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
“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
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
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
If you would like more information on
the role, and have any questions, please
https://orlo.uk/EQFYz or contact
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
# New Milton Neighbourhoods Team. #
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
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
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:
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
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
Appeal to the Young People of New Milton & Lymington
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
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
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.
Arrests after a Car Chase through New Milton & Barton.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
Have a safe and enjoyable Christmas.
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
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
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
It's Christmas Time - time to be more vigilant : 9.12.21
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
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
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
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.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101, quoting
incident number 6:479.
Winter Night are here - Don't make it easy for Burglars to
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
– this will help us in returning
property should it be stolen.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Likewise, if you know anyone who may want to get
involved, please share this information with them.
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.
Update about Sgt Kat 21.11.2021
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
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 !
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:
We are Back with Face to Face Beat Surgeries
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Online Beat Surgery 2.11.21
Good Afternoon Everyone,
We hope you all had a good Halloween
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
Mindless Vandalism at the Recreation Ground Toilets.
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.
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
and speak to me in confidence.
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
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
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
Stay Safe.PCSO Gemma
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
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
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
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
We thank you for your patience
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
Partnership Community Engagement - Wednesday 4th August
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
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.
Special Constable receives District Commanders Award.
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
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
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.
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
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
Now that the sunshine is finally here lets enjoy and
stay hydrated but above all be safe and don’t overdo it.
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
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
You can report Anti Social behaviour
online on Hampshire police website or
call 101. SGT Smith
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
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
You will see us out on patrols for
the next few nights so please stop and
PCSO Gemma 17928
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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