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Sentenced at Southampton Court

We wanted to update you following the conclusion of a court case yesterday at Southampton Crown Court. A local New Milton man has been jailed for a total of 13 and a half years after being found guilty, and subsequently convicted, of committing a string of serious child sex offences between January 2005 and June 2012. Steven Oxborrow, aged 33 of Wilverley Road in Wootton was previously found guilty at Southampton Crown Court on Tuesday 5 April of five counts of sexual activity with a child under 13, three counts of sexual of a child under 13, two counts of making indecent photographs of a child, one count of possession of indecent image of a child and one count of rape of a child under 13.

The court heard how the 33-year-old, who was a local children’s martial arts instructor and children’s entertainer, had sexually abused three children on multiple occasions over a seven year period between January 2005 and June 2012 in the Wootton and New Milton areas. It comes after one of the victims came forward when they were 12 years old, after a concerned parent found messages of an inappropriate nature between the pair on a family computer.

During the investigation, officers uncovered a further victim who came forward after being sexually abused at the hands of Oxborrow – and upon seizing his computer, specialist officers located indecent images of children on the devices. Steven Oxborrow was yesterday (26 May) sentenced at Southampton Crown Court to a total of 13 and a half years in prison. In addition, he was also ordered to serve an additional year on licence. He was made subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, with all three victims being granted Restraining Orders against Oxborrow for life, ensuring that he cannot contact them. Steven Oxborrow was further required to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.

Detective Constable Donna Kay from Hampshire Constabulary’s Amberstone Unit, said: “Firstly I would like to commend the bravery and courage of the three victims in reporting the abuse in the first instance, with each one showing maturity beyond their years and playing a vital role in securing justice. “They were just children when Steven Oxborrow decided to take away their innocence – with the victims fearful at the time of abuse of getting themselves, and a man that they liked and trusted, into trouble.
“Oxborrow demonstrated that he was a very dangerous human-being in grooming his victims – and their parents – into a false sense of security as a supposed ‘respected’ person within the community who would not cause anyone any harm. “As we now know, this can’t be further from the truth. We hope that today’s sentencing can provide the victims with a sense of closure and comfort that he can no longer harm them.

“We want to show you that no matter the circumstances, Hampshire Constabulary are committed to supporting survivors of rape and sexual assault and we will do everything we can to identify offenders and put them in front of a court.

“If you’ve been a victim, please report rape or sexual assault as soon as possible. Even if you’re not 100 per cent sure, we’d sooner hear from you so that we can make sure you’re safe.”
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Bike Marking and Registration Day

Please may I draw your attention to an up and coming event planned for Wednesday 3rd August 2022 starting at 9am till 12.  It will take place on Station Road alongside the market and will be a fantastic opportunity to have your bicycle marked and registered onto the Bike Register National Database by the Police.

The New Forest District Community Safety Team have ordered a more sophisticated marking kit that requires slightly more effort on our part but looks more professional and cannot be tampered with (unless ‘ground down’). So please come along with your cycle and meet both the Safety Community Team and the local Police team and take advantage of this free well worth opportunity to mark your property and help us the Police to re unite you with yours if it were to be stolen.

Also on the day the Safety Community Team will have other goodies such as bike locks, alarmed padlocks for sheds etc, and we are also anticipating the presence a local cycle technician so why not have it given the once over whilst your there.

See you there PCSO Sol New Milton Neighbourhood Police

 

Volunteer Leaders urgently required    7.5.22

Volunteer Police Cadet Units across Hampshire are urgently in need of new leaders. The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme provides a safe environment where young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support the community.
 
Volunteering your time as a Cadet Leader is a very personally rewarding thing to do. It will enable you to develop your skills to inspire young people to become good citizens.
Whilst many of our leaders come from the policing family, we welcome adults from all walks of life and particularly encourage those without a policing background. You will undergo vetting to the highest national standards, including an enhanced DBS check enabling you to work alongside young people. There are opportunities to become a leader no matter how many hours a week / month you are able to volunteer. The units operate around 2 hours per week in term times and you will be asked to assist in the running of sessions and supervision of cadets at policing events. You do not need any qualifications to become a leader as you will receive training to support you to develop your own knowledge and skillset.

You do not have to have previous experience, only an interest in helping young people achieve their best and reach their full potential. However previous experience of working within a youth organisation would be advantageous.

So, if you’re looking for something fun to do that is full of opportunities and is extremely rewarding, you can get involved now as a Volunteer Cadet Leader. We currently have vacancies in the following locations: Southampton, Hedge End, Andover, New Forest, Basingstoke, Winchester, Portsmouth, Havant, Gosport and the Isle of Wight.
To apply, please visit https://orlo.uk/T5M8H

If you would like more information on the role, and have any questions, please visit https://orlo.uk/EQFYz or contact Volunteer.police.cadets@hampshire.police.uk

Cadets
If you are aged between 13 -17 and would like to join a local scheme, please visit our website for more information - https://orlo.uk/ynWIi

 

Help Required - Fatal Accident - Old Milton Road.   1.5.22

The family of a woman who sadly died in a collision in New Milton have paid tribute to her, as we appeal for two potential witnesses to come forward.

Officers attended a collision involving a car and pedestrian in Old Milton Road on Thursday 24 March, which happened at around 7.30pm.  Sadly, the pedestrian, Jill Bearsley Stevens, 75, of Compton Road, New Milton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Paying tribute to Jill, her family said: "Jill was a wonderful, caring person, much loved by all her family and friends. "Her Christian life was evident to all who knew her, and she was of great importance to so many people."

Enquiries into the exact circumstances of the collision are ongoing, and officers remain keen to speak with any witnesses who can assist our investigation. In particular, we wish to speak with two women who were stood beside a car, believed to be a BMW, on Old Milton Road, close to the junction with Hobart Road.  PC Jon Dove, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "We are keen to speak with these two ladies as they may be able to assist our ongoing investigation. "I would urge them, regardless of how much detail they believe they can provide, to get in touch with us, as anything they may have seen could assist us further.


Anyone with information should call 101, quoting the reference 44220117365. You can also contact us online, by going to https://orlo.uk/YfMRI"

 

Anti-Social Behaviour & Violence

New Milton Neighbourhood Policing Team are aware that there has been an increase in violence with / and without injury incidents in the local area in recent months, as well as further reported issues concerning ASB and criminal damage.  While we appreciate that this might seem concerning to the local community, please be rest assured that we are working very closely with partner agencies including New Milton Town Council, New Forest District Council, local schools and social services in order to address and resolve these issues.

Officers have been conducting a wide-range of enquiries, including: house-to-house visits following incidents in crime hotspot areas, holding regular beat surgeries within the community to allow residents to present any concerns or issues to the local neighbourhood policing teams while also gathering further evidence and intelligence around these incidents.
Insp Darren Ord, said: “We fully understand why this level of criminality is concerning to the local public. Our teams are fully committed to identifying and bringing those who are responsible for inflicting this type of misery on the community to justice. We want to ensure that residents remain feeling safe in the community. “We are continuously reviewing intelligence and crime reports that we receive from the community around drug-related harm and violence and other crime types, but without those reports, we cannot be in a position to best allocate our resources in order to protect the community and deter the small minority who are intent on committing crime and causing a nuisance in New Milton.

“The public are our ears on the ground, so we would strongly urge residents to continue to report any suspicious incidents directly to us so that we can review them, either in isolation or a series of linked events, so that we can conduct thorough investigations. This ensures that we bring those responsible and put them in front of the courts for the crimes that they have committed, supported by the recommended outcomes of the courts.

“If members of the public witness anything suspicious or have been a victim of crime, they can contact the police by calling 101 or by submitting a report online via the Hampshire Constabulary website. This will then be reviewed by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team. "If it is an emergency, or a crime is in progress, dial 999 immediately.”

 

Are you an admin for a local Social Media Group

Are you an admin for a local Facebook group? Do you know someone who is?   Your neighbourhoods team are looking for local interest groups to work with to help solve and prevent crimes. We need your help to get our database of local pages set up.

Please send us a message if you can help  As long as it’s based locally we’d love to hear about it! Email us here; new.forest.east.police@hampshire.police.uk  if you’d like to get involved.  We're using this email for both East and West New Forest but you'll be put in touch with your local team!

 

Update from a Court Decision -  6/4/2022

We wanted to give you an update from court, following the conclusion of a trial yesterday (5 April) at Southampton Crown Court.  A man from Wootton has been found guilty of committing a string of serious child sex offences.

Steve Oxborrow was previously charged with a number of offences dating back January 2005 against three children. The 33-year-old had sexually abused the three children on multiple occasions over a seven year period between January 2005 and June 2012, with the offences taking place in the Wootton and New Milton areas.

Oxborrow, of Wilverley Road in Wootton was subsequently found guilty by a jury, following the conclusion of a three-week trial yesterday, of the following:
• Five counts of sexual activity with a child under 13
• Three counts of sexual assault of a child under 13
• Two counts of making indecent photographs of a child
• One count of possession of indecent image of a child
• One count of rape of a child under 13

He was remanded in custody to appear at the same court for sentencing on Thursday 26 May.

 

Have you Lost a Watch

Good afternoon
Ref No 44220123764
Today police took receipt of a ladies watch which was found by a member of the public whilst returning to their car parked in the Spencer Road car park at the rear of the Town Hall in New Milton.
Now due to it being a personal item I cannot describe or show a picture of this as I am sure you understand why.  The watch was found between 11: 15 and 11 30. Please if it is yours or you know of someone friend or family that has lost this today it will be placed into the found property store at Lymington.

If you are unable to attend that location then please call 101 quoting the above reference number and a message will be sent to an officer to return it to you.

 

County Lines Operation -  21.3.22

The New Milton Neighbourhood Police Team co- ordinated a week of action during Saturday 05th March – Friday 11th March.
 
This was to tackle County Lines drug dealing and the associated exploitation of vulnerable people in society, including children.
County Lines is a term used to describe organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs out of bigger cities into smaller towns in the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of deal line.

Operations throughout the week was the result of a co- ordinated effort by the local Neighbourhood Policing Team, and British Transport Police under ‘ Operation Fortress’ to dismantle County Lines networks together and protect people who need our help.

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Beat Surgery @ New Milton Town Hall

Just a quick reminder of the pending Beat Surgery being held at the Town Hall New Milton on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 between 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 Noon.

 

A man has been jailed for sexually assaulting a boy in New Milton

 Martyn Quinn, 65, from Beechwood, Fordingbridge, appeared at Southampton Crown Court today (10 March) for sentencing, having previously pleaded guilty to one count of assault of a boy under 13 years old by touching. The court heard how Quinn sexually assaulted the boy at premises in Gore Road, New Milton, on 2 January this year.
 Quinn was sentenced to two years and three months in prison. He was also made subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order, and will also be placed on the Sex Offenders Register indefinitely. DC David Jackson led the investigation. He said: “Quinn’s actions have had a lasting impact on the boy and I would like to praise him for his bravery throughout the investigation which has led to this dangerous predator being put behind bars.

“I hope it reassures the public that we will do all in our power to bring sex offenders to justice and encourage other survivors of sexual abuse to speak with us. “No matter how long ago it happened, or how old you are, we will take you seriously and support you throughout the process.” For more information about reporting sexual abuse to us, visit our website: https://orlo.uk/jT5at

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Can you Help?   3.3.22

Can you help? We are issuing a New Forest-wide appeal for any witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward after a number of dogs were stolen from a farm in Bramshaw. It comes after employees at Parsonage Farm, who had returned from lambing earlier this morning (1 March), reported that twelve Border Collies puppies and a breeding dog had been stolen.

It is alleged that seven people were seen walking around the yard at around 1.40am, having broken into numerous farm buildings in an attempt to locate farm machinery.
Subsequently, the dog and puppies were stolen before they fled the scene.  We appreciate that these events will have a significant impact on the local rural community and we are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or perhaps caught any people or vehicles in the vicinity on CCTV to come forward.

It is likely that these puppies will be sold via online websites and platforms, so we are asking residents to be aware in case they see a litter of Border Collie puppies being advertised locally at a cut-down price.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact 101, quoting crime reference number 44220083039. Alternatively, you can submit information via the following form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/.../tell-us-about.../.

 

Appeal to the Young People of New Milton & Lymington  15.2.22

We’re looking for a couple more youth volunteers in the Lymington and New Milton community to join our Community Court initiative. Are you aged between 14 and 25, or know anyone that is, and interested in playing a key role in restorative justice in the local community?

If so, we’d love to hear from you. As part of a peer-led community court, you will help local police to decide outcomes for suitable young, first-time offenders.  You'll also play a key role in helping those who have been harmed and those causing the harm to come together and decide what can be done to improve a situation or make amends through an appropriate outcome.

If you, or anyone you know within this age group, would like more information about the process or how to get involved then please email community.court@hampshire.police.uk

New Milton Neighbourhood Team Warning

Hello from your Neighbourhoods Policing Team in New Milton. As we are getting into the New Year we are seeing continued burglaries to sheds, garages and outbuildings. Thieves are targeting your prized bicycles. Could we ask that you check your security, locks and chains. Make sure your valuable equipment is stored out of sight and locked even when its inside.
If you see anything suspicious, are offered a cycle that seems to good to be true then please contact Police. Lets make it difficult for those intent on stealing.

 

Man charged on two counts of assaulting boys.  7.1.22

Officers investigating an incident committed against an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old boy in New Milton have charged a man.

The charges come after two boys were reportedly inappropriately touched at around 4.30pm on Sunday 2 January on Gore Road.

Martyn Jeffery Quinn, aged 65 of Fordingbridge has been charged with two counts of assaulting a boy under 13 by touching. He appeared at court yesterday (6 January) and was remanded in custody. He will appear at Southampton Crown Court on Monday 7 February.

 

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Arrests after a Car Chase through New Milton & Barton.    20.12.21

Hello everyone,  
We wanted to share a quick update after two men have been arrested in connection with drug supply offences in the New Milton / Barton-on-Sea area over the weekend.

At around 10.45pm on Saturday 18 December officers made a number of attempts to stop a vehicle on Old Milton Road and then Christchurch Road in Barton-on-Sea, after noticing it had a broken wing mirror. The vehicle finally came to a stop on Sea Road in Barton-on-Sea. The vehicle was searched by officers who found a quantity of Class A drugs, a quantity of cash and a mobile device – which were seized along with a number of cat keys for vehicles unknown.

A search of a property in the Christchurch area also located a further quantity of Class A drugs, a quantity of cash as well as an offensive weapon – all of which were seized as a result.

A 26-year-old man from Christchurch was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, acquiring / using or possessing stolen goods and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

A 24-year-old man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a Class A drug. They were both released under investigation, pending further police enquiries.

 

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The Last Few Days   19.12.21

Good evening to our New Milton communities.

This is the last few days before Christmas and unfortunately we have individuals who would rather take your hard earned things rather than buy their own. Again we are seeing instances of burglaries and shed breaks across our town and it seems they have taken a particular liking to your expensive bicycles.

Could we please encourage you to use locks even when they are hidden away in sheds and garages, avoid leaving them on your car and set the privacy settings on your Strava account to 11.

 

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Don't Drink and Drive   13.12.21

We will always target drink and drugged drivers to ensure those who use the roads are as safe as possible.

This image came up on Isle of Wight Facebook feed so I thought I would share with you.

My colleagues and I have had to deliver too many “death” messages to families over the years and quite frankly if I never had to deliver another one, it would still be too soon!!The message is plain and simple - no ambiguity, no nasty sneaky policeman trying to increase his/her donut fund! (Apparently this ancient joke was once funny?)

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!

Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.  Sgt Kat

 

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Volunteer Police Cadets sought   10.12.21

The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme provides a safe environment where young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support the community.

Volunteering your time as a Cadet Leader is a very personally rewarding thing to do. It will enable you to develop your skills to inspire young people to become good citizens. Whilst many of our leaders come from the policing family, we welcome adults from all walks of life and particularly encourage those without a policing background.

You will undergo vetting to the highest national standards, enabling you to work alongside young people.

There are opportunities to become a leader no matter how many hours a week / month you are able to volunteer. The units operate around 2 hours per week in term times and you will be asked to assist in the running of sessions and supervision of cadets at policing events. You do not need any qualifications to become a leader as you will receive training to support you to develop your own knowledge and skillset. You do not have to have previous experience, only an interest in helping young people achieve their best and reach their full potential.


So, if you’re looking for something fun to do that is full of opportunities and is extremely rewarding, you can get involved now as a Volunteer Cadet Leader.  We currently have vacancies in the following locations. Southampton, New Forest, Basingstoke, Andover, Isle of Wight, Hedge End and Havant

To apply, please visit this link Volunteer Cadet Leader - https://careers.newjob.org.uk/.../Portsmouth.../676273401/.  If you would like more information on the role, and have any questions, please visit https://vpc.police.uk/be-a-leader/faqs-for-leaders/ or contact Volunteer.police.cadets@hampshire.police.uk

 

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It's Christmas Time - time to be more vigilant :   9.12.21

Afternoon everyone

We have highlighted recently as we do every year at this time about the rise in both burglaries and attempted break in’s to garages and outhouses. This is fuelled by those undesirables that think its ok to help themselves to other people’s property that you yourselves have worked hard to amass and in some cases a life time to achieve.

To date there has been as anticipated an increase in burglaries and in particular the Barton on Sea area.

This we must stress is not a worrying increase and at this time remains very low, however we are not out of the woods yet and the closer to Christmas we get we must remain vigilant with heightened awareness of who is in your neighbourhood.

Please we ask you to call the Police if you see anything/anyone that you believe at the time is suspicious, noting where possible descriptive clothing, vehicle/cycles used and last direction of travel.

We are happy to receive your calls and you are not wasting our time. Remember with a description this will give us a lawful reason to Stop and Account person/s or vehicles involved.

New Milton Neighbourhood Team 

 

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Thefts from Motor Vehicles :  9.12.21

 

As some of you will already be aware we have had a spate of Thefts from Motor Vehicle, predominantly in the Ashley area of New Milton.

The targeted vehicles are those that are being left insecure and certain individuals taking it upon themselves to enter these vehicles and taking what does not belong to them. If you have any information that could assist us in trying to apprehend these individuals, be it CCTV, or whether you have witnessed anything no matter now insignificant you may feel it is, it all helps to build a picture.

Please can we ask that people check that their vehicles are secure when leaving them as to try and prevent any further incident. Please contact Police via 101/999 or by using our online reporting service which can be found on the Constabularies website.

New Milton Neighbourhood Team   -  Here is a Reminder

 

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Appeal from Dorset Police : 7.12.21

This Appeal is passed on as this missing man may have travelled to the New Forest.

Have you seen Daniel Dewey, 30, who is missing from Bournemouth?

Daniel was last seen at around 7.30am on Monday 6 December 2021 in the Moordown area. He has since left and is believed to be travelling in a blue Volkswagen Golf with the registration number WU62 UKS.Daniel is described as white, five feet 11 inches tall and of medium build with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing black combat trousers, a dark blue or black T-shirt and a fluorescent jacket.

Chief Inspector Matt Baxter, of Dorset Police, said: “Daniel has not been in contact with anyone since he was last seen and we are becoming concerned for his welfare.“We understand that he may have been upset recently and we are keen to locate him to ensure he is safe and well. “I would ask anyone who has seen Daniel, his vehicle, or a man matching the description given, to please contact Dorset Police.

“Finally, if you see this appeal Daniel, please get in touch with us or your family as we all just want to make sure you are OK.”
Anyone with information or knowledge as to Daniel’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/do-it-online, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 6:479.

 

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Winter Night are here - Don't make it easy for Burglars to spot.    6.12.71

Every year across the force and no doubt other forces see an increase in dwelling burglaries at this time of year. The dark evenings setting in around 4pm will see many returning home to a dark house. Also we are buying high value electrical items for presents which potential burglars will be aware of. So in light of this I have posted a few tips on keeping your home safe.
 
Don’t give burglars the heads up – user timer switches to switch on lights and radios when you’re away from home to make it look and sound occupied
Burglars don’t like to be in the limelight! Check that any external lighting is in order. Consider low level lighting on a dusk to dawn sensor as this activate when you’re not at home.
 
Keep the back gate locked with a padlock to deter burglars from sneaking around the back of the house.  Property marking your belongings with your house number & postcode makes items more difficult for burglars to sell on. Keep a list of any serial numbers & take photos of any jewellery.

Register your items for free with @ImmobiliseCrime (https://orlo.uk/nnbCK) – this will help us in returning property should it be stolen.

 

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Update re Incident 6.12.21

We wanted to provide you with a quick update following an incident in New Milton over the weekend. Officers arrested a man following reports of a GBH-level assault at a pub in New Milton on Saturday evening (4 Dec).
 
It comes after police were called following a mass altercation between a group of people at a pub on Station Road at around 11.10pm on Saturday night.Officers were deployed to the scene and viewed CCTV of the incident and identified a man they believed to be involved in the incident. They located a vehicle shortly afterwards, which was stopped, with officers confirming that a passenger in the car matched the description of a man seen on the CCTV footage.
The victim, a 36-year-old man from New Milton, sustained GBH-level injuries including a suspected broken nose and broken jaw.A 26-year-old man from New Milton was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 – causing grievous bodily harm with intent.  He was later released on conditional bail, while police continue their enquiries.

 

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Update from Kat   6.12.21

SGT Kat update : It looks like a bit of a week for sending offenders to jail. I can confirm that Devan Oates of New Milton was jailed for 4 years and 3 months at Southampton Crown court yesterday. This was offences relating to offences of being involved in the supply of class A,B & C drugs.

I am sure that you will agree this is a substantial sentence and I am quite clear drug dealing and drug related harm will not be tolerated across the district. If you are involved in drugs and particularly drug dealing then it is only a matter of time before the team catch up with you. We enjoy nothing more than giving drug dealers a 5am wake up call and searching houses.

If you are aware of any drug dealing activity or know of someone that is being used and exploited to sell drugs please call us. You can either call 101, report online or report to crime stoppers.

 

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Hampshire Community Court   26.12.2021

Interested in helping to shape the outcomes for young, first-time offenders in the local community? If that answer is yes, and you’re aged between 14 and 25; we’d love to hear from you.
We are still looking for more volunteers to sign up!
We are in the process of setting up a community court in the Lymington and New Milton area in the coming months. The community court will seek to hold peer-led hearings involving young people who have committed low level offences, as well as their victims, to establish what harm has been caused by the incident and how it can be repaired through a restorative approach / or process.

If you’re in the local area and aged between 14 and 25 and would like more information, or an application form, please email community.court@hampshire.police.uk.
Likewise, if you know anyone who may want to get involved, please share this information with them.

 

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Update from Sgt Kat   21.11.2021

So I have just emptied the surrender bin and here is the selection of knives (and two BB guns) that have been handed in over the last week. I am so pleased to have these off of the street. As mentioned I will keep the surrender bin at the front counter for another week and monitor the amount of knives handed in. If there is a demand for the surrender bin I will keep in available.

Thank you if you have made use of the bin one less knife on the street is one less victim.

 

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Update about Sgt Kat   21.11.2021

What a Friday night ! So the team arrested a male for threats to kill and whilst we awaited his taxi to custody he started to use vile Racist language. He was promptly further arrested by me but the decided that he would make use of some Homophobic language again he was further arrested. On placing the lovely “gentleman” into his blue light taxi he decided to kick me in the stomach a number of times! Pride hurt thankfully my stab vest took the force.

Sgt Kat and the team will go again tonight putting ourselves on the frontline not knowing what will happen next we do it to keep you all safe it’s not just a job it’s a way of life !

 

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National Safeguarding Adults Week 2021

A really important message from our partners at Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board around fraud and cybercrime; especially in the lead up to the festive season! Please do take a look at their crime prevention advice via Action Fraud. As always, if you think you or a loved one / friend has been a victim of fraud, please call us on 101 or report it to us online.

One theme is Fraud, Scams and Cybercrime. You might be contacted with misleading or fraudulent offers designed to con you out of your money. These are received by post, email, social media messages, telephone, text or face-to-face. Advice is available about how to spot scams and frauds, to prevent yourself or someone you know becoming the victim of a scam or fraud here: https://actionfraud.police.uk

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We are Back with Face to Face Beat Surgeries    10.11.21

Good afternoon.  Well not perhaps today - but next Tuesday !!

Please be advised that our first face to face beat surgery in some time will be taking place at the New Milton Town Hall on Tuesday 16th November 2021. This will commence at 10:00am and if productive will be available to attend up until midday.

PCSO Rosie Dimmer representing the Police will be interested to hear what you have to say and Your New Milton Residents Association chairman Alan Watson will also be present.

Please note that this week commencing the 15th November 2021 is our Operation Sceptre initiative highlighting knife crime. If you have any knives/sharps please feel free to pop them in to us and ensuring before you do so that they are wrapped and or placed into a cardboard box before doing so. This will ensure that they are at least out of circulation.

Feel free to raise any issues of concern to you or your family and if you need to talk confidentially that can be arrnaged. Thankyou
PCSO Al.
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Rural Crimes in the area    4.11.21

We are aware of a number of burglaries at rural properties and outbuildings on farmland across the New Forest district in recent days – and are urging members of the public to remain vigilant and ensure that all valuable possessions are adequately and safely secured. In the early hours of yesterday morning (3 Nov) an outbuilding on a farm just off of Holmsley Road in New Milton was broken into after entry was gained through forcing the steel roller doors. A number of items including chainsaws, an inverter generator and a lawn mower were stolen.

There was also a similar incident reported at a nearby farm during the same time period. We are fully aware of the impact that crimes such as these can have on residents, and the wider local community; especially if items are stolen which impact on their livelihoods.

Our local neighbourhood policing teams continue to review every crime which is reported to us and follow-up on all reasonable lines of enquiry including reviewing available CCTV, camera’s on residential properties and conducting house-to-house enquiries; with a view to identifying those responsible for these crimes and bringing them to justice.

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our crime prevention advice around burglaries:

  • Lock your shed or garage every evening, ensuring that you have a reliable and robust lock in place to deter any would-be burglars
  • Mark your prized possessions by using a property or police approved forensic marking solution only visible under Ultraviolet light
  • Ensure side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.
  • Record the details of your property such as serial numbers for electronic goods on the Immobilise website (https://www.immobilise.com/

We would please urge any member of the local community who sees anything suspicious or if you’ve been a victim of crime yourself to report this to the police either via our online reporting portal on the Hampshire Constabulary website or by calling 101.

As always, if a crime is in progress or it is an emergency, please dial 999 immediately.

 

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Online Beat Surgery    2.11.21

Good Afternoon Everyone,

We hope you all had a good Halloween weekend!

I just wanted to make you aware of an online beat surgery that we will be holding on Monday 8th November at 18:00.We will run it for an hour and will be happy to answer as many questions and queries as we can in that time. All you have to do is comment on the post that I will add on that time and date.

Stay Safe

PCSO Gemma

 

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Mindless Vandalism at the Recreation Ground Toilets.   1.11.21

Good Evening Everyone,  There has been an incident in the public toilets on the Recreation ground this evening (28th).  As you can see from the photo, this is a very serious incident and whoever carried out this act was adamant in causing damage.

It could have been worse in that further damage and/or destruction of the toilet block could have occurred and nearby residents may have had to of been evacuated, luckily fire and rescue quickly responded.  In order to gain quick access to the cubicle, fire and rescue had to break the window.

We will be investigating this so If anyone knows anything, could they please call 101 to assist us in our enquiries. Alternatively, you can email me on George.bailey-burnley@hampshire.pnn.police.uk and speak to me in confidence.

PCSO George

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October 2021

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Hate Crime Awareness Week   12.10.21

Good Morning Everyone,
It’s a bit fresh outside this morning so remember to wrap up warm if you are heading out. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this week is Hate Crime awareness week and the teams in Lymington and New Milton will be conducting engagements, activities and visits to raise awareness and encourage reporting.

A hate crime is ‘any criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, to be motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a person’s actual or perceived race, religion/faith, sexual orientation, disability, or transgender identity’. These incidents may involve physical attacks, verbal abuse, obscene calls or texts, offensive mail, domestic abuse, harassment, damage to property, arson, bullying or graffiti. Even dumping of rubbish or offensive or dangerous substances posted through letterboxes.

Therefore, it is important to get victims to report it and for them to know that Hampshire Constabulary will take it seriously.If you have witnessed or been the victim of a hate crime, report it! Online or 101, or if in immediate danger, call 999.


However with that in mind we would also like to remind you to consider your words and actions whatever environment you are in. It is not acceptable to commit a hate crime whether it be verbal or physical.

Stay Safe.PCSO Gemma

 

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Everyone enjoyed some pro-active patrols   11.10.21

 

So today the team were out with a few furry friends conducting some drug and general patrols. PD Butch & PD Mitchell with their handler PC Campbell were out and about around New Milton train station and the town centre looking for those pesky kids carrying drugs.

Everyone likes a animal picture and everyone enjoyed doing some proactive patrols.    Sgt.Kat

 

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Streetsafe - A New Initiative : 3.10.21

Have you heard of StreetSafe?

It’s a new online reporting tool launched by the Home Office as part of the Government’s strategy to tackle violence against women and girls.

It allows everyone the opportunity to report where they feel unsafe.

You can make reports anonymously.

The tool is not for reporting crime, but instead has been designed to allow you to report on particular locations and factors that have lead you to feel unsafe or might help offenders either commit or conceal a crime – such as lack of street lighting, abandoned buildings, poorly designed spaces or vandalism.

You can also report behaviours of individuals or groups of people.

In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, we are absolutely committed to tackling violence against women and girls in all forms and we hope the data provided will enrich our understanding of our communities concerns.

To make a report, https://www.police.uk/streetsafe

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New Milton Police Office :  3.10.21

To save confusion !!! New Milton has a policing office which is situated at the rear of the Town Hall in Spencer Road. This is not a police station in the old fashioned sense of the word where there is a front office that members of the public can walk into, the nearest front counter with this facility is in Lymington town hall. However if you do require police please call 999 in an emergency or 101 and online for those non emergency reports. The New Milton policing team do work out of this office and our response and patrol teams also utilise this space. There is a yellow phone situated to the right of the town hall main entrance doors as you face them. If you pick up this phone you will be put through to a police call taker to answer your query. I hope this clarifies matters SGT Kat .


Advanced Warning
:  We, along with Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, wanted to let the community know that from Monday 4 October New Milton police station will be undergoing refurbishment; a process which should take approximately four weeks.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team will be operating out of Lymington station during this time; however, this will not impede or impact the service that we provide to you. We will continue to conduct our routine and high-visibility patrols in the local area as well as responding to all enquiries for police support.

A yellow phone will be outside New Milton station, which can still be used by members of the community to contact local police in an emergency.

We thank you for your patience and co-operation.

 

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September 2021

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Update from Sgt Kat : Facebook Entry : 27.9.21

I  can confirm that Lewis Joy of New Milton has been sentenced to total of 3.5 years for supplying Class A and B drugs. This was no easy task to get this home and the hard work of Pc Hurrell made this sentence possible. Joy was involved in the supply of Heroin, Cocaine and Cannabis and no doubt his offending has caused harm to a number of persons that have have become dependant on these substances.

Joy originally pleaded not guilty however due to Pc Hurrell's commitment and determination he was able to disprove defences raised by Joy and left him with no choice but to plead guilty.

My team and all officers working in New Milton and Lymington do not underestimate the blight on the community drugs creates and we continue to take enforcement action. My team also follow up with our drug users under Op Expose and this offers support and referrals to try and break the cycle of the users which are vulnerable members of society.

If you have information about drug activity please call 101, report online on our website or call crime stoppers. If you are dealing it is only a matter of time before you are going to get an early morning visit !! Drugs will not be tolerated by the team.

Sgt Kat

 

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Vehicle Offences - PCSO Al : 26.9.21

 

Good evening everyone
Well the team and in particular PC Mckenna have been out and about this evening concentrating on vehicle crime, and those being used in the commission of offences.The pictured vehicle was seized after reports of its presence within the Chatsworth Road area in New Milton, having previously been seen the afternoon before damaging two other vehicles when leaving another area of the same estate. This particular vehicle was driving on false plates, and is linked to the theft of catalytic Converter’s s in the Dorset area, and it is highly likely that it has been used for similar offences here also.

It is somewhat frustrating to you all I know, when a vehicle is reported to Police for acting both suspicious, and is suspected to have been used in crime.If the vehicle has nothing linked to it then it is difficult for the Police to seize the vehicle, particularly when it is not seen driving on a road, as sometimes these vehicles are taxed and insured, and are quite often used as pool cars, (many named drivers), so it would be difficult to ascertain who was driving at the time.  This particular scenario happened only a few days before with another vehicle on false plates that had moved several locations in as many days. It was insured and still had a current MOT, however no listed offences against it.

Ideally this is a found committing offence and is best dealt with when seen driving on a road with the potential of arresting the driver in the main at the time.The team and fellow officers are currently committed to this type of crime along with drug and knife crime as per our Operation Cave banner. As I type this I hear that another vehicle in the Ashley area has been stopped, and as per found committing, it ha been established that this has no insurance. This is another one for the recovery team.
Take care, be vigilant, and please continue to report this to us.   Together we can target crime.
PCSO Al

 

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Sgt Kat Update : 18.9.21

SGT Kat update: So this evening I had the pleasure of attending the New Milton Mayor's reception. This was a great opportunity for me to network with the Mayors of New Milton and Lymington , Councillors and community figure heads. COVID made this very difficult for many we were just an email or phone call and a face could not be put to a name. I was made to feel very welcome and some great discussions were held regarding local community concerns and how my team may be able to tackle these issues. It was a great pleasure to also to meet Sir Desmond Swayne. Goodnight and stay safe SGT Kat

 

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Watch Out! - Annimals on the Road Day & Night

We wanted to provide some guidance, as this time of the year often brings with it a rise in animal vehicle collisions; whether that be deer, horses or ponies.
Often, poor driving conditions such as heavy rain or driving late at night and / or early morning during winter months, sadly contribute to the many deaths of deer, horses and ponies in the New Forest each year. In addition, deer are at high-risk of being disturbed by members of the public when visiting the New Forest, often meaning that they flee from the area and scatter into the road – where they are likely to be struck by passing cars.
The following advice is what to do if you are involved in one, or become aware of a situation in which you might need to know what to do next.

 If you see an injured animal on the roadside?
- Pull over at a safe place
- Call Hampshire Constabulary via 101
- Giving as precise a location as you can (e.g. via use of What3Words)
- They will deal with the situation and have access to specialist officers
- Do not try to assist or move the deer as this can put you in danger

If you hit an animal while driving, your priorities, in this order, are:
- Keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can
- Park your car in the safest place with hazard lights on
- Call an ambulance if required for any injuries sustained to people involved in the collision
- Call Hampshire Constabulary using 999.

 If the animal is alive and still visible at roadside:
- It is best not to approach, as it may cause it to run across traffic causing another accident
- Do not move or handle live deer, this needs a trained specialist. Do not place it in your car
- Call Hampshire Constabulary via 101
- Giving as precise a location as you can (e.g. via use of What3Words)
- They will deal with the situation and have access to specialist officers

 

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August 2021

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Partnership Community Engagement - Wednesday 4th August     2.8.21

This coming Wednesday 04th August 2021 between 9am and 12pm - the Partnership Community Engagement morning will be taking place in New Milton high street along side the market.

This will see the NFDC Community Safety Team, Fire Service, and your local Police Neighbourhood Team along with representation for the speed awareness initiative at the council.

For those of you who cannot attend on this day there will be another at Lymington within the St Thomas Street car park which will take place on Tuesday 10th August 2021 again between 9am and 12pm.

 

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July 2021

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Update from Sgt Kat re ASB and Damage   30.7.21

This update is in relation to ongoing ASB and damage at the New Milton skate park. On Thursday myself and some of my team met with representatives from, the local authority, the community safety partnership, youth services, the local bowling club and the Memorial Hall. This was a meeting to address ongoing concerns about ASB and disorder taking place in and around the skate park. My team will now be working closely with partners to reduce these incidents so that the skate park is a safe space for all. You may remember that last week the defib cabinet was taken out of action at the hall and I can confirm a youth was identified as the offender. The youth has admitted this and has received a Community Resolution. They will now be working with partner agencies to address this behaviour. Be under no illusion I had a personal chat with this young person who now fully understands the importance of the defib and how his action could have lead to a life threatening incident. Secondly two other youths received a community resolution for their part in a public order and an assault at the Memorial Hall. Again they will now be repairing the harm caused by writing apology letters. The victim of this matter was satisfied with this outcome and these young people are now on our radar. ASB and related disorder will not be tolerated by myself and the team. Please report this type of behaviour on 101 or via our website.
SGT Kat

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Special Constable receives District Commanders Award. 18.7.21

Sgt Kat update ! I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine at last. So this week special constable Dan Pruce received a district commanders award for his dedication and comittment. Dan does not get paid and does the job of a regular officer and commits to 100 hours a month of his own time the minimum is 16 ! Just think he does this and works full time. Dan has been fundamental is supporting some of our drug operations and also assists with speed enforcement. He is well liked by the team and his manner when taking to the public is amazing. A big thank you Dan from me and the team. Sgt Kat

 

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Update from Sgt Kat re Hate Incident in New Milton 17.7.21

We wanted to share an update with you after officers who had been investigating reports of a hate incident in New Milton, have issued three community resolution orders to young children. The incident occurred on Saturday 5 June at some stage between 3-4pm at New Milton Recreational Ground.

It was alleged that a number of offensive and homophobic messages were drawn onto playground equipment relating to a child within that group.

After a thorough investigation, those who were responsible were identified and their parents were spoken to by officers, and issued a community resolution order. This included writing an apology letter to the victim, but also to New Milton Town Council.

Chief Inspector Helen Andrews, said: “While we absolutely condemn the inappropriate images and language used by the children during this incident, it is important that we take this opportunity to educate the children involved about why what they had committed was wrong, and the impacts this could have on the victim.
“We have spoken with the children and they have shown absolute remorse for their actions. However, we hope that this serves as a reminder that hate of any kind, whether it be verbal or written, will not be tolerated and will be investigated when reported to us.”

If anyone sees anything suspicious we would urge them to report this to police via the Hampshire Constabulary website or by calling 101.

 

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PCSO Al Returns to Duty. 15.7.21

Good morning everyone
It’s good to be back, having spent the last 3 weeks away from my duties and finally like many of us being able to visit family members elsewhere in another county.

I like many of you though even when not at work cannot completely switch off and in my absence was of course still paying attention to the many posts upon FACEBOOK.

Firstly I was appalled to read of the assault that took place at Fawcett Fields on 26th June involving 15 year olds and thankful to the many witnesses that came forward to support a prosecution of the offenders involved. This is still an ongoing investigation in which the victim was not only badly injured but I am sure will suffer longer term trauma as a result.

Secondly I was elated to learn of the arrest and conviction of serial burglar Zachary Southern of no fixed abode who has brought misery and loss to all of his victims across the New Forest.

Well it’s all over the Euros and didn’t we do well. Come on the World Cup 22 I am confident as we all must remain to be that the same misfortune will not repeat itself. Thank you all for being so well behaved during the celebrations throughout the tournament as previously posted by Sgt Kat and lets do the same next year.

A couple of dates for you to note next month for the Partnership Community Engagement in which NFDC Community Safety Team , Fire Service and the local Police beat team will be present along with your representative looking at Speed Awareness initiative at the council. The dates are New Milton Market - Wednesday, 4th August 2021,

Now that the sunshine is finally here lets enjoy and stay hydrated but above all be safe and don’t overdo it.
Take care
PCSO Al.

 

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Anti-Social Behaviour on the New Milton Recreation Ground   9.7.21

SGT Kat update : A few weeks ago police received reports from NFDC of some graphic and Homophobic graffiti being reported at New Milton Recreation ground. Pc Chapman has conducted an investigation and working in partnership wit the local school and NFDC she has identified the offenders and the victim that the graffiti was directed towards.
This has resulted in all the young people identified being spoken to and receiving community resolutions. The ages of these young people range from 11 - 13 and the victim was only 12 themselves. All those involved will now be required to complete some reparative work and education within school around hate crime. The graffiti is in the process of being removed to make sure further offence is not caused. Hate crime will not be tolerated by my team and from such young individuals is concerning. It is about educating them so hey do not take these views into adulthood.

My team will always work with our partners to tackle crime and ASB regardless of motivation. We recognise the impact ASB has on communities and we look to conduct partnership working so all the tools are available to tackle this.

You can report Anti Social behaviour online on Hampshire police website or call 101.  SGT Smith

 

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New PCSO's Join the New Milton Cops Team   9.7.21

I would like to introduce you to our New PCSOs joining the Lymington and New Milton Team.

PCSO George (on the right) will be Joining the New Milton station and PCSO Fay will be staying in Lymington. They have both been shadowing for the last week learning the roles of active Policing before heading back to Netley for a short time and then joining the team permanently from August. We are excited to be extending our team and hope that they really enjoy their new roles.

You will see us out on patrols for the next few nights so please stop and say hello.
PCSO Gemma  17928

 

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People never cease to amaze me    4.7.21

Why why why do I ask myself ! So on returning to the station there was a black bag left out side containing a dead fox ! A note enclosed stated that it could be handed in as the station was closed. We do not take dead animals please do not leave them outside the station !

Thank you to the male in the blue Peugeot we saw on cctv depositing the animal outside the front office. Another example of great public perception of what the police are responsible for. Sgt Kat

 

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