Latest Hampshire Constabulary Rural Crime Alerts
Tuesday, 10 October 2023
Stolen vehicles seized in rural crime crackdown by police
Police have conducted two nights of dedicated operations across the Winchester and Basingstoke districts in a concerted effort to address rural crime and ensure the safety of residents.
Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Hare coursing suspects flip car while fleeing Winchester police
Criminals suspected of hare coursing managed to flip their car while fleeing from police.
Tuesday, 5 September 2023
Quad bike stolen from Romsey farm tracked down by police in Cadnam
A quad bike was stolen from a farm in Romsey in a burglary using forced entry - however the police were able to return it quickly thanks to a tracker.
Thursday, 17 August 2023
Warning given to dog walkers after a number of livestock worrying incidents on the Isle of Wight
Officers from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Country Watch team are issuing a warning to dog walkers to keep their pets on leads in rural areas or potentially face prosecution.
Monday, 14 August 2023
Mounted rural patrol and ANPR cameras: New efforts to tackle countryside crime
Police Commissioner Donna Jones announces £84K funding to combat rural crime in Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Stolen donkey Moon 'doing well' after being reunited with mum
“WE STILL find it hard to believe, it feels like a bad dream” – those were the words of the owner of a farm where a baby donkey was reunited with her mother more than two weeks after being stolen.
Friday, 19 May 2023
Police Appeal After Shocking Catapult Attacks
Swans, Ducks and Other Birds Were Killed and Injured in the Attacks.
Wednesday, 17 May 2023
Appeal following spate of incidents involving wild birds in Hart and Rushmoor
Between Wednesday 12 April and Saturday 13 May, we have received four reports of groups of young people intentionally harming wild birds:
Friday, 12 May 2023
Police appeal after duck tortured in Southampton park
Police are searching for group of teenagers who were seen torturing a duck in Southampton.
Tuesday, 2 May 2023
Dog owner to pay farmer after sheep killed on Isle of Wight
A member of the public has been ordered to pay £300 compensation to a farmer following a dog attack which killed a sheep.
Monday, 24 April 2023
Decapitated badger found dumped on Basingstoke Ringway footpath
Taking the head, or any part of a badger, is a criminal offence under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992.
Thursday, 13 April 2023
Digger stolen from Burley New Forest found in Ringwood
There they found a digger along with a pair of ramps which had been stolen early that morning from an address in Burley.
Friday, 7 April 2023
Isle of Wight dog attack sees sheep killed and compensation paid
A Sandown woman has been made to pay compensation to the owner of a sheep, which was killed in a dog attack on the Isle of Wight last month (March).
Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Two people arrested after horse riding equipment stolen
The value of the equipment totalled around £10,000.
Saturday, 18 February 2023
18-YEAR-OLD ARRESTED AFTER LATEST ARSON ATTEMPT IN EAST COWES
An 18-year-old man from Sandown has been arrested on suspicion of arson after an attempted attack on a van in East Cowes last night (Friday).