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Bank card theft appeal - Do you recognise these men?

CCTV image from the Tesco in Butts Road, Sholing Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives in Hampshire investigating the theft of a bank card in Hamble have released two cctv images of two men they would like to trace in connection with their inquiries.

The card was stolen from a black Peugeot 207 car in Tutor Close between 8.30pm on 15 February and 6am on 16 February 2017.

The card was used by someone other than its owner between 6am and 7am on 16th February at the Tesco store in Butts Road, Sholing. The two men in the cctv images were in the shop at the time, and may have vital information for police.

“We have been carrying our various enquiries in relation to this incident and are now hoping that someone might recognise the two men seen in these images.

“Do you know who they are?

“If so, we would like to hear from you as we believe that they may have information which could help our investigation.”

– PC Jackie Conners, Hampshire Police
Police are hoping someone will recognise the men Credit: Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact PC Conners on 101, quoting 441700060024, or get in touch with Crimestoppers anonymously by telephoning 0800 555 111.

Cashing up for good: Another local bank set to close its branch

In a few weeks time the only bank in the village of Hamble in Hampshire will close it's doors. It's the latest casualty as hundreds of branches close every year.

Despite loud protests and lengthy petitions it seems there's nothing local communities can do.

Sally Simmonds has our report.

Our records show a low and falling level of transactions with half our customers using other nearby branches in Hedge End and Park Gate. Everyday transactions like paying in a cheque or cash can also be completed at Hamble Post Office.

– Barclays Bank


Appeal for dog walker who interrupted assault

Eastleigh Police are searching for a man who interrupted an assault and attempted robbery.

A 61-year-old local man was walking his two small dogs along Hamble House gardens at 11.30pm when he was approached by three youths.

One of the youths punched the man between the shoulder blades, knocking him to the ground, before a second youth kicked the man's left shoulder.

A second man with a large dog approached the group and shouted: "What's going on?"

The three youths ran away in different directions.

The victim managed to return home where he collapsed, however his injuries were not serious as he received bruises and grazes to his face and knees.

Police want to speak to the dog walker as he could have vital information about the victim's attackers.