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Tidworth named most desirable postcode area

Royal Mail has published a table of the most "desirable" postcode areas based on crime, jobs and health, with a seaside resort, city and village among those listed.

The study was commissioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of postcodes to every address in Britain, which the Royal Mail said "revolutionised" the way post was sorted and delivered.<

The SP9 postcode of Tidworth in Wiltshire topped the list in England, followed by the Hampshire village of Yateley (GU46).

"The invention of the postcode revolutionised the way post is sorted and delivered. As it has evolved, the postcodes have also revolutionised the way companies do business. The postcode is now used by businesses and individuals in their everyday activities, whether that is verifying a person's address when making a transaction or planning a route on a sat-nav system."

– Steve Rooney, head of Royal Mail's address management unit

Appeal for help to find missing Yateley man

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Andrew Chalkley hasn't been seen since 22nd April Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The family of a missing Yateley man are appealing for information about his whereabouts.50-year-old Andrew Chalkley was last seen at approximately 11.45am on Tuesday, April 22 when a neighbour saw him outside his home address on Goldcrest Close.

Andrew is described as a white man with straight black cropped hair and approximately 6ft 1 tall. Andrew suffers from breathing issues and uses an inhaler.

Andrew's family said: "If you have any information about his disappearance please contact the police as we are very worried about him and just want to know that he is ok."Anyone with information on Andrew or his whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 101.

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Family of missing man just want to know that he's ok

Andrew Chalkley Credit: Hampshire Police

The family of a missing man from Yateley are appealing for information about his whereabouts.50-year-old Andrew Chalkley was last seen at approximately 11.45am on Tuesday, April 22 when a neighbour saw him outside his home address on Goldcrest Close.

Andrew is described as a white man with straight black cropped hair and approximately 6ft 1 tall. Andrew suffers from breathing issues and uses an inhaler.

Andrew's family said: "If you have any information about his disappearance please contact the police as we are very worried about him and just want to know that he is ok." Anyone with information on Andrew or his whereabouts is asked to contact police by calling 101.

Man's neck impaled on branch after bee attack

A man has spoken of his lucky escape after he got his neck impaled on a tree branch while being chased by angry bees.

Jack Stark, of Yateley, was told by doctors that he was lucky he didn't sever his jugular vein and suffer a fatal injury.

The 18-year-old told the Aldershot News: “I certainly won’t be going anywhere near any bees any time soon.” http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/teenager-impaled-tree-after-frenzied-6839704

Police execute another drugs warrant

Police have executed a fourth drugs warrant in Yateley, as part of on ongoing operation to disrupt and arrest criminals in the Hart area. The warrant was carried out on Friday, January 31 at a property in Heathlands Court on Cricket Hill Lane.

During the search officers seized substances believed to be Class A and Class B drugs, They also arrested a 27 year-old man from Yateley on suspicion of possession with intent to supply the drugs.

A 21 year-old woman from Farnborough was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs. The arrests follow an investigation into the supply of illegal drugs as part of the Operation Fortress campaign.

We are determined to make the Hart and Rushmoor District a hostile place for criminals. We will arrest, disrupt and bring to justice any criminal caught committing crime in the Hart area. This includes criminals involved in the supply and use of drugs.

– Inspector Chris White, Hampshire Police

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Teenager treated in hospital after acid attack

Detectives are investigating after a 16-year-old boy who had acid thrown at him as he walked near a wooded area in Yateley. The teenager was walking near Manor Park Drive at about 9pm on Wednesday, January 9, when an unknown man appeared and threw the substance at him.

This was a terrifying attack which has left the victim with horrendous injuries. He is currently receiving specialist treatment in hospital and his family are at his bedside. This is not believed to have been a random attack. I would appeal to the local community to think hard about anything they might know or have heard about this incident and to contact my team with any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem.

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Darren Barrett, Hampshire Police

The man is thought to have been wearing dark-coloured clothing.

The victim suffered serious injuries as a result of this incident, and is currently being treated at a specialist hospital in London.

A 46-year-old man from Yateley and a 33-year-old man from Farnborough were arrested in connection with this incident and have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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