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10/10/2017

CPS Wessex improves conviction rates for Violence against Women and Girls crimes during 2016-2017

2016-2017 has seen a considerable improvement by the Wessex Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the number of successful prosecutions across all three major strands of crime that fall under our Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) umbrella.

06/10/2017

GPS tracker device helps prosecution of burglar

Stuart Campbell, a 42-year-old professional burglar, from Havant, pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court to five burglaries in Waterlooville, which he committed hours after having a GPS tracker fitted to his leg following his release from prison. He asked for further twelve burglaries to be taken into consideration. He was sentenced to eight years in prison today.

06/10/2017

Woman pleads guilty to Arson

Nicola King, 22, pleaded guilty to arson today at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court after she set fire with another to bedding belonging to a homeless person on April, 9, 2017 in Portsmouth town centre.

31/08/2017

Man found guilty of murdering Hayley Wall

Christopher Wall, 58, from Bournemouth was today found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the murder of Hayley Wall after she died of head injuries at Southampton General Hospital on 22 December 2016.

31/08/2017

Catfisher sentended to five months in custody

Robert Brown, 29, from Portsmouth was sentenced on August, 31, 2017 to five months in custody today at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to six offences of fraud by false representation after he lured two men into giving him money after creating false accounts on social media, a practice referred to as 'catfishing'.

25/08/2017

Youth receives six month sentence uplift for disability hate crime

At Basingstoke Youth Court on July, 7, 2017 a 17-year-old received a 12 month Youth Rehabilitation order for criminal damage, increased by six months after the court acknowledged that the offence was aggravated because the defendant showed hostility towards the victim's disability.

24/08/2017

Sentence uplift for man after homophobic assault of a PC

Anthony Williams, 44, from Hampshire, received a sentence uplift from a community order penalty to a 16 weeks' custodial sentence after pleading guilty to 2 offences of theft, breach of a criminal behaviour order and an assault on a police constable in the execution of her duty at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on 4 May 2017.

22/08/2017

CPS Wessex supports #HateCrimeMatters

"Being targeted because you are perceived as being different can be devastating and it can have a long lasting effect on the lives of those who are the victims of such appalling crimes," says Joanne Jakymec, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Wessex.

22/08/2017

Man receives sentence uplift for racially aggravated offence

Ross McFarlane, 31, from Portsmouth was sentenced a total of 8 weeks' imprisonment at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court on August, 5, 2017, after pleading guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence.

10/08/2017

Convicted sex offender sentenced for possessing extreme pornography and making indecent images of children

Jason Packer, 47, a convicted sex offender, from Portsmouth, was sentenced on Thursday 10 August 2017 to 18 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years, at Portsmouth Crown Court after being found guilty of possessing extreme pornography and making indecent images of children.

27/07/2017

70-year-old woman convicted of managing a brothel

Christy Norman, 70, from Poole was today found guilty at Poole Magistrates' Court of keeping/managing a brothel, namely the Bunnies Ranch, in Poole.

27/07/2017

22-year-old man prosecuted for controlling and coercive behaviour on girlfriend

Harley Smith, 22, from Portsmouth was sentenced on 27 July 2017 at Portsmouth Crown Court to 12 weeks' imprisonment suspended for 12 weeks for controlling and coercive behaviour and four weeks' imprisonment suspended for 12 weeks for assault by beating. A restraining order was also put in place forbidding any form of contact with Chelsea Bush, 22, from Portsmouth.

19/07/2017

New Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex

Joanne Jakymec, 44, was appointed to the role of the Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex on 26 June 2017, replacing Kate Brown who has taken up a new CCP role within the CPS.

16/12/2016

Teenage girl sentenced for attempted murder

A 15-year-old girl from Hampshire was today sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to an extended sentence of detention under 226B of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 for a period of 14 years. This sentence is comprised of a custodial term of 10 years and an extension period of 4 years, for the attempted murder of a school friend on the 25 April 2016.

14/12/2016

Timothy Bleach found guilty of historic sexual abuse

Timothy Bleach, 76, from Portsmouth, was today found guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court of 55 counts of sexual offences. Timothy Bleach sexually abused 11 girls ages between 8-11 years old between 1973 and 1980. These were all girls who were pupils at the school in Hampshire at which he taught.

13/12/2016

CPS Wessex Response to HMCPSI Report

The CPS in Wessex has strong leadership, delivers a good level of service and provides value for money, according to the report from Her Majesty's Crown Prosecutions Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI).

14/10/2016

CPS seeks community views to improve prosecutions for crimes against disabled people

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week CPS nationally has launched a public consultation and is asking for community views to help shape future policy to improve the response to prosecuting crimes against Disabled people.

12/10/2016

CPS seeks community views to improve prosecutions for Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week CPS nationally has launched a public consultation and is asking for community views to help shape future policy to improve the response to racially and religiously aggravated hate crime.

11/10/2016

CPS seeks community views to improve prosecutions for Racially and Religiously Aggravated Hate Crime

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, the Crown Prosecution Service nationally has launched a public consultation and is asking for community views to help shape future policy to improve the response to racially and religiously aggravated hate crime.

11/10/2016

CPS seeks community views to improve prosecutions for Homophobic and Transphobic Hate Crime

As part of Hate Crime Awareness Week, the Crown Prosecution Service nationally has launched a public consultation and is asking for community views to help shape future policy to improve the response to homophobic and transphobic hate crime.

06/09/2016

CPS Wessex successfully prosecutes more Violence Against Women and Girls Crimes during 2015-2016

"CPS Wessex convicted 5.8 per cent more perpetrators of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) crimes in 2015-2016 compared to the previous year, demonstrating our commitment to achieving justice for these awful crimes" said Kate Brown Chief Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex (Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire).

29/07/2016

Stuart Thomas found guilty of the murder of Katrina O'Hara

Stuart Thomas, 49, from Blandford, was today convicted at Winchester Crown Court of the murder of Katrina O'Hara, 44, who was found stabbed to death at Jock's Barbers in Blandford on the 7 January 2016.

15/07/2016

Brendon Willis sentenced for the murder of Christopher Butler on New Year’s Eve

Brendon Willis, 33, of no fixed address was sentenced today to life imprisonment at Winchester Crown Court for the murder of Christopher Butler, 27, of no fixed address who was killed on New Year's Eve at a flat in Southsea (Portsmouth), after being killed with an axe. He will have to serve a minimum of 18 years before being eligible for early release.

13/07/2016

CPS Wessex successfully prosecutes more hate crimes in 20152016

CPS Wessex has seen a rise in prosecutions for hate crimes in the last year.

13/06/2016

14-year-old girl sentenced for transphobic assault

A 14-year-old girl was sentenced today at North Wiltshire Youth Court of assaulting a 16-year-old victim going through gender reassignment. The victim was walking back to their home after a school day in Poole, when they were attacked by the defendant on 6 October 2015. She was also sentenced for the assault of her support worker in Trowbridge.

15/04/2016

Man sentenced for rape of a child

Ashley Orsborn, 25, of no fixed abode in Hampshire, was today sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to 17 years' imprisonment, plus a year extension on licence after being found guilty to two offences of rape and two offences of sexual assault on a child who was under 13 at the time the offence was committed. The child is now 14 years old.

15/04/2016

Ex-Bedfordshire PC sentenced for sexual offences

An Ex-Bedfordshire Police Constable, Mohammed Arshad, 35, was today sentenced at St Albans Crown Court to 15 years' imprisonment and will be on eight years extended licence.

12/04/2016

Billy Midmore found guilty of acid attack

Billy Midmore, 22 from Old Malden (Surrey) was today at Southampton Crown Court found guilty of grievous bodily harm for the acid attack on Carla Whitlock, 36, in Southampton on September 18th 2015.

18/03/2016

Carer sentenced for rape and sexual offences on children

Michael Ponzo, 20, from Swindon was today sentenced at Swindon Crown Court to two offences of rape, 13 sexual assaults on a child under the age of 13 and 24 offences relating to indecent images of children. Most of the offences were against five children all aged under 13 and took place between 2011 and 2015.

09/03/2016

Ex-Bedfordshire PC found guilty of sexual offences

An Ex-Bedfordshire Police Constable, Mohammad Arshad, 35, from Luton was today found guilty at St Albans Crown Court of 17 sexual offences against teenagers, including one offence of rape, several of sexual activity with a child, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and meeting a child following sexual grooming.

04/03/2016

Davina Ayrton sentenced for Rape

Davina Ayrton, 34, from Fordingbridge, was today sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court to eight years' imprisonment for the rape of a 15-year-old in 2004. At the time, Davina Ayrton, who is a transgender woman, was a man called David.

26/02/2016

CPS and Hampshire Police successfully apply for Football Banning Orders

The CPS on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary today at Southampton Magistrates' Court successfully applied for a total of six Football Banning Orders against six individuals under section 14b Football Spectators Act 1989.

26/02/2016

London drug dealers 'Sugar Network' sentenced over drug supply in Portsmouth

An organised crime gang from London, who called themselves the 'Sugar Network' were sentenced today at Portsmouth Crown Court to more than 15 years in total. Five of the defendants including the ringleader, Kaylon Wallace, had previously pleaded guilty. A sixth defendant, Hannah Knapp, pleaded not guilty but was convicted by a jury after the trial.

23/02/2016

Matthew Hamlen found guilty of murder after acquittal four years ago

Matthew Hamlen, 37, from Eastleigh was today convicted at Winchester Crown Court of the murder of Georgina Edmonds, who was found dead at her home in Brambridge, in January 2008.

20/01/2016

Ex-PCSO sentenced for possession of indecent images of children

James Wicks, 35, from Basingstoke was today sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to two years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to six offences of possessing indecent images of a child, one offence* of distributing an indecent image of a child and one offence of being concerned in supplying a class A drug.

13/01/2016

Man charged with the murder of Katrina O’Hara

Thomas Stuart, 49, from Dorset has been today charged with the murder of Katrina O'Hara, 44, who was stabbed at Jocks Barbers in Blandford Forum, Dorset, on Thursday 7 January 2016.

21/12/2015

Jason Packer sentenced for possessing extreme pornography and indecent images of children

Jason Packer, 45, from Portsmouth, was sentenced on Monday 21 December to 12 months' imprisonment at Portsmouth Crown Court for four offences of possessing extreme pornography and 13 counts of possessing indecent images of children. He had been acquitted of one offence of possessing extreme pornography.

18/12/2015

Woman sentenced to life for the murder of Michael Redpath

Patricia Hindle, 31, from Swindon, was sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court to the murder of Michael Redpath, 62, from Wanborough who died after she set fire to his home on September, 10, 2014. She was sentenced to life imprisonment and will have to serve 20 years before being eligible for parole.

14/12/2015

Isabella Gossling and Richard Moors sentenced for the murder of Phillip Nicholson

Isabella Gossling, 20 and Richard Moors, 26 both from Bournemouth, were today at Winchester Crown sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Phillip Nicholson, who was 22. He was killed on 26 May 2015. Isabella Gossling will have to serve a minimum of 19 years and Richard Moors a minimum of 22 years' imprisonment before being considered for parole.

11/12/2015

Cathy Bartlett found guilty of the attempted murder of her sister

Cathy Bartlett, 30, from Fawley (Hampshire) was today found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the attempted murder of her sister Rachael, 34, after she set fire to their mother's house in Bartley on 7 April 2015. She was also convicted of 10 offences of fraud. She had pleaded guilty to an offence of theft.

27/11/2015

Daniel Finnerty sentenced for Arson of a church in Fleet

Daniel Finnerty, 17, was sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court to four years in a Youth Offender Institution and to a three year extended licence after he was found guilty of two offences of arson. The offences took place on 16 and 22 June at All Saints Church in Fleet, Hampshire.

12/11/2015

Charity founder sentenced for sexual offences

William Clark,45, from Salisbury, was today at Salisbury Crown Court sentenced to 28 months' imprisonment after pleading guilty to seven offences of making indecent photographs and movies of a child, one offence of possessing 936 indecent images and movies of children and one offence of possessing 10 prohibited images of children.

12/11/2015

Weymouth man charged with murder and attempted murder

Nicholas Price, 43, from Weymouth was today charged with the murder and attempted murder of two men in Weymouth on 8 November 2015.

30/10/2015

Carer found guilty of stealing from patients

Katy Gilbert, 26, from Swindon was sentenced today at Swindon Magistrates' Court for stealing a total of £152.88 from seven men with learning disabilities under her care, during December 2014 after pleading guilty at the first hearing on 7 October 2015.

27/10/2015

Carer sentenced for assault by beating

Alison Scrase, 28, from Pulborough, West Sussex was sentenced to three months' imprisonment suspended for 12 months at Southampton Magistrates' Court on 27 October 2015, after assaulting a young woman with disabilities at a pub, in Langley, Southampton on May 7, 2015.

14/10/2015

Successful hate crime prosecutions published for Hate Crime Awareness Week

"Hate Crime is driven by prejudice and hostility based upon a person's race, gender, sexuality, religion, age or disability. It affects not only victims but also communities, creating an atmosphere of fear and distress and has no place in our society", said Steve Hoolohan, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor and Senior Hate Crime lead for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex.

30/09/2015

Two men charged with acid attack in Southampton

Geoffrey Midmore, 26 and Billy Midmore, 22 both from London were charged today with conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent on Carla Whitlock, 37, from Southampton. Geoffrey Midmore was also charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent on September, 18, in Southampton.

25/09/2015

Woman sentenced for theft from her foster-father

Madina Kamara-Aspin, 34, from Havant today received a two-year suspended sentence at Portsmouth Crown Court of one offence of theft and one offence of fraud against her foster-father Eric Aspin.

11/09/2015

Man sentenced to six years and nine months for killing teenage best friends

James Battrick, 21, from Cadnam, near Southampton was today sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to six years and nine months for causing the deaths of Lily Butterfield-Godwin and Abbey Rogers by careless driving on 13 December 2015, while he was under the influence of drinks and drugs. The two young women were both aged 19 and from Lyndhurst, Hampshire. He was banned for driving for six years.

09/09/2015

Man charged with the murder of Elliot Handley

Simon Bennett, 43, from Dorchester was charged today with the murder Elliot Handley, 46, from Eastleigh who was found dead in a flat in Dorchester on 26 May 2015.

04/09/2015

Colin Dymond jailed for life for the murder of Sarah Pollock

Colin Dymond, 53, of Saltash in Plymouth today pleaded guilty at Winchester Crown Court to the murder of Sarah Pollock, 41, who was found stabbed to death at her flat in Avon Close on 25 March, 2015. He was sentenced to life imprisonment and was told he would have to serve a minimum of 16 and a half years before being considered for parole.

21/08/2015

Two men sentenced for blackmailing gay man

Daniel Edwards and Kristofer Wagner were sentenced today at Swindon Crown Court to a total of 54 months for blackmailing a man because of his sexuality. Daniel Edwards was sentenced to 34 months and Kristofer Wagner to 20 months.

29/07/2015

Son found guilty of killing parents in 2007

Timothy Crook was found guilty on 20 July 2015 of the brutal killing of his elderly parents Robert and Elsie Crook in July 2007. He was today sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 16 years.

23/07/2015

Dominic Isom found guilty of murdering Samantha Henderson

Dominic Isom was today found guilty of killing of his partner Samantha Henderson at their home on 21 January 2015. He was sentenced at Winchester Crown Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 17 years.

22/07/2015

Mother found guilty of killing her son after setting fire to the family car

Teresa Sheldon yesterday pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility following the death of her son and arson with the intent to endanger life on another child. Teresa was sentenced to a hospital order under section 37 of the Mental Health Act without restriction.

17/07/2015

Secretaries for North Wiltshire and District Youth and Minor Football League found guilty of fraud and forgery.

Officials of a youth football team were sentenced yesterday to a total of six years and four months imprisonment following stealing money and forging accounts of the football team they gave their time voluntarily to support.

25/06/2015

CPS Wessex prosecutes near 1000 more 'violence against women and girls' cases in 2014-15

"Prosecuting 972 cases more than the previous year demonstrates how our Area and our staff are committed to bring justice for victims of these despicable crimes," said Kate Brown, Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Wessex (Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Wessex).

25/06/2015

CPS statement in Khalsa Singh case

Steve Hoolohan Deputy Chief Crown prosecutor said: "The case against Khalsa Singh was stopped after we offered no evidence at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court on June, 6, 2015. Mr Singh was charged with 23 offences of criminal damage to cars.

23/06/2015

Man charged with the murder of Jennifer Williams

Stefan Mayne, 26, from Bournemouth was charged today with the murder Jennifer Williams, 25, from Bournemouth who died after being stabbed to death at her home in Colehill Crescent, Bournemouth, on June 20, 2015.

17/06/2015

Former BA pilot sentenced to 12.5 years for sexual offences

A former British Airways Pilot, Bartle Frere, has today been sentenced to 12.5 years' imprisonment at Bournemouth Crown Court for sexually abusing a 12 year old boy between 2001 and 2003. He was also sentenced for offences of attempted voyeurism and of making and possessing indecent images of children between 2007 and 2013.

05/06/2015

Woman charged with the attempted murder of her sister

Cathy Bartlett, 30, from Southampton appeared today at Southampton Magistrates' Court charged with fraud by false representation and the attempted murder of her sister Rachael.

04/06/2015

Lloyds Bank former employee sentenced to two years for stealing from 80-year-old pensioner

Christopher Scott, 23, from Southampton was sentenced to two years 'imprisonment at Southampton Crown Court for stealing from a pensioner who suffered from dementia £142, 681 over a period of 18 months whilst he was working for Lloyds Bank in Shirley.

08/05/2015

Man charged with sexual offences against children

An ex-Bedfordshire Police Officer, Mohammad Arshad, 35, from Luton, was charged today with 10 offences of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity with a child contrary to section 10 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

08/05/2015

Man charged with the murder of a man in Shirley

Adam Dominiak, 40, from Southampton was charged today with the murder of Szymon Kalita, 32 who was found dead in a flat in Malmesbury Road on 4 May 2015.

05/05/2015

Gang found guilty of conspiracy to rob Gosport man

Wayne Dujon, 33, from Fareham, Tyrone Smith, 33, from Southampton, Stewart Broughton, 50, from Gosport, Nathan Brown, 25, from Southampton and Jessica Jenkins, 42, from Fareham, were found guilty today at Portsmouth Crown Court of conspiracy to rob Wayne Hughes, from Gosport on 31 March 2014.

24/04/2015

Man sentenced to eight years for rape

Emmanuel Mutandi, 23, from London was today sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court to eight years for the rape of a woman in Bournemouth on August 2, 2014.

21/04/2015

Two found guilty over the murder of Pennie Davis

Justin Robertson, 36, of no fixed abode, was today found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the murder of Pennie Davis, 47, who was found dead in a field at Leygreen Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, by her husband Peter Davis, on September 2.

30/03/2015

Councillor Flower found guilty of voting at a meeting with a disclosable interest in a company

Dorset County Council Leader, Spencer Flower, 72, was today found guilty at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court of participating in a vote at a meeting of Dorset County Council on 25 February 2013 when he had an interest in a matter considered at that meeting, being a Non-Executive Director of Synergy Housing Limited, under section 31 and 34 of the Localism Act 2011.

29/03/2015

Man charged with the murder of woman found dead in her flat in Bournemouth

Colin Dymond, 52, from Bournemouth was charged today with the murder of Sarah Pollock, 41, who was found dead in her flat in Avon Close, Bournemouth, on March, 25, 2015.

06/03/2015

20-year-old woman receives suspended sentence over making indecent photographs of children

Amy Hickson, a 20-year-old from Southampton was sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years after she pleaded guilty to nine offences of making indecent photographs of a child, two offences of possession of extreme pornography, and two offences of possessing prohibited images of children.

27/02/2015

Bigamist jailed for life for the murder of his second wife Rui Li

Pierre Legris, 61, was convicted today of killing his 44-year-old wife, Rui Li a nurse, by a jury sitting at Winchester Crown Court following a seven-week trial. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 25 years.

26/02/2015

20-year-old woman pleads guilty to false allegation of attempted rape

Nicole Richess, 20, from Bournemouth pleaded guilty today at Bournemouth Crown Court of perverting the course of public justice after falsely alleging that two soldiers now aged 23 and 24 had attempted to rape her when she was 18. She will be sentenced on 26 March at Bournemouth Crown Court.

20/02/2015

CPS statement in relation to its decision on Blake Fowler case

A CPS spokesperson said: "The Crown Prosecution Service was asked to consider a file of evidence to decide whether or not someone should be prosecuted for any offence in connection with the death of Blake Fowler who died from a head trauma in 2011 when he was 7-years-old.

20/02/2015

Man sentenced to three years for ABH on Police Officer

Craig Radbourne,25, from Newport Bagnell, Buckinghamshire, was today sentenced to three years' imprisonment at Winchester Crown Court for an offence of Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. The victim was a Police Sergeant on duty in Basingstoke on July, 6, 2014.

19/02/2015

Man jailed for 40 months for defrauding his dementia suffering grand-mother

Guy Houghton, 49, from Folkestone was today at Swindon Crown Court sentenced to 40 months' imprisonment and four months for defrauding his grandmother Beatrice Houghton of over £500,000. She suffered from dementia and died in 2012, aged 99.

27/01/2015

Man charged with the murder of Samantha Henderson

Dominic Isom, 27, from Corfe Castle, Dorset, was charged today with the murder of his partner Samantha Henderson,25, from Corfe Castle who was last seen on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 outside Corfe Castle Primary School in East Street.

20/01/2015

18-year-old found guilty of three attempted murders

Ben Moynihan, 18, from Portsmouth was today found guilty of three counts of attempted murder on three women, which took place in the Portsmouth area last June and July.

02/01/2015

Man sentenced to six years for causing the death of Rachel Titley by dangerous driving

Craig Eccleston-Todd, 26, from Newport was sentenced today at Portsmouth Crown Court to six years' imprisonment after being found guilty by a jury of causing death by dangerous driving. Miss Rachel Titley, 28, from Cowes, died after his car collided with hers on the A3054 at Bouldnor, near Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, on October 11 2013.

18/12/2014

CPS statement - no charges in connection with the death of Blake Fowler

A CPS spokesperson said: "The Crown Prosecution Service was asked to consider a file of evidence to decide whether or not someone should be prosecuted for any offence in connection with the death of Blake Fowler who died from a head trauma in 2011 when he was 7 years old.

17/12/2014

Brothers found guilty of murdering Eastleigh newsagent

Jonathan, 23, and Samuel McKinley 25, two brothers both of no fixed abode, were today at Winchester Crown Court found guilty of the murder of Choudhry Zishan, 35, a newsagent from Eastleigh, who died after being attacked by the two men on 30 March 2014.

10/12/2014

Man sentenced to three years for the manslaughter of his wife on the grounds of diminished responsibility

Peter Beaver, 81, from Havant (Hampshire) has been sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court to three years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of his wife Annie on the grounds of diminished responsibility. Mrs Beaver 81 when she died on 23 November 2013, after having been fatally stabbed.

27/11/2014

Son found guilty of murdering his father

Nathan Robinson was found guilty today at Winchester Crown Court of the murder of his father William Spiller. He killed Mr Spiller and dismembered his body on 16 May 2013 at his father's flat in Bournemouth.

17/11/2014

Councillor Spencer Flower charged with failure to inform Councils of interests in companies

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Wessex has authorised Dorset Police to institute proceedings against Dorset County Council Leader, Spencer Flower, 72, with three offences under section 31 and 34 of the Localism Act 2011.

13/11/2014

Court of Appeal's decision to increase sentences of Michael EBanks and Mark West

Two men jailed for helping import millions of pounds worth of cocaine from Malaga, into Portsmouth had their prison sentences increased at the Court of Appeal today by a total of 10 years.

03/11/2014

Alvin Santos sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Linda Lietaviete

Alvin Santos, a 26-year-old man from Bournemouth was sentenced today at Winchester Crown Court to life imprisonment for the murder of Linda Lietaviete, with a minimum term of 20 years. He was found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Linda Lietaviete, who was found dead on Horseshoe Common (Bournemouth) on 12 December 2013.

24/10/2014

Two people charged with conspiracy to murder Penelope Davis

Benjamin Carr, 22 and Samantha Maclean, 28, both from the New Forest have today been charged with conspiracy to murder Penelope Davis as known as 'Pennie'.

23/10/2014

Increase in the percentage of hate crimes convicted by CPS Wessex

“It is critical that victims know crimes founded on hostility against a person because of who they are, or who they are perceived to be are known as hate crimes and will not be tolerated” said Kate Brown, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Wessex, following the publication of the Hate Crime Annual Report for 2013 2014.

20/10/2014

Robert Cerqua found guilty of killing his twin brother

Robert Cerqua, 31, was today found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of the murder of his twin brother Christopher, on 31 December 2013, in Southampton.

01/10/2014

CPS Wessex statement in relation to Shelly Adams

Following a Serious Case review into the deaths of Bradley and James Adams, the Complex Casework Unit of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Wessex contacted Hampshire Constabulary to discuss the findings of the review.

26/09/2014

Carer found guilty of ill-treatment of dementia patients

Agneszkia Sztokmanska, 45, a former senior carer at Milford Manor Care Home (Salisbury) was today found guilty of ill-treatment at Salisbury Crown Court of ill-treatment of dementia patients.

24/09/2014

Woman sentenced to nine years for throwing caustic soda

Sau Lin-Hin, 48, from Ryde was today sentenced to nine years' imprisonment at Portsmouth Crown Court for causing grievous bodily harm on a 22-year-old after throwing caustic soda.

13/09/2014

Man charged with the murder of Penelope Davis

Justin Robertson, 36, of no fixed address has been charged today with the murder of Penelope Davis, who was found stabbed to death, in Beaulieu in the New Forest on 2 September.

08/09/2014

Men found guilty of dating website scam

Monty Emu, 28, of Southsea and Adewunmi Nusi, 26, of Hermitage (Berkshire) were today found guilty at Winchester Crown Court of money laundering. Emmanuel Oko, 29 and Chukwuka Ugwu, 28, both of Southsea pleaded guilty before the trial to money laundering. Emmanuel Oko also pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.

06/08/2014

Two Bedfordshire police officers to face criminal charges

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in Wessex has authorised charges against two Bedfordshire police officers. Police Constable, Christopher Thomas,33 from Welwyn Garden City is to appear at Aylesbury Magistrates'Court on 1 September 2014 charged with racially aggravated assault, assault by beating, perverting the course of public justice and misconduct in public office.

01/08/2014

Six men and a woman sentenced to a total of 48 years for conspiracy to supply drugs

Drug ring leader, Erol Barjami ,34, from Portsmouth was sentenced today at Portsmouth Crown Court with Evi Zharra, Khalil Kharoubi, Robert Pescodd, Moksudur Rahman and Sarah Adams to a total of 48 years' imprisonment for conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

31/07/2014

Gamekeeper sentenced to pay £1,365 for trapping birds of prey

A 42-year-old gamekeeper on the Sydmonton Court Estate, near Basingstoke, was today at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court sentenced to pay a total of £1,365 after pleading guilty to two offences under Section 8 of the Pests Act 1954 and Regulation 2 of the Spring Traps Approval Order 2012.

25/07/2014

Man sentenced to 15 years over importation of Class A drugs

Michael Ebanks, 33, from Orpington, was sentenced today at Portsmouth Crown Court to 15 years after conspiring together to fraudulently evade the prohibition on the importation of a controlled drug of Class A, namely cocaine, imposed by schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 contrary to section 170 (1) of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 and possession of class B drug.

25/07/2014

Man sentenced to hospital order for sexual assault attack in the park

Simon Gould, 45 of no fixed abode was today sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a hospital order with restriction under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act, which the judge ruled was necessary to protect the public from serious harm after he sexually assaulted a female jogger at Lakeside Park in Eastleigh on July 16, 2013.

24/07/2014

Convicted sex offender vicar sentenced to 21 months for new offences

Maxwell Hallahan, a retired Church of England Vicar has today been sentenced at Portsmouth Crown Court to 21 months for a series of offences against a boy while he was the vicar at Saint Faith's Church in Cowes (Isle of Wight).

24/07/2014

Carer sentenced to 150 hours community payback for assaulting patient

Jean Kelly a 56-year-old carer, from Southampton was sentenced today at Southampton Magistrates' Court to 150 hours community payback for the common assault of Joanne Nethercott,43, a resident of TrueCare home in Woodlands who suffers from learning disabilities. She was also ordered to pay £200 compensation to the victim.