Police Report

Greetings to you all, as some of you may already know, I (Abbey) am leaving the beat this month, this will be my final monthly report.

I have been here now for over three years and I am eternally grateful for such a wonderful first beat and wonderful people. I have had a variety of interesting jobs and many of these have been made even more interesting by the help and enthusiasm from local residents.

I would like to express my gratitude to all who have helped me over the years, from the farmers and gamekeepers who have shown me the lay of the land, to the friendly residents who have offered me a warm and dry place to escape the cold and rain, or a glass of water on the hottest summer days.

We have a wonderful, committed Neighbourhood Watch who have been very helpful to me and again, I am extremely grateful for all you have done. It has been a great pleasure and I have been made to feel extremely welcome. I am sad that the time has come to say goodbye to you all, I will miss the beat and all of its pleasures, I am extremely privileged to have been given the opportunity to work in such a wonderful area.

I am not moving far, I will now be in Andover, a change which I know will bring me new challenges. Perhaps I will see some of you in passing.

PCSO Damon HOPE has been appointed to the beat from the 15th December (my last day). Damon has been working out of Tadley police station since June this year and has been covering the areas immediately surrounding Tadley. He is keen to learn his way around his new beat and I will be assisting him with this over the next two weeks.

Thanks to you all once again. It has been a pleasure. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the New Year brings you happiness.


This is the crime summary for the month of November 2015 for the parishes of:Ashmansworth, East Woodhay, Highclere, Burghclere, Newtown, Litchfield, Ecchinswell & Sydmonton and St Mary Bourne & Stoke.

  Total Crimes reported – 25

House Burglary – 0

Criminal Damage – 8

Burglary other than a Dwelling – 2

Theft from Vehicles – 0

Theft of a Vehicle – 0

Other Theft – 3

Other Crime – 12

The current Neighbourhood Policing Priorities for the Basingstoke and Deane District are…

House Burglary

  • We have had no house burglaries reported in the area this month – However with the darker evenings it is important to ensure that you are doing all that you can to protect your property from opportunist burglars.


  • Use timer switches (available from most D.I.Y stores) to switch on lights, radios while you are away from the home to make it look and sound occupied.
  • Ensure you shut and lock windows and doors when you return home and settle down for the evening.
  • Ensure you have used padlocks on the side gates to deny access to the rear of the property.
  • Ensure your outside lighting is in working order (consider low level ambient light on a dusk to dawn sensor) this will activate even when you are not at home.

Non Dwelling Burglaries

  • We have received reports of two non-dwelling burglaries this month, this time of year we often see an increase in non-dwelling burglaries and it is advisable to review your outbuilding security. Please see our website for advice or contact your local PCSO.
  • 44150392524 – 11/11/15 – Horris Hill area – Unknown offenders targeted several rural premises in the area of Horris Hill, they have entered vehicles at one address (44150392373 refers), made an attempt to enter a garage at another address (44150392753 refers), however they have also entered a tack room attached to stables at one address, stealing a large quantity of saddles of a high value. The neighbouring horse box has been entered and subsequently set alight, the fire spread to the stable and has injured two horses. We continue to appeal for any information which may lead us to locating the offenders in this incident.

Traffic issues


Speedwatch continues in the area and officers are carrying out speed enforcement when possible.

Incidents of note

44150399417 – 16th – 17th November – Horris Hill – Unknown offenders have stolen two bags of metal from a farm.

Poaching incidents – Old Burghclere – Cole Henley – A large number of incidents have been reported of vehicles being driven off road, causing damage to crops and pheasant poaching – Most of these incidents are focused on the area of Old Burghclere and the road leading between Sydmonton and Cole Henley.


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