This is the crime summary for the month of April for the parishes of:

Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton.

  Total Crimes reported – 18           
  House Burglary – 0
  Thefts from sheds and outbuildings – 6
  Theft from Vehicles – 2
  Other Theft -  4
  Other Crime – 6

The community Policing priorities for this area are :

  • Thefts from sheds & outbuildings (including theft of metal)
  • Anti – Social Behaviour
  • Speeding

Prevent thefts from garages, sheds and outbuildings (including theft of metal)

  • A shed was forced open by padlock being cut off in Ecchinswell although nothing stolen.
  • A garage on a drive in Woolton Hill has its padlock cut off although nothing stolen.
  • 2 Sheds in Penwood Heights were broken into and a chainsaw, strimmer, cultivator and lawn mower were stolen.
  • Entry was forced to an outbuilding near to Aldern Bridge although nothing stolen.
  • A shed was forced open on A343 Highclere and a chainsaw, hedge-trimmer and strimmer were stolen.

Reduce anti-social behaviour especially around Bishops Green

  • We have had numerous calls about anti-social vehicles in the Penwood Area.
  • Children were seen to remove a plant pot from outside a house in Penwood Heights.

Reduce speeding across the beat

  • Speed enforcement has been carried out at Ball Hill 30mph limit.
  • Speed enforcement has been carried out at the 30mph limit at Woolton Hill from the Penwood crossroads.


 Other incidents of note:- 

  • A vehicle was stopped on A343 Washwater and a large amount of drugs seized.
  • 2 males at Tothill Services were found in possession of drugs.
  • An attempt was made to steal lead from Ecchinswell village hall.
  • A disused copper water tank was stolen from a garden in Oakfields Close, Ecchinswell.
  • A Van had its window smashed and searched in Ashmansworth although nothing stolen.
  • A rear number plate was stolen from a vehicle in Adbury.Please contact us if you have any questions by telephone  0845 045 45 or email to postmaster@hampshire.pnn.police.uk.

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