Violent crime was up 37% in the last year. Police say it's mainly due to a change in how offences are recorded.
Hampshire Man Charged With Historic Sexual Offences
Southampton CID have charged a man in connection with a number of historic sexual offences including rape and sexual assault.
Brian Childs, of Suffolk Close, Chandlers Ford, has been charged with a number of offences including rape and sexual assault.
The 76-year-old is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Wednesday, May 28. Detective Constable Kevin Darvill said:
"These charges are in relation to a number of incidents involving two victims, which are reported to have occurred in the 1980s. Our investigation into the circumstances surrounding these incidents, continues.
"If you have any information which may assist this investigation, please contact me as soon as possible."
Anne-Marie Ellement took her own life after claiming she'd been raped by two colleagues.
48 Zany Zebras sculptures were sold off to raise money for Marwell Zoo.
There've been 54 in the last month - from areas including the High Street, Town Quay and Harbour Parade.
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