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Viewers call police after seeing video of attack

Thames Valley Police say they've had a number of calls after CCTV of an attack on a doorman was shown in a television appeal.

The member of security staff was thrown down the stairs at Maxwell's Bar on Queen Street, Oxford, by a clubber who had been asked to leave the venue.

The victim fractured his skull and dislocated his shoulder in the fall, during the attack in January.

Video credit: Thames Valley Police/CCTV Footage

Police appeal after workmen shot at with ball-bearing

Ball-bearing fired at workmen Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after someone fired at workmen with a 15mm ball bearing.

The men were working on the roundabout at Peel Common, Newgate Lane, Fareham, when they were shot at between 3.15pm and 4pm on Monday 12th October.

This incident could have had serious consequences. Fortunately the ball bearing did not hit any of the workmen but it was very close.

Were you around the area at the time? Did you see what happened or do you know who could be responsible? I would urge anyone with any information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

– PC Neil Nancarrow

Anyone with information should contact PC Nancarrow on 101.


Man faces sentenced for mass cannabis production

Credit: Essex Police

A 51-year-old man is beginning a two and a half year prison sentence after police uncovered a cannabis factory in an industrial unit in Southend.

Steven Laidlaw from Alton Gardens admitted to playing a part in the production of over £250,000 worth of cannabis.

Around 500 plants were discovered when officers raided an industrial unit in Baron Court off Chandlers Way on September 23 last year.

Laidlaw was jailed at Basildon Crown Court on October 8 2015.

Man faces jail and deportation for seafront assault

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A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to almost two years in prison and faces deportation for an assault in Brighton.

Mohammed Abusetta has been sentenced to 21 months for punching a 27-year-old man from Kent in the face.

The incident happened on the Kingsway, near to the West Pier, at around 6pm on June 10.

Abusetta broke the man's eye socket, was arrested and charged with GBH.

He pleaded guilty at Lewes Crown Court on August 28.

Abusetta broke the victim's eye socket after a minor verbal altercation on the seafront.

This level of violence is completely unacceptable and pleased that he has been punished for his actions.

– DC Tom Coll, Sussex Police

Do you recognise these people?

Police want to speak to this man. Credit: DORSET POLICE
Police want to speak to this woman. Credit: DORSET POLICE

Police investigating shoplifting incidents in Dorset have released images of two people they want to speak to.

The first is a man, who walked in and picked up three sets of pruners and left without paying in Moles County Stores, Gillingham at 11.50am on August 31.

The other is a woman with a pink pram, who smuggled an ornamental duck into her bag in Pramacare on Salisbury Street, Blandford around 3pm on August 6.

PC Natalie Skinner said: “I am now in a position to release CCTV images of the individuals we would like to speak to in connection with these incidents.

“Anyone who can help identify those pictured should contact police, in confidence, on 101.”

Rise in reported crime in Dorset

Dorset Police has recorded a rise in reports of crime Credit: Dorset Police

Despite a rise in reported crime for the first time in eighteen years, Dorset police say the county is still one of the safest in the country.

From April to June this year crime increased twelve%.

The Force says this is mostly due to changes in the way crimes are recorded.


Widow's home targeted by thieves as she mourns at funeral

A widow whose home was burgled while she was attending her husband's funeral says she's been left devastated by the break-in.

Thieves took jewellery and money after ransacking the family home in Brighton. They also found the keys to Paula Palmer's car that was parked outside - and used it to escape.

Police believe criminals targetted the property, knowing she was in mourning. Andy Dickenson reports.

Knife-wielding teen jailed for three years

Rudy Little jailed for 3 years Credit: Kent Police

A teenager who threatened a man with a knife and threw a concrete block at a front door in Kent has been jailed for three years.

Rudy Little, who's 18 and from Matfield Road in Ashford, also tried to rob his victim of money and cigarettes.

He was sentenced at Canterbury Crown Court.

Kent men jailed after armed robbery

Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to carrying out robberies in Swanley, one of which included a 15-year-old victim.

21-year-old Charlie Leigh, of Everest Place and 19-year-old Kane Gaymer, of Oliver Road, both from Swanley, will serve a total of more than six years between them.

Kane Gaymer Credit: Kent Police

Leigh admitted punching and robbing a 15-year-old boy of his mobile phone near London Road.

Charlie Leigh Credit: Kent Police

Both men admitted threatening a car park attendant - one of them holding a knife - and taking the money he had collected.

Leigh was sentenced to 3 years in prison, while Gaymer was jailed for three years and four months.

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