ANTISOCIAL behaviour, burglary, an assault between care home residents and a car being jumped on were just some of the incidents reported to police last month.

The monthly Fordingbridge beat report for April showed a total of 86 reported incidents - 31 of these were recordable as crime.

However, the number of recordable crimes dropped compared to the previous month. 

In March there were 84 total occurrences reported but 44 of these were recordable as crimes.

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Antisocial behaviour 

According to the report, there were 10 incidents of antisocial behaviour - including a report of a person believing they were being followed; one of youths shouting in an alleyway; a group on the library roof; drunk people outside of a pub; street drinking; a group on school site without permission; and three relating to ongoing neighbour issues.

Violence against the person

Incidents of violence against the person amounted to 10, six of which were domestic related.

The others related to an assault between two residents at a care home, a dog bite incident, and two were connected with a neighbour dispute.


There was one dwelling burglary where the owner of a property had been away and on their return found money had been taken from a bedside table.

No business burglaries were reported but there was one burglary other than a dwelling where a ride on mower was taken from a garden building.


Nine incidents of damage were recorded including damage to a washing line, a vehicle windscreen being smashed, two reports of graffiti, a shop window being broken, a car being keyed, damage to a changing room window and a car being jumped on.


A phone and bike being taken from the recreation ground, a magazine stand being removed from outside a shop and firewood being taken were just some of the theft offences reported to police.

There were a total four thefts along and three thefts from motor vehicles where a chrome trim was removed and two catalytic converters were stolen.

No vehicle thefts were reported.

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