Category: Police

Edmonds accused walks free

A jury in Winchester has acquitted a 33 year old man from Bishopstoke of the murder of frail widow Georgina Edmonds at her Brambridge Home four years ago. Mrs Edmonds had been tortured for a bank card PIN number before being bludgeoned to death. The trial had followed an extensive police operation to find the…

Fair Oak women on Burglary charges

Two women from Fair Oak have been charged with Burglary after cash was taken from the tanning salon on Leigh Road. On January 9 just prior to 7pm four teenagers, all female, are alleged to have gone into Universal Tanning on Leigh Road next to HSBC. A member of staff became suspicious of their behaviour,…

Police charge Lidl Vodka snatch suspects

Eastleigh Police have issued a warning to would be thieves after they tracked down and charged two men who snatched a case of Vodka from Lidl on Tuesday. The thieves tried to drive away with a member of staff sprawled on the bonnet of their car but despite this brave effort stop the suspects, they…

Girl lied about assault

An 11-year-old girl has today admitted she lied to police about being assaulted by a man who got out of a van as she walked home from school. The youngsters had said the incident happened in Bracken Road, North Baddesley on Friday afternoon (January 13) and that two men in a white van followed her and…

Chopper coppers nick lead lifter

Residents in Central Eastleigh yesterday evening, disturbed by the sound of a low flying aircraft, were surprised on looking out to find a helicopter with searchlight circling round Chamberlayne Road. Just before 8.30 pm Police were alerted by a member of public in Chamberlayne Road who’d heard loud noises coming from the nearby Norwood school…

Police say “Protect your presents”

Hedge End Police are urging all residents to have their valuable Christmas presents security marked. A property marking session will be held at Hedge End Police Station on Saturday January 7th, between 9am and 4pm. The process is non-destructive, involving the application of a serial number in a special ink which is only visible in…

Police press for Huhne charges

Police are urging prosecutors to bring proceedings against Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce according to The Times. The newspaper claims that Essex police believe they have enough evidence to charge the Cabinet Minister with speeding and perverting the course of justice and that his ex wife should also face the…

Coppers on ice!

Hampshire Constabulary have just issued a Festive edition of  their in-house magazine ‘front  Line’. The seasonal edition has a front cover which features coppers on ice and inside is the latest police news from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight plus a quiz and review of the year. Check out the copy embedded below:

Christmas in Botley Square

The community spirit that makes the village of  Botley special was on full view this afternoon. Hundreds of Botley residents packed Botley Square to sing Christmas Carols around their Christmas tree. The community carol singing was led by the Reverend Ruth Schofield, curate of All Saints Church in Botley.  Children from Botley School opened the singing,…

Police screen for drugs in Town Centre

Police in Eastleigh  conducted an operation targeting drug users in the Town Centre last Friday night. A team of eight officers, both uniformed and plain clothed, carried out drug screening and searched people at two venues in the town. Officers from the Safer Streets, Targeted Patrol Team and a Safer Neighbourhoods teams, took part in…

Hedge End PCSO’s on Christmas Crime Prevention duties

Hedge End PCSO’s  will be out and about offering crime prevention advice to shoppers in the run-up to Christmas and the New Year. The ‘Crime Prevention Road Show’ is part of the Operation Nemesis campaign, which helps raise awareness about burglary and which actively targets those who commit the crime. Shoppers will have the opportunity to speak…

Knifepoint Robbery in Hedge End

An 18-year-old man was threatened with a craft knife and robbed after using a cashpoint in Hedge End last Friday night The man who lives in Bristol had driven down with a friend to spend the weekend with his parents. After stopping at McDonalds in Toll Bar Way at around 9.30 pm they were followed…

Chairman gets curfew

An Eastleigh Man has been placed under a curfew for three months after brandishing a chair in the Swan Centre McDonalds. Officers from Eastleigh Neighbourhoods Team had to be called to the late night incident on October 29 after Gareth Robinson, 31, became aggressive after an argument. Following an appearance at Southampton Magistrates Court last…

Newtown assault yob in court

A member of a drunken gang that set upon a 55 year old Newtown man in July has been sentenced after an appearance at the Youth Court last week. The youngster pleaded guilty to assault and using words or behaviour to cause alarm or distress. The youth was sentenced to a 12 month rehabilitation order,…

Police issue Halloween advice

Hampshire Constabulary are suggesting people who don’t want to be disturbed by trick or treaters this Halloween to display a ‘No Trick or Treat’ poster at their front door. The poster can be downloaded and printed from: www.hampshire.police.uk. A spokesman Hampshire Constabulary’s Safer Neighbourhoods said: “Every year Hampshire Constabulary’s force control room receives calls from…