Hampshire Constabulary

Operation to target rural crime results in two arrests and two cars seized

Press release   •   Jun 28, 2019 16:52 BST

Officers from Hampshire, Thames Valley and Surrey joined forces overnight (on June 27) as part of a joint operation to tackle rural crime.

As a result of the operation, officers arrested two people and seized two vehicles.

One man, a 38 year old from Bagshot, was arrested and charged with drink driving, driving whilst disqualified and without insurance. His vehicle was also seized and taken off the road.

Aaron Bowers of Hamilton Close, was bailed to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on July 16.

Another car, an Audi A4, was seized by officers as it was being driven with no insurance. The driver will be reported for summons.

Another driver, aged 41, and from Yateley, was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst impaired through drink or drugs.

Yateley Neighbourhood Sergeant Helen Wentworth said: “This is an ongoing operation to tackle rural crime and target offenders. We will continue to work with our neighbouring forces to carry out these patrols and prevent criminals from causing harm to our communities.

“If you have any information about suspicious vehicles or people, call 101 or go online at www.hampshire.police.uk to report. But if you believe a crime is in progress, then always call 999.”

If you have any information about suspicious vehicles or people, call 101 or go online at www.hampshire.police.uk to report. But if you believe a crime is in progress, then always call 999.