Category: Crime

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

Two locals in eBay DIY goods scam

Two people from Eastleigh were sentenced alongside ten others today for their part in an online scam – selling stolen goods on eBay. Southampton Crown court had heard during the trial how some members of the a gang of family and friends systematically shoplifted items from DIY stores like B&Q and Homebase while others sold…

Local woman in alleyway bleach attack

A local woman had to be taken to hospital yesterday after an assailant squirted a liquid, thought to be bleach, at her head. It happened in an alleyway between Newtown Road and George Street between 9.20 and 9.30am on Monday May 12. The 46-year-old local woman has told officers someone approached her from behind and…

Police hunt Lakeside flasher

Police are hunting a man who indecently exposed himself at Lakeside Country Park on Friday.  A 31-year-old woman, who had been walking at the Country Park, reported a man driving a dark coloured Ford S-Max had opened the door of his vehicle and exposed himself to her in the car park. The car was last…

Man robbed at knifepoint in alley

  A man has been robbed at knifepoint in Eastleigh this morning (May 6) The 25-year-old man was walking alone along the alleyway between High street, Market Street and Cherbourg Road just after midnight ( May 6). He was approached by three men all wearing dark coloured hooded tops. They demanded money and when he…

Commissioner’s “absolute confidence” in police chief

Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has expressed his “absolute confidence” in the county’s top cop, Chief Constable Andy Marsh after receiving an update on the progress of Operation Oregon –despite calls to suspend him from duty. Last week Ukip County Councillor Tony Hooke delivered a letter in person to Commissioner Simon Hayes demanding he suspend…

Broken glass found in store’s kids comics

  Local shops were alerted to a potential glass hazard when part of a broken bottle was discovered among the kids comics at Tesco Express on Twyford Road early this morning. Local mum Lesley Ferguson spotted the danger before her toddler could get near it and reported it to the duty manager. The Allbrook resident…

Police issue CCTV of Whalesmead P.O suspects

Police investigating a cigarette burglary in Bishoptoke earlier this month have released new CCTV pictures as part of their appeal. Officers were called just before 3am on Wednesday, April 2, to reports of a burglary at Whalesmead Post Office on Fair Oak Road. Witnesses describe five people all wearing hooded tops arriving at the shop…

Police probe West End ‘altercation’

Police are appealing for witnesses after an altercation at a petrol station in West End.   Offiers are investigating the incident at West End Service Station between three men near to the jetwash around 12.30 to 1.10pm on Sunday, April 6. Customers at the service station alerted staff to what was going on at the…

Cars stolen in Hedge End burglaries

Police in Hedge End are warning people not to leave vehicle keys in obvious places in their homes after two burglaries in the area where cars have been stolen.   The latest one happened around 4am on Wednesday, April 3 in Beattie Rise, Hedge End. Burglars broke into the home of a 44-year-old man through…

Police appeal after workman struck by vehicle

Blue Police Lamp

Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic incident involving a road worker on the B2177, near Eastleigh. On Tuesday April 1, just before 2pm, a road contractor’s worker was involved in a collision with a passing vehicle travelling through the temporary road works in Lower Upham, opposite the MACE convenience store on Winchester…

Police Station closure plan sparks protest

Eastleigh Police station

  News that Eastleigh police station has been earmarked for closure has drawn an angry reaction from local Ukip activists but Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes says relocating the station elsewhere in Eastleigh will save money and he has pledged to maintain current policing levels. Around a dozen protestors gathered outside the 90…

Brothers charged with murder

  This evening,  two men been been charged with the murder of 35 year-old Eastleigh businessman Choudhry Zishan. The men, who are brothers, are both in their twenties and of no fixed abode, will appear before magistrates in Southampton on Wednesday morning (April 2). Both men were arrested on Sunday after Mr Zishan, a popular…

Police name murder victim

Police have named 35 year-old Choudhry Zishan as the victim of yesterday’s ‘extreme and sickening’ assault which is now the subject of a murder enquiry. Mr Choudhry who ran the Newsmarket newsagent opposite the Chamberlayne on High St was married with a young child. A post mortem has found the cause of death as trauma…

Man assaulted in Chandler’s Ford

Police in Chandlers Ford are investigating a possible assault after a 25-year-old man was discovered lying in the road with injuries to his hand and foot. He was discovered on Bournemouth Road at around 2.30am on Saturday, March 29, and told officers he had been attacked by another man. A taxi is believed to have…

Local man murdered on High Street

Police line do not cross tape at murder scene

Murder scene Eastleigh A major murder investigation is underway in the town centre today after a man died following an early morning altercation in High Street The incident occurred in the residential part of the street close to the town centre at around 4.30 am. A 35-year-old local man was taken to Southampton General Hospital…