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Man to be sentenced for hammer attack

Police were called to a house on Shearer Road in Portsmouth Credit: ITV Meridian

A man who attacked a girl with a hammer is due to be sentenced later.

James Hemming assaulted the seventeen year old at a house on Shearer Road in Portsmouth, leaving her with "life changing injuries".

The 29-year-old pleaded guilty to wounding with intent.


Great South Run: One runner's amazing story of recovery after a tumour which left her paralysed

Emma Cretten tells us why she is taking part in the Great South Run

Up to 25,000 runners are taking to the streets of Portsmouth this weekend for the Great South Run, many of them raising money for deserving causes and charities.

Among the athletes is an amazing woman - Emma Cretten, who this time last year was paralysed after a tumour wrapped itself around her spine. Now though, things are very different. Andrew Pate tells her story.

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,


Sir Ben's team maintains lead in the America's Cup

Toulon played host to the weekend's America's Cup races

Sailing fans from Hampshire were in Toulon in France over the weekend to show their support for the Portsmouth-based Ben Ainslie Racing team.

The Land Rover BAR crew won the second race on Sunday, and came third overall in the weekend's events at Toulon. Sir Ben Ainslie's team still lead the America's Cup World Series event as a whole. The next leg will be in Japan in November. Sally Simmonds sent this report.

Supporters from home travel to France to see Portsmouth-based team

Man wanted after breaching his bail conditions

Scott Jeffree is next due in court on August 10th Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Can you help to find Portsmouth man Scott Jeffree who has breached his court bail conditions?

Scott who's 38, failed to reside at the address set by the court yesterday, and hasn't been seen since.

He is next due in court on August 10 accused of criminal damage at Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

Police believe that Scott is in the Paulsgrove area.

He is described as:

  • White
  • 6ft 1 ins tall.
  • He has short brown hair.
  • He has blue eyes.

“Scott was released by the court with strict bail conditions. He has breached these conditions and therefore needs to be detained so that this can be addressed by the court.

"We also need to speak to Scott in relation to a number of other investigations including a public order offence and criminal damage.

"If you see Scott or know where he is, please do not approach him, but contact us as soon as possible.”

– Detective Inspector Martin Chudley
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