Pensioners charged over 32 serious crimes by police

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PENSIONERS have been charged with 32 serious crimes in a year.

Hampshire Constabulary said 25 pensioners aged between 65 and 70 were accused of crimes.

They included violence against people, theft, criminal damage, arson, public order offences, possession of weapons and crimes against society.

And seven elderly criminals aged between 71 and 80 were charged.

They included violence against people, sexual offences, public order offences and possession of weapons.

All of the figures relate to pensioners charged with crimes in Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth.

Data was released by the force under the Freedom of Information Act after a request from The News. They cover charges between April 2014 and March 2015.