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Posted on 21 June 2021

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Posted on 16 June 2021

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Posted on 16 June 2021

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Posted on 10 June 2021

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Posted on 27 May 2021

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Officers are warning local Test Valley residents to be on their guard after a series of high value watch thefts in the area. This comes after two reports were received in the past week that investigating officers believe to be linked.

We received a report that on 19 May, at around 3pm, a man was approached by a woman with a clipboard outside Stoneham Golf Course, after asking him to sign her petition she embraced him. The victims Rolex watch was stolen from his wrist during the interaction.

We then received a further report that at approximately 10.20am on 25 May, outside Wellow Golf Club on Rye Lane, the victim was approached by a woman who asked him to sign a piece of paper. Afterwards, she grabbed his wrist to thank him. He later noticed his Rolex watch was missing from his wrist.

The suspects are described as:

A woman around 40-years-old, approximately 5ft 2ins tall, with dark hair. She spoke with an Eastern European accent.
A woman around 20-years-old, approximately 5ft 3ins tall, with dark shoulder length hair. She spoke with an Eastern European accent.

There were also similar incidents reported in Eastleigh, Yateley, Basingstoke, and Hook.

If you have any information on these incidents, please phone 101 with reference 44210202702 for Wellow Golf Course, or 44210194931 for Stoneham Golf Course.

We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of some crime prevention advice:

Keep your mobile phone and valuables, including jewellery, out of sight. If you’re using your phone it’s more likely to be snatched from your hand as you’re not paying attention to your surroundings, so look around you.
You are less likely to be targeted if you look confident. Move with purpose and try to be aware of your surroundings.
Be aware of those who might be trying to distract you so somebody else can steal your belongings.
If you are walking, plan your route and think about what to take with you, especially if you’re going somewhere you haven’t been before. Keep to busy, well-lit streets, walkways and paths which are more likely to be covered by CCTV.
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Posted on 24 May 2021

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So that they can respond to ongoing community issues, the Hampshire Police require residents to report any suspicious incidents or suspected illegal activity in rural areas.

It is anticipated that regular updates on issues affecting our rural communities will be provided every six weeks and Hampshire Police will always welcome ideas from you as to how best they can keep in touch.

Posted on 24 May 2021

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Posted on 17 May 2021

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In response to the increased fear of pet theft, Neighbourhood Watch has launched our PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign. 

The campaign will run on social media from 17th – 30th May but those who do not use social media can support the campaign by displaying this poster in their community, or attending our online Dog Theft webinar on the 27th May at 5pm.  The webinar will be led by Neighbourhood Watch Network with speakers from the Met Police and Crimestoppers, as well as special guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. To book your place, click here.

The PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign encourages people to keep their pets SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE, and to HELP MAKE PET THEFT A SPECIFIC CRIMINAL OFFENCE.  The Met Police and Crimestoppers are backing our SECURE, IN SIGHT and SEARCHABLE message.  More information on the campaign can be found on

You can support the campaign by acting on our advice and sharing our messages in the following ways:

Follow us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn and share our campaign posts 
Print this poster and display it in your community 
Share this campaign image on your local Whatsapp groups 
Help make pet theft a specific criminal offence by signing a petition or writing to your MP. Find out more on 
Attend our online Dog Theft webinar on 27th May, 5pm. Book your place here.

About guest speaker Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex
Katy Bourne is in her third term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex. She was first elected in 2012, re-elected in 2016 and again in 2021.  The PCC’s role is to hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the Force; effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

Katy is responsible for setting the strategic direction and priorities for Sussex Police through the Police & Crime Plan. This includes setting the police budget and local police precept – the amount residents pay for policing in their council tax. She also has a statutory duty to deliver community safety initiatives including Restorative Justice and crime reduction grants, along with commissioning support services for victims of crime. Her genuine passion and commitment to making a difference has won her praise from successive Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers and in June 2019 she was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

For anybody who wishes to have a PROTECT YOUR POOCH campaign pack, please email

Keep safe,


About Appleshaw

Appleshaw is a village and
parish in the English county
of Hampshire. It lies directly
on the border with Wiltshire

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