolen. Another property in Green Lane in Ellisfield was targeted but the offenders were disturbed.
– Detective Constable Andy Panter
The burglary at the house in The Crofts was particularly unusual in that the offenders are believed to have dragged a safe along an alleyway between The Crofts and Whitestones towards Hatch Warren Lane. Did you see this happening? Do you know anything about any of these incidents?”
Police are appealing for information after an alleged serious sexual assault occurred in Basingstoke town centre in the early hours of this morning (Monday 21st October).
The incident is reported to have happened in the Feathers Lane / Red Lion Lane area at about 1am.
A 20-year-old girl from Tadley was seriously sexually assaulted.
A 37-year-old man from Basingstoke has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Kenny at Basingstoke CID on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.
A 17-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man, both from Basingstoke, who were also arrested in connection with this incident have been released on bail until January 8, 2014, pending further enquiries.
A 19-year-old man from Basingstoke has also been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.
Detectives in Basingstoke have charged a man and a boy in connection with a stabbing incident in Chineham. Ciaran Boyle, aged 19, of St Peter’s Road, South Ham, Basingstoke, has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
A 17-year-old boy from Basingstoke, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with wounding with intent and possession of an offensive weapon.
Both are due to appear at Basingstoke magistrates court today.
These charges are in connection with an incident which happened in St Joseph’s Crescent on Tuesday, October 15, where a 27-year-old man sustained stab wounds.
There's disruption on South West Trains between London Waterloo and Southampton Central, and between London Waterloo and Salisbury after a person was hit by a train at Basingstoke.
The line is currently blocked and there's no estimate for when the line may reopen.
The incident is also affecting CrossCountry and First Great Western trains.
In Hampshire today it was time for one of the biggest marathons in the region. The Basingstoke Half has been ranked in the top ten. Richard Slee reports
It's costing £30 million and will bring 500 jobs to Basingstoke. Work started today on a massive new railway signalling centre covering hundreds of miles of track in the south.
It's the biggest ever modernisation project by Network Rail that marks the end of an era. Hundreds of historic signal boxes will be made redundant.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports. He speaks to Basingstoke MP Maria Miller, Cllr Ranil Jayawardena, signaller Dave Thomas and Sam MacCarthy of Network Rail.
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has joined Sam McCarthy from Network Rail as work on the new £30 million signal centre in the town begins.
It's thought the new centre will see 500 jobs brought to the town, but it will lead to the closure of old signal boxes.