FOUR people have been arrested as part of an investigation into animal rights extremists and a spate of criminal damage across Hampshire.

The police swooped after property attacks in Hedge End, Fareham, Winchester and Farnborough.

A 26-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman, both from Gosport, could face conspiracy charges.

A 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman from Worcestershire have also been arrested.

Officers are carrying out a fingertip search of their house in Clarence Road and the pair remain in custody.

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