REPORTS of suspected drug dealing, a car being egged and a digger being stolen from an industrial estate have are just some of the crimes reported to police in Fordingbridge town area.

According to the latest police report from the Fordingbridge beat for January, which was presented to Fordingbridge Town Council last week, a total of 90 occurrences were reported but only 35 of them were recordable as crimes.

Two incidents of antisocial behaviour were reported which related to a report of possible drug dealing and a car being egged.

There were five incidents of violence against the person, one relating to an assault on a officer, one of an altercation between two people who were known to each other and three domestic related incidents.

There was one house burglary. Three arrests have been made and police say the investigation is ongoing.

Three business burglaries were also reported including an attempt to get into a vehicle workshop office, two incidents where holiday homes had been broken into and items taken and another of a digger being taken from an industrial estate.

Of the six damage offences reported three related to wing mirrors as well as one of an attempt to access a car wash coin holder and another of a lock being damaged at a building.

There were three thefts relating to a credit card being used by an unknown person, lead being stolen from a canopy and shoplifting. There was one theft from a vehicle where tools were taken from the back of a van.

Eleven suspicious incidents were reported which police say relate to persons and vehicles.

In December, the total occurrences were 48 with 26 recordable as crimes. These included four incidents of antisocial behaviour, three violence against the person, two of dwelling burglary, five of damage and two thefts from motor vehicles.

There were three suspicious incidents relating to a van being parked up on the A338, one relating to a handbag and other items being found and a group of youths running down the road.