Tag: Eastleigh Police

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…

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…

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…

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…

West End garage ram-raided

A service station cashier was left ‘shocked and frightened’ after hooded ram-raiders carried out a daring late night robbery The cashier was working at West End Service Station at around 2 am when he saw a stolen Rover Metro reverse at speed crashing into a metal security shutter taking the front door clean off its…

Three charged with car offences

  Police at Eastleigh have charged three men from Portsmouth and Havant with a spate of thefts from cars.   The offences occurred on September 29 and 30 in the Chandlers Ford and Hedge End areas.   All three are charged with 10 offences of taking from motor vehicles, four offences of interfering with vehicles,…

Police concerns for missing North Baddesley man

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man who worked in North Baddesley. John Francis Hart, 65 ran a car repair business in Castle Lane in the village until it recently shut. He was reported missing on September 4 by his brother but hasn’t been heard from since August 18 and…

Man has shoulder broken in serious assault

  A man had his shoulder broken during an ‘serious and unprovoked assault’ outside the Swan Centre. The victim was attacked outside the Tesco Metro supermarket Saturday evening (August 3) and four people are on bail having been arrested in connection with the incident.   The victim, a 23-year-old Southampton man, had spent the evening…

Why I tweet..

  Popular local Police Sergeant Chris Spellerberg is moving from Eastleigh Central’s Safer Neighbourhood Team to a new posting in Southampton next week. In the two years he has been here, the Eastleigh Police twitter account has grown from zero to 8,000 followers. The bicycling bobby believes use of social media has helped fight crime in the…

Update: Police appeal following sex assault

Police at Eastleigh who are questioning a man suspected of sexually assaulting a young woman are appealing to a woman and two men who helped the victim to contact them. The 24-year-old woman was walking home from Fleming Park Leisure Centre on Thursday night, May 30, when she became aware of a man walking behind her…

Police Commisioner axes Chandler’s Ford HQ plan

Hampshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Hayes has today finally sealed the fate of the force’s £10 million white elephant HQ  on Chandler’s Ford Industrial Estate. The former Police Authority had bought the Apha Park office complex  on Electron Way in 2008 for £9.6 million and has since spent a further £1.8 million on…

Update: Body found on local footpath

The body of a local middle-aged woman has been found on an Eastleigh  footpath which  runs from Twyford Rd to the Itchen Navigation towpath  close to the Harvester restaurant and Travelodge at Ham Farm. A dog walker raised the alarm at about 8.55 am. Although a local Police unit and an ambulance from Southern Central…

Brazen thieves drive off with digger

A plant hire firm in Chandler’s Ford has had a £16,000 mini- digger stolen in broad daylight. Two thieves, who were both wearing ‘hi-vis’ jackets, were spotted brazenly loading Takeuchi mini-digger onto the back of a white van from a site in Sutherlands Court, at 0630 hrs on Friday, May 10. The first suspect is…

Student appeals for missing flute

A talented Barton Peveril ‘A’ level music student has lost her prized flute while travelling to college and fears it may have been stolen.   The student boarded a Blue Star college bus from Warsash Rd (Campion Close area) on Friday at 07.45 to travel to College. She had her Trevor James Virtuoso flute in…