Category: Crime

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

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 an…

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 High…

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 bailed…

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 the…

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 door…

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 been…

Arrest in Winchester murder enquiry

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 afternoon…

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 affected…

Eastleigh MP’s escape from Westminster terror

A shaken Mims Davies, Eastleigh’s MPm has described how she narrowly missed this afternoon’s deadly terror attack at Westminster in which one woman died several people, including a police office, have been injured. The MP described the dramatic events to Eastleigh News during a telephone call from a “place of safety” near the House of Commons where…

Govt seeks laser pen penalties

The Department for Transport (DfT) wants new powers to crack down on those caught shining laser pens to distract pilots, train drivers and motorists. Under DfT proposals, people convicted could face fines running into thousands of pounds, or even a jail sentence. The DfT move comes after a spate of incidents reported recently involving lasers…

Chandler’s Ford man ‘ripped-off’ workers

A Chandler’s Ford man has become the first employer in Hampshire to be prosecuted for National Minimum Wage offences, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Kreshnik Dida, 29, of Southdene Road was trading as Dida Hand Car Wash at Bitterne Road West, Southampton and is believed to have “ripped-off” workers by £21,000…

Biker burglars made off with jewellery

Two bikers  made off with a haul of jewellery following  a brazen broad daylight burglary in Hiltingbury. Police have issued CCTV stills of two people who broke into a house on Lakewood Road on Monday (September 19). The pair were captured on camera arriving and leaving on a motor bike between 11am and 11.20am but their…

Another woman assaulted in Eastleigh town centre

Police are again appealing for witnesses following an assualt in Eastleigh Town Centre on Saturday night, just yards away from the scene of another assault 10 days ago. In both cases the victim was female. The  latest incident happened at some time between 3am and 4am on Saturday (July 8) on Leigh Road recreation ground.…

Police hunt Eastleigh purse snatcher

A woman was assaulted after giving chase to a man who snatched her purse. At some time between 9.30pm and 10pm on Thursday, June 30 the 20-year-old victim was walking between Leigh Road and Market Street when she was barged into from behind knocking her hand bag from her arm. A man then snatched up…

Police warn on bogus gardener in Hedge End

Police are warning residents in Hedge End after an elderly man paid for gardening work that wasn’t carried out. At around 2pm on yesterday,(Tuesday June 21) a man knocked on the door of a house on Mallard Gardens and claimed to be from the council. The man said there’d been a complaint about an overgrown…