Daughter screamed as Portsmouth mother ‘grabbed her hair’ in assault

A MUM pulled her daughter around by her hair in an assault, a court heard.

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Purse thief who wrecked woman’s Christmas is given 20 weeks in prison

THIEF Aaron Cruickshank will be spending Christmas in jail after forcing a woman to cancel her bank cards when he stole her purse.

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Bars in Guildhall Walk, above, and Gunwharf Quays are to introduce random breath tests at the door

Crackdown as pubs and clubs use breathalysers in Portsmouth

REVELLERS are set to be breathalysed at night-time hotspots in a bid to crackdown on booze-fuelled violence.

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Policing minister Nick Hurd with Havant MP Alan Mak

Havant MP says policing minister is ‘sympathetic’ to Hampshire police’s budget shortfall

AN MP has said the policing minister is ‘sympathetic’ to Hampshire police being underfunded.

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Man had ‘seriously degrading’ child abuse images at Portsmouth home

A MAN was caught with more than 30 images of child abuse on his phone and computer.

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‘Drink-driver’ caught with two children in car in Portsmouth

AN ALLEGED drink-driver was caught with two children in the back seat, police said.

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Man asks judge: Can I prosecute the CPS?

A MAN who turned up to court after not being told he no longer faced an assault charge asked a judge: ‘Is it possible for me to prosecute the CPS?’


Drug-dealers caught in Portsmouth are jailed for seven years

TWO men have been jailed after a drug squad investigation.


‘Man slapped woman’s face’

A SOLDIER has admitted assaulting a woman by pinning her down and slapping her in the face.

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Benefit fraudster stockpiled cash to pay for obese daughter’s gastric band

BENEFIT fraudster Christina Tembo cheated the government out of £37,000 – to pay for her ‘obese 16-stone’ daughter’s gastric band.

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Slow take-up in rough sleepers’ use of emergency beds

EMERGENCY beds have been set out for people sleeping rough this winter.

Former Royal Navy sailor John Bayne, 28, of Bury Road, Gosport, was jailed for 52 weeks after admitting six frauds and 41 offences taken into consideration after he cheated football fans out of cash online

Former Portsmouth navy sailor jailed for Premier League football tickets fraud

DISGRACED sailor John Bayne has been booted out of the navy and jailed for a year after conning dozens in a £6,700 football ticket scam.

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Hampshire chief constable Olivia Pinkney

Hampshire police faces traffic police cuts in ‘devastating blow’

TRAFFIC cops could be cut further as police fight pressure to slash millions from their budget, Hampshire’s chief constable has exclusively told The News.

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In the Courts – latest update

n Kris Calladine, 40, of Sharps Road, Havant, admitted theft of an iPad between June 28 and July 1.

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Manhunt after teenage boy assaulted in racist incident in Gosport

TWO teenagers assaulted a boy after shouting racist abuse at him.

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Here’s the latest from the courts

- Nour Ramdane, 23, of Lords Street, Portsmouth, was found guilty of assault by beating, damaging a car, and two charges of harassment.

The two BB pistols belonging to Max Aris found in Tom Campbell's boot. Picture: CPS Wessex

Portsmouth pals caught with Pirates of the Caribbean sword and BB guns in BMW boot

TWO pals have appeared in court after being caught with a Pirates of the Caribbean sword and two BB guns in a car boot.

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Aladdin in Fareham. From left: Princess So Shi (Divine Cresswell), The Emperor (Matt Devitt), Genie of the Ring (Karis Anderson), Abanazaar (Clive Mantle), Widow Twankey (Mark Siney), Aladdin (Danielle Haywood) and Wishee Washee (Christain Lee)

REVIEW: Aladdin, Ferneham Hall, Fareham

RAUCOUS one-liners, spectacular costumes and a rapping genie romped an appreciative audience through a brilliant panto production of Aladdin.


Top volunteers recognised at police boss’s awards ceremony

VOLUNTEERS have been celebrated by police.


Schoolgirl hits out at Havant hit-and-run driver

SCHOOLGIRL Bethany Godman has told of being sent ‘flying’ in hit-and-run crash as she crossed the street.

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