Police have released video footage of a lorry driver brushing his teeth and a woman putting on make-up while driving along a busy motorway.
A motorist has been arrested after a paramedic and an elderly patient were killed when an ambulance crashed into a tree in Hampshire.
Hampshire Police has a new Chief Constable
More than 40 police officers across Hampshire have taken part in a day of action to enforce new legislation around the illegal trade of scrap metal.
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 came into effect on October 1 and brought in new measures requiring traders to ask for photographic ID, and to sign up for a new licence with their local authority. Today marked the end of a two-month registration period.
Officers visited scrap metal dealers to ensure awareness and compliance with the new rules, working alongside local authorities, the Environment Agency and British Telecom. Metal was seized for further examination, along with invoice records, to ensure dealers are complying with new laws.
– Inspector Jackie Willson, Hampshire Constabulary
Today’s day of action is just the start of the enforcement action taking place across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight following the introduction of the new Scrap Metal Dealers’ Act.
The act affects scrap yard dealers along with mobile collectors of metal, who should all take the time to make themselves aware of their responsibilities and listen to any warnings. This type of enforcement action is ongoing and we will be visiting all of our sites across the two counties in the weeks and months to come."
– Inspector Andy Storey, leading the campaign in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
If anyone thinks that driving whilst impaired has no consequences then they should take a look at the vehicle that is being used in this display. There can be no more powerful a reminder that impaired driving costs lives and ruins many others. If you are going out this Christmas and drinking then please ensure you have a means of getting home that does not involve you doing the driving.
On the Isle of Wight alone we have already had one positive breath test on and one unfit to drive. If you ignore our advice we will catch you, you will lose your licence and you will be fined.
– Steve Apter, the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer
We fully support Hampshire Constabulary’s drink and drug driving campaign this year.
I cannot begin to imagine both the physical and emotional suffering the Staley family went through following the collision and they deserve the upmost respect and credit for supporting the campaign by allowing their actual vehicle involved that night to be displayed. Hopefully lots of people will see the display in Newport, Ryde and Cowes, see the consequences of drink or drug driving and think it really is not worth the risk.
A powerful Hampshire Constabulary display is touring the Isle of Wight over the next week as part of the force’s Drink and Drug Driving campaign.
The crashed car display is particular emotive for people on the Island-as the car belongs to the Staley family from Newport.
The vehicle was decimated when it was hit by a driver who was two-and-a-half times over the drink/drive limit and had been smoking cannabis. Ten-year-old Evey Staley was killed in the collision-which also seriously injured her parents Penny and Neal.
The driver of the car, Robert Blakely is serving 10 years in prison.
The crashed vehicle display starts at Newport on December 5.
Hampshire Police have issued a warning to residents after a spate of break ins in the Waterlooville, Havant, Emsworth and Hayling Island areas. The raids take place overnight or during the early evening when it becomes dark.
Detective Sergeant Steve Kelly, of the Priority Crime team at Waterlooville, said: 'It really can be devastating for a homeowner to arrive home and find their property turned upside down. We're encouraging residents to take our advice to do everything they can to avoid their home being targeted.
'The main advice is to leave your home secure and make sure it looks occupied, leave a light on or buy a timer switch to avoid your home being in darkness before you get home from work.'
Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary Joint Roads Policing Unit has today launched its Christmas anti-drink and drug drive campaign. The two forces will be conducting more cross-border operations to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related incidents on the roads.
Party-goers are being warned to think about the consequences before they have a drink and get behind the wheel during the festive period. The crackdown follows last year’s successful campaign, which saw 6,585 drivers breathalysed by Thames Valley Police between 1 December 2012 and 1 January 2013.
Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after what they have described as a hit and rtun incident which left a man needing reconstructive surgery.
The 50-year-old victim was using a pedestrian crossing on Worting Road in Basingstoke near the Airkix skydiving centre at the West Ham roundabout.
A dark-coloured Renault Clio drove through a red light and collided with the man just before 5pm on 13th November. The car stopped, but the driver drove off - police say the motorist made no attempt to check on the man who was lying in the road. The car is believed to have a P or L registration.
The pedestrian was treated in hospital for broken bones and has had extensive surgery to reconstruct his ankle.
Anyone with any information is being asked to contact PC Morrison at Basingstoke Police Station on 101 or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
– PC Steve Morrison, Hampshire Police
“This happened at a busy time of day so there may have been people around or other drivers who saw what happened.
“If you saw this incident and have any information which may help my investigation, please contact me.”
An eighty year old man has been charged with the murder of his wife in Hampshire.The body of Annie Beaver, aged 81, was found at her home in Leigh Park in Havant on Saturday. It has not yet been confirmed how she died. Peter Richard Beaver, 80, is due before magistrates later.
Hampshire Police are investigating after a man fell from a block of flats in the Southsea area of Portsmouth. The man suffered serious injuries after the incident at Carlton Court in South Parade. He was taken to hospital by air ambulance.
Officers were called to the scene at 8.25am this morning. A spokesperson said: "Officers are taking witness statements and conducting enquiries at the scene to confirm exactly what happened. We would like to thank members of the public who have helped police with their enquiries so far."
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Hampshire Police by telephoning 101. The Mini-com number, which is used by deaf and hard of hearing callers, has changed to Minicom TextRelay 18001 101.
Alternatively anyone wishing to remain anonymous can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
Hampshire Police are investigating a number of incidents where shoppers have been distracted in supermarket car parks so bank cards and personal items can be stolen from their cars.
The offender and an accomplice use different methods to distract the victim, including asking for directions, telling the victim they have a nail in their tyre and asking if people have dropped money.
The stolen cards are then used to withdraw money or buy items, often before the victim realises.
Crime prevention advisor Graeme Barbour said, "These people are knowingly preying on people's goodwill and helpful nature and are intentionally targeting lone shoppers at supermarkets, causing a distraction which allows another member of the group to commit the theft."
Tips to keep your items safe:
- Never leave your bag on the trolley unattended and always ensure your bag is zipped up
- When putting your shopping in the boot of your vehicle, always ensure your bag/wallet is with you
- If asked for directions or to look at maps/items etc, ensure you lock personal items in the vehicle first
- When filling up with fuel, lock your vehicle when re-fuelling and when you go to pay
- If you are approached by anyone suspicious, report it to the Police as soon as possible.
The emergency services are attending an incident at the Kingsmead shopping centre in Farnborough - after reports of a man jumping from the roof. Hampshire Police were called at 8.18am. The man is currently receiving emergency medical treatment.
The road leading into the Kingsmead entrance has been closed off while the incident is being dealt with. Motorists and shoppers are being advised to expect some delays.