National recognition for specialist unit helping to tackle people smuggling


A Hampshire Police team have been honoured for their work in helping to tackle and disrupt organised crime groups trying to smuggle people into the country in the back of lorries.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 8:58am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police hunt for motorcyclist who assaulted police officer

Emergency call:

Police appeal for any information about the man wearing the helmet pictured in the article as they wish to speak to him following an assault on a police officer this week.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 4:58pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Grants handed out to eleven projects to help tackle crime on the Isle of Wight

fifty pound notes

The Police and Crime Commissioner says that keeping people safe is something that must be shared and has awarded thousands of pounds to initiatives on the Isle of Wight to help tackle crime.

Thursday, 14th February, 2019 7:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Drugs seized on the Isle of Wight in ‘County Lines’ operation

Drugs needle:

See how many drugs were seized on the Isle of Wight during the week of action to tackle ‘County Lines’ drug dealing.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 8:20am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police launch appeal following Sandown beach hut break-ins

police officer

Officers from the Sandown Bay Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out regular patrols on the Shanklin to Sandown revetment following fifteen break-ins to beach huts.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 3:50pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Beware of bogus officer scam say Hampshire Police

hampshire police officers walking away

After attempts to scam an elderly man in Hampshire of £4,000 by a man who claimed to be Detective Inspector, police have issued this advice to residents across the region.

Thursday, 24th January, 2019 4:17pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Murdered Isle of Wight man missed as victim of domestic abuse, despite assaults


The official review of the case of an Isle of Wight man who was murdered by his partner with a known history of domestic abuse, highlighted many missed opportunities by agencies to consider the man at risk of abuse.

Monday, 21st January, 2019 4:06pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Police issue appeal after more bikes are stolen on the Isle of Wight

Main Road Bicycle

Police issue an appeal after four bicycles were stolen from properties in Brighstone. Have you been offered or seen any of the bikes in the photographs?

Monday, 21st January, 2019 9:42am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Police and crime commissioner to increase council tax by £24 per annum

PCC michael lane - outside newport ps

Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane says he has gained significant public support for his proposed increase in the policing element of the council tax of £2 per month (for a Band D household) to support local policing.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 4:56pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner with 4 readers' comments

Can you help Isle of Wight police identify this man?

CCTV image

Police want to speak to this man as part of their enquiries into two Shanklin burglaries in the early hours of New year's Day.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 12:53pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight school bus driver caught with 700+ child porn images

Newport Crown and Magistrates Court:

The man from Sandown claimed he was searching for cures to a skin condition and found himself going deeper and deeper into a foxhole. He was found to have 744 indecent images of young children, toddlers and babies.

Thursday, 17th January, 2019 12:01pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Police charge teenager for multiple offences following Sandown and Newport incidents


The 14 year-old has been charged with a number of offences including assault by beating, common assault, criminal damage, using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress.

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 2:14pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 11 readers' comments