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MORE than 70 pensioners have been charged with offences – ranging from violence to fraud – in the Portsmouth area, figures reveal.

Between April 2010 to March 2011, 12 people aged 65 to 70, were charged for a violent offence in the policing area which covers Fareham, Havant and Gosport.

In Portsmouth nine people were charged with the same offence – including three people aged 71 to 80.

Overall 74 pensioners were charged – 55 people in Fareham, Gosport and Havant and 19 in the city.

Charges included criminal damage, theft and handling stolen good and drugs.

This was a decrease on 2009-10, during which Hampshire police ended up charging 88 pensioners.

The figures were released by police after a Freedom of Information request by The News.