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Crime

Tackling crime and disorder is the responsibility of Hampshire Constabulary. The county's police force has 20 neighbourhood teams across Hart and Rushmoor. Budget and strategy is set by the police and crime commissioner. Criminal cases are heard at magistrates' courts in Aldershot and Basingstoke, or at the crown court in Winchester.

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Police appeal after subway assault in Aldershot

Man was kicked on the ground and had his shopping stolen by attackers, police say

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Fleet church fire: Teenager appears in court charged with arson

The 16-year-old boy's case was moved to the crown court at a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Thursday

Heroin addict beaten to death following row with Farnborough couple - court

Adam Cadman had his head stamped on after being punched to floor, which caused fatal brain injuries, a court heard

Rise in sex abuse reports shows victims gaining 'confidence' to speak up

Figures that show a rise in sexual abuse cases in Hampshire is evidence that more victims have the courage to report them, say police

Drug dealer jailed after bringing 'misery' to estate

Sarah Hallam, from Aldershot, was sentenced for dealing Class A, B and C drugs after a house in Farnham was raided by police

Woman scammed out of 'significant quantity' of cash

A fraudster posing as a police officer managed to convince an elderly Farnborough woman to hand over some of her life savings

More than 140 drivers fined for using mobiles at the wheel in one week

Police officers in Hampshire and Thames Valley stopped nearly 150 motorists in seven days during a crackdown

RSPCA

RSPCA bemoan 'appalling' act as hunt continues for those who shot swan with crossbow

The RSPCA has described the Blackwater killing as an 'appalling act of cruelty against a defenceless animal'

British Transport Police

Wheelchair ramp placed on railway line causes £20k of damage

The metal ramp was deliberately put on the track at Fleet railway station on Saturday, causing a power failure and delays to services

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Swan killed in crossbow attack in Blackwater

Two men were seen walking along the river bank with a crossbow and large rifle

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Man taken to hospital after Yateley assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was taken to hospital and treated for an arm injury after he was assaulted on Monday

Council crackdown on nearly £25,000 benefit fraud

Rushmoor Borough Council has warned benefit claimants to keep their records up to date to avoid the possibility of legal action

Arrests made following spate of vandalism at Farnborough Abbey

A group of teenagers was spotted damaging the steps leading to the rear gate of the abbey

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Witnesses sought after man exposes himself to commuter at railway station

A man has been arrested following an incident in which a man allegedly exposed himself to a woman at Aldershot railway station

Man jailed for five years for two decades of sexual abuse

John Wooldridge, 69, was jailed for five years for sexually abusing three girls in Aldershot, Ash and Guildford over nearly 20 years

Police seek witnesses to assault outside Fleet pub

The teenage victim of the assault needed treatment for his injuries in hospital after a man assaulted him, causing him to hit his head on the ground

Red Bull factory ram-raid: Four arrested after trophies found in Horsehoe Lake, Sandhurst

Twenty of more than 60 stolen trophies were found in the Sandhurst lake, near Yateley last December

Hampshire Constabulary apologises for accusing victim of making up rape

Victim was initially arrested and accused of making up the rape, until DNA evidence proved her right

Man charged after pedestrian hit by car during 'assault' outside pub

A man suffered injuries to his legs during the attack in the car park of The Gloster pub in Farnborough

Community intelligence needed to address crime in Municipal Gardens

There were 49 antisocial behaviour reports in six months in the gardens, including a man being stabbed in the stomach while walking his dogs

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