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Victim in Waterlooville bullying and poisoning case tells court: I was treated as a slave

A MAN with learning difficulties has revealed he was left ‘terrified’ after being routinely tortured and beaten by a gang of bullies, a court heard.

Daniel Whelan and Katy Whelan outside Portsmouth Crown Court

Man with learning difficulties was ‘tortured’ and ‘poisoned’ at Waterlooville flat by his so-called friends, court is told

A VULNERABLE man with learning difficulties was subjected to horrific ‘mental and physical torture’ including being poisoned with urine and washing-up liquid, a court heard.

Leon Williams was jailed at Portsmouth Crown Court

‘I’ll do life for killing you’ – Chilling words of thug who brutally attacked girlfriend

A MAN has been jailed for carrying out an ‘unhinged’ attack on his long term partner who thought she was ‘going to die’ during the assault.

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Drug dealer accused in shooting tells jury he blames ‘five other gangs’

DEALERS were not behind the shooting of a runner for a rival network despite hearing a gunshot, a court heard.

Police officers at Athena Avenue. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Drug dealer accused of shooting rival tells jury: ‘Violence is not my way’

A DRUG dealer accused of shooting a runner for a rival gang in the head said he had ‘nothing to do with it’, a court heard.

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Three family members avoid jail after police found cannabis plants in garage

A FAMILY of long-term cannabis users who smoked the drug to relieve pain were given a reprieve from jail, a court heard.

Police arrested him at the bus stop

Bus stop pervert caught performing lewd act next to woman

A LONE woman at a bus stop was left terrified when a man suddenly committed a lewd act in front of her while chatting and ‘acting normally’, a court heard.


Dad tells of shock and devastation as coroner rules son took his own life

A DAD revealed his shock and devastation at an inquest into his son’s death.

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Mystery still surrounds woman’s sudden death as her mum says inquest has not answered questions

A MUM laid bare her anguish at an inquest into her daughter’s death after insisting: ‘There are so many questions to be answered.’

Hassan Zaidi with the Tumble Alert   Picture: Malcolm Wells (180308-9892)

Student’s fall-detecting gadget could help elderly and save the NHS cash

A CITY student has invented a pioneering personal alarm gadget that notifies loved ones and emergency services when someone has had a fall.

The Falklands Memorial in Old Portsmouth'''Picture: Ian Hargreaves (160591-4)

Portsmouth council considers stricter rules for new memorials

FEARS over plans to stop memorials being put up for loved ones who have died have been played down.


Couple relive 10-hour ordeal on jammed road

A COUPLE stranded in their car for 10 hours in horrific snowy conditions described it as the ‘worst drive of our lives’.

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A customised VW Beetle at 'BeachBuggin'.''Picture: Allan Hutchings

Mystery hangs over Southsea’s BeachBuggin event as council says it could go ahead while organisers say it’s been cancelled

A POPULAR annual event featuring campervans and classic cars could still happen this year – despite organisers insisting they have pulled out.

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John Cass, the chairman of the Tipner and Stamshaw Neighbourhood Forum, has been campaigning for years against heavy lorries using residential streets

Residents demand action over plan to regenerate land

ANGRY residents are demanding action to redevelop land seen as the gateway to Portsmouth that’s been lying dormant for years.

Landlord John Harris outside the shop in New Road, Portsmouth Picture: Malcolm Wells (180227-8229)

Landlord says man was lucky to cheat death in Portsmouth house fire

A MAN was ‘very lucky’ to escape with his life when a fire broke out in a top floor flat while he was sleeping.

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Portsmouth professor reveals secret to staying safe in cold weather - drink plenty of water

Elderly people are being warned to stay inside as the cold snap begins to bite - and have been told to stay hydrated.

Marks and Spencer in Commercial Road, Portsmouth

Marks and Spencer confirms closure date of Commercial Road store in Portsmouth - and says new branch will open in the city the next day

MARKS & Spencer will be treating customers as it celebrates the opening of its new flagship store in Portsmouth — replacing the old shop.

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Police officers at Athena Avenue. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Jury told ‘friends thought drug runner shot in turf war ‘was dead’

FRIENDS of a drug runner who lost ‘half his face’ in a shooting by a rival gang thought he was dead, a court heard.

Police officers at the scene of the shooting in Athena Avenue, Crookhorn on February 13, 2017

Drug runner lost ‘half his face’ in turf war shooting – jurors told

A DRUG runner who was blasted in the face by a rival gang after a turf war erupted lost ‘half his face’ in the shooting, a court heard.

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