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Renewed appeal to find missing Lymington man

Police have renewed their appeal for information to help find a missing man from Lymington.

Phillip McCormack was last seen ten days ago at his home in Ambrose Corner.

His family say his disappearance is completely out of character.

Phillip McCormack was last seen ten days ago at his home in Ambrose Corner Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

"Since he was last seen by his mother he has not been in contact with any of his friends or family, which is very out of character for him.

"Despite extensive investigations we have had no confirmed sightings of him since that day so we are appealing again to you the public for your help.

"We have a new photograph of Phillip which we hope will help trigger someone's memory, although please bear in mind when he was last seen his beard was much shorter.

"Have you seen him? Do you know where he is?

"Phillip, if you are reading this, please get in touch just to your family know that you are ok as they are all very worried about you."

– DI Steve Spencer

Police need help to trace man wanted for theft

Police looking for Stephen Brian Tims Credit: Dorset Police

Have you seen this man? Do you know where he is currently living?

Stephen Brian Tims, aged 37, failed to return from bail in December 2014 after he was arrested for the theft of more than £25,000 from the Wagon and Horses Public House in Lymington, Hampshire.

He was last known to be living in the Bournemouth area.

Officers have conducted extensive enquiries to try and locate Mr Tims and are appealing for the public’s help in finding him. Police believe he could still be living in the Bournemouth area and may be working in a pub or a bar.

Stephen Tims is described as: white, about 5ft 11ins and a proportionate build. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

If you know where Mr Tims is or have any information which may help us track him down, please get in contact as soon as possible.

– PC Jeremy Weston

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Weston at Lyndhurst police station on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.


Police investigate assault on woman, 20, in New Forest

Hampshire Police are appealing for information after an assault in the New Forest

A 20-year-old woman has reported being assaulted in Lymington in the early hours of this morning.

Detectives investigating the incident have cordoned off an alleyway near Harvester Way in the town.

Hampshire Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact the Western Investigation Team at Southampton Central police station on 101 - or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Gang jailed for violent robbery

An armed gang who carried out a violent robbery on a jewellers in the New Forest have been jailed for a total of 27 years.

The raid on the shop in Lymington took place in October last year. Police tracked the three robbers across Europe to Romania.

At a trial earlier this year in Bournemouth - a jury found a man alleged to be the fourth member of the gang not-guilty of being involved. Richard Slee reports.

Three jailed after armed robbery at Hampshire jewellers

The armed robbery happened at a jewellery shop in Lymington

Three men who held a jeweller at gunpoint while they robbed his shop in Lymington in Hampshire have been jailed for a combined total of twenty-seven years.

Tudorel Dogerou was sentenced to 13 years and the other two defendants - Mugerel Megelea and Sergiu Popirtac - were jailed for seven years each at Southampton Crown Court, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. The crime happened at Barry Papworth Jewellers on Lymington High Street on 17 October 2013.

D-Day veteran returns to New Forest after 70 years

An American D-Day veteran returned to a former airfield in the New Forest today - 70 years after he was stationed there. Herb Simmons, 92, from North Carolina, unveiled a new information panel by the New Forest Remembers World War II Project, at Newtown Park in Lymington.

Mr Simmons was stationed at Lymington Advanced Landing Ground in the build up to D-Day and is believed to be the last surviving member of the 50th Fighter Squadron. The airfield was one of five advanced landing grounds built in the New Forest to support the Normandy landings.

The 70th anniversary event included a display of several World War II fighter planes including two Spitfires, a Hurricane, a collection of military vehicles and the Red Arrows. Mr Simmons spoke to Meridian about his return.

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