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CCTV released following distraction theft

Police want to speak to this man following a distraction theft Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to following a distraction theft in Andover.

The incident occurred between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday, February 14 at Halifax Building Society on the High Street.

Police want to speak to this woman Credit: Hampshire Police

An 83-year-old woman had withdrawn a sum of cash and was then distracted while the money was stolen from her bag.

PC Philip Covey from Andover police station said: "We would like to speak to the man and woman in the CCTV images as we believe they may be able to assist with our investigation.

"The woman we would like to speak to is described as having an Eastern European accent, approximately 5ft 6 tall, slim build and of Asian appearance. She was wearing dark clothing and a white woollen hat.

"The man has also been described as Asian appearance and was medium to stocky build. He was wearing a maroon v neck jumper."

Anyone with information about this incident should contact PC Covey at Andover police station by calling 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Does this medal belong to you? Appeal for owner of lost honour

The medal that was found in Andover Credit: Hampshire Police

Hampshire Police have launched an appeal to trace the owner of the medal that was lost in Andover.

It was found near the Folly Roundabout in Andover on Monday 17th December.

It has a Northern Ireland bar on the top with a "For campaign service" inscription on the back of the medal.

Inspector Paul Markham said:

"This could have huge sentimental value for the person who has lost it. A member of the public handed it in at Andover Police Station so we are now appealing for the public’s help to try and trace the owner.”


Spate of criminal damage

Police are appealing for information after a spate of criminal damage in a number of rural areas near Andover.

On the evening of Tuesday, November 5th, more than 30 incidents were reported where cars were damaged when stones or pebbles were thrown at them.

Officers believe the offenders were in a car and may have been using a catapult to throw stones at the cars. Cars parked in Stockbridge, Broughton and Kings Somborne were damaged.

School's 500 children sent home after fire

The fire in Andover Credit: Meridian

Crews used 10 breathing apparatus, two hose reels, two jets, two compressed air foam jets and the aerial ladder platform to bring the fire at Winton School in Andover under control.

Group Manager Dan Tasker said: "The first crews to arrive were met with a challenging situation of a confirmed fire plus the evacuation of 500 pupils."


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