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Three arrests as police investigate sexual offences against teenage girls

Three men from Havant have been arrested on suspicion of committing sexual offences against teenage girls.

Hampshire Police says it received a report of sexual offences occurring in Leigh Park between Monday 22nd May and the early hours of Tuesday 23rd May.

Officers are conducting investigations at an address in Park Parade to establish the exact circumstances of the incident. They are keen to speak to anyone who was in the Park Parade area on Monday evening.

The three men - aged 20, 36, and 43 - remain in custody.

Anyone with information should contact DI Adam Price at Fratton Police Station on 101 quoting Operation Tent (44170193422).

Driver arrested after crashed van left hanging over underpass

Credit: @HantsPolRoads

A man has been arrested after this dramatic accident in Havant early this morning.

Hampshire Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted the pictures at 6.24 am, showing a white van suspended over a walkway in Petersfield Road at its junction with Stockheath Road.

Thankfully there were no reports of any injuries but the driver has been arrested.

Credit: @HantsPolRoads

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Police crackdown on motorcycle anti-social behaviour

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Police in Havant have begun a month-long crackdown on motorcycle related anti-social behaviour.

There have been 43 reports since August 2016 of mopeds, motorbikes, mini motos and GoPeds causing a nuisance in the Dunsbury Hill Farm area, south of the A3.

A further 15 incidents of theft of a motorbike and three suspicious vehicles have been reported, to the Barncroft and Bedhampton Neighbourhood Policing Team, in the last six months.

Officers will increase patrols in the area as a result.

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Appeal after man tries to sexually assault woman

An investigation's underway following a report of an attempted sexual assault in Havant. Police have now released an E-Fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries.

A 33 year-old woman who was travelling back from London on a train on Thursday 21st January, arrived at Havant Station at 23:15pm.

She then walked to where she had parked her car on Crosslands Drive. As the victim crossed River Way using a footpath from Lavant Drive she became aware of someone walking behind her.

She reported that a man she did not know grabbed her and pulled her to the ground. He tried to sexually assault her, but she fought him off and he ran off towards Lavant Drive. The victim was not injured during the incident.

She described the man who is shown in the attached E-Fit image as:

  • White.
  • Around 5ft 10ins tall.
  • Skinny build.
  • He was wearing white 'Converse' style trainers.
  • The man had his face covered and was wearing a light coloured hooded top.
Police want to speak to this man in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Havant Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

"We have been patrolling the area over the last week and speaking to local residents as part of our investigation. Enquiries are ongoing as we are continuing to review CCTV footage from the area.

"I'm still keen to hear from anyone who was on the same train as the victim and who got off at Havant. They may have seen the man believed to have been involved in the area. Maybe this new E-Fit image will jog your memory. Were you on a late train arriving at Havant this time last week?

"We have not received any similar reports in Havant in recent weeks. Havant is a very safe place in which to live and work, but I'd like to remind people to observe general common sense advice such as walking through well lit areas, where possible, at night".

– DC Julie Way

Appeal after attempted sexual assault

Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault in Havant last night.

A 33 year-old woman who was travelling back from London on a train arrived at Havant Station at 11:15pm.

She then walked to where she had parked her car on Crosslands Drive. As the victim crossed River Way using a footpath from Lavant Drive she became aware of someone walking behind her. She reported that a man she did not know grabbed her and pulled her into nearby bushes.

He tried to sexually assault her, but she fought him off and he ran off towards Lavant Drive. The victim was not injured during the incident.

She described the man as:

  • White.
  • Around 5ft 10ins tall.
  • Skinny build.
  • He was wearing white 'Converse' style trainers.
  • The man had his face covered.

"We are carrying out forensic enquiries in the Crosslands Drive area this morning as part of our investigation. I'm especially keen to hear from anyone who was on the same train as the victim and who got off at Havant. They may have seen the man believed to have been involved in the area.

"We have not received any similar reports in Havant and I'm not linking this report to any other investigations at the current time. Havant is a very safe place in which to live and work, but I'd like to remind people to observe general common sense advice such as walking through well lit areas, where possible, at night.

"We will be patrolling this area of Havant over the next few days in order to speak to local residents and answer any questions they may have".

– Detective Inspector Linda Howard

Concern for missing man

Edward Ingle is believed to have been in Petersfield yesterday morning Credit: Sussex Police

Officers are growing concerned for missing 68 year-old Havant man Edward Ingle.

Edward, who is also known by his middle name of Andy, is believed to have taken money out of a cash machine at Tesco's in Leigh Park on Sunday evening.

It's then thought he may have been in Petersfield the following morning at around 9am.

Edward's family have not heard from him and we are concerned he may not have access to medication that he needs.

Edward is described as:

  • White.
  • He is of a slim build.
  • He has grey messy short receding hair.
  • He was last seen in the New Lane area of Havant on Sunday, December 20, wearing a green jacket, blue jumper, and grey trousers.

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.

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