Category: Crime

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

Fake taxi caught in Eastleigh

Council officers prosecute two drivers after going undercover A fake taxi driver and a licensed private hire driver caught illegally plying for fares have been successfully prosecuted by Eastleigh Borough Council as part of  routine undercover operations. In a rare case for the Borough, which raises serious public safety issues, unlicensed driver Dennis Hewlett of…

Woman seriously assaulted in Boyatt Wood

Woman seriously Assaulted in Boyatt Wood

The police are appealing for witnesses after a 22-year-old woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Boyatt Wood last night (January 8). The victim walked down Beaulieu Road before going through an alleyway to Selbourne Drive at about 11.30 pm. She then went through another alleyway into Whyteways, when she was attacked. A 20-year-old man from Eastleigh…

Assault update: Police carry out house to house enquiries

Police are carrying out house to house enquiries on Eastleigh’s Pirelli estate today following the arrest of two teenagers on suspicion of attempted murder. As a result of the  bloody doorstep assault on Friday night, a 23-year-old Winchester man is still in hospital with life-threatening injuries and two 17-year-olds and a 48-year-old man from Bursledon…

Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

Mark McCormick

A former chair of Bursledon Parish Council, who opposed the introduction of child safe-guarding measures at the village community centre, has been sentenced to a total of 17 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to historic charges of rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Mark McCormick,…

Eastleigh: Crime up 31% charges down 21% as Police close front office

Eastleigh Police station

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 week…

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…