Please Be Aware

Hampshire Constabulary has received several reports of an unknown male knocking on doors in Bishops Waltham and Waltham Chase requesting painkillers from local residents, although not all of our areas, this could spread.

Can I ask local residents not to give out any kind of medication to any person.

If this male does happen to knock on your door and you do have any concerns with regards to the male’s health or wellbeing please call the relevant service provider.

Enquiries are ongoing with regards to identifying the male to safeguard him and signpost him to seek the support he needs.

Bishops Waltham and surrounding villages is a safe place with low crime levels and this is an unusual incident for this area – but it does highlight the need to keep alert at all times. If you notice anything strange, suspicious or worrying, please report it to your local Police by phoning 101 and in an emergency 999. To keep this a safe community we need the public to be our eyes and ears.

Alternatively, you can call Crime Stoppers (anonymous & free) 0800 555 111