Youth work expert: We need to educate primary school-age children in Portsmouth to stop them from falling into the clutches of drug dealers

WORK preventing children getting involved in drug running has a ‘long way to go’, an expert in early intervention has warned.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick Heelan pictured outside Portsmouth City Council's civic offices. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Police drug team make 120 arrests as officers battle to stop gangs enlisting Portsmouth children

DRUG dealers coercing young children into peddling crack cocaine and heroin on the streets are violently attacking them, threatening them with rape and targeting youngsters’ families, a senior detective has told The News.
High streets minister Jake Berry, right, meets Jaf Ahmed from the Akash restaurant in Albert Road, Southsea

Portsmouth traders tell high streets minister: help us keep our shops open 

‘WITHOUT rates relief a few of us might go bust.’
Police were called after a two tonne paper roll fell out the side of a lorry on the M27 at Junction 13 on July 12. Picture: @HantsPolRoads

Two-tonne paper rolls bursts out of lorry on to M27

A two tonne roll of paper burst out the side of a lorry crashing on to the motorway.
Picture: Shutterstock

‘Warn your relatives’ –  senior detective speaks out as IT support scammers fleece Hampshire victims out of thousands

VULNERABLE elderly people are being bombarded with phone calls from fake IT support scammers based abroad who are fleecing their victims out of thousands.
Three people were arrested after a Saab car was seized in Fratton with 2,500 worth of stolen goods. Picture: @HCResponseCops

Police stop car for running red light in Portsmouth - and find £2,500 worth of stolen goods

Three people have been arrested after police stopped a car for running a red light and found thousands of items allegedly stolen from shops across the area.
The aftermath of the failed heist at Meon Hut Service Station in West Meon at 3.30am on July 10. Picture: @HCResponseCops

Burglars crash digger into petrol station in failed cash machine heist

Thieves used a digger in a bid to rip a cash machine from a petrol station.
Terrance Braden, 38, of Chilworth Grove, Gosport, was jailed for burglary

Gosport burglar jailed for raiding 80-year-old pensioner’s home

A burglar who stole an 80-year-old woman’s handbag with £100 cash in it from her home has been jailed, police said.

Man caught with drugs

MAGISTRATES jailed a man caught with heroin and cocaine.

Thief jailed for five days

THIEF Lewis Redford was jailed for five days.

Man banned from contacting his assault victim

MAGISTRATES have ordered a man not to contact a woman for two years.
The Froddington Arms

‘Emotions can run high’  – warning after Hampshire police receive 30 urgent calls in a night

HUGE demand saw police receive 30 urgent calls in a night – including to a pub brawl.

Five people injured in brawl outside Portsmouth pub

A fight inside a Portsmouth pub spilled out into the street leaving five people injured, police have said.
Hampshire Police Federation chairman John Apter

Hampshire Police Federation leader calls for ‘open debate’ on officers’ industrial rights

THE representative acting as a ‘voice’ for officers in Hampshire has said he wants an ‘open debate’ on employment rights for police.

St James’ Hospital: Portsmouth council considers buying site

The leader of Portsmouth City Council has said the authority could buy St James’ Hospital in a bid to ‘protect’ it from developers.

Praise for Youth Commission

YOUNG people working to give their peers a voice have been praised.
Dr Clifford Williams. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Memoirs reveal life of Gladys Howard – former Portsmouth mayor and police inspector

MEMOIRS penned by Portsmouth’s first woman police inspector are set to be published after a historian poured over crates of her notes, diaries and reports.

St James’ Hospital site in Portsmouth goes on sale as ‘landmark development opportunity’

The site of St James’ Hospital has gone on sale being marketed as the potential location for nearly 300 homes and a care home.
A file photo of police tape. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Hampshire detectives investigate assaults ‘linked to circumcision​​​​​ carried out at home’

Detectives from Hampshire police are jointly leading a probe into assaults linked to the circumcision of boys at home in Banbury and Bristol.
File photo of South Western Railway. Picture Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Network Rail contributed to South Western Railway’s poor performance

TRAIN firm South Western Railway’s poor performance was worsened by Network Rail, a report has found.
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