Category: Crime

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

Police hunt stolen cigarettes

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Armed gang stealing cash and smokes from local shops. Police want to know who is trading stolen goods . Police want to know where stolen cigarettes are being sold on following a series of armed robberies and burglaries against local convenience stores. Shops in Eastleigh, Southampton, Romsey, North Baddesley, and Totton have already been targeted…

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

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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

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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,…