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Man arrested for theft of vehicles in Bishop's Waltham and Hayling Island


We have arrested a Portsmouth man following the theft of vehicles in Bishops Waltham and on Hayling Island.

 

It was reported to us on Friday 6 May that at some time between 6pm on Thursday 5 May and 8.30am on Friday a vehicle had been stolen from outside of an address on Priory Close, Bishops Waltham.

 

It was also reported to us at 3.07am that the occupants of an address on Webb Lane had woken up to two men attempting to steal their car in the early hours of this morning (Monday 9 May).

 

One of the occupants, a woman in her 40s, went outside and the vehicle collided with her as it was driven away. She was taken to hospital as a precaution but is not believed to have serious injuries at the current time.

 

At approximately 5.30am this morning patrolling officers spotted a vehicle of interest on Langstone Road. Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the occupant, a 22-year-old man from Portsmouth.

 

He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit, three counts of dwelling burglary, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, failing to stop when directed, attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent.

 

He remains in police custody at the current time and our enquiries into this incident are ongoing.


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