Yachting firm boss cleared over deaths

THE director of a yachting management company has been cleared of manslaughter of four sailors who died when the Cheeki Rafiki yacht sank mid-Atlantic.

Police have also increased patrols in the town centre

Yobs handed banning orders in fight against problems in Waterlooville

POLICE officers will be working with businesses in a town centre in the ongoing fight against anti-social behaviour.

Police are looking for information after the incident. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Cars vandalised in Portsmouth town centre

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a number of vehicles were vandalised in Portsmouth earlier this week.

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Museum finance team duped out of £74k by gang of email cheats

HERITAGE bosses have tightened up their security after fraudsters conned a leading museum out of almost £74,000 in an internet scam.

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Sam Ashley, 30, of Lynton Gardens, Fareham,denies rape, attempted rape and administering a substance

Grindr rape trial: HIV positive alleged victim saw ‘bottle with syringe’

A MAN on trial charged with drugging and raping men he met on a gay hook-up app laced a drink with GHB, an alleged victim told jurors.

Picture: Malcolm Wells

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Car damaged by vandals

YOBS damaged a car, sparking a police appeal for help.


Handbag is snatched

A THIEF who snatched a woman’s handbag is being hunted by police.


Woman handled a stolen £450 guitar

A WOMAN convicted of handling a stolen guitar has been ordered to pay £120.


Portsmouth man who stole 324 chocolate bars jailed for 28 days

THIEF Simon Freeman stole £198.85 worth of chocolate.

One of the CCTV camera in the background, with Ben Hanvey of Beeny's Coffee, in Tangier Road, Baffins, and resident Cliff Golledge.  Picture: Ben Fishwick

Traders welcome CCTV installed at problem-hit Portsmouth street

TRADERS and people living in an area that has suffered an increase in anti-social behaviour have welcomed CCTV cameras being installed.


Here are the latest updates from the courts

Here are the latest updates from Portsmouth Magistrates Court.

Curtis Long, 27, of Southway, Gosport has been jailed for 58 months after he was caught in possession of �40k of class A drugs. PHOTO: Hampshire police

Gosport drug dealer caught with £40k of heroin and cocaine in his car is jailed

A DRUG dealer from Gosport is today beginning his new life – behind bars – after being caught supplying crack cocaine and heroin in the town.

A Scas ambulance

Violent attacks on ambulance workers have ‘more than doubled’ inside five years, figures show

THE number of violent attacks on ambulance workers have more than doubled in the past five years.

REGIONAL: Mother facing murder charge after three-year-old daughter drowns

REGIONAL: Mother facing murder charge after three-year-old daughter drowns

A mother is facing a charge of murdering her three-year-old daughter who died from drowning.


Shoplifter must pay

BOARD games thief Hailee Jefferson has been told to pay £250 compensation to a bookshop.

Sam Ashley, 30, of Lynton Gardens, Fareham, denies rape, attempted rape and administering a substance

‘I had my suspicions that I was drugged’ – Alleged Grindr rape victim gives evidence to jury

A STUDENT allegedly drugged and raped by a man he met on the gay hook-up app Grindr said he used ‘deceit’ to continue talking to the accused, jurors heard.

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Police officer ‘deeply upset’ after ‘bloodthirsty’ biting attacker released from jail early

A POLICE officer has told of her ‘deep upset’ at finding out a man who bit her in a ‘bloodthirsty’ attack was released ‘seven months’ into a 28-month jail term.

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Thief took shop’s meat

A SHOPLIFTER was jailed for one day.

Beach hut leaseholders. from left  Chris Pitman, Patricia Ellam-Speed and Paul Becke, and, right, a  damaged hut

Not again! Beach huts vandalised for third time in three months

VANDALS smashed into beach huts in Southsea for the second time in just a week - leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.

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