Category: Police

Minister visits Hampshire Fire and Police HQ

Police and Fire Minister Mike Penning visited Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) and Hampshire Constabulary’s joint HQ on Leigh Rd, Eastleigh. ​The Police and Fire Minister met with senior Hampshire fire and police staff. ​Mr Penning was welcomed by Deputy Chief Officer Neil Odin and Assistant Chief Constable David Pryde, as well as meeting…

OAP’s stolen bank card used in Swan Centre

Police are looking for a person who used a stolen bank card in Eastleigh’s Swan Centre shortly after an elderly woman had her handbag snatched from outside her home in Southampton. Police have issued a CCTV image taken in JD Sports of two men they would like to speak to as they may hold vital…

Man tried to rob West End dog walker

A man has been arrested after woman was threatened while she was out walking her dog in West End. Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery in Hatch Grange Park, West End on Wednesday March 25. Sometime between 11.30am and 11.50am, a 53 year-old woman was approached and threatened by a man while…

Masked men push Chandler’s Ford shop worker to floor

Police in Chandlers Ford investigating an attempted robbery this Monday morning (March 16) are asking witnesses to come forward.

At 5.37am three men who had their faces covered forced their way into the One Stop store on Bournemouth Road and pushed a female staff member to the floor. They did not threaten anyone and left when an alarm was activated. Nothing was taken and no-one was hurt. The men were last seen heading towards Chalvington Road

Police seek help over Swan Centre purse theft

Do you recognise this woman? Officers would like to speak to her following the theft of a purse in Eastleigh town centre on Boxing Day. The purse, containing bank cards and £30 cash, was stolen from the handbag of a 67-year-old woman while she was shopping in New Look at the Swan Centre at around…

Bishopstoke shop worker assaulted by jam thief

A Bishopstoke shop worker was pushed into a door when she tried to stop a man leaving with unpaid goods. The man was walking out of the Co Op on Spring Lane with two jam jars when he was confronted by the member of staff, as a result  Police are issuing a CCTV image of a…

Police seek man after Waitrose bag snatch

  Police are publishing a CCTV image of a man who may have information about a theft from a supermarket in Chandlers Ford. At approximately 1.15pm on Thursday, November 20, 2014, a 65-year-old woman was shopping in the Waitrose supermarket on Oakmount Road. She had her handbag placed in her shopping trolley. After the woman…

Local arrests after £11 million drugs haul

Four people from Eastleigh were among a group of 13 local persons arrested for offences involving the supply of millions of pounds worth of drugs. On Monday (November 3) the Police raided 12 houses which led to a man from Toynbee Rd and a man from Shamblehurst Lane South being arrested and charged for the…

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 Commissioner to host mental health webchat

  Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes, will host a live webchat to support and raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing issues today as part of National Mental Health Awareness Week. The webchat will take place this evening, Thursday, May 15 between 6 and 7pm as part of the week long national event,. The…

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…

Eastleigh’s mayor visits Criminal Records Office

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Criminal Records Office (ACRO) welcomed mayors from Eastleigh, the New Forest and Fareham, to show them the operational benefits to law enforcement ACRO provides to enhance public safety.   The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Malcolm Cross, the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Susan Bayford, and the Chairman of New…

Fair Oak police help recycle cycles

  Police in Eastleigh have donated nine bikes to the Y-Zone youth centre in Fair Oak to help local teenagers. Twenty youngsters have attended the first ‘recycle-a-cycle’ events that have been held since February. They were taught maintenance skills using nine bikes that have been discarded in the local area. These will be refurbished and…

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…

Police seek Botley Horse Rustlers

Police are investigating after four horses disappeared from a field on Woodhouse Lane in Botley overnight on Friday, February 28. A padlock holding the gate in place had been knocked off and no reports were received of any loose horses in the area after 4pm. Officers are investigating whether the animals were stolen. Two of…