Police Report


Neighbourhood PCSO for the parishes of Highclere, Burghclere, Kingsclere, Headley and Ashford Hill, East Woodhay, Ashmansworth, Newtown, Litchfield and Woodcott, St Mary Bourne And Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green Contact your local neighbourhood policing team on 101, abbey.carpenter@hampshire.pnn.police.uk


Crime Statistics for the month of April 2015 for Highclere, East Woodhay, Burghclere, Newtown, Asmansworth, Litchfield and Woodcott, St Marybourne and Ecchinswell with Sydmonton and Bishops Green.


Dwelling Burglary – 3

Non Dwelling Burglary – 7

Theft (General) – 15

Theft of vehicle – 1

Theft from Vehicle – 5

Criminal Damage – 2

Other Crime – 7

Total Crimes – 40


There are 3 new policing priorities for the area of Basingstoke and Deane, these are areas to which the neighbourhood team will aim to pay extra attention. The priorities are decided through public consultation via an online survey. I will send out a reminder via Hampshire Alerts (which I have provided sign up details for) when this is due for revision.


The current priorities are…


1:Speeding/Traffic issues – We continue with the speed enforcement van attending at fairly regular intervals. In other areas across the ward we have community Speedwatch schemes, these help to raise awareness of speed and encourage speeders to slow down in 30mph zones.

Highclere and East Woodhay have an existing Speedwatch scheme. Due to unforeseen circumstances, training is on hold for Highclere volunteers but this will be resolved as soon as possible.

We ask that residents remember that those taking part in Speedwatch are volunteers, they are working in collaboration with Hampshire Constabulary to increase awareness of speed and improve road safety for all members of the community. We do not accept any abusive language directed towards volunteers or threatening behaviour. Incidents reported to us will be dealt with accordingly.

2:Burglary (Non Dwelling) – This area has seen an increase in non dwelling type burglaries. There were 7 such incidents in April in this area and 16 across the ward.


We urge people to take steps to ensure garage and shed security. Businesses should consider alarms and CCTV, this should also be a key priority at Farms. It is important to raise awareness of this in the area to encourage people to prevent this at their properties. Spread the word and feel free to contact Abbey for advice.

3:Burglary (Dwelling) – Although this is uncommon in our area usually, we have seen 3 this month. Details to follow.


Incidents of note

  • 01/04/2015 – Dwelling Burglary – Rural property in the region of Hollington Targeted during daylight hours. Antique Jewellery has been stolen from the address.
  • 09/04/2015 – Dwelling Burglary – Paddock End, Woolton Hill. In the days leading up to the report date, offenders have stolen keys belonging to the victim. Offenders have returned and have stolen an AUDI Q7 from the driveway.
  • 07/04/2015 – 11/04/2015 – Dwelling Burglary – Between the stated times, offenders have reached in through an open window of a property and have stolen a model train.
  • In the areas of Newtown Common, Adbury, Bishops Green and Tothill – Vehicles continue to be targeted by thieves who have been trying door handles to vehicles, when discovered open they have then carried out untidy searches. We have also had incident where damage has been caused to vehicles to gain entry. This is often due to items being left on display. PLEASE remove all valuables from your vehicles even when parked at your home address at night. Please lock your car doors and double check that the locking mechanism has worked.


Suspicious incidents – There are good numbers of these incidents reported by local residents and we encourage people to continue these reports. Sometimes this information can be extremely valuable and can assist in solving crimes. Always dial 101 to report non emergencies .

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