Category: Police

Hedge End police hold stolen property show

Residents in the Hedge End area, whose cars were broken into between June 15 and 21, are invited to attend the police station to see if they can identify property which has been recovered. Three property viewing days are scheduled:  Wednesday, October 10, from 10am to 6pm; Thursday, October 11, from 4 to 10pm and…

Carry on Cop Swapping…

A popular and effective scheme that encourages young people to interact with Eastleigh’s Police Officers has been given the funds that it needed to continue. As we reported in Will Cop Shop be forced to drop Cop Swap?, Cop Swap cards are a variation of the well known and popular Top Trumps card game, featuring local Police Officers. Eastleigh’s Police Officers take…

Police Commissioner candidate launches campaign in Eastleigh

Canvassing for Hampshire’s new Police and Crime commissioner kicked off in Eastleigh on Saturday when UKIP candidate Stephen West launched his campaign in the town centre. On 15 November for the first time ever, the public across England and Wales will elect police and crime commissioners who will set budgets and decide how crime should be…

Eastleigh Police pay tribute to fallen colleagues

Police and civilian staff lined up outside Eastleigh Police station at 11 am this morning to observe a minutes silence as a mark of respect for colleagues in the Greater Manchester Police force who were murdered yesterday. Two unarmed Police officers, Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32, were killed in a gun and grenade…

Police issue hot weather warning

Don’t make life easy for opportunist thieves in hot weather advise police Police are reminding people to take care not to leave their windows and outside doors open in the current hot weather if they are out or even if they are in and the open windows and doors are out of their view. Opportunist…

Rape victim “I can’t trust people”

A woman has come forward to talk about what life has been like after she was raped by a stranger two and a half years ago. In a video released as part of ‘Rape Awareness Week’, the woman has told of how her confidence trust in people has been affected In September 2009 the victim,…

Carry-On Carnival

Hedge End’s Carnival went ahead despite the atrocious summer weather this afternoon. The unseasonal heavy rain, which the Met Office attribute to the Jet Stream misbehaving, was at its heaviest of the day during the carnival procession, but the route was still lined with onlookers and the display of umbrellas was said by those riding on the floats, to…

Will Cop Shop be forced to drop Cop Swap?

A popular scheme that encourages young people in Eastleigh to approach Police Officers and which helps with community engagement is at risk of running out of resources.  Cop Swap is an innovative variation of the Top Trumps game that is perennially popular with children, but this version features details of local Police Officers.  The idea is that…

Newtown toasts Queen with street parties

Despite gloomy skies residents in Newtown have celebrated the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with street parties today. The predicted rain held off to allow residents in Newtown Road, George Street and Northlands Road to sit down together for a barbeque ‘big lunch’ while children played football and skipped in the traffic free streets. The terrace houses,…

Police catch 55 drivers using their Mobiles

A five day operation across the motorways of Hampshire and the Thames Valley has resulted in 88 motorists being prosecuted for driving whilst distracted including 55 caught driving whilst using their mobile phones. The week-long campaign was the second time Hampshire Constabulary has run Operation Tramline, and this time also featured officers from Thames Valley…

Elderly couple ‘devasted’ after burglars ransack home

Burglars forced their way into the home of an elderly couple today (May 15) and ‘ransacked’ their house causing ‘considerable’ water damage Police have reported. The distressed homeowners, a couple in their 80’s returned to their detached home in Botley Road Horton Heath to find it had been vandalised. Their pet dog had escaped into…

86 year-old shopper robbed on her birthday

  Heartless thieves have been targeting elderly shoppers out and about in the town centre during a busy market day today. During a spate of thefts from women this morning one vulnerable lady celebrating her 86th birthday was robbed of £250. The shocked woman, who has to use a ‘zimmer’ frame to get around, was robbed…

Bursledon burglars bag beauty bounty

Burglars helped themselves to a range of beauty treatments when they broke into a beauty parlour in Lowford. A large quantity of expensive nail varnish and other beauty products – along with a small amount of cash – were stolen from ‘Connexions Beauty Treatments’ on the night of April 28. Police say the stolen items…

Party ends in punch up

An engagement party at the towns Railway Institute ended on sour note after a fight involving a number of people started outside the club. The police were called to the club at 11 pm on Saturday night and found a 35 year-old Southampton man who had been assaulted after he intervened to break up the…

Eastleigh target in early morning drugs raid

Police Officers led by Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation team raided premises in Eastleigh and Bishops Waltham this morning as part of a series of raids to combat drug dealing. Operation Perth is part of a long-term investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs, mainly cocaine, and associated money laundering. Detectives executed warrants…