Son of Hampshire MP Mike Hancock held by police following assault on photographer outside his Fareham home

Daily Echo: Son of Hampshire MP arrested for assault on photographer Son of Hampshire MP arrested for assault on photographer

A MAN has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a photographer outside the home of Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock.

The altercation came as the Portsmouth South MP's son, Dean Hancock, left the house with Mr Hancock's wife Jacqui.

Hampshire police said a 37-year-old man was detained following the incident this morning in Fareham.

Daily Echo:

Police were called to the house in Fareham, Hampshire, this morning following reports of an altercation between members of the media and a man outside the property.

A man, believed to be Mr Hancock's son Dean, came out of the property and is alleged to have headbutted and punched photographer Steve Reigate, who works for a national newspaper.

A police spokesman said: ''At 9.21am today (Thursday January 23) officers were called to an address in Rockingham Way, Fareham, following reports of an altercation between members of the media and a 37-year-old man outside the property.

Daily Echo:

''A reporter received an injury to his nose during the incident.

''Police officers attended and are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

''A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, and is being taken into custody where he will be interviewed by officers today.''

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2:38pm Thu 23 Jan 14

eurogordi says...

Shouldn't the photographer be arrested for loitering and harassment?
Shouldn't the photographer be arrested for loitering and harassment? eurogordi
  • Score: 12

3:00pm Thu 23 Jan 14

hulla baloo says...

eurogordi wrote:
Shouldn't the photographer be arrested for loitering and harassment?
Why? He was in a public place and not committing a crime.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't the photographer be arrested for loitering and harassment?[/p][/quote]Why? He was in a public place and not committing a crime. hulla baloo
  • Score: -3

3:47pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Paramjit Bahia says...

Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him?

Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.
Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him? Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible. Paramjit Bahia
  • Score: 4

4:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

HorndeanSaint says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him?

Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.
Well there could be some kind of a relevance in there if you look for it?

If the DE published the story of a photographer being assaulted and gave the name of the accused, you would then most likely say "Ah that's Mike Hancock's son".
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him? Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.[/p][/quote]Well there could be some kind of a relevance in there if you look for it? If the DE published the story of a photographer being assaulted and gave the name of the accused, you would then most likely say "Ah that's Mike Hancock's son". HorndeanSaint
  • Score: 7

4:33pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Steady Eddie says...

What a silly thing to do.
What a silly thing to do. Steady Eddie
  • Score: 1

4:46pm Thu 23 Jan 14

NetleyNed says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him?

Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.
Get real Paramjit!!
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him? Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.[/p][/quote]Get real Paramjit!! NetleyNed
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

eurogordi wrote:
Shouldn't the photographer be arrested for loitering and harassment?
Certainly should. All the MP was doing was swopping notes with his SDP- Liberal oppo , Lord Fatboy and the bloomin' Press had to poke their noses in.
Will it be OK if Dean apologises to the women who had their personal space invaded?...whoops! Sorry, wrong story.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't the photographer be arrested for loitering and harassment?[/p][/quote]Certainly should. All the MP was doing was swopping notes with his SDP- Liberal oppo , Lord Fatboy and the bloomin' Press had to poke their noses in. Will it be OK if Dean apologises to the women who had their personal space invaded?...whoops! Sorry, wrong story. Dai Rear
  • Score: 10

5:05pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

Photographer looks like he's from the sun
Photographer looks like he's from the sun Zexagon
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Andy Locks Heath says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him?

Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.
So when some high profile person performs some action you disaprove of why do you always manage to associate it with the tory party, you hypocrite? Cheap sensational left wing smearing
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him? Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.[/p][/quote]So when some high profile person performs some action you disaprove of why do you always manage to associate it with the tory party, you hypocrite? Cheap sensational left wing smearing Andy Locks Heath
  • Score: -5

6:13pm Thu 23 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

HorndeanSaint wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him?

Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.
Well there could be some kind of a relevance in there if you look for it?

If the DE published the story of a photographer being assaulted and gave the name of the accused, you would then most likely say "Ah that's Mike Hancock's son".
What he's referring to is the cheap trick of putting his name in the headline and connecting it - however tenuously - with a criminal act.
[quote][p][bold]HorndeanSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him? Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.[/p][/quote]Well there could be some kind of a relevance in there if you look for it? If the DE published the story of a photographer being assaulted and gave the name of the accused, you would then most likely say "Ah that's Mike Hancock's son".[/p][/quote]What he's referring to is the cheap trick of putting his name in the headline and connecting it - however tenuously - with a criminal act. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 3

7:17pm Thu 23 Jan 14

issacchunt says...

Zexagon wrote:
Photographer looks like he's from the sun
Why, did he have his jugs out?

Hancocks son fell into the trap, the press are vultures.

His son was trying to protect his old man. ( dirty old man ).
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: Photographer looks like he's from the sun[/p][/quote]Why, did he have his jugs out? Hancocks son fell into the trap, the press are vultures. His son was trying to protect his old man. ( dirty old man ). issacchunt
  • Score: 2

7:35pm Thu 23 Jan 14

News Fanatic says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him?

Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.
Why do you think the press were outside the house? If it were not for the fact that Mike Hancock is in the news today, the media would not have bothered doorstepping his house.

This is a free country and the media are perfectly entitled to doorstep anyone's home, provided them are on public land.
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: Considering Mike Hancock MP himself was not involved in incident allegedly involving his 37 year old son, why did Echo decide to drag Mike into the story and make a headline about him? Cheap sensational journalism may sell paper but it is highly irresponsible.[/p][/quote]Why do you think the press were outside the house? If it were not for the fact that Mike Hancock is in the news today, the media would not have bothered doorstepping his house. This is a free country and the media are perfectly entitled to doorstep anyone's home, provided them are on public land. News Fanatic
  • Score: 0

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