Police Report

This is the crime summary for the month of January 2014 for the parishes of:

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

Total Crimes reported -  11

House Burglary – 2

Criminal Damage – 2

Thefts from sheds and outbuildings – 1

Theft from Vehicles – 4

Other Theft – 1

Other Crime – 1

The community Policing priorities for this area are:-

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

  • An attempt was made to enter a garage in spring lane, Burghclere. No entry gained and no items stolen.
  • A padlock was cut from a gate in Litchfield, it is possible this was preparation to enter farm buildings however no further entry was gained and no items taken.

Reduce anti-social behaviour across the beat area

  • We have had no reports of anti-social behaviour across the beat for the whole of January!

Reduce speeding across the beat

  • The safety camera van is continually being deployed across the beat area.

Other incidents of note

  • In the early hours of New Year’s Day, a male walking from Burghclere to Newtown was assaulted by an unknown male. The victim was not badly hurt. The male spoke with a foreign accent and was keen to find his way to Tesco. The victim was able to break away from his assailant and get home safely.
  • On New Year’s Day a burglary was reported on the Ox drove, Burghclere. No entry was made to the property but windows had been smashed in attempt to gain access. There was blood left at the scene.
  • Police wish to speak with the male in the link in relation to the Burglary.http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/news-and-appeals/2014/january/160114-burghclere-att-burg-44140000673
  • A vehicle parked in a compound in Mount Road, near to Woolton Hill was targeted twice by thieves in two weeks. Both times, wheels were taken from the vehicle.
  • A fog light was removed from a vehicle parked in Penwood Heights.
  • Catalytic converters and connecting pipes have been removed from two vehicles in the Wash Water area.
  • Rolls of fencing were taken from an address in Old Burghclere.
  • An attempt was made to steal oil from a domestic tank in Harwood Rise, Woolton Hill.
  • Persons unknown entered a property in Newtown, stole several items in a tidy search but left other valuables untouched.

We have had a month of wind and rain which has caused some significant travel disruption across the country. Fortunately we have escaped major disruption in the Highclere/Burghclere area. However, we have had several trees down, roads blocked, a lot of standing water and flooding in Featherbed Lane, Bishops Green. Thank you to all those who have assisted in the removal of trees, assisted with broken down vehicles and other weather related issues.

This month has seen a change in Beat Officer for the area. Matt is on secondment to Headquarters, so we welcome Richard Baldwin to the beat. Richard has over 12 years’ experience as an officer and has been the beat officer for Overton for the past 9 years.

Oil Thefts: We are in the season when Oil thefts begin to be reported. Please take the time to check your tanks now, see what level the oil is sitting at, checks should be carried out as regularly as possible.

If you have any information regarding any of the incidents detailed in this update please contact us either by email or calling 101. If you see us out and about please stop us and say hello !

Richard & Abbey


Hampshire Constabulary,

Whitchurch Police Station, Dances Lane,

Whitchurch, Hampshire, RG28 7EG

External: 101

Twitter: @HighclerePolice

Email: abbey.carpenter@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

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