Category: Crime

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

Police hunt Hedge End flasher

A man exposed himself to a woman with a child in Hedge End on Tuesday. The incident occurred on Shamblehurst Lane at around 9am on Tuesday, November 4. A 41-year-old woman was walking towards Tesco Express with her one-year-old child in a buggy when she noticed a man walking towards her indecently exposing himself. The man…

Naked Rambler gets another two years

Stephen Gough, Eastleigh’s Naked Rambler, is facing a total of a decade behind bars after he was sentenced to a further two-and-a half years imprisonment today at Winchester Crown Court after breaking the terms of an ASBO. The unusual trial, during which neither a defence counsel nor the defendant were present, caused members of the…

Man injured while chasing stolen van

A Winchester man has been injured after he gave chase to a thief who had stolen his van in Fair Oak. The man had been working with a colleague at an address on Sandy Lane with his Ford Transit flatbed van parked in the road outside. The man aged in his 50s, heard his van…

Police seek witnesses to Passfield Avenue assault

Police need more witnesses to come forward after a man was seriously injured in an assault in Eastleigh. The 20-year-old was walking along Passfield Avenue with two friends near the junction with Nightingale Avenue shortly after midnight on the morning of Sunday, September 21, 2014 when he was set upon by a gang. He received serious…

Lakeside toilet block set on fire

Police are appealing for witnesses after the male toilet block at Lakeside Country Park park was set on fire at around 2pm on Saturday September 20. . Officers would particularly like to speak to a woman who alerted the park’s staff to the fire, as her details were not taken and she is a vital…

Update: Care home Murder investigation

A 36 year-old Southampton woman has been bailed on suspicion of  murder following the  death of a 96-year-old woman at Abbey House Care Home, in Netley Abbey on Saturday, September 13. Police have described the death of  resident Ethel Baldwin – known as ‘Joyce’ –  as “suspicious” and initially arrested the suspect  on Friday (19…

Cops hunt local Co-Op till snatcher

Police have releasing images of a man they would like to speak to after two similar thefts from Co-Op stores which may be linked. It’s believed it is the same man that was seen on CCTV on both occasions. An unattended till drawer containing nearly £1,500 in cash was taken by a man with a…

Efit released of Chandler’s Ford robbery suspect

Police have released an efit image of one the men suspected of robbing a 31 year old man of £280 as reported earlier this month. The robbery took place some time between 9am and 10am on Friday, August 8 while the 31-year-old victim was walking along the alleyway between Bournemouth Road and Templars Way, close to…

Muggers make off with £280 in Chandler’s Ford

A 31 year old man was robbed by two men on a footpath near Asda on Friday The victim was walking along the alleyway between Bournemouth Road and Templars Way, Chandlers Ford on Friday morning (August 8) between 9 and 10 am when he was set upon Once in the alleyway he was pushed to…

Town jewellers offer reward after £8k Rolex nicked

Local Jewellers David Mellor are offering a £1,000 reward for information after an £8,000 Rolex Sea-Dweller watch was nicked from the Swan Centre. Police in Eastleigh have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of the stainless steel timepiece on Tuesday afternoon. At around…

Hedge End Police seek indecent snapper

Police in Hedge End are appealing for information after a  woman reported that a man had taken a photo up her skirt. At sometime between 8.35am and 8.40am on Tuesday, July 22 the 22-year-old victim was stood at the bus stop on Lower Northam Road, Hedge End. A man approached the woman and then took…

Hedge End vandals close town pool

While the country continues to bask in a heatwave and children start their school holidays Hedge End families won’t be able to access the towns paddling pool which has had to be closed due to the actions of a group of young vandals. On Thursady evening a group of teenage boys aged between 12 –…

New Police and Fire service HQ to boost town

Hampshire Constabualry will be moving 100 police officers and support staff into the Hampshire Fire and Rescue HQ on Leigh Rd and will share the facility with the fire and rescue service to form a new strategic police and fire service HQ, the first of its kind in the country. The move which it is…

Police to crackdown on town bike thefts

A man has already been arrested and charged with stealing a bike from Fleming Park as cops in Eastleigh crackdown on bike thefts in the area. The arrest was part of ‘Operation Stag’, an initiative launched in response to a growing number of bike thefts over the last three months. Between April and mid July…

Councillor tails car yobs through town

An Eastleigh councillor tailed a gang of young men out on a car-wrecking spree in the centre of Eastleigh last Saturday night. The County Councillor for Eastleigh East Andy Moore was driving his car into Cherbourg Road at 7.40 pm when he was confronted by a gang of fourteen youths – some carrying beer cans.…