Neighbourhood Watch From, Bob Hills   Watch Co-ordinator  01635 276 050  Mobile: 07831430890

Burghclere Neighbourhood Watch includes all Villagers.  We are united in our desire to help the police reduce incidents of crime in our area.

Registered subscribers currently receive occasional emails from me and newsletters from the police and other associated bodies.

You may be asked to keep a lookout for vehicles and pass on imformation about suspicious callers etc. which seems 

to work very well..Register NOW, by contacting me, Bob Hills on 01635 276 050  07831430890 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


If you don't log in with me I won't know you are there!

If you don't use email I will try to make sure you are kept up to date with important news.

The police newsletter is sent to the watch- co-ordinator who sends it by email to all residents who have registered.

Our contact now is: sgt sebastian.pearceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or call 101 

It is important to remember that if you need instant police attendance, you should ring 999. if you wish to report a non-emergency crime

or a late discovered theft, then the 0845 045 4545 is best as Damon may be off duty.  By all means email him after reporting it but it is the 0845 number that

will immediately get your incident onto police records and they will be able to give you an incident number for your insurance.

Finally, if you can use email, please make sure that any neighbour who can't do so  knows the latest news.

Thank you, Bob Hills 01635 276 050 or 07831 430 890.




January 2019



Please see the latest news summary of some of the occurrences for January 2019.

The current local community policing priorities for Rural West are:-


·         Theft From Motor Vehicle

·         Criminal Damage


Incidents reported between 1st January and 31st January 2019 which now covers the whole of Rural West -


21 - Suspicious incidents - (from suspicious people to vehicles).

17 Assault. (not necessarily physical, between partners)

3 - Criminal damage

11 - Road traffic incidents/driving complaints

16 - Anti-social behaviour incidents (environmental, between people known to each other, vehicle, groups of youths) 

0 – Public order

12 – Non dwelling breaks (shed, garage, business)

1 – Dwelling break (home/residential)

2 – Theft from vehicle

2 – Drugs

7 - Theft

2 – Theft of vehicle


Theft From Motor Vehicle –


Sometime between 23/01/2019 and 25/01/2019 – Winchester Road, Burghclere, Unknown offender/s have stolen the front and rear number plates from a vehicle.


On 21/01/2019 between 02.20 and 08.00 hours – Picket Piece, Unknown offender/s have stolen a GPS receiver form a tractor. 


Criminal Damage -


On 04/01/2019 at 00.47 hours – Huntsmoor Road, Tadley, Reporting that an unknown person has thrown a stone through their living room window.


Sometime overnight of 04/01/2019 into 05/01/2019 – Wildwood drive, Baughurst, Reporting that an unknown person has caused damage to their vehicle by smashing off the wing mirror.


On the 07/01/2019 between 08.05 and 08.15 hours – Tot Hill Services, Burghclere, An unknown person has caused damage to a vehicle by keying one side of the body work while it was parked up in a car park.


Reporting Suspicious Incidents


The suspicious incident can be anything from a person to a vehicle, something which you would look at and think to yourself, that does not seem right.


Suspicious person – Try and obtain as much details around what that person looks like with emphasis on any distinguishing features.


Suspicious vehicleFirstly try and obtain the vehicles registration (number plate) then colour, make and model. If you have a person sat in a vehicle, the same should apply. Firstly registration number, colour, make, model then the description of the person. It is surprising how many people do miss out the registration number, but they can give a full description of the driver/passenger. 

A description of a person may match quite a number of people, but the registration number should only come back to one vehicle.

 If you see any suspicious incidents involving persons, vehicles please report it either via the non-emergency 101 number for Hampshire Police or the 999’s if an emergency.


Other news


Between 1st December and the 31st December 4 drivers were arrested for drink drive offences in the rural area, also 4 vehicles were seized from the road side.


4 vehicles seized for no insurance.


Over the last couple of weeks there has been various reports of vehicles involved in scrap metal thefts in the area. Some of the reports have come from local residents living in the Rural West area, also reports coming in from West Berkshire.


28/01/2019 a white Ford Transit MA57 *** was sighted in the Kingsclere area helping themselves to metal from front gardens. The vehicle was sighted in other parts of Rural West, also sighted across the border in West Berkshire.


22/01/2019 a Silver Ford Transit OU09 *** was sighted in the Binley area touting for scrap metal.


Action Fraud


04/02/2019 – A local resident called police stating that they received a call from a male claiming to be a Detective Constable from the Metropolitan Police. The unknown person on the phone stated that they had a relative of theirs in custody for a high value fraud from their bank account. When the name was given to the resident they confirmed that he was NOT a relative. The person on the phone then went onto ask the resident to attend their bank to withdraw £5k. The resident realised this was not a genuine call and the call was ended.





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MAY 2019