Killed teenager’s mother: tough new danger driving laws are too late for Luke

THE FAMILY of a teenager killed by a ‘coward’ showing off at 100mph has welcomed an announcement that lethal drivers will now face life in jail.

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Sophie Wilkinson

Serious injury offence will ‘fill gap in the law’

A NEW offence of causing serious injury by careless driving could have led to jail time in a horror case.

Caroline Dinenage has welcomed tougher sentences for killer drivers

Tougher sentences for killer drivers welcomed by MP and campaigners

TOUGH new powers to jail killer drivers for life have been welcomed by an MP and campaigners.

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Stuart Hope-Kirk

Vigilantes catch pervert outside hospital after he messaged ‘11-year-old girl’

AN ‘ENTHUSIASTIC’ paedophile caught by a vigilante hunter group has been jailed for six years.

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Gareth Rugg

Prisoner who held up Portsmouth arcade at knife-point six hours after release woke up next day in Leeds hospital

AN ARMED robber held up a terrified amusements centre worker at knife-point just six hours after being released from jail.

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Uncertain future for former Gosport immigration removal centre

A FORMER detention centre mothballed for more than a year will not become a prison, The News understands.

Runners from Parcs are taking on the Great South Run carrying a giant inflatable elephant to raise awareness about child sex abuse

Portsmouth abuse service team set to carry inflatable elephant on Great South Run

DEDICATED workers who help victims of sex abuse are lacing up their trainers for the Great South Run.

Tesco Express in London Road, Hilsea. Picture: Google Maps

Racist thief made ‘black monkey’ jibe at security guard and threw sandwich at him

A SHOPLIFTER who punched a security guard after throwing a sandwich at him launched a racist assault calling him a ‘black monkey’.

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Teenager who tried to quit selling drugs ‘threatened with gun’

A CARE leaver who moved into supported accommodation was threatened with a gun by men who made him sell drugs, a court heard.


In the Courts – latest update

n Christopher Godman, 53, of Chaffinch Green, Waterlooville, was jailed for 17 weeks.

Victoria Arthur, 44, of Milton Road, Portsmouth, outside Shirin kebab house in Kingston Road on the night of the stabbing

Murder trial adjourned after defendant falls ill

A murder trial has been adjourned after the defendant was taken ill, a judge told jurors.

Victoria Arthur coming back to Westminster Place flats

Murder accused caught on camera making journey across the city

A DRUG addict travelled across Portsmouth in a wheelchair carrying out an alleged stabbing murder before returning to her partner’s flat in just 22 minutes, a court heard.

Chip shop oil thieves caught on CCTV

Chip shop oil thieves caught on CCTV

THIEVES have stolen a drum of oil from a fish and chip shop.

Police in Toronto Road, Buckland

Murder jury hears threatening voicemail

JURORS have been read messages from a woman allegedly stabbed to death by a drug addict over a debt that said ‘I owe you nothing’.

Jury watched video of murder accused sipping lager as she is arrested

Jury watched video of murder accused sipping lager as she is arrested

A WOMAN in a wheelchair accused of a stabbing murder sipped from a can of lager as she was arrested by police, jurors watched in a video.

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Paul de Reding and JaniceThomson  Picture: Neil Marshall

Burglary victims offer £2,000 reward for return of engagement ring

VICTIMS of a notorious burglar known as ‘The Creeper’ are offering £2,000 as a reward for the return of an engagement ring as an insurer has refused to pay out.

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Police at the scene in Toronto Road

Murder trial told accused stabbed victim seven times over £100 debt

A DRUG addict stabbed a woman seven times leaving her to die in a hallway over a £100 debt, a court heard.


Filthy conditions found at takeaway where staff slept

SHOCKED hygiene inspectors uncovered people living in a takeaway store room leading to the former owner being ordered to pay out £3,025.

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‘Dangerous’ man detained in psychiatric hospital after threatening shop worker with ‘gun’

‘Dangerous’ man detained in psychiatric hospital after threatening shop worker with ‘gun’

A DANGEROUS would-be robber who threatened a shop worker saying he had a gun has been detained indefinitely at a psychiatric hospital.

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A road rage incident has sparked a search of a a property in Southsea

Police search Southsea home after road rage incident

A ROAD rage incident has sparked a major search of a property in Southsea

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