Message from Central Southsea and St Jude’s
Hampshire Alert members – 265
Good Afternoon Hampshire Alert Members,
You can now report crimes or incidents on the Hampshire Constabulary website on https://www.hampshire.police.uk/. There is a link to report incidents in the top right hand corner of the homepage. Please only use this for non-emergencies. If you have an emergency please continue to call 999.
Please call 101 if you have any information on the occurrences below, giving the reference number beginning with 4417.
On Sunday 6th August between 00:50 – 01:00 there was an altercation at the taxi rank on Albert Road. During the incident the victim has been punched to the ground and kicked to the head causing a suspected broken eye socket.
Drug Dealing in Jubilee Road
We have had reports of drug dealing taking place in Jubilee Road. If you see this happening then please call the Police with a descriptions of persons involved. Particularly the person that you think is the one that is dealing.
A male posing as a British Gas engineer has knocked at a Southsea resident’s door and told her that she is being overcharged on her metre. He has then checked the metre just inside the front door to confirm this and said a representative would return to solve the issue. The male left after the conversation but this left the owner feeling suspicious of him. Please make sure that you ask for ID if you get callers like this and do not let them into your house if you are unhappy with who they are.
Theft from Motor Vehicles
There were two thefts from motor vehicles on the night of 10th August. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicles so it is believed that they may have been left insecure. Just a reminder to you all that with the weather getting better (sometimes!), please make sure you lock your car doors and close your car windows. Criminals are opportunistic and will notice this, they will try car door handles until they find one that has been left open.
Theft of Pedal Cycles
4 bikes have been stolen in the Southsea area this week. They were all left locked up. It is very difficult to try and prevent bikes from being stolen but you just need to make it as difficult for the offender as you can to steal it. Strong D locks are the main ones that they struggle to cut through so I would strongly suggest to buy a good D lock for your bikes. These can be bought for £25 from Central Police Station which are discounted from £40. The thin wire bike locks can be cut through or forced apart fairly easily. If you don’t have a D lock then use a couple of locks. Offenders will always go for the easy option so try to make your bike as secure as you possibly can.
Please continue to encourage your friends to join Hampshire Alert. If there is anything that you would particularly like to hear about then let me know and I will try and include it in the next newsletter.
We hope that you have a lovely weekend. Stay safe.
Your local beat team from Southsea Fire Station,
Central Southsea and St Jude’s. J