Category: Crime

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

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…

Vandals close paddling pool

Eastleigh’s popular paddling pool has been put out of use by vandals and  is currently closed for repair . The pool at Fleming Park was closed on Saturday 18 June after it was vandalised overnight. The damage caused the pool to empty and work is now underway to fix the issue, however, it is likely…

Burglar makes off with Cafe safe

A late night raider took away more than a sandwich after breaking into a Hamble Cafe – the cheeky burglar made off with the entire safe. The burglary happened at some time between 10.15pm on May 19 and 6.20am on May 20 at the Flying Boat Café, Ensign Way, Hamble. Police say a suspect smashed open…

Burglars drove off in victim’s cars

An unlucky Chandler’s Ford family lost both their cars following a break in on Saturday night. Thieves broke into a house Hornbeam Road on Saturday night (February 20). Once inside they stole the keys to black BMW X6 and a black BMW 320D Sport. Both have 62 registration plates. There was a Louis Vuitton handbag,…

Burglars steal gold in Chandler’s Ford break-in

Items of gold Asian jewellery were the target of burglars who broke into a home in Chandler’s Ford. Items of jewellery stolen include a platinum and gold ring with a diamond, a men’s chunky gold bracelet and an Asian gold ring and chain. The burglary took place at a property in Walnut Close, sometime between…

Cyclist mugged in Hedge End

A man cycling home from work was set upon by a gang in Hedge End. Police are appealing for witnesses and have released CCTV images following the attempted robbery on Saturday night (February 5). The 18-year-old man was cycling along the motorway bridge on St John’s Road, at 10.15pm on when a gang of around…

Daytime burglars strike in Velmore

Police are investigating a burglary in Westfield Road, Velmore  that happened yesterday (November 30). Items of jewellery were taken including Asian gold and ladies and gents watches by Michael Kors , Rado and Burberry. Entry was gained via the back door. Detective Constable Dal Andrews said: “ This burglary occurred in a residential area during the daytime.…