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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.

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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.

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