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Crime

Archive of Crime Stories in Eastleigh News area from December 2009 including burglary, robbery, assault and ASB.

Ex Parish Council Chair admits child sex offences

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September 19, 2018
Mark McCormick

A former Bursledon parish councillor, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday, Mark McCormick, 49, of Griffon Close, Bursledon, admitted raping a 16-year-old girl, multiple incidents of indecent assault on  children, and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child. McCormick,...
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Vandals force paddling pool closure

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July 9, 2018
Vandals force paddling pool closure

The  paddling pool in Eastleigh’s Fleming Park, which has been hugely popular during the current heatwave, will be closed for repairs this Wednesday (11 July) following vandalism to a recently laid surface. Over the weekend vandals tore up the pool’s rubber crumb lining and, while the current condition of the facility doesn’t present a...
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Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

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June 21, 2018
Self service only after Valley Park ram-raid

Armed cops and a police chopper were scrambled to sleepy Valley Park in the early hours of Thursday morning (June 21) following a burglary at the Tesco Express in Pilgrims Close when three suspects made off with the shop’s tills. It’s alleged that three men had ram-raided the shuttered store and were pursued in...
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Eastleigh: Crime up 31% charges down 21% as Police close front office

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May 20, 2018
Eastleigh: Crime up 31% charges down 21% as Police close front office

Hampshire Constabulary have announced that Eastleigh Police Station will be closed to the public from tomorrow, Monday (May 21) and that Portswood Police Station will the nearest station open for personal enquiries – a 1 hour 14 minute walk away. The closure comes as research undertaken by BBC TV news programme Panorama revealed last...
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Police hunt Hedge End phone thieves

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April 19, 2018
Police hunt Hedge End phone thieves

  Hampshire Police are appealing for help in identifying two ‘youths’ they wish to interview in connection with the theft of a smart phone from a Carphone Warehouse store. The police say they believe four youths were involved, three youths distracted staff at the store at the Hedge End Retail Park while a fourth took...
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Eastleigh’s community groups commended

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March 15, 2018
Eastleigh’s community groups commended

Three organisations from Eastleigh that work in the community on Law and Order related projects have been recognised at an awards ceremony in Winchester. The Blue Lamp Trust Eastleigh, Eastleigh Victim Support and the Hamble-based Hampshire Constabulary Volume Fraud Investigation Team were among 16 organisations from across the county to receive commendations from The...
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Former Councillor faces child sex charges

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November 9, 2017
Former Councillor faces child sex charges

The former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council has appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court today charged with child sex offences. Mark McCormick (48) is alleged to have carried a number of indecent assaults against children under the age 16 between 1997 and 2014. McCormick, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea and was...
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Man dies after police stop on M3

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September 11, 2017
Man dies after police stop on M3

A man has died on the M3 at Eastleigh after being pulled over by the Police. The incident happened at around 1 am yesterday morning (Sunday 10th September) after a blue BMW was pulled over by a Hampshire Constabulary police car onto the hard shoulder of the M3 Southbound. Police say that the driver...
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Police Commissioner reacts to Manchester bombing

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May 23, 2017
Police Commissioner reacts to Manchester bombing

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Michael Lane has condemned last night’s suspected terrorist attack at a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester and has called on the public to “stay vigilant”. In a statement Commissioner  Lane said: “My thoughts and prayers are with, and for, all the people of Manchester and all...
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Guinea pigs left to die in woods

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April 5, 2017
Guinea pigs left to die in woods

A local animal shelter is looking after two terrifed guinea pigs after they were found abandoned in a cage in the middle of a Wiltshire wood. The RSPCA was called on Saturday evening  to Southampton Road, in Alderbury, Salisbury. A man had found two Guinea pigs dumped with a dirty cage in the woods...
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Burglars strike twice on same day

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March 29, 2017
Burglars strike twice on same day

Two homes were burgled within hours of each other in West End last week. The daytime raids took place on Wednesday (22 March) and in both cases glass panels were smashed to force entry. One of the homes targeted was at Catherine Close where sometime between 9am and 2pm, a full length glass front...
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Family release pic of murder victim

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March 28, 2017
Family release pic of murder victim

The family of a Winchester murder victim have released a photograph of him as Police renew their appeal for witnesses. The body of Carl Scott, 37 was found at house off Thurmond Crescent on the Stanmore estate on Wednesday (March 22). Detective Chief Inspector Dave Morgan, who is leading ‘Operation Teasel’, said: “We have...
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Arrest in Winchester murder enquiry

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March 25, 2017

Police have arrested a man in connection with their enquiry into the murder of 37 year-old Carl Scott in Stanmore on Wednesday. A 58-year-old from Winchester was arrested yesterday evening and is currently being held in police custody for questioning. Officers had called to a house in Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent on Wednesday...
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Murder enquiry after body found in Stanmore

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March 24, 2017
Murder enquiry after body found in Stanmore

A murder investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in at a house in Winchester. Police were called to a house in Birch Court, off Thurmond Crescent, Stanmore on Wednesday afternoon after a member of the public found the body. Detectives have described the death of Carl Scott, 37 as suspicious and...
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Chief Constable: ‘Terror risk in Hants low’

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March 23, 2017
Chief Constable: ‘Terror risk in Hants low’

Hampshire’s top police officer has issued a statement to reassure residents there is no immediate threat of terrorism in the county and that the force would be reviewing security procedures following the events at Westminster yesterday In a statement released earlier Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney first expressed the sympathy of the constabulary to those...
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