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Police granted extra time to question men arrested over armed jewellery raid

A large amount of jewellery was stolen in the raid on the Justice jewellers

Hampshire Police have been granted extra time to continue questioning three men who were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on a jewellery store in Winchester yesterday.

The raid on Justice jewellers on Parchment Street took place just after 9am on Friday 15th April. Several roads were closed off while police carried out their investigation.

Two 21-year-old men from Hertfordshire and a man from London aged 28 were detained on Friday. The three men remain in custody and are being questioned on suspicion of robbery.

Man jailed for 4 years after admitting to 18 burglaries

Anthony Deville has been jailed for crimes committed in the New Forest Credit: Hampshire Police

A man has been sentenced to four years behind bars after pleading guilty to 18 burglaries and one attempted burglary in the New Forest area.

Anthony Deville, aged 34, from Cheviot Drive in Dibden carried out 18 burglaries - and one attempted burglary. The crimes took place in the Totton, Hythe and Dibden areas between November 2015 and January 2016. He committed the burglaries to fund his drug habit.

Having been initially charged with three burglaries and one attempted burglary, Deville confessed to 15 other burglaries, which were taken into consideration by the judge at Southampton Crown Court.

“This was a complex case that a large team worked on for several months, striving to get justice for the victims.

“We worked closely with the victims through our site ‘Is this Yours?’ which is an online photo bank of recovered property. We reunited 12 burglary victims with property through a number of policing enquiries. Deville assisted police in the recovery of further property by indicating where he had disposed of further items he had stolen.

"This procedure is part of our ‘Clean Slate’ initiative, a chance for criminals to face up to their crimes, prevent re-offending and offer closure to victims.

“These admissions have allowed us to provide closure and support to the victims, knowing that the offender has been brought to justice”.

– Police Staff Investigator Joanne Moger


CCTV image of cars involved in ram raid on bank

Did you see either of these two cars in Hedge End on Wednesday 30th March? Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire Police have released a cctv image of two cars involved in a ram raid on the HSBC bank in Hedge End near Southampton in Hampshire.

The incident happened on Wednesday 30th March. A grey Vauxhall Astra was driven into the bank at about 10.30am. Three white men wearing balaclavas went in and stole a small quantity of money. They escaped in a white Audi.

“This happened mid-morning when there were lots of people in Hedge End village, so there are a lot of potential witnesses.

“We want to speak to anyone who saw these cars prior to the incident and to anyone who saw the white Audi A3 afterwards.

“We also know that some witnesses at the scene took photographs and filmed it on their mobile phones, so we would appeal to those people to contact us as this could prove to be vital evidence in this investigation.”

– Detective Sergeant Claire Shawley, Hampshire Police

The police have also issued an image of a steel beer barrel which was left at the scene.

The bank was cordoned off for some time after the raid
Do you know anything about this distinctive barrel?

“We believe that this barrel may have been stolen and would like to hear from anyone who has had one like this taken recently. It is quite distinctive, with a white and two blue stripes round the middle of it.”

– Detective Sergeant Claire Shawley, Hampshire Police

Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Steve Roman on 101, quoting 44160121859, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Crowbar robber & gang steal £1,000 from shop

Location of One Stop Shop robbery

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after three men with their faces covered stole up to £1,000 from a One Stop Shop in Southampton.

The men took the money after threatening staff to get money from the till. It happened at the branch on Peartree Avenue at about 6am on Monday 29th February. One of the thieves was carrying a crowbar, but no-one in the store was injured.

“We are appealing to anyone who was on Peartree Road around this time who saw anything or anyone suspicious to come forward.

"We know it was still dark at this time, but perhaps you were on your way to work and saw these men? Please get in contact by calling 101 and quoting 44160084765.”

– Detective Constable Jonathan Matthews, Western Investigations Team, Hampshire Police

Police investigating 'gun incident' arrest man & boy 16

Police in Hampshire who have been investigating reports of two men seen with weapons in Southampton, have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a man aged 22 on suspicion of robbery.

Officers were called to Hinkler Road in the city just after 2pm. The area was cordoned off. An air weapon was found during the search in connection with the incident.

There is an increased police presence in the area tonight. Extra patrols are in place to reassure members of the public.


Witness appeal after woman & chihuahua attacked

Were you near Appley Walk on Monday 15 February?

Police are appealing for information after a woman reported being bitten by a dog while she was out walking her own dog in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

The woman said that as she and her chihuahua walked past a dog tied to a post on Appley Walk, the tethered animal broke free and attacked her pet. She said she was bitten on the lip while she tried to retrieve her pet from the other dog's mouth. The chihuahua suffered no long-term injuries.

It's believed that the dog which attacked the woman and her pet was of the boxer breed, brindle in colour - a sort of patchy brown shade, tethered to a blue / red lead and it was wearing a black collar.

The incident happened near the Appley Tower landmark, at about 3.30pm on Monday 15th February.

“Where you at Appley Tower at the time of the incident? Did you see what happened or do you know who the owners of the dog are?

“... We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all dog owners to be responsible when walking their dogs in public and to ensure they are under control at all times."

– Police Constable Dave Hughes, Hampshire Constabulary

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch by calling 101, quoting 44160067671, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Shocking CCTV shows friends mowed down outside nightclub

Shocking CCTV footage shows the moment when a group of friends were run over outside a nightclub in Southampton.

The driver -Mahibur Rahman - is seen driving into the group as they talk outside the 90 degrees club along Carlton Place in Southampton.

Seven people, including a member of door staff, sustained life-changing injuries during the crash in March.

Mr Rahman was jailed for six years at Southampton Crown Court.

Police name woman who died after lorry collision

The collision happened on 26 January 2016

Hampshire Police have named a woman who died after a collision with a lorry in Petersfield last month.

58-year-old Yogalakshmi Sinnaiah from neighbouring Liss was pronounced dead at the scene, after the incident on Dragon Street on 26th January. It happened just before 2pm.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen what happened in the moments leading up to the collision to come forward. Anyone with information can contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting Op Security. Alternatively anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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