Dozens More Ball Bearing Attacks Across The Meon Valley

By Times Reporter in Crime News on November 26, 2021

Police say they have now received reports of at least 37 ball bearing attacks across the area.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to homes, cars and businesses.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “We can confirm we have had 37 reports of criminal damage, suspected to have been caused by ball bearings and to have taken place on Wednesday 24 November and/or Thursday 25 November. Officers are continuing their enquiries today.

“If anyone has any information, or footage from a dash cam or doorbell camera, we would ask them to phone 101 with reference 44210474145 and advise which incident the footage relates to.”

The incidents so far are:

  • Damage caused to a window of Waltham Chase Village Stores, in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, at around 8.25pm Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a car parked in Coppice Hill, Bishops Waltham, at around 11pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the rear windscreen of a car parked in Southwick Road, Wickham, sometime between 10pm on Wednesday 24 November and 11pm on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window at The Hunters Inn, in Cott Street, Swanmore, sometime between 9.30pm and 11pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to a rear window and windscreen of a car parked in Winchester Road, Shedfield, sometime between 7.30pm on Wednesday 24 November and 9.30am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window of an address in Church Road, Newtown, sometime between 8pm on Wednesday 24 November and 5am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a car parked in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, sometime between 9pm on Wednesday 24 November and 7.30am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to two cars parked in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, between midnight and 7am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a property in Bridge Street, Wickham, at around 10.15pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a property in Church Road, Newtown at around 9.30pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a car parked in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, between 9am on Wednesday 24 November and 8am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a property in New Road, Swanmore, at around 5.15pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the front passenger window and windscreen of a car parked in The Square, Droxford, between 5pm on Wednesday 24 November and 8am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a building at Corhampton Golf Club, in Shepherds Farm Lane, Corhampton, between 9pm on Wednesday 24 November and Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to the front windows of a car parked in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, between 8pm on Wednesday 24 November and 11pm on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to windows of four motorhomes in Winchester Road, Wickham, sometime between 11.45pm on Wednesday 25 November and 11.55pm on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to the windows of a car parked in Forest Road, Waltham Chase, between 3.20pm on Wednesday 24 November and 7.45am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a building on Titchfield Lane, Wickham, at around 11.40pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a property in Church Road, Newtown, on the night of Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a property in Boarhunt Road, Boarhunt between 9pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to both a car window, and the window at an address, on the High Street in Shirrell Heath, sometime between 10pm on Wednesday 24 November and 7am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a property in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase, at around 11.30pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a property in Spring Vale, Swanmore, at around 10.05pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a property in Winchester Road, Shedfield, at 12.25am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to the window of a house in Pricketts Hill, Shedfield, at around 10.50pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to a window at an address on Ingoldfield Lane, Newtown, at around 10.15pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the window at The Bakers Arms on High Street, Droxford, at around 9.19pm
  • Damage caused to the window of a property in The Hangers, Bishops Waltham, at 8.30pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to brake light of a car parked in Forester Road, Soberton, on the night of Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to the rear windscreen of a car parked in Church Road, Newtown sometime between 9.30pm on Wednesday 24 November and 7.15am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a van parked in High Street, Shirrell Heath, between 10.30am on Wednesday 24 November and 8am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a car parked in Meon Gardens, Swanmore, between midnight and 10am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a van parked in Winchester Road, Waltham Chase between 11pm on Wednesday 24 November and 8am on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a property in New Road, Swanmore, at around 10pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a vehicle parked in Forest Close, Waltham Chase between 4pm on Wednesday 24 November and 6pm on Thursday 25 November
  • Damage caused to vehicle in Blind Lane, Wickham, at around 8.20pm on Wednesday 24 November
  • Damage caused to a window of a property in The Hangers, Bishops Waltham, sometime between 9pm on Thursday 25 November and 1pm on Friday 26 November

BTA Motorhomes of Wickham have suffered damage to several vehicles and have now offered a reward of £500 to help find the perpetrators.

They said: “We have had several windows shot through with steel balls 16mm diameter, at a velocity which could endanger life. We take this very seriously, the police have been informed.

“We are offering a reward of £500 to anybody who provides information leading to the conviction of the perpetrators.”

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