Fair Oak counts cost of wing mirror rampage

Fair Oak motorists have been left counting the cost of repairs after ten vehicles were damaged on Friday night September 10.

Police are appealing for information on the incidents which occurred in Fair Oak Road and Itchen Avenue between 7pm on Friday and 8am on Saturday September 11.

Wing mirrors were either ripped off the cars or damaged and ten other cars had their wing mirrors tampered with.

PC James Pieri said: “The action of those responsible has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to cars within a residential area.

“I would like to hear from anyone who has information about this incident. It may have been witnessed by members of the public walking home from local pubs or clubs or heard by local residents.”

This is the second outbreak of anti social behaviour in Fair Oak in a week. The previous Friday it was reported that a woman on the nearby Brookfields estate had been beaten up by a gang of yobs in an attempted robbery.

Last month a man walking his dog in Stoke Park Woods was shot by youths with an air rifle.

Earlier this week Hampshire Chief Constable Alex Marshall revealed up to 1400 police jobs could be going as services were reduced to bare minimum due to cuts in government funding.

Anyone with information about the damage to the cars is asked to contact PC James Pieri at Eastleigh police station on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  4 comments for “Fair Oak counts cost of wing mirror rampage

  1. Matthew Myatt
    September 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    It has been claimed that Anti Social behaviour has dropped in Fair Oak since the introduction of Street Pastors two years ago…

    CLEARLY.!!

    I am sure I have said this before not so long ago..!! O, Hum.

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    September 13, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    It has been claimed that Anti Social behaviour has dropped in Fair Oak since the introduction of Street Pastors two years ago…CLEARLY.!!I am sure I have said this before not so long ago..!! O, Hum.  

    From Chris Huhne’s website:

    Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has congratulated the pioneering Fair Oak and Horton Heath Street Pastors on their second anniversary and has welcomed the news that a third street pastors group is forming in Hedge End.

    The Fair Oak faith group, coordinated by residents Peter Broom and Sheena Graham, was the first in the borough and patrols the streets on Friday and Saturday evenings to make the local area safer.

    Since 2008 the 24 volunteers have completed 104 tours of duty in their local areas. The scheme has been a huge success, helping along with neighbourhood policing and new youth facilities to cut crime by 37 per cent over the same period.

    Chief Inspector Diana Boyles says: “I have no doubt that this success is down to the joint working of all parties in the area, but I remain convinced that the Street Pastors have played a key role in this reduction”

    I don’t want to take a pop at the SP’s – the ones I have met are very sincere and well meaning people – but I don’t accept they are in any way a substitute for real policing.
    It should also be bourne in mind there were drops in crime throughout the OCU during the same period in areas where there were no Street Pastors patrolling.
    There is no evidence to prove that the Street Pastors were responsible for the drop in crime in Fair Oak.
    I feel their role is being ramped up because that is all local areas like Fair Oak are going to be left with after the cuts to the Police budget.
    I would prefer to see the subsidy the Police Authority makes to the Street Pastors cut and put into maintaining real Police on the beat.

  3. peter stewart
    September 13, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    These cuts are said to be due to our estimated £67 billion structural deficit for this year. But if the EU is costing us £125 billion this year, should we not be leaving the EU first, rather than cutting our own economic throat. If we left the EU today we would turn our structural deficit into a structural surplus within 2 or 3 years.

  4. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    September 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I take it you will be parking the car on the drive tonight?

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