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Teenager questioned for anti-social behaviour warns others to think twice

A 14 year old boy from Hampshire who was warned by police for anti-social behaviour has warned other youngsters to consider their actions. His words follow a spate of incidents in the Havant area involving mopeds, motorbikes, mini motos and GoPeds causing a nuisance. Offences include: riding without helmets, driving elsewhere than on a road, and failing to stop for police.

The teenager said: "I was caught after riding a motorbike illegally on the streets, which I now see as a very big mistake. I was punished with a section 59 warning, but it could have been a lot worse as I could have been banned for 3 years and received a fine of £1,000 before I even got my licence. This is not something I will be doing again"..

Police say the use and abuse of motorcycles significantly impacts on the daily lives of local residents and their quality of life. They add the safety of pedestrians and other road users is also affected by irresponsible use of these vehicles. Officers are now carrying out high visibility patrols in problem areas.

Man threatens to kill a woman and her two children in a Hampshire park

E-fit released by police Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have issued issuing an efit of a man who assaulted a woman in a Hampshire park and threatened to kill her son and daughter.

The 57-year-old woman was sitting in Havant Park talking to her grown up daughter and son when two men came up to them and one tried to attack her son with a two foot long tyre iron.

The woman and daughter shouted at the men to stop. One then kicked the woman in the stomach and threatened to kill her and her daughter and son before walking out of the park towards Aldi. She suffered minor injuries.

The two men are both white. One is described as aged in his early 40s and of stocky build. He had messy grey coloured hair. He was slightly taller than the second male and was wearing a grey t-shirt.

The second man was of very large build and about 35-years-old. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and faded denim jeans.

Police are now appealing for information about the crime which happened at around 2.20pm on Wednesday, September 30. They’d also like to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the efit.


Concerns for missing 68-year-old

Edward Ingle was last seen on Tuesday 7th July Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 68 year-old Havant man Edward Ingle.

Edward, who is also known by his middle name of Andy, was last seen in the New Lane area of the town on Tuesday 7th July.

Police believe he may now be in the Bournemouth area of Dorset as he has visited the town before for prolonged periods

He is described as:

  • White
  • He is of a slim build
  • He has grey messy short receding hair
  • He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans, and was carrying fabric carrier bags.

Two children in stable condition after assault in Havant

Residents in Havant are being reassured following a serious assault at the junction of Southleigh Road and Eastleigh Road yesterday afternoon.

Our neighbourhood teams will be out and about on extra patrols in the area across the weekend and we would like to emphasise that this is being treated as an isolated incident.

We were called at 2.56pm by a member of the public to a report of a serious assault involving a weapon. Police deployed immediately to the scene and a 43 year-old man of no fixed address was arrested. He has been taken into custody and detectives have commenced an investigation. He remains in custody at the current time and is being interviewed. A custody extension has been granted until the early hours of tomorrow morning (Sunday).

Two local children have been hurt and are being treated for injuries believed to have been caused by a knife.

Following clarification from the families we can confirm that a 13 year-old boy who was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, remains in hospital. His condition is now described as critical, but stable.

A 12 year-old boy who was initially taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, at Cosham for treatment has now been moved to Southampton General Hospital. His condition is still described as serious, but stable.

"My thoughts go out to the children who have been hurt and their families. We're providing assistance to them at the current time and both children are being treated in hospital for their injuries.

"We'd like to reassure the local community that no-one else is being sought in connection with this assault at this time.

"Thankfully no-one else was hurt in the incident and there is no further risk to members of the public.

"Our enquiries indicate that a school in the local area had an inset day, so there were not large groups of parents and children in the area when the assault happened shortly before 3pm yesterday.

"A cordon remained in place overnight to preserve evidence. Local officers will also be patrolling across the weekend and will be speaking to local residents to keep them informed".

– Chief Inspector Patrick Holdaway

Police are currently speaking to witnesses and would like to talk to anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area shortly before 3pm yesterday.

Please call 101 quoting Operation Narrow.

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Man detained over serious assault on two children

Police have arrested a man following a serious assault on two children in the street in Havant, Hampshire.

Area sealed off following assault on two children Credit: ITV Meridian

Officers deployed immediately to the junction of Southleigh and Eastleigh Road, after being called at 2.56pm by a member of the public.

The children, whose ages are yet to be confirmed, have been taken to hospital.

Police say they are in the very early stages of the investigation and are piecing together exactly what has happened.

A police cordon is in place around the scene of the incident and the end of Horndean Road is closed to allow police vehicles access to the scene.


Disgusted shopper finds magpie eating beef mince in Tesco

The magpie was on the hunt for some of Tesco's Finest Credit: Raquel Burchell

A 19-year-old woman who was shopping in Tesco with her mum said she was "disgusted" after finding a magpie pecking at a pack of minced beef on the shelf.

Raquel Burchell, said the bird then flew off and started eating bread and fruit while onlooking customers left the shop in Havant appalled.

Miss Burchell, who lives in Emsworth, said staff simply did not know what to do about the bird.

Tesco have replied saying they maintain the highest of hygiene standards at all times.

She said: "I was shopping with my family when my little sister spotted it. We were so shocked as were all the other customers.

"There was a woman next to the bird who hadn't spotted it and she just left her trolley there and walked out the shop. It was that shocking.

"Staff took away the packet it was eating and it then flew off and started eating bread and fruit. It was chaos."

"One of the staff said she was going to go home and get a net.

"Birds carry lots of germs and bacteria. you just wouldn't believe it could happen at a big company like Tesco. We ended up going to Lidl."

Thankfully it wasn't in the poultry aisle... Credit: Raquel Burchell

Tesco then responded on Twitter

Appeal after woman is car-jacked

Detectives have launched an investigation after a woman reported being car-jacked on Purbrook Way in Havant last night.

The woman, in her 20s, was driving a silver Land Rover Freelander. At around 8.20pm, she left the Parchment Makers public house in Havant following an evening out with friends.

On the way home to Waterlooville, she pulled up on the side of the road at Purbrook Way, just past Botley Drive, in order to get a stone out of her shoe.

As she did, a man jumped in the passenger seat of her car.

He threatened her with what appeared to be a knife and demanded she drove him north on the A3.

Just before the vehicle reached Hindhead the man told the woman to turn around and drive south. He told her to stop at junction 3 of the A3 where he got out of the vehicle and ran off across fields back towards Leigh Park.

The woman was uninjured but left very shaken by the incident. Nothing was stolen.

The man is described as:

  • Approximately 5ft 8ins tall
  • Medium build
  • Mid to late 20s
  • Mixed race
  • Speaking with an East London accent
  • Wearing a balaclava, dark knitted jumper with a zip to the neck, jeans and carrying a small blue rucksack
  • Also described as smelling of whisky and cannabis

“This was obviously a very alarming incident for the victim and we have launched an investigation to identify and find this man as quickly as possible. This is a very rare type of crime, but one which may naturally cause some concern among the community. I would encourage people not to be alarmed but just remain alert and take the simple precaution of keeping your doors locked when you drive. Additional high visibility reassurance patrols in Leigh Park are in place to enable residents to speak to officers if needed, alternatively please contact the Leigh Park Neighbourhood Policing team on 101 or on Twitter @LeighPark SNT with any concerns. I would ask anyone who recognises the description or knows who this man is to contact us straight away on 101 and quote Operation Tile. Officers are out searching along the area of the crime scene on the A3 today and reviewing CCTV, but if anyone has private CCTV in their businesses or premises along that area, please let us know as this could be a source of vital evidence."

– Detective Sergeant Mark Huxford
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