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Hampshire Police hunt burglary gang

Police in the New Forest are hoping to trace four men after an estimated £15,000 worth of stock was stolen from Boots on Hythe Street.

These CCTV images show four men entering the store and then leaving with a tarpaulin sack of stock at around 9.30pm on October 19th.

The stock that was stolen was mainly perfume and fragrance products and valued at around £15,000.

The men are described as white, wearing dark clothing with their faces covered.

PC Jess Lawlor from Lyndhurst Police Station said: “We are looking to trace witnesses to this incident as although it was dark many people were still in the area.

“We are also keen to hear from anyone who recognises these men, has been offered perfume at a discount price recently or know of anyone selling perfume in bulk.

CCTV image of raid Credit: Hampshire Police
Credit: Hampshire Police
Credit: Hampshire Police

Police appeal after assault in Gosport

Police in Gosport are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault on a man in Wilmott Lane.

It is believed the 30 year old was thrown down some concrete stairs and then assaulted again whilst on the ground.

He was taken to QA Hospital and treated for injuries to his head, shoulders, arms and hands.

Police are looking to trace a man described as:

• White • Aged 19-20-years-old • 6 feet tall • Skinny build • Short, dark blonde hair with a side parting • White t-shirt • Dark coloured tracksuit bottoms • Trainers

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at that time.

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Police release CCTV after hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes & phone cards stolen from shop

CCTV from of man police want to speak to Credit: Hampshire Police

Police investigating the theft of cigarettes and phone cards worth hundreds of pounds from a shop in Portsmouth have released a cctv image of a man who may have vital information.

The burglary took place at the Albert Food Store on Albert Road in Southsea, between 3am and 4am on Wednesday 12th October.

Officers are trying to trace a man who is aged in his thirties, around 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build and of a Turkish or Kurdish appearance.

“The offender has got away with hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes and phone cards.

“I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV, or anyone who has been offered cigarettes or phone cards for sale, which they think could have been stolen.

”I would urge anyone with information to contact us and speak to us in confidence.”

– PC Ian Swan, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact PC Swan at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111,

Parts of A33 to Reading shut due to standing water

The A33 at Basingstoke towards Reading has been affected by standing water

The heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight have left many main roads and smaller thoroughfares with standing water. The depth of the water-filled dips can be deceptive, with driver facing deeper puddles than expected. Motoring organisations and the emergency services are advising drivers to take care.

Attempted murder - woman stabbed in Portsmouth

Hampshire Constabulary are investigating the attempted murder of a woman who was stabbed in the back in Portsmouth today.

The attack happened near London Road in the North End area of the city, at about 3.20pm.

A 41-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is in Police custody. Anyone with information is asked to call Hampshire Police on 101.

'Scary moment' for jeweller held at gunpoint in robbery

The road was cordoned off after the robbery took place

Three men have pleaded guilty in court to carrying out an armed robbery In Winchester back in April.

The thieves held a gun to the owner of a jewellery shop in Parchment Street and took Diamond rings and watches worth more than £200,000. But, as they tried to make their escape their car was blocked in. Chris Maughan reports.

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Police name elderly couple who died in IoW incident

The incident happened on Monday 20th June

An elderly couple who were found dead at an address in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight have been officially named by the police.

The bodies of 83-year-old Jean Irwin and 77-year-old John Irwin were found at an address on Albert Road, on Monday 20th June. Post mortem examination results revealed that Jean died from neck compression, her death is being treated as murder. Mr Irwin's died from ligature suspension, his death is not being treated as suspicious.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding their deaths are continuing on behalf of the coroner. Hampshire Constabulary say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Detectives say the Irwins' family members are being supported by specialist officers.

28 suspected illegal immigrants found on lorry in Hampshire

The lorry was searched by police in Portsmouth Credit: Hampshire Police

28 suspected illegal immigrants have been discovered hiding in the back of a lorry in Portsmouth.

The HGV was pulled over by Hampshire Police. Immigration officers and South Central Ambulance Service attended the scene, giving medical aid to those in need.

The driver of the lorry has been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them.

Ambulance crew giving medical assistance to those on the lorry Credit: Hampshire Police

Five men jailed for supplying drugs in Portsmouth

Five people have been given sentences totalling more than 30 years in prison, following an investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in Portsmouth.

The Operation Fortress investigation ran between March and August 2015 and focused on drugs supply between Manchester and Portsmouth.

The five people all pleaded guilty.

John Burns Credit: Hampshire Police

27 year-old John Burns of Dingle Close, Radcliffe, Manchester, was sentenced to eight years in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and three counts of money laundering.

Chae Neville Credit: Hampshire Police

19 year-old Chae Neville of no fixed address was jailed for three years and two months for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

Luke Leighton Credit: Hampshire Police

25 year-old Luke Leighton of Somers Road, Portsmouth, was jailed for nine years for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

Corey Vaughan Credit: Hampshire Police

21 year-old Corey Vaughan of no fixed address was jailed for five years and five months for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

James Hull Credit: Hampshire Police

24 year-old James Hull of Dresden Street, Manchester was sentenced to four years and six months in prison for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs

Chief Inspector James Pegler said: “Police in Portsmouth continually work to disrupt and tackle drug-dealing in the city.

“I have said before that we will not tolerate drug-dealing in Portsmouth and I hope this result proves reassuring to the local community and that they can see the benefit of the work of Operation Fortress.

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