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					                                                                                                                                                                                              Issue no 92
 The newspaper of Hampshire Constabulary                                                                                    www.hampshire.police.uk                                September/October 2002




                                       Frontline
   ROLLING OUT
HOLMES 2 will soon be making its
 mark on major crime-cracking
     by Kevin Briscoe                     for Hampshire Constabulary.          day. It is faster, more user             Once it has been widely used
                                             “HOLMES 2 is our primary          friendly and a much more effec-       in the Major Crime Teams those
MAJOR and complex crime                   computer system for the investi-     tive information management           officers who subsequently return
investigation across                      gation of major crime – this is a    system.                               to divisional work will come
Hampshire and the Isle of                 significant step forward in the         Det Ch Supt Watts said:            with those HOLMES 2 skills
Wight will soon be aided by               professionalising of our             “Importantly this new system          they have gained and can be
the most up-to-date computer              approach to investigating            allows many more people               used on division.
system available to detec-                crime.”                              involved in an inquiry direct            Project manager for the
tives as part of a £600,000                  HOLMES – which was first          access to the investigation to        implementation of HOLMES 2,
investment by the Force.                  introduced nationally following      research information and intelli-     Geoff Aston, said training had
   HOLMES 2 is the latest ver-            the investigation into the           gence that relates directly to the    started in using the new system
sion of the Home Office Large             Yorkshire Ripper 20 years ago –      line of inquiry that they are pur-    and the first phase should be         q A new high visibility yellow blouson is being
and Major Enquiry System.                 is a data-base system for manag-     suing.                                completed by the spring.              issued to all uniformed officers and Specials over
   It is starting off in the Force’s      ing huge numbers of exhibits                                                  “Many more people will have        the next two months that will make them stand out in
three Major Crime Investigation           and pieces of evidence and              More acccessible                   access to HOLMES 2 than the           a crowd. The all-weather top comes with a black
Teams but in time will be rolled          information that arise in any           “It has a Windows front end        old version, and they will all see    fleece jacket for winter.
out across the whole Force area.          major inquiry.                       and is much more accessible           the benefits of using it,” he said.      Some areas have already received the garment and
   It will reinforce Hampshire’s             But it has been showing its       and understandable for                   “Detective constables will be      all officers are expected to be wearing them by mid-
enviable reputation for the               age and is no longer regarded as     officers.”                            using it to get information out       November.
investigation and solving of              being up to scratch in the mod-         It is anticipated that in the      and to put information in – and          The order for the garments was made after consul-
major crimes.                             ern day investigation of major       next 12 to 18 months HOLMES           when they go back to divisions        tation with officers who suggested some minor
   Head of CID, Detective Chief           crime.                               2 will also be available to sup-      after working on major crime          changes.
Superintendent Steve Watts                   HOLMES 2 has been espe-           port the investigation of divi-       they will take those skills with         Modelling the new garments are Nicola Simpson
said: “This is a great advance            cially adapted for the modern        sional crimes.                        them.”                                and Mark Ranola both from Farnborough.



                                                                                  GROWING UP – Not such
                                                                                 little bundles of puppy fun
                                                                                    now as they were when
                                                                                   they went into their first
                                                                                  homes, Hovis with “min-
                                                                                  der” Sarah Neadham and
                                                                                  Badger are fast approach-
                                                                                 ing the time when they will
                                                                                   be going into full police
                                                                                  training, ready for service
                                                                                   with the Hampshire dog
                                                                                            section.




  New pups
   are first                           HOVIS AND BADGER are the
                                       latest probationers to Hampshire
                                       Constabulary and although their
                                                                              pies are the first of Hampshire
                                                                              Constabulary’s dogs to benefit from
                                                                              the involvement of external dog

    to have                            names are a little unusual for your
                                       average officer, you will be reas-
                                       sured to hear that they are in fact
                                                                              owners working as puppy minders.
                                                                                 Since their purchase from a spe-
                                                                              cialist breeder Hovis, nearly twelve
                                       the newest recruits to the dog         months old and Badger, aged six

  ‘minders’                            section.
                                          The two German Shepherd pup-
                                                                              months, have been provided with
                                                                                          turn to page 2
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                                                                                                                                                      Minders give pups
    My new job and the                                                                                                                                home comforts as
                                                                                                                                                      they find their feet
     huge task ahead                                                                                                                                 from page 1
                                                                                                                                                     homes by Sarah Meadham and
                                                                                                                                                     Karen Small.
                                                                                                                                                        Sarah is the sister of Hovis’
                                                                                                                                                     intended handler, Tim Chapman.
                                                                                                                                                                                            compared to more traditional
                                                                                                                                                                                            methods.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Historically, the dogs were
                                                                                                                                                                                            often gifted to the constabulary or
                                                                                                                                                                                            were rescued for training.
                 by Keith Ward , JBB chairman                                                                                                           Karen is a friend of Sarah and
                                                                                                                                                     came to the scheme through their
                                                                                                                                                                                               Occasionally, these dogs were
                                                                                                                                                                                            exceptional, but some were not
WITH ALAN GORDON                                                                                                                                     local dog club.                        suitable for police work.
                                                                                                                                                        The scheme is designed to pro-         Alternatively specially bred
standing down as Joint
                                                                                                                                                     vide an ideal environment for the      dogs spend their ‘puppyhood’
Branch Board Chairman in                                                                                                                                                                    with their intended handlers, but
                                                                                                                                                     dogs to grow up in for the first
July I was elected chairman.                                                                                                                         twelve months until they are           that places extra pressure on them
   I started work in the                                                                                                                             mature enough for full training.       and their families whilst they
Federation Office as a full time                                                                                                                        During this time they are treat-    work with their main dogs.
official in April, then as the vice                                                                                                                  ed as family pets and the only            Mike said: “This scheme
chairman.                             vidually, and will endeavour to    health and safety field and is a
                                                                                                                                                     requirements from the constabu-        allows the constabulary to pur-
   Not long after that Pete           supply the service you require.    National Federation trainer in
                                                                                                                                                     lary are that they are taken to        chase puppies and watch them
Jeffery, the Joint Branch Board          Please also remember that we    health and safety.
                                                                                                                                                     puppy classes, are never left on       develop so we can be sure they
secretary went sick. He says it       still represent ex-officers, the      Alan is a forthright personali-                                                                                 are right for police work before
                                      only organisation to do this for   ty and that may have upset                                                  their own and are available for
was nothing to do with my                                                                                                                            regular monitoring.                    committing them to a handler and
arrival!                              free.                              some of you, but I can assure                                                                                      training.”
                                                                                                                                                        Expenses, such as veterinary
   Dick Matthews, deputy secre-          I take this opportunity to      you he always has your best                                                                                           Hovis can expect to start his
                                                                                                                                                     costs, are met by the Force.
tary, was seconded to the office      thank Alan for his hard work       interests at heart and will con-                                                                                   training in the next two to three
                                                                                                                                                        Regular contact with the dog
but it soon become apparent it        and dedication to the Federated    tinue to represent those interests                                          section enables the trainers to        months. Badger has a bit longer.
was to be a case of “the blind        ranks of the Hampshire             nationally.                           committee at the earliest oppor-      check the dogs’ development.              Afterwards they can expect to
leading the man with a white          Constabulary.                                                            tunity.                                  It is also an opportunity to give   work with their handlers as gener-
stick”.                                  He was a member of the             I have been asked to reiterate                                           Sarah and Karen aims and objec-        al purpose dogs for approximate-
   We were both on a very steep       Sergeants’ Branch Board            police regulations regarding             Finally, please remember the       tives so that Hovis and Badger’s       ly six to seven years, tracking and
learning curve.                       becoming chairman of that rank     overtime for time off.                Police Federation annual open         early training and development         searching for people and property,
   One of the main reasons for        board.                                If you work authorised over-       meeting on Thursday October           may be tailored to the needs of        disarming offenders with
Pete’s illness soon became                                               time it is your choice if you are     17, at the Winchester Guildhall.      the department.                        weapons and assisting with public
clear. He was carrying an enor-
                                         Strong speeches                 paid or put it in for time off.          Transport and refreshments            Karen, currently responsible        order policing.
mous work load.                          He was the Joint Branch            It cannot be insisted that you     will be organised as usual. The       for Badger, explains how she              Karen and Sarah enjoy their
   We currently have more than        Board chairman for more than       work for either pay or time off.      meeting will follow the same          exposes him to some, what might        time with the dogs and both
20 pension-related issues on the      six years, and is currently the       There is the local agreement       format as last year, ie apart         be considered, unusual situations      would do it again. Sarah said: “It
go. Dick and I are representing       sergeants’ representative for      to retain up to 40 hours for time     from the press everybody will         to your average family puppy but       has turned out well and has been
more than 60 officers in mis-         No.5 region on the national        off and not become eligible for       be invited to remain during the       are important for socialisation and    good fun. We have had the best
conduct allegations.                  committee.                         payment.                              ‘closed session’.                     awareness for a police dog.            bit, watching them grow up – and
   I am not asking, and indeed           Alan has given many excel-         That, again, is your choice.          If you have a question for the        Karen said: “We do more with        we get to hand them on when
not expecting sympathy, but I         lent speeches at conference.          I would ask any officer who        meeting please submit it in           them than with our own pets, like      they become big and boisterous!”
                                      One of these was instrumental      is unfortunate enough to receive      writing (e-mail will do) by           taking them on the bus and visit-         Occasionally they have been
would ask for your understand-
                                      in legislation – Protection from   a Regulation 9 Notice (CD16)          October 14, in case any               ing the railway station.”              worried about whether they are
ing if your queries do not
                                      Harassment Act, and another        informing you of a miscon-            research needs to be undertak-           Hovis has already spent time        doing the right things with them,
receive the prompt answers they
                                      for the total revamp and mod-      duct/criminal allegation against      en. Such questions will receive       visiting a Scout group where he is     but have been able to take advice
deserve.                                                                                                                                                                                    from the dog section.
   We both recognise the impor-       ernisation of conference.          you, should you consider the          priority.                             a firm favourite but the serious
                                         He is extremely active in the   need for advice/representation           The national chairman and          side of this fun activity is that it      They both agree it will be hard
tance of the issues to you indi-                                                                                                                                                            to hand Hovis and Badger over
                                                                         please contact your local             general secretary will be pre-        prepares Hovis for meeting
                                                                         Federation representative in the      sent, as will the chief constable     groups of people and being             when the time comes. Sarah will
                                                                         first instance.                       and chairman of the police            fussed over.                           be able to stay in touch with
        Don’t miss your                                                     Because of imposed time lim-
                                                                         its we will need to seek authori-
                                                                                                               authority.
                                                                                                                  We look forward to seeing
                                                                                                                                                        Dog trainers Dave Lewis and
                                                                                                                                                     Mike Chapman believe there are
                                                                                                                                                                                            Hovis via her brother, and Karen
                                                                                                                                                                                            hopes she will occasionally meet

       chance to discuss                                                 ty for funding from central           you there.                            many advantages of this scheme         Badger.


        the issues that
         matter to you                                                   Impressing the media overseas
                                                                         THE HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY

                               The                                       Pressing Concerns guide to media matters
                                                                         booklet, which offers advice on major media
                                                                         issues, often receives compliments both exter-
                                                                         nally and internally.
                              annual                                        Officers see it as a useful and handy booklet
                                                                         and press officers in other Forces have also
                                                                         responded positively to it.
                               open                                         The book is beneficial to the press because
                                                                         is outlines what they can expect from
                                                                         Hampshire Constabulary and what is expected

                              meeting                                    of them when working on stories involving the
                                                                         police.
                                                                            Now Pressing Concerns has attracted inter-
                                                                         national interest. It was taken halfway across
                                                                         the world to Guyana, South America, to be
     Thursday October 17                                                 used as an example of how a police Force can
                                                                         work with the media.
                                                                            Freelance reporter and producer Michael
    at Winchester Guildhall                                              Delahaye contacted the Media Services
                                                                         Department to request a copy of the booklet.
        Speeches by The Chief                                               Michael works as a consultant for the            GOOD BOOK – Michael Delahaye shows his class a copy of Pressing Concerns.
                                                                         Thomson Foundation, a charitable trust which
     Constable, The Chairman of the                                      provides training for journalists around the       sides together and air the differences.
                                                                                                                               “In doing this, the Pressing Concerns book-
                                                                                                                                                                                  One of the aims of the programme has been
                                                                                                                                                                               to draw up some agreed guidelines which will
                                                                         world.
       Police Authority and senior                                          For one particular project, called ‘Police      let proved really useful. It showed how it’s       enable the police and the media to work
                                                                         day’, Michael was working with eleven TV           possible for the police and the media to get       together.
       Federation national officers                                      journalists and ten senior officers from the       along and when there are some agreed ground           Some of the points featured in Pressing
                                                                         Guyana Police Force.                               rules and an assumption, on the part of the        Concerns were responded to with amazement.
      q Transport and refreshments                                          Michael said: “As in so many countries          police, of co-operation with the media rather
                                                                                                                            than rivalry or antagonism.”
                                                                                                                                                                                  Michael said: “The notion that a senior
                                                                                                                                                                               investigating officer, or even a beat constable,
                                                                         around the world there’s a great deal of mutual
           are being arranged                                            suspicion between the police and the media in         The training was part of a long-term project    could give a television interview came as a
                                                                         Guyana.                                            involving former and current officers from the     huge surprise.
                                                                            “The idea of the day was to bring the two       Metropolitan Police known as the ‘UK Police           “Even more surprising was that their superi-
                                                                                                                            Reform Team’.                                      ors would encourage them to do so.”
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  Formal invitation to join drill squad
 THE POSSIBILITY of setting up a ‘drill squad’
 of officers to represent the constabulary at major
 formal occasions is being researched by
 Farnborough PC Chip Walker.
                                                             “If anything on that scale had happened in our
                                                           Force area we would not have been able to sup-
                                                           port it.
                                                             “I am really thinking about formal funerals,
                                                                                                                    a year for drill practice and shortly before any
                                                                                                                    event they were attending.
                                                                                                                      “Squad members would need to demonstrate
                                                                                                                    above standard turn-out and possess full number
                                                                                                                                                                                  HP
                                                                                                                                                                                  Barbara’s MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                source

   Already Chip has had many supportive replies            honour guards, royal visits, that type of event.”        one uniform and white gloves, “ said Chip.
 to a Force-wide message sounding out staff with             Chip said the squad would be staffed entirely            Chip has received more than 50 positive replies             success
 his idea.                                                 by volunteers willing to give up a small part of         from officers throughout the two counties.                    EASTLEIGH Division crime
   Chip said: “I am very pleased with the                  their own time to represent the constabulary at            Most are ex-servicemen and women, but there                 reduction officer Barbara
 response. The idea came to me at the time of the          prestigious events.                                      were also a few enquiries from CID officers.                  White has joined an elite
 Queen Mother’s funeral.                                     The volunteers would meet at Netley four times         q John’s Frontline view – page 14.                            group of people to gain a
                                                                                                                                                                                  Master’s Degree in
                                                                                                                                                                                  Comminiity Safety and



Scheme to find tomorrow’s leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                  Crime Prevention.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Her success follows three
                                                                                                                                                                                  and a half years study on a
                                                                                                                                                                                  distance learning course with
                                                                                                                                                                                  the University of Bristol.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Barbara studied in her
                                                                                                                                                                                  own time and had funding
    by Kevin Briscoe               not an easy ride to promotion.                                                                                                                 support from the Force.
                                      “Only those who show a                                                                                                                         The syllabus was based on
A NEW scheme to recog-             clear potential to be capable of                                                                                                               the Crime and Disorder Act
nise the potential in some         managing a division or depart-                                                                                                                 of 1998 and was entirely rel-
police officers and ensure         ment in the future will get on                                                                                                                 evant to her job.
they progress to the highest       the scheme,” he said.                                                                                                                             Barbara is one of only five
levels of the service has                                                                                                                                                         people in the world to hold
                                      “No-one thinking of follow-
been launched.                                                                                                                                                                    the qualification.
                                   ing this path should underesti-
                                                                                                                                                                                     Her fellow crime reduc-
  The new High Potential           mate the amount of extra work
                                                                                                                                                                                  tion officer Steve
Development Scheme (HPDS)          on top of the normal work day
                                                                                                                                                                                  Postlewaite, based at Fratton,
was launched nationally as         that they will need to do.
                                                                                                                                                                                  is another of the group.
part of the government reform         “If in doubt speak to one of
of the police service.             the nine Hampshire officers                                                                                                                    New research
  It replaces the accelerated      already doing the scheme.                                                                                                                      on CCTV
promotion scheme and the           Details are available from                                                                                                                     RESEARCH by Professor
graduate entry scheme.             Career Development.”                                                                                                                           Martin Gill, director of the
  The scheme, administered             Higher degree                                                                                                                              University of Leicester’s
by the police training organi-                                                                                                                                                    Scarman Centre, will build on
sation Centrex, is based on the       Those people who make it                                                                                                                    a Home Office report in
model of the former systems –      on to the scheme will be                                                                                                                       August on the effectiveness of
with the aim of finding the        expected to make continuous              LEARNING CURVE                                                                                        CCTV in crime prevention.
natural leaders who can take       progress towards the next                  – Lucy Hutson                                                                                          The government report
the police service forward.        rank, attend residential mod-           continually learning                                                                                   looks at the use of CCTV in
                                   ules at Centrex colleges and            things about herself                                                                                   city centres and public hous-
  Applicants to the scheme –                                                   and the job.                                                                                       ing, public transport and car
                                   also complete a higher degree
any rank up to chief inspector     (there is no requirement to                                                                                                                    parks.
can apply – are tested against     have a lower degree first).                                                                                                                       Professor Gill will reveal
the core competencies expect-                                                                                                                                                     influential initial findings from


                                                                      My study path to promotion
ed of a superintendent.               Promotion will follow as
                                   and when applicants have                                                                                                                       his research on the effective-
                                                                                                                                                                                  ness of CCTV in crime pre-
   Minimum level                   gained all the competencies
                                                                                                                                                                                  vention at a conference hosted
                                   for the rank – there is no set
   That means the assessors are    time limit, but the decision                                                                                                                   by the Scarman Centre with
looking for people who are         will be based on proven            IN JULY 1996, following a year     short period to be involved in      hard work at times. In the past      the Home Office and
aiming for that rank as a mini-    ability.                           spent working in America and       the drafting, consulting and        six months I have juggled            Association of Chief Police
mum level, and are likely to                                          Australia, I joined Hampshire      writing of the first audit and      studying for my inspectors’          Officers on November 27.
                                      Insp Moore added: “HPDS
achieve it in a quicker than
average time.
                                   can offer a challenging and
                                                                      Police as a standard entrant and
                                                                      was posted to Winchester North
                                                                                                         strategies for Winchester City.
                                                                                                            After passing the sergeants’
                                                                                                                                             exams, studying for a masters
                                                                                                                                             degree in police leadership and
                                                                                                                                                                                  Party time
   Inspector Dave Moore, of
                                   rewarding structured career        Walls Police Station, writes       exams I applied to join the         management and learning a new        approaching
                                   development programme              Lucy Hutson.                       Accelerated Promotion Scheme        role as a divisional detective
the Career Development team                                                                                                                                                       THE Sports and Social Club
                                   designed to maximise the full        I worked as a town centre        (as the HPDS was then known).       sergeant.
at Netley, said it was impor-                                                                                                                                                     Central club Christmas party
                                   potential of applicants.”          patrol officer for a year, a job      After being accepted onto the       However my colleagues have
tant that the police service has                                                                                                                                                  will be held at headquarters on
                                                                      that I really enjoyed, before      scheme I was promoted to            been extremely supportive            Sunday December 8, starting
a scheme that is open to a         q For more information on
wider group of officers and                                           going on to shift as a basic       sergeant at Basingstoke in          throughout this time, offering       at 2.00pm.
                                   the scheme email the Career
one that could identify poten-                                        driver.                            March 2000.                         me advice and guidance and              There will be visits by
                                   Development In-Box or look
                                                                         Around this time the Crime         As a sergeant I have carried     allowing me the opportunities        Scooter the Clown and Father
tial at any stage of service to    at the national police
                                                                      and Disorder Act came into         out the roles of patrol and cus-    to learn.                            Christmas, a disco, face paint-
find tomorrow’s leaders.           recruiting web site
                                                                      existence and I was seconded to    tody in Basingstoke, completed                                           ing, magic show and selection
   But, he added, HPDS was         www.policecouldyou.co.uk           Winchester City Council for a      an attachment at Operational             The challenge                   box.
                                                                                                         Support, headquarters, and am          The thing I have enjoyed             Anyone who wants to send
                                                                                                         currently working as a detective    most about the HPDS is contin-       along their children should
                                                                                                         sergeant in Southampton.            ually being challenged.              e-mail Sandy Valentine.
                                                                                                            I applied to join the scheme        My learning curve is almost          Parents are asked to take
        CAREER DEVELOPERS –                                                                              because I saw the opportunity to    as steep today as it was when I      along a gift for their child up
       Clare Munday and Inspector                                                                        help influence the direction of     first joined the police and I am     to a value of £5, wrapped and
       Dave Moore work together on                                                                       the police and to be involved in    continually learning new things      clearly named.
            the High Potential                                                                           the change and management of        about the job and myself.               The party will last about
          Development Scheme.                                                                            the service.                           The old accelerated promo-        three hours.
                                                                                                            There appears to be some         tion scheme was sometimes crit-
                                                                                                         misunderstanding about the          icised for a lack of credibility,    Saving the
                                                                                                         scheme and I’ve met many peo-       an overfocus on academia and         PMAS way
                                                                                                         ple who believe you have to be      for offering little guidance to      BRITAIN is not saving
                                                                                                         a graduate to be accepted.          Forces on how to develop offi-       enough, according to indepen-
                                                                                                            “This is not the case and on     cers on the scheme.                  dent research which says there
                                                                                                         the national course I am current-      On the new HPDS the exten-        is an annual deficit of £27 bil-
                                                                                                         ly doing there is a whole range     sive workplace assessments and       lion we need to save for a
                                                                                                         of officers, from those who left    the introduction of the Home         comfortable future.
                                                                                                         school at 16 with no formal         Office field officer will hopeful-      Police Mutual reckons it
                                                                                                         qualifications to those             ly address some of these issues.     has the answer with its popu-
                                                                                                         with PhDs.                             Opportunities for officers to     lar Moneyspinner savings
                                                                                                            “Similarly there is a vast       join the scheme at any point up      plan, details of which were
                                                                                                         array of experience and service     to the rank of chief inspector is    being sent out during
                                                                                                         on my course, with officers         also positive and will hopefully     September.
                                                                                                         ranging from five to six years      ensure greater credibility in the       For details contact the
                                                                                                         service to those with more than     scheme.                              PMAS helpline on 01543
                                                                                                         15 years who only recently          q Lucy will take up post as uni-     305309 or visit
                                                                                                         decided to join the scheme.         form inspector at Waterlooville      www.pmas.co.uk
                                                                                                            Being on the HPDS can be         this month.
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    Keep in touch with                                                                                     LAUNCH DAY – Pcs Steve Hellier, left,
                                                                                                             and Glen Barham launch the new
                                                                                                           service last November with subscriber
                                                                                                              Alex Mason and Star. Inset Keith


     Frontline on tape
                                                                                                                           Vincent




    RETIRED superintendent Keith Vincent , who                  news from the constabulary in this way, and I
    has been doing sterling work producing a                    would be delighted to help.
    taped version of Frontline for people with                    “Anyone who would like a tape can contact
    impaired vision, is seeking more ‘customers.’               me direct by post, telephone or e-mail and I
      Keith records the tapes each time Frontline is            will ensure they receive a regular tape.”
    produced and sends them to listeners who are                  Keith’s address: 30 Downs Road, South
    unable to read the paper.                                   Wonston, Winchester, Hants, S021 3EU, tele-
      Keith said: “I am sure there are more people              phone 01962 884088 or e-mail
    out there who would like to keep in touch with              keith.vincent@ukgateway.net




Joint checks agreed for
Island licensed haunts
AN OFFICIAL signing ceremony at county hall          designed to protect the safety and well being of
formally established the Isle of Wight as one of     customers and staff using licensed premises and
the few places in the country where the local        residents living nearby.
council, the police and the fire service work           “With licensing, the police and fire and rescue
together to ensure public entertainment premises     having their own specific enforcement responsi-
and those selling alcohol comply with the law.       bilities, it clearly makes sense for the parties to
  A protocol of enforcement was signed by lead-      understand each others responsibilities and adopt
ing representatives of the Isle of Wight’s           a consistent approach.”
Licensing Panel, Hampshire Constabulary and             The three-party inspections will take place one
Fire and Rescue.                                     night every two months when officers will visit
  Licensing Panel Chairman, Councillor Charles       without prior notice around ten or 12 premises.
Chapman, said: “Public entertainment licences are




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                                                                                                                         How to get Force aid
 Shake-up leads to                                                                                                       for private treatment
                                                                                                                       FOR OVER four years, the Force has offered          chological support should first approach their



major improvements
                                                                                                                       staff funding for private medical treatment in      GP or a specialist agency such as CRUSE
                                                                                                                       certain circumstances.                              (bereavement) or Relate (personal relation-
                                                                                                                          The intention is to enable staff waiting for     ships).
                                                                                                                       diagnosis, treatment or operations on the              If the GP or agency cannot arrange this
                                                                                                                       NHS, to be treated earlier.                         within a reasonable timescale, say weeks, staff
                                                                                                                          The scheme started with a modest budget          can request OHD to consider funding the




  in call handling
                                                                                                                       of around £10,000, but has now been                 counselling or other therapy.
                                                                                                                       increased to over £100,000 a year.                     Initial contact can be through e-mail or
                                                                                                                          The funding is normally available only to        phone. Staff will be asked for basic informa-
                                                                                                                       staff who are off sick or on restricted duties as   tion by the OH administrator and this will be
                                                                                                                       a result of their condition.                        passed urgently to OH clinical staff, all highly
                                                                                                                          Last year funding was agreed for 200 staff       qualified health practitioners.
                                                                                                                       to receive treatment for musculo-skeletal con-         The clinician will arrange a confidential
NINE out of every ten 999                                                          “This has been achieved through     ditions, 15 staff had funded surgical opera-        telephone or face to face discussion with the
calls to the Force Control                                                      a change in working practices          tions and several had diagnostic treatments         staff member to consider the need for and
Room are now being answered                                                     within the control room, coupled       such as MRI scans.                                  most appropriate form of psychological sup-
inside the ten second target.                                                   with the impact of the Force              Funding has ranged from around £60 for           port.
   This significant improvement                                                 Enquiry Centre in removing many        physiotherapy, to nearly £6,000 for surgery.           Confidentiality is extremely important in
follows long-term changes in the                                                non-emergency calls from the con-         Staff who wish to apply to the Occupational      developing confidence in the psychology ser-
way the Force deals with people                                                 trol room.”                            Health Department (OHD) for funding obtain          vice.
who call into the organisation.                                                    The report outlines that the        Form AD23S from their line manager or from             To protect the identity of the staff member,
   In April 2001 the control room                                               switchboard receives between           the forms library.                                  all communications between the OH depart-
was managing to answer only just                                                131,000 and 173,000 calls per
                                                                                                                                                                           ment refer to a code rather than a name. The
over half the emergency calls to                                                month.                                           Highly qualified                          form and any subsequent records are kept
the Force.                                                                         Speaking before the meeting,          Complete it and pass it to your divisional        confidentially on OH department files. These
   But now after a shake-up in the                                              Superintendent Ron Godden, who         commander or head of department for                 have the status of medical files and are acces-
way that all calls to the organisa-                                             is responsible for call handling for   approval, then on to OHD by e-mail, fax or          sible only by staff in the OH department.
tion are handled, the performance                                               the Force, said: “There has been       post.
                                                                                consistent improvement in the con-                                                            Line Managers and Sickness Case
indicator of 90 percent is being                                                                                         Full details come with the form.
                                                                                stabulary’s call handling and                                                              Managers should encourage staff to make
achieved.                                                                                                                The OH manager, who is a highly qualified
                                                                                response.                                                                                  application for funding where this will help
   In a report to the Hampshire                                                                                        occupational health nurse will decide whether
                                                 QUICK ANSWERS –                   “The investment made in cen-                                                            the staff member return to duty, or full duty,
Police Authority Chief Constable                                                                                       or not treatment should be funded.
                                             Superintendent Ron Godden,         tralising the switchboard and con-                                                         earlier. Cases outside the ‘rules’ may be con-
Paul Kernaghan said: “Overall, the                                                                                       Most applications for funding are approved.
                                            responsible for improvements.       trol room over recent years, togeth-                                                       sidered, particularly where there has been an
trend in all areas is positive and, in                                                                                   In addition to funding for physiological
                                            gency calls answered within the     er with the growing influence of                                                           injury on duty.
particular, the Force is now                                                                                           conditions, the Force has for a long time pro-
                                            target time of ten seconds.         the Force Enquiry Centre, is now       vided treatment by psychologists.                      To contact OHD phone 02380 745481/2/3
answering 90 percent of emer-
                                               “From a low of 55 per cent in    providing benefits to the public in      Chartered clinical psychologists Simon            or 71 2101/2/3. These lines are open from
gency calls within 10 seconds.
                                            April 2001, this has now risen to   improved service and answering         Easton and Charles Merrett have worked with         0930 to 1200 and 1300 to 1530, Monday to
   “The most dramatic change has
                                            90 per cent.                        times.”                                the Force for seven years.                          Friday. Mailbox -Occupational Health
been in the percentage of emer-
                                                                                                                         Staff who feel they need counselling or psy-      Mailbox




Gerry joins in moving tribute
 to victims at Ground Zero
ONE YEAR ON, Detective                                           previously,” he said.
                                         he led team of FLOs as part of
Chief Inspector Gerry Wheeler            Operation Exchange.        Gerry and his team joined
returned to New York, where                                      British families at the September
                                            “During his first visit, things
last September he acted as co-                                   11 memorial service.
                                         were altogether different from
ordinator for a group of ten fam-                                   “More than 10,000 people
                                         what they were during his sec-
ily liaison officers at a New                                    attended the service and I can
                                         ond visit. At that time we still
York family centre, after the                                    remember the day starting so
                                         did not accurately know for
devastating attacks on the world                                 bright and sunny, but as soon as
                                         example, the number of British
trade centre.                                                    the ceremony commenced the
                                         victims who lost their lives on
   “This year I was invited by           September 11 2001.      wind started to blow and dust
the New York, British Consulate                                  was flying around – it was a lit-
                                            “Gerry’s second visit to New
General, Vice-Consul, David                                      tle eery,” he said.
                                         York was part of the official
Harries to lead a team of four                                      “We shared a moving experi-
                                         British police representation.
police officers, selected from                                   ence with families as the names
                                            “Not only was he a fine
other UK Forces to represent                                     of over 3,000 people – their
                                         ambassador for British police
British police at the September                                  loved ones – were read out.
                                         and the Hampshire Force in par-
11 memorial service,” said                                          “It was a very different envi-
                                         ticular, he led four UK police
Gerry.                                                           ronment to what we experienced
                                         officers in their effort to provide
   Recalling his first meeting                                   last year. Within a year, Ground
                                         valuable support and assistance
with Gerry, Mr Harries said:                                     Zero has changed from what
                                         to the British families who had
“The first time I met Gerry, was                                 once looked like a war zone to a
                                         come to New York to remember
in mid-October last year, where                                  crater in the heart of New York.”
                                         the awful events of 12 months
                                                                               “During our stay, we
                                                                            escorted families to a
                                                                            special evening service
                                                                            at St Thomas’ Church,
                                                                            5th Avenue. It was held
                                                                            solely for the British
                                                                            victims who died as a
                                                                            result of the tragic
                                                                            events of September
                                                                            11, and was attended
                                                                            by the Archbishop of
                                                                            Canterbury and Foreign
                                                                            Secretary, Jack Straw.”
                                                                               Gerry said: “It was a
                                                                            moving experience for
                                                                            the families and I was
                                                                            very proud to do a
                                                                             small part to assist
TIME TO REMEMBER – Gerry Wheeler, fourth from left, and his police
                                                                             them during such a
    colleagues, with British Consulate General Vice Consul David
  Harries, back in New York to support the families of victims of the        historic and sensitive
                        September 11 tragedy.                                time.”
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                                                                                                                                                                                        Steve is
    HP
Calling all
              source
                                                                                                                                                                                        driven to
                                                                                                                                                                                        success
                                                                                                                                                                                    THE PUBLIC looks to police
quiz fans                                                                                                                                                                           officers to set the standard for
                                                                                                                                                                                    road safety and so driver train-
UNISON is organising a                                                                                                                                                              ing at Netley ensures that all
charity social quiz night to                                                                                                                                                        police drivers have the skills
be held in the Social Club at                                                                                                                                                       required to drive the Forces’s
Netley on November 21.                                                                                                                                                              vehicles safely and responsibly.
   The aim is to raise money                                                                                                                                                           PC Steven Garbutt of Alton
for the MacMillan Cancer                                                                                                                                                            has achieved an advanced stan-
Relief charity which pro-                                                                                                                                                           dard of driving within four
vides great support for can-                                                                                                                                                        years of completing his basic
cer patients and their fami-                                                                                                                                                        course, the first officer to do so
lies.                                                                                                                                                                               since the two-week basic course
   Controller Andy Jones,                                                                                                                                                           was introduced in 1998 for all
who has been fighting the                                                                                                                                                           probationers.
disease for eight months,                                                                                                                                                              Steve is pictured with two of
and has now returned to                                                                                                                                                             the high performance vehicles
work, said: “Please support                                                                                                                                                         used by driver training.
this event. Remember that
latest figures reveal that one


                                 Trust fund bids
in three people is affected by
the disease. I have every
reason to be thankful to the
cancer unit in the hospital
where I was treated, and the


                                   to boost its
MacMillan nurses were so
supportive. They were mag-
nificient and I shall be
putting in a team for the
quiz, so why not get a group
together yourself?”
   For further details phone
Kathy Symonds on 714124
or e-mail her.
                                  membership
Listen to                        THE FIRST pensioners’ evening since the sale of
the band                         the Southampton Police Club and the formation of
HAMPSHIRE Constabulary           the Police Club Trust Fund has been hailed a great
Band has two charity con-        success.
certs booked to be given in        Around 90 people attended the evening at Netley,
parish churches during           and Trust Fund secretary Trevor Witt said further
October as part of its busy      events are planned.
programme leading up to            Trevor added: “We are
Christmas.                       very keen to increase mem-        Obituaries
   On Saturday October 12        bership of the Fund and peo-
                                 ple can join by making a        Cyril Knight
at 7.30 pm they will be play-
                                 once-only pledge of £10.”       RETIRED Constable Cyril
                                                                                                      “Alfie” Hines
ing at Lyndhurst Parish                                                                               FORMER Detective Chief                     Alfie was a keen gardener and
Church for the New Forest          Anyone interested should      Knight, who served with
                                 contact Trevor on 02380         Southampton City Police and          Inspector Keith Lionel Hines,           also spent much of his time
branch of Victim Support.                                                                             known by all as “Alfie”, died at        indulging in his other passion of
   Then on Saturday October      330928.                         Hampshire Constabulary for 25
                                   Presentations were made       years, died on August 29.            Southampton General Hospital on         collecting model trains and buses.
26 the band will be in con-                                                                           August 22, after suffering from            His friend and former colleague,
cert at Chawton Parish           at the evening to former           Mr Knight, who retired in
                                 police club committee mem-      1976, worked at Romsey,              cancer.                                 retired Detective Superintendent
Church, near Alton at                                                                                    Alfie, aged 60, worked for IBM       Dave Hanna, said: “Alfie was a
7.30pm.                          bers Len Payne, David           Petersfield, Horndean and
                                 Pallett, Bert House, Fred       Farnborough.                         for three years after retiring from     very warm character and an
   Here they will be playing                                                                          the police in 1995.                     extremely popular man.
                                 Williams, and Tony
to help church funds.
                                 Saunders.
                                                                 Albert Inwood                           During his career with the con-         “He made a tremendous effort to
   Tickets can be bought on                                      RETIRED PC Albert Inwood,            stabulary, Alfie, who was originally    keep in touch with ex-colleagues
the door for both concerts.       TROPHY TALLY – Pictured        who joined the Force in 1951,        from Devon, served on the Isle of       and made sure we all got together.
   There will be plenty of        above, are from left, Trevor   has died aged 81.                    Wight, Basingstoke, Aldershot,          He really will be very sadly
opportunites during the latter        Witt, secretary, Fred         Mr Inwood, who served for         Alton, Shirley, Lyndhurst and as        missed.”
part of the year for col-         Williams, David Pallett, Ian   22 years, worked at Winchester,      DCI with the Crime Intelligence            He leaves a widow, Val, a step-
leagues to listen to the band     Readhead, Len Payne, Tony      Christchurch, Kingsclere,            Unit at PHQ, before returning to        daughter, Heather, and grand-
and details of concerts will     Saunders and Bryan Davies.      Farnborough, and Aldershot.          major crime at Hulse Road .             daughter, Sam.
appear in Frontline.               Bert House was unable to         The funeral service took place
                                             attend.
                                                                 in Western Australia.
                                                                                                                                             David Spelling
                                                                   Jean Hopkins
                                                                   FORMER Inspector Jean                                                     TRIBUTES have been paid to             be intensely annoying to you
                                                                   Hopkins, who served for a total                                           David Spelling, the Park Gate          one minute and the next have
                                                                   of 25 years, has died aged 76.                                            PC who has died at the age of          you rolling about in laughter
                                                                      Miss Hopkins joined the                                                39 after a long and courageous         and you would instantly forgive
                                                                   Metropolitan Police in 1951,                                              battle with cancer.                    and forget.”
                                                                   transferring to Southampton                                                  David, pictured left, joined           Emphasising Dave’s sense of
                                                                   City in 1966. She also served at                                          the Force in 1985 and served at        humour, Iain recalled how Dave
                                                                   Shirley.                                                                  Aldershot, Andover, Yateley,           married his second wife, Ann,
                                                                                                                                             Fleet, Southampton Central,            while on holiday and sent Iain’s
                                                                   William Hayter                                                            Hythe, Lymington and Park              family a postcard with ‘Dum
                                                                   RETIRED Southampton super-                                                Gate.                                  dum de dum, dum, dum de
                                                                   intendent William Joseph Hayter                                              David’s best friend, Special        dum, dum, dum, de dum, dum,
                                                                   has died at the age of 88.                                                Constable Iain Tunstell, said; “I      de dum, dum de dum’ on it.
                                                                      Mr Hayter served in                                                    knew Dave for more than a                 Iain said: “None of us had the
                                                                   Southampton City Police Force                                             third of my life.                      wit to work out that it was the
                                                                   from 1937 until 1967.                                                        “Something I learnt fairly          Wedding March.”
                                                                                                                                             soon in our friendship was that           Delivering the eulogy at
                                                                                          Alan Lee                                           Dave should have worn a                Dave’s funeral, Iain concluded:
                                                                                                                                             Hazchem sign front and back.           ‘Finally, may I just say that
                                                                                          FORMER Hampshire officer PC Alan Lee,              That sign should have read:            when you think of Dave, just
                                                                                          who joined the Cambridgeshire Force in             ‘Warning, Irritant’, because           think of him as a big bloke, and
                                                                                          1998 has been killed in a road crash.              Dave could most certainly be           when you think of him as a big
                                                                                            He was on his way to work in Thorpe              that, and people should have           bloke, just think why he was so
                                                                                          Wood when his scooter was in collision with        been warned..                          large.
                                                                                          a bus in Peterborough.                                “But the point is that Dave            “He couldn’t be anything else
                                                                                            Alan, left, who was 37, was married with         had the kind of personality that       but big, because he had such a
                                                                                          two young daughters, and had just joined the       made that not matter. He would         big heart to carry around.”
                                                                                          family unit
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                                                                             Welshman
                           by Caroline Vagg                                     Ray
                                                                             knows the
Council tax hike                                                               score
                                                                            THE WELSH are known for


likely to match
                                                                            their passion for sport and
                                                                            music, and for Ray Palmer it is
                                                                            football and guitars.
                                                                               He does, however, admit to
                                                                            having an interest in rugby too.



  funding cuts
                                                                               “If you’re Welsh, you’re pas-
                                                                            sionate about rugby – it goes
                                                                            with the territory,” he says.
                                                                               Ray’s career as a civil ser-
                                                                            vant ended six years ago when
COUNCIL tax payers across            the policing service to the two        he took early retirement and he
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight      counties was to be expanded.           has taken this opportunity to
are facing a significant hike in        The government has said that        fulfil a number of public roles
their contribution for policing      it wants to redirect funding           and private interests.
                                                                               After seeing an advert in his           LEAD GUITAR – A keen ear for music, Ray Palmer loves listening and playing.
the two counties to compensate       towards areas that it perceives
for government funding               need it more – those more              local newspaper, Ray applied to      Cardiff, but has lived in his       doing an Open University            authority, Ray has been
changes.                             pressed by street crime and            become an independent mem-           current Waterlooville home for      degree.                             impressed by the professional-
                                     deprivation.                           ber of the police authority.         the past 20 years.                     He is also a Friend of the       ism of the Force and expresses
   Precept notices are not likely                                              The role appealed to him
to go out until next Spring but         Police Authority Financial                                                 Coincidentally, the previous      Tate Gallery and the Chichester     excitement about the recent
                                     Affairs Panel Chairman Mike            because of links with his years      house owners were also Welsh        Festival Theatre and enjoys vis-    recruiting successes, which he
already Hampshire Police                                                    as courts manager for
Authority has issued a warning       Attenborough-Cox said:                                                      and named the house ‘Ty             iting art galleries in his spare    calls ‘significant’.
                                     “Although the police authority         Portsmouth and Newport.              Rhiw’, which means ‘House on        time.                                 However, he does think more
to the residents of the two                                                    He has been a member of the
counties.                            does not dispute the need to                                                the Hill’.                             Ray learned the guitar at the    needs to be done to effectively
                                     tackle street crime and depriva-       police authority for just 12           Ray has been married to           age of 13 and now plays lead        counter bad publicity and that
   The government has warned         tion, it does not want funding to      months and he sits on the            Judi, 54, a children’s nursery      guitar in a successful band         the Force should start getting
that it is considering changing      decrease to the detriment of the       Community Affairs Steering           manager, for 36 years. They         called Backbeat, who are            good messages on the front
the way that it funds policing in    communities of Hampshire and           Group, Best Value Panel and          have three children, Neil, 34,      booked up well into the             page, and not hidden away on,
the country – reducing levels to     the Isle of Wight.                     Crime Prevention Panel.              Debbie, 32, and Vivienne, 29.       New Year.                           for example, page seven.
shire counties and increasing           “If the government reduces             Outside of the authority,           Between Cardiff and                  Backbeat play all kinds of         He says, “Bad news is good
levels to metropolitan areas.        our funding, we will have no           Ray’s public roles include           Waterlooville, Ray lived in         music including rock and pop,       news as far as the press is con-
   At worst that could mean a        option but to increase the coun-       reviewing detentions under the       south London for a time in the      from the 60s to the current day.    cerned.
loss of £10.4m to Hampshire –        cil tax precept to maintain cur-       Mental Health Act.                   70s and has been a supporter of        Ray has five guitars and           “We need to communicate to
and that would need a 22 per-        rent levels of policing for 2003          He also recruits on behalf of     Crystal Palace FC ever since.       admits he is always listening to    the public what modern polic-
cent increase in the police part     to 2004.”                              a number of government                 Ray’s children also follow        music, whether it is opera, clas-   ing is about and how it works.
of the council tax contribution         The council tax precept for         departments and audits their         the Eagles.                         sical or popular, from Elgar, to      “People think we’re in a
just to stand still at this year’s   policing for the financial year        recruiting practices.                  Ray’s primary interest is in      Coldplay, to the Beatles.           Dixon of Dock Green era and
funding levels.                      2003/04 will be set in February           Ray, 56, is originally from       the arts and he is currently           During his first year on the     we’re not.”
   It would have to be more if       2003.


Shopwatch scheme gets £3,000 boost
HAMPSHIRE POLICE AUTHORITY’S
crime prevention panel has awarded more
than £36,000 to 11 projects that aim to pre-
                                                  existing Shopwatch radio scheme, which was
                                                  introduced six years ago.
                                                     The aim of the radio scheme is to reduce
                                                                                                   help and support young people who are
                                                                                                   involved in, or are on the edge of, crime or to
                                                                                                   counter general problems of juvenile crime
                                                                                                                                                         Coming soon
vent crime across Hampshire and the Isle of       shoplifting and to reduce criminal damage        and nuisance in support of local crime and
Wight.                                            and anti-social behaviour.                       disorder strategies.
   One of these, a Shopwatch scheme run by
Havant Town Centre Management for the
                                                     Each year the crime prevention panel
                                                  makes more than 50 grants for initiatives
                                                                                                      If you are involved in or know of any such
                                                                                                   initiative that could benefit from police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                B
Havant Borough Partnership, last month
received its share, a cheque for £3,215, from
panel chairman Judi Griffin.
                                                  across the two counties.
                                                     Grants range from a few hundred pounds to
                                                  several thousand pounds and any individual
                                                                                                   authority financial support, please contact the
                                                                                                   police authority for an informal discussion
                                                                                                   and application form.                                E                                                       L
   Havant Town Centre Management applied
for the grant to help update and regenerate the
                                                  or organisation can apply.
                                                     Most grants are for initiatives designed to
                                                                                                      Phone 01962 871595 or email
                                                                                                   police.authority@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
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                                                                                                                                                        E                                                       C
Life saver Stuart gets RHS award
SOUTHSEA OFFICER PC Stuart Gardner,               just one choice really, and that was to go in
                                                                                                                                                        R                                                       K
pictured right, has been presented with a top     after her.
award from the Royal Humane Society by
Chief Constable Paul Kernaghan, to mark
                                                     “We decided that Paul would stay on dry
                                                  land and that I’d go in and try and get to
                                                                                                                                                        C
his courage in swimming out to sea and
rescuing a woman who was in difficulty.
                                                  her,” said Stuart.
                                                     Stuart threw off his utility belt and boots                                                        I                                                       K
  Stuart expected just another normal day at
work when he started on shift on Friday,
May 17.
                                                  and jumped into the sea and pulled the
                                                  woman to safety.
                                                     “We are taught life-saving as part of our                                                          S                                                       N
  But at around 4.30pm that day a member
of the public reported seeing a fully-clothed
woman walking into the sea near Clarence
                                                  training and I have done quite a lot of swim-
                                                  ming in the past so it wasn’t too hard to
                                                  reach her.                                                                                            E                                                       I
Esplanade in Southsea.
  A radio call from the coastguard was
                                                     “Luckily she didn’t put up any resistance
                                                  which made it easier for me to pull her to                                                                                                                    G
picked up by Stuart and PC Paul Shutler           the side where Paul threw us a rope and
who were two miles away from the scene.
  They rushed to Southsea seafront where
                                                  managed to drag us out of the sea with help
                                                  from members of the public.”                                                                                                                                  H
they saw the woman in danger of being                Stuart received his bronze humane society
swept away.
  “When we first arrived on the scene Paul
                                                  medal from the chief constable at a ceremo-
                                                  ny at Netley.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                T
and I tried to assess how much difficulty she        “ I’m soon going to work in Douglas on        received this award. I have some very happy
was in but we saw that she was being swept        the Isle of Man,” said Stuart.                   memories of working with all my colleagues              Watch out for details
out very quickly.                                    “It’s really good to leave this Force on      in Hampshire – it’s been a great Force to
  “There were no boats nearby so we had           such a high note and I’m very proud to have      work for.”
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 Safety team to focus
 on speed cutting task
POLICE HEADQUARTERS at              the Western Cape, South Africa.          He was chairman of the BBC
Winchester is home to the staff        Marion’s role will be to move      Advisory Council for the West
of the Safety Camera                the safety camera project from        of England for six years and
Partnership, which was              concept to reality, building on       was previously Director of
launched at Southampton.            the collaboration within the          Communication for the Diocese
    The trio of permanent staff     partnership and ensuring that the     of Salisbury.
includes a project manager, pub-    project is intelligence-led,             “I look forward to the chal-
lic relations manager and data      achieves its objective of reduc-      lenges of this new post, where I
analyst/project support officer.    ing the number of speed-related       will focus on driver education to
   Dr Marion Sinclair started       road traffic incidents and proves     make speeding as anti-social as
work as project manager in          itself beneficial to both the part-   drink-driving,” he said.
May.                                ners and the public.                     Julian, who has a degree in         SAFETY DRIVE – Safety camera partnership team Virginia Kennea, Julian Hewitt and Dr
   She is an urban sociologist                                            education and communication,                                           Marion Sinclair.
and has worked for local author-        TV experience                     lives at Fordingbridge with his     or inappropriate speed, and I       subsequent data analysis which      ogy and has undertaken research
ities in both South Africa and         Marion lives near Petersfield      wife and two children.              will support that change with       will reinforce the partnership      into police driving.
the United Kingdom.                 with her husband and two chil-           Virginia Kennea is the pro-      accurate information,” she said.    objective of saving lives on our       Virginia married in July and
   Marion has a doctorate from      dren.                                 ject’s data analyst and support       “I look forward to conducting     roads,” Virginia said.              lives at Southampton with her
the University of Washington           Public relations manager           officer.                            research into road safety and the     She has a degree in criminol-     husband.
and spent the past six years        Julian Hewitt gained experience          “I am aware of the need to
establishing a research pro-        in radio and television before        change public perceptions of
gramme on urbanisation and          teaching media and communica-         speeding through education
migration at the University of      tion to adults and sixth formers.     about the dangers of excessive




Savings give
  Force a
Government
                                                                                                                GIROs bank a cheque
  A-rating
HAMPSHIRE has been                  reported to the Hampshire                Police Authority Chairman
                                                                                                               for charities from panto
                                                                                                              THE GETTING IT RIGHT OFFICERS summer                  who provide counselling and support for bereaved
awarded an A-rating by gov-         Police Authority Financial            Simon Hayes said: “We congrat-
                                                                                                              pantomime which toured Hampshire, the Isle of         children; and the Winchester Children’s Holiday
ernment watchdogs after             Affairs Panel that it had saved       ulate the constabulary for          Wight, and Guernsey at the end of the schools’-       Trust, which sends needy children to Fairthorne
again improving efficiency          £4.3m.                                achieving savings for a third       summer term had a successful spin off, with the       Manor at Botley for recreation breaks.
with savings worth millions            To further prove the success       consecutive year and we recog-      amount of money raised for charity at the two            Pictured with the cheque are schools liaison offi-
of pounds.                          of the efficiency plan, HMIC          nise it is not easy to accomplish   evening performances – at Fareham and                 cers WPC Shona Hughes, PC Jeff Winkworth and
   For the second year running      awarded it an A rating as it was      when budgets are already            Basingstoke.                                          WPC Bridget Stone, who were part of the team
the Force has achieved the gov-     considered that performance in        stretched.                            A collection was made at each of the perfor-        that wrote and performed the panto Babes in the
ernment-set requirements to         2001/02 had improved on                  “We will continue to monitor     mances and a total of £655 was raised.                Wood, which contained advice for the children
make a two percent saving in        2000/01 and that the plan met         the efficiency plan for the com-      The money has been shared between the               about smoking, alcohol and substance abuse, bul-
either cash or efficiency on the    all of the Home Office criteria.      ing year and hope to see a          Hardmoor Early Years Centre for children with         lying and the dangers of playing with fire.
budget.                                This was the third yearly effi-    fourth year of success.”            cerebral palsy, Leaside Way, Bassett, Southampton,       The tour which was supported by local business
   Following the final formal       ciency plan – a requirement of           The financial savings of         where the playground equipment was destroyed by       and by Renault UK also featured Hampshire Fire
inspection of the efficiency plan   the Home Office for police            £4.3m were comprised of £0.2m       arson; the Simon Says charity based in Eastleigh,     and Rescue Services.
by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate       Forces and authorities to             cash and £4.1m non-cashable
of Constabulary (HMIC) and
District Audit, the Constabulary
                                    achieve two per cent year-on-
                                    year.
                                                                          (human resources, including
                                                                          police officer time).               Hodgkins fund gets grand boost from IT
                                                                                                              A GROUP from IT Services at headquarters got          – so they set off on a marathon cycle ride round
                                                                                                              on their bikes to raise almost £1,000 for the         the New Forest.
                                                                                                              Lymphoma Association.                                   They kept going for five hours to ensure they
                                                                                                                 Gaynor Andrews was diagnosed with Hodgkins         completed 50 miles round the forest and raised
                                                                                                              Disease – cancer in the lymph glands – in June        £940.50 for the association.
                                                                                                              last year. But after treatment she is now in remis-     Gaynor said: “I would like to thank everyone
                                                                                                              sion from the condition and regularly has check-      who supported us in this effort.”
                                                                                                              ups to ensure that it does not return.                   ON THEIR BIKES – (left to right) Steve
                                                                                                                 She and her colleagues in IT Services were           Andrews, Gaynor Andrews, Julie Doherty,
                                                                                                              keen to do something to raise funds for the charity       Lynette Jones and Richard Shelley.
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  Charity foundation
   tribute to Island
                                                                        Now recruiting team
   tragedy student
 THE GRIEVING family of a 15-year-old Danish student,
 who was murdered while on a holiday on the Isle of Wight, is
 seeking to establish a charitable working foundation as a
                                                                        woos the under-18s
                                                                          by Richard Horobin
                                                                        A NEW scheme, aimed at
 tribute to her. And their efforts are being supported by DC            ensuring that teenagers who
 Mark Mitchell, who was a family liaison officer working on             are keen on a police career
 the case.                                                              do not lose interest before
    Camilla Petersen was murdered in July at a beauty spot              they are 18, has been
 on Brading Down.                                                       launched by the Hampshire
    She was a keen amateur artist and had gone to that loca-            recruiting team.
 tion to sketch the scenery.                                               The first-ever Youth Scheme
    The aim of the foundation will be to assist other young             Day has been held at Netley
 Danish artists and victims of crime – there appears to be lit-         when nine 15-17 year olds met
 tle help for victims of crime in Denmark.                              the recruiting team and were
    It is also intended to finance annual visits to Brading by          given a guided tour of several
 Camilla’s younger sisters until their 18th birthdays so that           departments, including the dog
 they can personally lay flowers at the scene of her death.             section, fingerprints and public
                                                                        order.
                  Home re-mortgaged                                        They also heard about the
                                                                        selection process.
 The family aims to raise £25,000 which, due to Danish chari-              Recruiting team member
 ty legislation, has to be deposited with solicitors for the foun-      Julie Fry said: “In the past
 dation to be recognized officially .                                   when youngsters came to us
   Money is being collected from various sources in                     before they were 18 they were
 Denmark. Any shortfall will be met by Camilla’s family who             simply told to get in touch
 intend to re-mortgage the family home to do so.                        later.
                                                                           “Under this scheme, if they
   Any member of Hampshire Constabulary who wishes to                   are really keen, we invite them
 contribute can do so by either forwarding a cheque, made               in, give them an insight into
 payable to The Camilla Petersen Fund, to DC Mark Mitchell              how the constabulary works
 at the Major Crime Investigation Team, Fratton or via elec-            and keep in touch with them        TEEN TARGETS – Potential recruits meet WPC Elaine Skittlethorpe and Benson from the dog
 tronic transfer to Danish Bank, Holbeak, Denmark. Acc No.              until they are 18.”                                                   section at Netley.
 32083208079085, quoting Camilla Petersen Fund.
   A number of officers have already indicated a desire to                  Contact point                  like a CID job eventually, but I   am simply very keen to be a   police officer.
 donate money.                                                             The scheme includes a men-
   Mark , who can be contacted on 684105, said: “Please give            toring element in which the
 this some serious thought as this is a commendable cause.”             youngsters are put in touch
                                                                        with a PDRO – Probationer
                                                                        Development Recruitment
                                                                        Officer – at their local police
Word 2000                                                               station.
IF YOU want information on                                                 They are also sent regular
how your paragraph is format-
ted, you can get it quickly with
                                           BYTE                         items to keep them in touch
                                                                        with policing matters, such as
What’s This. Word provides
paragraph and font information,
                                           SIZE                         copies of Frontline.
                                                                           “All this means they have a
such as how far the paragraph is                                        point of contact until they
indented and its alignment, and                                         reach 18, and of course then
the font used in the paragraph or                                       we hope they will apply to us
the font used for a specific char-                                      instead going elsewhere for a
acter.                                                                  career,” said Julie Fry.
   To view the format settings                                             Seventeen-year-old Sarah
for a paragraph or a specific                                           Wetherick, from Brading on
character                                                               the Isle of Wight said she will
   1. On the help menu, click                                           be applying as soon as
What’s This?                                                            she is 18.
   2. When the pointer changes                                             She has just left Ryde High
to a question mark, click the                                           School, and said: “I want to
paragraph or character you want                                         help people, and I want to help
                                     Outlook – Calendar                 reduce crime.”
information about.
   3. To exit the What’s This?       YOU CAN use keyboard short-           Sarah is chairperson of a
dialog box, press ESC.               cuts to quickly change your        youth committee at Brading,
                                     main Calendar views.               made up of 12-18 year olds
PowerPoint 2000                         Alt-1 displays one day, Alt-2   who work voluntarily to
                                     displays two days, and so on to    improve the local environment.
YOU CAN skip the New Slide
                                     Alt-9, which displays nine days       Another 17-year-old, Mike
dialog by holding down SHIFT
                                     side by side. Alt— (Alt and the    Clarke from Fareham, has no
when choosing New Slide.
                                     minus key) gives you Week          doubt he will be a police offi-
   PowerPoint will create a new
                                     mode, and Alt-= (Alt and the       cer.
slide using the same layout as
                                     equals key) serves up Month           His uncle and aunt are both
the current slide. (This doesn’t
                                     mode.                              members of the Kent Force
apply to title slides.)
                                                                        and they have fuelled his
                                                                        ambition.
                                                                           Mike said: “I think I would



 Run to help child victims
THE CHARITY Child Victims of Crime is                  Victims of Crime ‘thank you’ certificate.
looking for police officers and civilian sup-            By helping the charity, you would be sup-
port staff who intend to run in next year’s            porting victims who you and your colleagues
London Marathon to consider raising funds              deal with.
for them.
  If you run for this charity it will consider           For further details please contact David
providing: your entrance fee; Child Victims            Ainge or Dominic Chambers on 01785
of Crime running vests and shorts; sponsor-            227325 or see more details on
ship forms and local publicity; and a Child            www.policeoracle.com
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                                  Frontline n e w s



 Building teams for explosive situations IT HAPPENS all too often . . . an unexploded                   When people considered at risk of terrorist attack
                                         bomb needs to be made safe. It might be a rust-             visit premises or planned events, police must ensure
                                         ing old hulk of Second World War ordnance,                  that the venue is searched and secure.
                                         like the one found in Portsmouth Dockyard this                 During Exercise Seastoat, teams of search-trained
                                                                                                     officers will take part in exercises adopting their usual
                                         summer.
                                                                                                     search techniques.
                                            Or it might be a sophisticated piece of terrorist
                                                                                                        This provides an opportunity for existing teams to
                                         technology designed not to be tampered with. Or
                                                                                                     develop and demonstrate their skills within the spe-
                                         even a rough homemade device, highly unstable and
                                                                                                     cial environment that can be created on Seastoat.
                                         deadly.
                                                                                                        Element three, which was directed by Hampshire
                                            All lethal situations. All requiring cast-iron nerves
                                                                                                     senior scenes of crime officer Carolyn Lovell, exam-
                                         from those who have to deal with them.
                                                                                                     ined evidence gathered from the scene so that it could
                                            It demands expertise and that means extensive
                                                                                                     be established what had happened, determine the
                                         training and working as a team – the bomb disposal
                                                                                                     cause and who was responsible.
                                         experts and police officers, who have to cope with
                                                                                                        Here too was an opportunity to exercise the skills
                                         inquisitive spectators and assess the situation in the
                                                                                                     and principles associated with post bomb scene man-
                                         first place.
                                                                                                     agement. In a classroom environment and in practical
                                            Exercise Seastoat provides that vital practice ready
                                                                                                     exercises, officers were briefed on various subjects
                                         for the real thing when it happens – and it will.
                                                                                                     including current terrorist devices and the importance
                                                                                                     of scene organisation in the search for evidence.
                                          q “The co-operation that exists between                       Element four, directed by Bill Morris, from
                                          Hampshire, Sussex , and SO13 Metropolitan                  Hampshire, linked with element two tested specially
                                          Forces to deliver this opportunity to more than            trained dogs in the search for explosives.
                                          500 police officers from across the South East of             Element five, directed by Bill Williamson,
                                          England is highly valued.                                  Hampshire dog section, provided the opportunity to
                                             “The enthusiasm and commitment of police                work with general purpose dogs in tracking terrorist
                                          and military directing staff and umpires clearly           suspects, identifying, locating and retrieving explo-
                                          rubbed off on officers attending the exercise              sive parts and devices. It also explored the risks of
                                          who, as always, threw themselves wholehearted-             contaminating evidence when arresting suspected ter-
                                          ly into the scenarios in the knowledge that they           rorists.
                                          were under the care and guidance of staff com-                Element six was an exercise and briefing for chief
                                          mitted to helping and supporting them.” –                  inspectors and superintendents likely to perform the
                                          Dennis Harbinson, Sussex Police, police director           role of scene commander at incidents of this kind.
                                          for Exercise Seastoat.                                        It was intended to raise awareness of terrorist
                                                                                                     attack options, effects of explosion, command issues
                                                                                                     at silver level, police action at the scene of suspicious
                                             Dennis Harbinson said: “This is intended to
                                                                                                     objects, the requirements of the EOD ammunitions
                                         develop police awareness of responses to bomb calls.
                                                                                                     technical officer, actions at the scene of an explosion
                                             “The need for military operators to re-licence cre-
                                                                                                     and the forensic requirements for bomb scene
                                         ates an opportunity to exercise police officers in a
                                                                                                     recovery.
                                         number of related activities, where they are able to
                                                                                                        The programme included presentations by the
                                         practice in a unique environment under the watchful
                                                                                                     EOD as well as a silver commander with operational
                                         eye of experienced police and military umpires.”
                                                                                                     experience.
                                             The exercises take place twice each year at
                                         Longmoor, a training and transit army camp on the
                                         north east Hampshire border.                                  q “The past successes of EOD operators dur-
                                             They involve officers from 621 Squadron 11 EOD           ing these assessments have in no small way
                                         Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps and during the five-          been due to the professionalism and realism
                                         days representatives of 20 police Forces in southern         injected by participating police officers.
                                         England may attend.
                                             Under the police director and the commanding offi-          “Over the years, the exercise has grown
                                         cer 621 EOD, a significant number of police and mil-         with the police now providing a significant
                                         itary umpires are available to ensure that the exercise      contribution to the administrative and tech-
                                         is managed safely and well.                                  nical support needed to run the exercise.
                                             Sussex Police provided the management lead on               “Exercise Seastoat is just one example of
                                         the police activities and the exercise was as usual co-      how Army and the police work together to
                                         ordinated through a close partnership with Hampshire         train and prepare for the unexpected. We all
                                          and SO13 Metropolitan Police.                               hope that the skills that we have learned dur-
                                              The Exercise was divided into six elements.             ing the week will not be needed, but exercises
                                              Element One exercised officers in the initial police    like Seastoat ensure that we are always ready
                                           response. It made them aware of the needs of the           to respond.” – Major Ken Baker, Officer
                                           Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal operators             Commanding 621 Squadron 11 EOD
                                           called to deal with suspect devices.                       Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.
                                               Officers sent to a simulated incident were met by
                                          police and military umpires and role-playing
                                          bystanders.
                                                                                                        In addition to the six elements, the Commanding
                                              Military and police umpires were on hand to pro-
                                                                                                     Officer 621 EOD provided an opportunity for chief
      TESTING TIMES – top,                vide guidance on correct procedures.
     communications handled                                                                          police officers and senior military personnel to attend
                                              Element two covered terrorist acts, which on the
      by Hampshire’s Simon                                                                           a briefing on 11EOD Regiment resources and capa-
                                          mainland in recent years have been both irregular
     Moase, sitting, and Kevin                                                                       bilities.
                                          and often without warning.
            Richards.                                                                                                                 In addition to partici-
                                                                                                                                   pating in one or more
  Above, Hampshire officers
    PCs Stephen Wheeler,                                                                                                                 elements, Seastoat
  Havant, Alex Pope, Fratton                                                                                                             offers the chance for
     and Alistair Osmond,                                                                                                               officers to experience
      Havant, gathering                                                                                                                 the effects of differ-
 information from a witness,                                                                                                            ent types of explosive
  watched closely by umpire                                                                                                            devices during a con-
   Sergeant Danny Burnett                                                                                                              trolled explosive
             (Met).                                                                                                                    demonstration.
     Right, Bill Morris watches                                                                                                            Communications
     how handler and dog , Sgt                                                                                                        were, as usual, in the
       Gary Dale,Sussex, and                                                                                                          hands of officers from
     Jasper, cope with a search                                                                                                       Hampshire.
          for explosives.                                                                                                                Kevin Richards and
      Far right, assessing the                                                                                                       Simon Moase worked
       danger, officers from                                                                                                         closely with the mili-
       Sussex with an EOD .                                                                                                         tary communications
               officer.                                                                                                             team and task co-ordi-
                                                                                                                                    nator in exercise control.
          Pictures by
          Jan Brayley
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                                                                                Frontline n e w s

                                                                                                                                         Thousands log on
  Torch for                                                                                                                              to Force web site
 Transplant                                                                                                                                 after Milly’s
   Games                                                                                                                                   body is found
                                                                                                                                         THE FORCE web site has           with a further 17,000 hits.
    gets                                                                                                                                 had its most successful day
                                                                                                                                         ever with more than 27,000
                                                                                                                                         hits on the site in just one
                                                                                                                                                                             The site, which was
                                                                                                                                                                          revamped in April this year,
                                                                                                                                                                          has been a hit with visitors.

  a special                                                                                                                              day.
                                                                                                                                            September 20 was the day
                                                                                                                                         that attracted the most visi-
                                                                                                                                                                             Twice as many pages are
                                                                                                                                                                          viewed on the current Force
                                                                                                                                                                          site than were viewed on the
                                                                                                                                         tors to the site – the day of    old one – about 14,000 pages

   escort                                                                                                                                the discovery of human
                                                                                                                                         remains in woodland at
                                                                                                                                         Yateley.
                                                                                                                                                                          accessed every week.
                                                                                                                                                                             And the total number of
                                                                                                                                                                          hits has gone from an average
THE CONSTABULARY’S
traffic training department                                                                                                                 The remains later turned      of 7,000 in March to more
and marine unit teamed up                                                                                                                out to be those of missing       than 12,000 in September.
with organisations from                                                                                                                  Surrey schoolgirl Milly             In all more than 420,000
across the south to trans-                                                                                                               Dowler.                          people have visited the
port the Transplant Games                                                                                                                   It is a clear demonstration   Hampshire web site since
torch through Portsmouth                                                                                                                 that major news events hap-      totals started being kept in
to the Isle of Wight to raise                                                                                                            pening across the two coun-      April 2000 and they have
awareness of a national                                                                                                                  ties will be the spur for peo-   looked at more than 840,000
campaign promoting organ
                                                                                                                                         ple to look at the Hampshire     pages.
donation.
   PC Martin Vine, one of the                                                                                                            Police web site.                    And the electronic version
traffic training officers who                                                                                                               The appeal of the site con-   of Frontline – the same as the
took part said: “This was an                                                                                                             tinued with the following        printed version of the news-
excellent opportunity to                                                                                                                 Monday – the next working        paper – has been downloaded
develop good working rela-                                                                                                               day – also proving one of the    from the site almost 42,000
tionships with other agen-                                                                                                               most popular days for the site   times.
cies and to lend support to
the Portsmouth transplant
co-ordinators who make a


                                                                                                                                               Contact
valuable contribution to
Hampshire’s traffic family
liaison officer’s course.
   The torch was escorted
by traffic officers to
Gunwharf Quays,
Portsmouth where it was
handed to Michael O’Brien,
an organ recipient of Robin
Hill Park, and then trans-
                                                                                                                                               Frontline
ported by police launch to
the Isle of Wight                                                                                                                               This newspaper, produced for Hampshire
   “We were delighted to          TORCH BEARER – Michael O’Brien, donor family representative, ready to board the
help raise awareness of the     Hampshire police launch to cross to the Island to publicise the transplant games. Already                   Constabulary, is sent to more than 6,000 addresses
transplant games,” said           on the launch are Jill Pallister, regional transplant co-ordinator, and police traffic                      – to serving officers and civilian support staff,
Martin.                                                  training officers PC Mike Vine and PC Doug Blake.
   More than 450 people                                                                                  Picture: The News, Portsmouth
                                                                                                                                            Specials and pensioners in Hampshire and the Isle
signed up to the donor reg-     Loughborough this year.”       for an organ transplant that            If you want to join the              of Wight. It is also read by members of the public
ister on the day and £300         More than 5,000 people in    could dramatically improve            NHS Organ Donor Register                   through libraries and information centres.
was raised for the games at     the UK are currently waiting   or even save their lives.             phone 0845 60 60 400.
                                                                                                                                                 Copies go to local newspapers and local
                                                                                                                                              authorities.That means that more than 20,000

❐ The Crimestoppers
                                                                Graham gets back into                                                       people are likely to see Frontline, which is normally
                                                                                                                                                         published every six weeks.
scheme provides the
public with an
                                                                  the fishing groove                                                           The paper also appears in its entirety on the
                                                                                                                                                     Hampshire Constabulary website.
opportunity to                                                  HAMPSHIRE sent a team of six          q In a doubles match organised
help the police.                                                to the PAA angling nationals          at MBK Coloured Lakes, near

 ❐ Calls are free and
information can be
                                                                held on the River Don, near
                                                                Doncaster, and put up a good
                                                                                                      Liss, Petersfield, there was an
                                                                                                      excellent turnout and the win-       For news and views
                                                                performance.                          ning pairs were Chris
given anonymously.                                                 The team was Ian Jones (cap-       Ward(retired) Roger Matthews
                                                                                                                                            If you have any news you would like to see inc;luded in
Cash rewards are also                                           tain), Basingstoke CID, Roger         with a combined weight of            the newspaper or if you have an opinion that would like
available.                                                      Mattews (treasurer), Farnbor-         46lbs 5oz followed by Graeme           to express on police or general matters write to us at
                                                                ough, Graeme Aggar, Aldershot         Aggar and Pete House, guest,         Frontline, Media Services, Hampshire Police HQ, Romsey
  ❐ Don’t forget to give the number when                        CID, Peter Bramble SOC                with a combined weight of
making appeals for information.                                                                                                               Road, Winchester, SO22 5DB or e-mail the Frontline
                                                                Aldershot, Ted Wright,SOC,            40lbs 20z.
                                                                Trevor Popham (retired).              q Besides the S.E.P.A.L., PAA
                                                                                                                                                            In-box, or from outside
                                                                                                                                                    media.services@hampshire.pnn.police.uk
  0800 555 111                                                     It proved to be a difficult one
                                                                to fish and Hampshire did well
                                                                to finish 16th out of 29 teams.
                                                                                                      Regionals and National com-
                                                                                                      petions the section aims to run
                                                                                                      local matches at least once a
                                                                   Best individual result was         month on both lakes and rivers
q Following an appeal on TV showing CCTV stills of
three young boys desecrating headstones in a cemetery
                                                                Graeme Aggar, who finished a
                                                                creditable 9th in his section with
                                                                                                      and anyone wishing to join in
                                                                                                      should contact Roger Mattehws
                                                                                                                                                 Mailing list inquiries to:
in Portsmouth, several calls were received by
Crimestoppers giving the names, addresses and schools
                                                                a weight of 4lbs 4 oz.
                                                                   Trevor Popham also finished
                                                                                                      at Farnborough (608 141) or Ian
                                                                                                      Jones (BB CID 621 258).
                                                                                                                                              Becky English 01962 871058
of the young vandals, who found themselves talking to           9th with a weight of 2lbs 9oz.           In November and December
police shortly afterwards about their misdeeds.                    Graham’s achievement was           the local matches will be on the
q A shocking piece of CCTV showing an armed robbery
                                                                all the more notable as he has
                                                                only in the past year rediscov-
                                                                                                      River Test and such is the
                                                                                                      renewed interest in coarse fish-     For advertising
taking place in an off licence in Southsea was shown on         ered his zest for fishing and this    ing within the Force both these                To advertise in this newspaper contact
Meridian TV and the Crimestoppers number given for              was his first PAA Nationals.          matches are already fully              Media 3, PO Box 46, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4YH.
information. Two calls were received immediately, both             Despite not doing as well as       booked.                                       Tel 023 9235 1920; Fax 023 9235 1925;
callers giving the hooded gunman’s name and address,            last year the team enjoyed the           However any one wishing to
one caller even quoting his previous address as he had
                                                                                                                                              brian.seeney@media3.co.uk or www.media3.co.uk
                                                                experience and were thankful          fish either or both matches
moved recently.                                                 that the weather remained sunny       should contact one of the above
                                                                and warm                              in case of cancellations.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPECIAL EXHIBITS –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Hampshire




                                                                        Team keeps it calm for boating bonanza                                                                                                                                                                                                         Constabulary Marine Unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          played its part in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        show. Mountbatten was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         there for the duration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with PS Andy Simpson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and his team PCs John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gledhill and Andy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Williams on hand to offer
                                                                                                                          WARM HAZY late summer sun brought            three men who had come down from                                                                                                                 advice on boat security
                                                                                                                          more visitors than ever to enjoy one of      Swindon and were passing forged                                                                                                                   and crime prevention.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The launch was moored
                                                                                                                          the country’s greatest sea spectaculars –    ten pound notes,” said Steve                                                                                                                     up to a pontoon along-
                                                                                                                          the Southampton International Boat           Mullins, whose normal role is as                                                                                                                side boats ranging from
                                                                                                                          Show.                                        beat officer and Higher Education                                                                                                                  a wartime MTB and a
                                                                                                                            More than 140,000 flocked through the      Liaison Officer for Southampton                                                                                                                 replica man of war and a
                                                                                                                                                                       University & Institute.                                                                                                                            modern RNLI launch.
                                                                                                                          gates, including a record-breaking final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Isle of Wight-based
                                                                                                                          Saturday crowd of 22,000, and the whole        “This led to a search of their house                                                                                                          Ashburton, above, paid a
                                                                                                                          event passed off peacefully policed by       when more counterfeit gear was                                                                                                                  brief visit to the show. In
                                                                                                                          just four officers on duty outside the       seized.                                                                                                                                          the distance is the RFA
                                                                                                                          show area.                                     “Apart from that, as per usual we                                                                                                                  ship Sir Geraint.
                                                                                                                            The annual show attracts larger crowds     had a few incidents of thefts of
                                                                                                                          than any other single event in Hampshire,    clothing and equipment, and had to
     TRAFFIC WATCHING –                                                                                                   only the Farnborough Air Show boasts a       deal with a 50-year-old man who
     Motorcycle officer PC
     Stephen Waters, was one
                                                                                                                          bigger attendance and that special event     sadly collapsed and died at one of
     of those responsible for                                                                                             is policed by more than 400 officers from    the exhibitions.
     traffic control outside the                                                                                          all over the county and the Isle of Wight.     “The fact that Kev and I have been
     show area.                                                                                                             Officers from Southampton Division         doing this for so long now certainly                                                                                                             SEA OF MASTS – Left,
                                                                                                                          are contracted by the organisers to work     helps the organisation run smoothly.                                                                                                            part of the huge array of
                                                                                                                          with the private Gainsborough Security         “Because of the continuity, we                                                                                                                  luxury boats on show
                                                                                                                          company to maintain the peace at the                                                                                                                                                          alongside the pontoons
                                                                                                                                                                       have formed good working relation-                                                                                                                  that gave visitors a
                                                                                                                          internationally renowned nine-day show.      ships with exhibitors and get to                                                                                                                chance to look over them
           PEOPLE WATCHING –
                                                                                                                            For the past seven years, the show has     know the visitors. It’s like a mini-                                                                                                               while the craft were
         Right, PCs Paul Peplow
       and Mick McRoyall police                                                                                           been policed by PCs Kevin Kitcher and        beat.”                                                                                                                                                     afloat.
          the event in Mayflower                                                                                          Steve Mullins, together with two other         Their work is also aided by an
                            Park.                                                                                         bobbies allocated by division on a daily     extensive network of CCTV cameras
                                                                                                                          basis.                                       throughout the site close to the Town
                                                                                                                            The low-level policing represents the      Quay, which helped the officers years, the team from Southampton
                                                                                                                          fact that the event has very little crime    catch young thieves who gained entry by
                                    q Story by Lucy Dibdin. Pictures by Jan   Brayley                                     and the marine-interest-loving crowd are
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Division’s anti-car crime initiative
                                                                                                                                                                       clambering over the perimeter fence in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Operation Cobra provided crime preven-
                                                                                                                          pretty well behaved.                         order to steal merchandise.     tion advice in car parks which resulted in
                                                                                                                            “We had a few interesting moments this       After a series of thefts from visitors’
                                                                                                                                                                                                       a reduction of car crime.
                                                                                                                          year, the highlight was probably arresting   cars parked close to the site in recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Marine Unit also took part and was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       truly in its element - dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       playing the work of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hampshire’s “Sea

                                                                                  Special visitor comes aboard                                                                                                         Police”, and ready to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       launch into action should
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an on-water emergency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       arise, such as the occa-
                                                                                 WHEN HAMPSHIRE police took to the water in the early days of the Marine Unit just after the second World War the officers             sion two years ago when
                                                                                 crewing its vessel had to make do with an old launch once used as a tender that transported gas for barrage balloons required         a young man was killed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in a speed boat accident.
                                                                                 by ships in the Solent.
                                                                                 One of the officers who crewed the vessel, called Versatile, when it was taken over by the police, was Norman Brown, who                Fortunately, there were
                                                                                 joined Southampton City Police in February 1941, as a police messenger. He served in the Force from then, through the amal-           no such emergencies this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       year, and come September
                                                                                 gamation, until 1973, apart from service in the RAF from 1943 to 1947.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       22 it was back to business
                                                                                 Norman was one of the special visitors to the Mountbatten, which was attending the Southampton Boat Show. The craft, one of           as usual for the Marine
                                                                                 the three Mitchell 31 launches now being used by the Marine Unit, impressed Norman and he spent a couple of hours chatting            Unit and PCs Kitcher and
                                                                                 to PS Andy Simpson, pictured with him, and other officers on duty on the day PCs Andy Williams and John Gledhill, who                 Mullins, but you can bet
                                                                                 showed him the modern equipment on board.                                                                                             your Sou’Wester they’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       be back next year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     KEEN INTEREST – Tony Clarke from the RNLI explains an inflatable life raft’s survival pack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to PC Paul Ground.
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Why Boxer
has been
grounded
yet again
q An open letter to the Force
from the Air Support Unit                                                  “Jolly good idea having an army drill sergeant to train them, but could you ask him to keep his voice down – it’s giving the chief
                                                                                                                                       a headache.”                                   See story – page 3
Dear Colleagues,
“BOXER WHO?” I hear you say, and             the Civil Aviation Authority and when        night duty per year, but night duties       of nostalgia, but the facts are that when       The system, for those of you who do
justifiably so. As the unit starts a sec-    the aircraft is broken there is no work-     each month.                                 I started at Fratton Police Station in       not know how it works, is: Two twelve
ond phase of unscheduled downtime, I         shop spare.                                     To prevent the band wagon getting        1973, we regularly put out shifts num-       hour day shift 0700 hrs to 1900 hours,
feel that it is an opportune moment to          We are as committed to reducing and       weighed down before it even left its        bering 15 or 16 officers, as did the         followed by two twelve hour night
offer an explanation to the rest of the      detecting crime as everyone else in the      destination, the enhancement would be       other two city stations. Force strength      shifts 1900 hrs to 0700 hours.
constabulary.                                Force and only ask for a little bit of       paid only for each night duty that was      was about 2,500.                                The routine worked at Alton before
   In late August, just before a period      understanding and patience when these        actually worked.                               Force strength is now in the region       the twelve-hour pattern, was six shifts
of scheduled maintenance at the manu-        things happen.                                  This would have an immediate             of 3,500. Many police posts have been        (three shifts of officers split into six).
facturer to move the camera pod from         PS Tim Lucas                                 morale boost to the shift workers, and      civilianised to release officers for oper-      This resulted in officers working in
beneath the aircraft to the nose, the air-   Air Support                                  to be honest would be seen by every-        ational purposes, yet those same city        pairs or sometime alone. As there was
craft suffered an engine fire during a                                                    one as a fair way of structuring the        stations are now putting out shifts of       only one sergeant per shift, supervision
night flight.                                                                             pay.                                        only five or six.                            became a problem, morale just did not
   The problem was contained and the         Show respect to                                 I am sure that someone somewhere            I’m proud that I was the only one in      exist, neither did team spirit, or the
aircraft returned safely to base for
examination.
                                             the shift officers                           in a nine to five office would have
                                                                                          other ideas, but quite frankly—if you
                                                                                                                                      my class to scrape a maths O-level, but      avaliable officers to complete pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                   active work.
                                             OVER THE past few months I have                                                          I can’t make these figures compute.
   The prognosis was not good and so         been monitoring all the rumours and          want the pay, work the hours.               Can anyone else make any sense of it?           Now we have twelve hour working,
there was no option but to put the air-      suggestions that have been floating              I am aware that the police pay has a    Jon Clelford                                 sickness is down, morale is very high
craft straight into the modification pro-    around regarding the possible ‘Front         shift calculation structured into it, but   Sergeant TWUN                                (the highest I have ever known it to
gramme in anticipation of it returning       Line’ payments that are POSSIBLY             this has been watered down so much                                                       be), people want to come to work in
earlier than planned for operational         going to be made to officers who regu-       that it is insignificant these days.                                                     Alton.
tasking.                                     larly come into contact with the public.        Put the money where it is needed,        Well, it works                                  Traditionally it has been a place
   During the rectification programme                                                     supporting the face of the police ser-                                                   where few wanted to work. We retain
the engineers discovered further prob-
                                                What I find incredible is that no one
                                             seems to be stating the obvious, which       vice, not its rear.                         fine at Alton                                officers too.
lems and it was clear that they would                                                     PS Eddie Charlton                           I HAVE worked at Alton on and off               Officers work and train as a team,
                                             would resolve many of the problems                                                       over the past 20 years. I have also
need the plane back for more work            that are one occurring on shift.             Southsea                                                                                 which is also a bonus.
after a short period back at the base.                                                                                                worked various shift patterns during            When people are at work, they are
                                                Firstly, regardless of what is being                                                  my 22 years service.
   Staff at the unit were sent out to                                                                                                                                              active. The stats show that. They are
divisions on attachment while the engi-
                                             said from above, the day-to-day evi-
                                             dence given to shift officers is that
                                                                                          So where are the                               These include straight “sevens” ,         also proactive, and the stats show that.
                                                                                                                                      variations on that theme, which includ-
neers toiled to return Boxer to some
form of operational readiness.
                                             they make up a never-ending pool of          mystery resources?                          ed the “quick swing” (finish at 2200
                                                                                                                                                                                   Why then are there officers of various
                                                                                                                                                                                   ranks in this Force against this system?
                                             resources who are there at the beck and      IN REPLY to the anonymous officer,          and then start at 0600 the following
   Promised return dates passed with         call of every department in the Force,                                                                                                   The arguments that I have heard
the aircraft still on the Isle of Wight,                                                  (August Frontline) and his comments         morning).                                    involve health and safety. But if that is
                                             without any regard to the health and         about manpower abstractions and low             I have started shifts on various days
with nothing that we could do about it.      safety issues, and that shift officers are                                                                                            the case, then why is it used through-
   When Boxer did finally return, so                                                      shift numbers, it’s highly unlikely the     of the week, and have even worked the        out the petrochemical industry.
                                             just ‘woollies’ and as such should be        division would recognise itself,            infamous “Ottawa” shift pattern.
did the engineering.                         treated with contempt. (Sound famil-                                                                                                     That is an industry with far greater
   Again the engineers have been and                                                      because the impression is given out            One of the common denominators of         risks attached to it than the police ser-
                                             iar?)                                        that everything in the garden is lovely.    the above, is that they all have a period
again they say they must take the air-          This has a very bad affect on shift                                                                                                vice will ever have. It has worked the
craft away for more work.                                                                    In a recent article in The News,         of seven days duty without a break.          system for years.
                                             officers as the job is constantly being      Portsmouth, a police spokesman, stated         Even “Ottawa” has seven nights,
   This is very frustrating for all of us    devalued. That affects morale.                                                                                                           The other health and safety argument
at the unit as well as for everyone else                                                  that the police “liked to keep officers     although this is followed by a long          concerns the officers’ driving hours.
                                                It has become noticeable that more        back in case a bigger emergency broke,      period of rest days to recover. You do,
in the Force.                                and more officers are trying to get                                                                                                      Any area car driver should not be
   We do care, we are committed to                                                        for a more important call; somebody         however, make up for this by working         driving for 12 hours anyway. It should
                                             away from shift work, which probably         could be being attacked or murdered.”       longer, and more lates plus duties.
providing a quality service to the Force     has much to do with the staffing levels                                                                                               be the responsibility of officers to take
and would like sincerely to apologise                                                        As a control room superviser I found        You may be wondering why I have           breaks if they feel tired.
                                             that we now run with, and the number         this information mysterious, or maybe       put start and finish times. It is because
for the situation we find ourselves in,      of menial calls with which we are now                                                                                                    It may not work for every station in
but annoyingly the circumstances are                                                      even mischievous.                           I believe that there are many officers       the county, but it does at Alton.
                                             inundated.                                      It would indeed be a luxury to have      now in the Force, of various ranks,
beyond our control.                             I have no problems with any other                                                                                                     As I have already stated, we have
   This does not mean that Hampshire                                                      such resources, but sadly, there are        who have not experienced the evil the        happy officers, who are not feeling ill
                                             departments in the Force, and fully          none. To suggest we have this contin-       “straight sevens” shift pattern. Believe
is without air support. Dorset and           appreciate that we all form a small                                                                                                   because of the lack of sufficient rest
Sussex Air Support Units are available                                                    gency is blatantly misleading.              me when I say that they would not            between shifts, and we are retaining
                                             piece of a big jigsaw that is there hope-       Any patrol officer or controller will    want to.
to our Force so should you require us        fully to reduce crime.                                                                                                                staff. In the north of the county that is
and find that we are unavailable, then                                                    confirm that there are insufficient            Alton has now been running a              difficult enough at the best of times.
                                                However, the Force needs to take          resources to deal with the run of the       twelve-hour working pattern for two
ask control room to contact one of our       some drastic action to try to show that                                                                                                  So please, listen to the staff who
neighbours to see if they can help.                                                       mill incidents, let alone major ones.       years. Before all the shift’s went over      work it. It’s good for the staff, good for
                                             the uniformed officer patrolling the            Every call made to an informant          to twelve-hour working, the custody
   We know we are not providing a            streets every day is actually valued,                                                                                                 the Force and good for the public.
particularly good service at the                                                          explaining the lack of deployment           sergeants worked the twelve-hour pat-           Please let us retain our shift pattern.
                                             and that it is recognised as the most        because of no manpower, (and there          tern for two years.
moment - we do hear the comments             important job in the police.                                                                                                          And for the record, I don’t work it, I
made about us on the radio – but                                                          are dozens of these calls made daily)          Therefore, in total Alton officers        just administer it. So I have very little
                                                A very easy way to achieve this           is another nail in the coffin of public     have experienced twelve-hour working
please understand that we have strict        would be to set up immediately an                                                                                                     to gain personally.
limitations to adhere to relating to                                                      confidence in the police.                   for four years, without any major prob-
                                             enhanced shift allowance for officers           I’m not a lamp swinger nor a lover       lems.                                        Ray Moseley
weather and visibility that are set by       who work night duties. NO, not one                                                                                                    Station Sergeant Alton
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  City schemes making impact on crime
    by Kirsty Langton               problem off the streets and give
                                    the youngsters somewhere to
                                    meet with friends and play foot-
PORTSMOUTH is promot-               ball.”
ing two new localised initia-          The proposal has been drawn
tives in a bid to cut juvenile      up by police in conjunction with
nuisance and depress crimi-         the University of Portsmouth,
nal activity.                       Portsmouth City Council and
   The public was invited to        Portsmouth Football Club.
contribute ideas to a forum to         “We are now seeking plan-
discuss plans for new multi-        ning permission for the project,”
activity area in Milton.            added PC Brown. “If it is grant-
   Beat officers PC Mick Brown      ed we will apply for funding
and PC Andy Hewitt were at the      from the National Lottery.”
Dorothy Dymond Lecture Hall
                                    q Meanwhile a new crime
at the Milton Campus,
                                    crackdown is under way in the
Locksway Road, Milton to pro-
                                    Somers Town area of the city.
mote the project for a new
                                    Operation Eden will be running
multi-activity area on University
                                    over the next few months.
of Portsmouth land at the
                                      High visibility patrols will be
Locksway Road junction with
                                    working in the area seeking to
Furze Lane.
                                    disrupt and depress criminal
   The response to the forum
                                    activity as well as to provide
was encouraging with a fair turn
                                    reassurance to the community
out of those interested and some
                                    and reduce the fear of crime.
good suggestions put forward.
   The scheme being planned                Bail checks
involves a skate bowl, sports
                                       They will be carrying out stop
court for five-a-side football,
                                    checks on individuals in the
basketball, tennis and an open-
                                    area.
to-view youth shelter.
                                       Wanted people will be target-
    More facilities                 ed and bail checks carried out
                                    on those who have been to court
   The proposal came after con-
                                    and have been given conditions
sultation with youngsters in the                                                       POLICE PRESENCE – Operation Eden puts high visibility patrols on the streets of Somers Town.
                                    such as curfews or orders not
Milton area who say that recre-                                                                                                                                        Picture: The News Portsmouth
                                    live at a particular address.
ational facilities are needed.
                                       Over the past year there have       Portsmouth Central Inspector     we would urge them to pass on      over the coming months.             “This operation has so far had a
   PC Mick Brown said: “The
                                    been 29 robberies in the area,      Chris Manktelow said: “We           that information anonymously          “We want the local residents     huge impact on crime figures in
plans for the multi-activity area
                                    compared to 11 the previous         want the people of Somers           via Crimestoppers on 0800 555      to see that we are working on       the Somers Town area.
have been drawn up to try to
                                    year. This reflects the trend       Town to work with us to cut         111.                               the problem but we do need             “Over the past two weeks
combat juvenile nuisance prob-
                                    across the country of an increase   crime in this area of Portsmouth.      “We are very concerned at the   their support to stop those who     only one dwelling burglary has
lems in the Milton area.
                                    in street crime such as robberies      “If anyone has any informa-      rise of crime in Somers Town       are making some people’s lives      been committed in comparison
   “This facility would take the
                                    of mobile phones.                   tion about any criminal activity    but are tackling this head-on      a misery.”                          to 14 the fortnight before.
                                                                                                                                                  During the first two weeks of
                                                                                                                                               the operation it has already           “The high visibility patrols



 Town honours John for his                                                                                                                     achieved considerable success.      and the other work that has been
                                                                                                                                                  Crime reports nearly halved      done in relation to this operation
                                                                                                                                               on the beat that covers the         have been a huge success.
                                                                                                                                               Somers Town area.                      “We have also had good
                                                                                                                                                  Between August 28-               reports from members of the



 32 years of Special service
                                                                                                                                               September 11, 77 crimes were        public who have approached our
                                                                                                                                               reported.                           officers on the beat and are
                                                                                                                                                                                   happy to see police in the area.”
                                                                                                                                                    Huge impact                       In addition to these reductions
                                                                                                                                                 During the first fortnight of     in crime, 22 arrests have been
GOSPORT TOWN has hon-                                                                                                                          the high visibility patrols there   made and around 50 people
oured Section Officer John                                                                                                                     were only 42 crimes reported on     were stop checked by officers
Beel,who has given remark-                                                                                                                     the same beat.                      patrolling Somers Town’s
able service to the community                                                                                                                    Inspector Manktelow said:         streets.
as a Special Constable cover-
ing 32 years. And he is not
retiring yet.
   Service by Specials is vital
to policing the town, support-
ing the full-time officers on
the beat and in the police sta-
tion and the commitment of
John Beel epitomises the loy-
                                                                                                                                                                           Heads
alty that the constabulary val-
ues so highly.
   The town itself values equal-
ly the work of the Specials and
                                                                                                                                                                            up!
honoured the service of John
with a presentation by the
Deputy Mayor Iris Binfield at
a ceremony also attended by
Gosport’s Superintendent Peter
Baldry.
   In his speech Inspector Will
Schofield recalled many of the
aspects of John’s varied career.      CIVIC HONOUR – John Beel receives a mark of Gosport’s gratitude for his Special service
   John joined Hampshire                    from the Deputy Mayor Iris Binfield. Also in the picture is John’s partner Sue.
Constabulary in May 1966 and                                                                                                                         If you would like a Crimestoppers
served for 10 years at Gosport      on dry land and joined Surrey       prison.                             abseiled from helicopters
and Fareham with just a two-        Constabulary serving at               He manages to devote con-         down to him as he played                mousemat, write to Becky English in
year break when he was a traf-      Caterham.                           siderable time, effort and          dead.                                   Media Services, at HQ, enclosing a
fic warden.                           During the next 20 years          expertise to policing the town.       Insp Schofield said: “We
   He tried to join the regulars    John has been promoted to             Among the highlights of his       really appreciate John’s hard          cheque for £1.50 (incl 50p donation to
in 1977 but was unsuccessful        section officer and has served      career was playing the part of      work, dedication and commit-          Crimestoppers) made out to Hampshire
because of his eyesight.            in both Surrey and Hampshire.       the captain of the ferry the        ment.
   He left Gosport Specials in        He transferred back to            Pride of Bilbao, during an            “He has always remained             Constabulary. The mats are also avail-
1978 and joined the Merchant        Gosport in 1999 and he serves       exercise in which he gained         cheerful and friendly and is                   able from our website
Navy serving as a security          there during his off duty time      the dubious distinction of          always happy to put himself
petty officer on the QE2.           away from his full time job as      being “executed” by terrorists,     out to help.”
                                                                                                                                                          www.hampshire.police.uk
   Four years later he was back     a security officer at Kingston      then watching as elite soldiers
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      Upholding the law on
     their island in the sun
           by Liz Walsh                    was also the first UK woman officer.        for the 1,600 inhabitants .
                                              When Rob and Nina first went to             Work on Cayman Brac involves
                                           the islands they began working on the       some very varied tasks including
 IN JANUARY 2001 Rob and Nina
                                           largest island of Grand Cayman.             working as driving instructors for new
 Noddings left the shores of a freezing
                                              Rob was originally posted to West        licence holders, as lifeboat crew, or as
 cold and wet Isle of Wight heading for
                                           Bay, a rural station, and Nina and the      cash guards at the one and only bank
 the sun-drenched Cayman Islands.
                                           other 18 officers were posted to the        for when money is flown in and out of
    But this isn’t another ordinary tale
                                           central police station in George Town.      the island.
 of exotic holidaying.
                                              Rob says that policing in the               Soon Rob and Nina will have to
    Rob and Nina would not be lying on
                                           Cayman Islands is very different com-       decide whether they should extend
 a beach sunning themselves for two
                                           pared to the UK.                            their contract for a further two years or
 weeks but were about to embark on a
                                              The RCIP work under Judges Rules,        return to UK policing.
 career break working for the Royal
                                           so PACE restrictions such as custody           The decision is bound to be difficult
 Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIP)
                                           times and disclosure are not a consid-      as they enjoy handsome tax-free
 for the next two years.
                                           eration.                                    salaries of £36,000 each.
    The Caymans are a group of three
                                              The shift pattern worked by all offi-       The RCIP also covers moving
 small islands situated approximately
                                           cers, including traffic, CID, Marine        expenses at the beginning and at the
 90 miles south of Miami, Florida and
                                           and USG (uniform support group) are         end of the contract which includes
 to the south-west of Cuba and Jamaica
                                           12 hours – 7 to 7; two days, two nights     shipping personal effects.
 in the West Indies.
                                           and then four days off.
          Jamaica link                        He said: “It is not unusual to find an           Career break
                                           officer arresting somebody on their           Both Rob and Nina would recom-
   They are part of the British            last night shift, locking them up in the    mend the career break programme to
 Overseas Territories and although orig-   central police station lock-up and then     any of their colleagues back in
 inally linked to Jamaica the islands      returning after their four rest days to     Hampshire.
 remained British when Jamaica took        deal with them!”                              Rob said: “The work is different and
 independence in 1962.                        RCIP officers hold a very high posi-     varied and being a minority ethnic
   The RCIP is made up of about 300        tion in society on the island and rarely    officer in a distant country can be a
 officers and is headed up by the          encounter abuse or assaults.                real challenge to your interpersonal
 Commissioner of Police, David
                                                                                       skills.
 Thursfield QPM who is an ex Deputy              Judicial support                        “The weather and environment is
 Chief Constable from West Mercia and
                                              Rob believes this may have some-         fantastic – the temperature all year
 currently in his fifth year as
                                           thing to do with the support given to       round is fairly consistent at 80-90
 Commissioner.
                                           the police by the judicial authorities.     degrees.
   In 1991 the Commissioner of RCIP
                                              Assaulting an officer can earn you a       “Opportunities for travel are superb
 and the Governor of the Islands
                                           minimum of six months imprisonment          with Miami only an hour away.
 applied to the Home Office to second
                                           – regardless of your history, nationali-      “There are downsides of course as it
 20 UK police officers bi-yearly offer-
                                           ty or status.                               can be quite isolated especially for sin-
 ing two-year renewable contracts.
                                              In February this year Rob and Nina       gle officers and the heat can get to you
   Rob and Nina were the first UK
                                           moved to Cayman Brac, a small island        as can the mosquitoes which love UK         DRESS UNIFORM – Rob and Nina Noddings, dressed for a ceremo-
 married couple ever to be recruited by
                                           with only a handful of police officers      police officers.”                                          nial occasion in the tropics.
 the RCIP under this scheme and Nina




     Coming soon                                                        Medals for
                                                          B              many as
     E                                                    L              Jubilee
                                                          A
     X
                                                          C              year is
     E
     R                                                    K              marked
     C
     I                                                    K                                                                                                           Nearly 150 officers and
                                                                                                                                                                      11 Specials based in
     S                                                    N                                                                                                           Havant Division have
                                                                                                                                                                      received their Queen’s

     E                                                    I                                                                                                           Golden Jubilee medals.
                                                                                                                                                                      They are awarded to

                                                          G                                                                                                           officers who had
                                                                                                                                                                      completed five years
                                                                                                                                                                      service at the beginning
                                                          H                                                                                                           of this year with the
                                                                                                                                                                      armed forces or the
                                                          T                                                                                                           police service.
                                                                                                                                                                      Superintendent Paul
                                                                                                                                                                      Stickler presented
      Watch out for details                                                                                                                                           medals at Havant, above,
                                                                                                                                                                      and Waterlooville, left.
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                                                                                    On                                                                                               Tr a i n i n g
                                       With PC Steve                                the                                                                                               times
                                          Bedford
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Seeking the bright                                                                                                                                                                q WPC Joanne Barnett, from
                                                                                                                                                                                   New Milton, reflects on her
                                                                                                                                                                                  progress as she encounters a
                                                                                                                                                                                  variety of incidents during the


 elusive butterfly S                                       Unfortunately milkweed, the food plant of the
                                                                                                                       ummer has drawn to a close, and with it the
                                                                                                                       busiest time of the year. The usual shortages
                                                                                                                       caused by annual leave were bad enough, but
                                                                                                                                                                                       busy holiday season.

                                                                                                                                                                           For example, in an RTI, a pensioner claimed to
                                                                                                                                                                        have taken all necessary precautions before making a
                                                                                                                                                                        manoeuvre.

F
       or many years, during the month of October,
       I have keenly awaited the right conditions to    larva, does not occur in Europe and so they cannot      what added to the manpower difficulty were the             But it transpired this was not the case, and there
       attract a rare creature, one that I am deter-    breed there.                                            operations requiring abstractions from shifts.          was a collision with an oncoming vehicle.
mined to see one day.                                      Slowly, the few that make it across the Atlantic        Planned operations allow time for duties to be          Sometimes as a person gets older, his or her eye-
   Most importantly, there must be strong south         perish.                                                 organised. But any unexpected incident that requires    sight deteriorates seriously, and driving is dangerous.
westerly winds, perhaps even accompanying                  There have been reports of a few trying to over-     immediate operational support, will inevitably leave       Suggesting this to a member of the public is not
storms. This should occur just before I have a day      winter together in pine trees trying to find the        those who have the task of sorting out the duties       always met with agreement. At times like this, I have
off with the weather improving so I can make the        conditions similar to where they started life but       with a particularly difficult job.                      learned to be a little more to the point rather than
most of the conditions.                                 they are few and far between.                              Sometimes when this occurs, the shift is left        skating around the subject.
   I thought that I had cracked it last year, as I         I’ll keep my fingers crossed this October that       unavoidably short and that increases the pressure.         On occasions I am on the receiving end of confu-
headed off to a particular cove on the Purbeck          those conditions will be found in the Purbecks. I          While this is only temporary, the stress builds up   sion, as was the case when my colleague and I
coast.                                                  may just be lucky to have a day off so I can go to      over a period of time.                                  stopped a vehicle which was being driven erratically.
   The little haven is well protected from the wind     try to spot a Monarch. I’ll let readers know if I do.      Problems are increased when you are delayed          The driver got out and staggered towards us.
and has an abundance of late flowering ivy.                                                                     more than a person reporting a incident had                I had just been trained in using the intoximeter so
Conditions are ideal to attract and hold this elu-                                                              anticipated.                                            was looking for an opportunity to use it. The man
sive migrant that can thrive here until the first                                                                  It is often difficult to try to explain the way in   said he had been drinking, so my colleague breathal-
frost kills it off.                                                                                             which calls are graded, and how in non-urgent situa-    ysed him. But the light on the alcometer stayed
   But sadly I still could not find my first Monarch                                                            tions, other matters take priority.                     green, indicating no alcohol in the driver’s breath.
butterfly in the wild.                                                                                             Most members of the public appreciate the cir-          The driver then told us he had not had anything to
   I knew there were some of them around there                                                                  cumstances, and are apologetic for their outburst       drink, but had seen us on the road and thought it
somewhere.                                                                                                      upon our arrival. But not all understand.               would be fun to see if we were doing our job proper-
   A colleague from Ringwood had responded to                                                                      Explaining our powers and procedures can add to      ly. How infuriating some people can be!
his birdline pager and had gone seeking a rare                                                                  the annoyance, especially when it is not what a            On another occasion, an extremely aggressive
migratory bird.                                                                                                 member of the public had hoped for.                     man was brought into custody for a very serious
   He failed to find that but had seen a Monarch                                                                   I was trying to explain to a victim’s parent what    offence.
butterfly and took great delight in telling me all                                                              would happen to a suspect who had allegedly com-           It took three of us to restrain him in the cell to pre-
about it. I cringed and tried to look disinterested.                                                            mitted what is defined as a common assault.             vent him from injuring himself or causing injury to
   The Monarch was named by seventh century                                                                        Unfortunately, the man did not agree with the laws   us. There was a stream of abuse and threats to each
settlers in North America. They were so impressed                                                               of the land and was none too impressed with the         one of us in turn.
by the colours of this large insect and named it                                                                police service. I began to feel that I was not wel-        But at least we had an apology when he had
after William of Orange (King William 111 of                                                                    come in his home as the environment became very         calmed down.
England).                                                                                                       hostile!                                                   A moment I will not forget in a hurry occurred a
   Monarchs live for eight or nine months over-                                                                    On another occasion I was told that “it just does    couple of weeks ago when New Milton had a visitor.
wintering in Oyamel pine trees, 3,400 metres up                                                                 not happen like this on The Bill!”.                        Assistant Chief Constable Phil Jacobs arrived at
mountains in Central America. In the spring they                                                                   How can you answer that? Only a little light         the station and wanted to go out on patrol with an
stream across the north eastern states, reaching as                                                             humour helped what was starting to be a very diffi-     officer. I was delegated.
far north as Canada.                                                                                            cult shift.                                                As panic struck, I telephoned the control room to
   There they lay eggs on the abundant milkweed                                                                    In an ideal world, all members of the public would   inquire about the crew state I would use with the
plants on which their larvae feed. Mission accom-                                                               know exactly what real policing involves. Often         ACC on board.
plished, they slowly perish or fall to predators.                                                               what we do is not portrayed very realistically in TV       Despite my attack of nerves, which would have
Their young travel the 1,500 miles back to                                                                      drama, and this gives the police service an unrealis-   been displayed through my non-stop chatter, the next
Mexico.                                                   REIGNING MONARCH – A fine specimen                    tic image.                                              couple of hours was an enlightening experience, and
   Despite this considerable distance, a few are            acquired by a collector at Crownsville                 Diplomacy and tact are so often required, but you    in fact there really was nothing to be nervous about!
carried by strong winds to Britain and Europe - an       Maryland, USA in 1986 and now forming part             can’t always find the right words to get your point        I can only thank Mr. Jacobs for his patience, and
even more astounding feat.                                            of my collection.                         across without causing offence.                         hope I did not talk too much!

                                             by Jeff Hunter
                                                They had got off the       Fareham division tug of war

        Past                                 train at Swaythling and
                                             were on their way to the
                                             ground. They never did see
                                             the match.
                                                                           team in 1952, in the multi-
                                                                           coloured shirts, who competed in
                                                                           the Eastleigh sports day which
                                                                           was held every year.

       Times                                    Peter Manns was later
                                             promoted and was a super-
                                             intendent when he retired
                                             in the late 1990s.
                                                                              They were facing Portsmouth
                                                                           City Police.
                                                                              George identifies some of the
                                                                           people in the picture. PC Simon
                                                Take another look at the   Pauling was the third in the
                                             August edition and you can    Fareham line and George himself

O     ur picture in August’s Past
      Times showing a group of
officers at the Southampton
                                      see the prisoner distribution
                                      board with the entries kept up to
                                      date by WPS Sue Proud, whose
                                                                           was the fourth.
                                                                              The man walking closest to
                                                                           the rope was trainer Inspector
Central Bridewell has prompted        husband Ian still works in the       Quiggan of Fareham.
several pieces of information to      dog section.                            George would like
be sent in.                              In the top picture was, stand-    some help in identify-
   Inspector Mike Munro said the      ing from left, PS Nigel Jones, no    ing those in the second
occasion was the arrest of more       longer in Force, PS (later inspec-   picture which was of
than 100 football fans travelling     tor) Keith Bridgeman, now            the Hampshire Police
to a match at Southampton’s old       retired, PS Peter Goodall, and       tug of war team return-
ground, The Dell.                     PC John Mayo.                        ing from a sports meet-                                                                          q For those who
   Peter Goodall, who was on the         Sitting were WPS Sue Proud        ing in Bristol, also in                                                                          like to use new
far right of the back row in the      and PC Geoff Curtis, now             1952.                                                                                            technology to
picture, confirms that. He tells us   retired.                                                                                                                              access informa-
                                                                              They stopped off at
that it was a Southampton v                                                                                                                                                 tion the Force
                                                                           Stonehenge where the
Pompey match in January 1988.           Our pictures this month were                                                                                                        History Society has
                                                                           picture was taken.
   There were 112 fans arrested       sent in by former PC George                                                                                                           a web site.
en masse by then inspector Peter      Starr, who now lives in                 We look forward to
                                                                           hearing from anyone                                                                                 The address is:
Manns in one of the parks by the      Stubbington.                                                                                                                          http://www.hants.gov.uk/hchs/
Civic Centre.                           The top one shows the              who can help.
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               lpha                      q On her tour of the two counties’ police
                                                                                                                   W hitchurch
  A
                                            stations, SUSAN ROLLING visits . . .

                  to
                         S t a t i o n w h e re v a r i e t y
  Z                  ulu
                          spices up the beats
                                                to tackle community problems.               largest beat in Hampshire . . . and the


 W
                  hitchurch police station is
                  a multi-function building        “Once, a group like this would have      wealthiest.
                  . . . home to Traffic         been police-led and would have been            Residents of the Candover Valley
                  Division, section traffic     mostly talk. But this group is more than    include John Profumo, Peter Cadbury,
 officers and Operation Kayak (the              a talking shop.                             Lord Sainsbury, the heiress to the
 investigation into the series of attacks on       “Everyone is tasked with a job to        Heineken empire and another resident
 courting couples at Farley Mount).             complete before the next meeting.           who gets visits from King Juan Carlos
     But the policing of a large tract of          “The realisation has dawned that the     of Spain two or three times a year.
 rural Basingstoke division is at the heart     police can’t solve all the problems. We        When Michael Jackson was reported
 of the station.                                are just one part of the system. People     to be hiding in Britain, it was to Bob’s
     Rural Inspector Steve James oversees       out there are fed up with kids disrupting   beat that he fled. The pop star is
 a team of officers who look after a wide       things, setting fires and wrecking          rumoured to have developed a craving
 variety of people in some of the most          things,” Ray said.                          for fish and chips from a chip shop at
 beautiful and affluent Hampshire                  He points to the group’s success in      Alresford.
 countryside.                                   getting CCTV installed at Lychpit and          “The diversity on this beat is very
     The area also has more firearms and        the adoption of the “broken window”         large. I have to mix with everybody, and
 shotgun inquiries than any other part of       theory with regard to litter as success     I don’t differentiate between class. I
 Hampshire.                                     stories for the group.                      have got to be firm and fair, be it with a
     Insp James has worked on and off                                                       Lord or a tractor driver,” Bob said.
 rural policing as a sergeant and an                  q Vital statistics                       He operates an open door policy at
 inspector since 1992. He was acting                                                        the beat house. “People know they can
                                                q   One inspector                           knock on my door any hour of the day
 chief inspector at Basingstoke before
                                                q   Two sergeants                           or night, and I’ll do whatever is needed,
 taking up the rural inspector’s job
 recently.                                      q   Eight area car drivers                  even if it is just to ring the control room
     “We try to serve rural communities         q   Eight section constables                for them,” he said.
 the best we can with the resources avail-      q   Five beat constables                       Bob said he relies heavily on 14
 able to us,” Insp James said. “Our prior-      q   No support staff                        Neighbourhood Watch schemes. “They
 ities are the reduction of vehicle crime,      q   Population: 43,530                      are my eyes and ears. Nigel Wilson is a
 burglary and violence.”                        q   Area: 438.13 sq kilometres              very good co-ordinator at Ellisfield. He
     Recent changes are aimed at achiev-                                                    is an airline pilot and keeps everyone on
 ing those priorities.                             “We try to deal with a problem right     the ball,” he said.
     From September 2, officers based at        away, to keep the place looking smart,”        Proactively, Bob changed his working
 Old Basing moved to Whitchurch, and            he said.                                    hours to investigate a series of house
 beat officers were ring-fenced to stop            A major strike against graffiti came     burglaries at Upton Grey. During the
 them being abstracted from their beats.        with the conviction of four 18-year-old     course of the inquiry, he worked from 8
 The five beat officers split their time        college students for conspiracy to com-     pm to 4 am.
 equally between community and proac-           mit criminal damage.                           “Crime here tends to be totally tran-
 tive work.                                        A year-long investigation showed         sient. You can’t really plan for it. We’ve
     “We have put in a lot of time working      they were using the internet and web-       shut down cannabis factories in the past.
 with the local authorities to cut beauty       sites to encourage people to commit         Now, I have just one real criminal that I
 spot car park crime at Beacon Hill,            damage and scrawl graffiti around           know of on my patch, and he is drug-
 Watership Down and Whitehill at                Basingstoke.                                oriented,” he said.
 Overton and, in Whitchurch, to elimi-             Barely a day passes when Ray is not         Like many officers who live on their
 nate juvenile nuisance at Pound                called to Crossways Children’s Home, a      beats, Bob gets involved in village life.
 Meadow and get better lighting and a           facility which serves all of Basingstoke.   At a recent village fete, he was put in
 bye-law to stop skateboarding at the              “My job is to get a working relation-    the stocks to have wet sponges thrown
 skate park late in the evening,” he said.      ship with the staff and sort out problems   at him. At 20 pence for three sponges, it
     PC Ray Niblock, the Old Basing beat        before legal action is needed. It also is   was a popular event and raised £32.
 officer, is one of those who moved to          good to get the kids used to seeing            Another Whitchurch officer who is
 Whitchurch.                                    police around,” he said.                    involved in local life is Overton beat PC
     Based at Basingstoke since 1985, Ray          Good working relationships are also      Paul Green. He is a governor of
 has been the Old Basing beat officer for       the key to policing the Candover beat,      Overton Primary School.
 two and a half years.                          says PC Bob Such.                              “I have an extra interest because I
     Graffiti, damage to cars and high             With experience at Southampton           live on the beat and have a family in
 value burglary are major headaches for         Central, the control room and the           Overton,” he said.
 residents of Old Basing.                       Tactical Firearms VIP Protection team          Paul said he welcomes the ring fenc-
     In addition to his work with the           (he once guarded Princess Margaret on       ing of beat officers. “It had got to the
 parish council, Ray sits on the                a visit to Lord Sainsbury), Bob is the      stage where we weren’t spending quali-
 Community Action Group, an inter-              only Whitchurch beat officer to live in a   ty time on our beats. Now we can do
 agency panel which meets once a month          beat house. He claims to have the           that.”
         VARIETY AT WHITCHURCH – (From top) A leafy setting at Whitchurch police station, home to
     Whitchurch beat officer PC Neal Whatmore at “Dirty Corner” and a temporary office for Tadley-based
        rural Inspector Steve James. WPC Paula Osmond talks to a youngster at St Mary Bourne, and
     Candover beat officer PC Bob Such calls the beat house home. Traffic division administration is aided
      by Linda Clark(left) and Lisa Phillips, while motorcyclist PC Ashley Bradley patrols the rural roads.
     Old Basing House is the backdrop for Basing beat officer PC Ray Niblock, and Equine Liaison Officer
                              WPC Miriam King calls on some four-legged friends.
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The long, the short
 and the call – to
do it all over again
PC LEE JAMES from Cosham traffic has             raise so much cash. I would love to hear from
handed over a £6,000 cheque to the Anthony       anyone who would be willing to take part.”
Nolan bone marrow trust for the Clip a              Around 30 officers of all ranks had their
Copper event that was held in Fratton’s bar      heads shaved to raise the much needed
last winter.                                     money for the charity.
   “The response we had was great,” said Lee,       Anyone who may be interested in taking
“We’d definitely like to hold a similar          part in the event again next year is asked to
evening again next year as we’ve managed to      contact PC Lee James at Cosham Traffic.




                                                                                                            BIG MONEY – Lee James hands over a cheque for £6,000 to the Anthony Nolan Bone
                                                                                                                                   Marrow Trust’s Catherine Wade.

                                                                                                          CUT SHORT – Left, Flashback to last November as Lee James gets a clip around the head
                                                                                                                          from the trust’s Catherine Wade and Jacqui Simons.




 Section off to New York
 for tribute tournament                                                                     Susan scoops
                                                                                            the blooming
MEMBERS of the Force basketball sec-           Donations will be gladly received up
tion are jetting off to New York to hand    until the plane takes off via the section
over money raised by the team in the        treasurer PS Andy Simpson at the
wake of the September 11 terrorist          Southampton Marine Unit on 02380
attacks.                                    236753.
   During the past 12 months, the team      q In a big month for the basketball sec-



                                                                                             prize again
has held a series of events to collect      tion, Pete Fuge has stood down as
funds for disabled NYPD officers and        chairman.
families of victims of the World Trade         Pete, who has served as an Inspector
Centre atrocity.                            in the Professional Standards
   On November 7, the team flies out to     Department for the past two years, was
the Big Apple to take part in a charity     one of the original founders of the sec-
tournament and hand 0over the cash –        tion well over 20 years ago and retires
totalling several thousand pounds so far.   from the Force this month.                     GARDENING enthusiast Susan
   “We could not have raised this money        At a presentation dinner a few weeks        Rolling has won the top prize in
without the generosity of all the sports    ago, he officially handed over the man-        Greenfingers 2002, a competition
& social clubs who have not only sup-       tle of chairman to Chief Inspector Rob         held by the Winchester Housing
ported discos and quiz nights but also      Dexter.                                        Association.
made donations,” said team member              Marking the occasion, Rob presented            Susan, from Media Services at
Tony Mizen.                                 Pete with a picture of the River Hamble        headquarters, entered the hanging
   “We have also had invaluable support     to thank him for his massive contribu-         basket category and won with her
and sponsorship from many local com-        tion to the section over the years.            combination of hanging basket,
panies, and the whole team would like          Pete is intending to remain active in       three window boxes and pouches
to thank all of these sponsors plus every   his retirement - and will continue to          all on the first floor balcony of her
individual who has put their hands in       play for the team as he is remaining at        flat.
their pockets for this worthy cause.”       PSD in a civilian role.
                                                                                              Susan reckons her success was
                                                                                           clinched with three nasturtium
                                                                                           plants – one in each window box -
                                                                                           that hung some twelve feet over
                                                                                           the balcony.
                                                                                              “I felt very proud of the dis-
                                                                                           play,” said Susan, “particularly
                                                                                           when tourists stopped to take pho-
                                                                                           tographs of my arrangements.”
                                                                                              Susan, who is also responsible
                                                                                           for the floral display in the garden
                                                                                           of the Media Services house, was
                                                                                           joint winner with her neighbour of
                                                                                           the Housing Association competi-
                                                                                           tion last year.
                                                                                              And this year the winning dis-
                                                                                           play was also highly commended
                                                                                           in the Winchester City Council
                                                                                           competition.
                                                                                              Susan was presented with her
                                                                                           prizes – a camera and an
                                                                                           engraved glass trophy – by televi-      BALCONY IN BLOOM – Susan Rolling’s prizewinning display ,
                                                                                           sion gardener Charlie Dimmock.             top, at her Winchester home and, above, she receives her
  CHEQUING IN – Back row, left to right, Paul Dudley, Gary Cooper, Dave                                                                 prizes from TV gardening personality Charlie Dimmock.
  Wilson, Gavin Pointon, Tony Mizen, Rob Heath. Front row, Andy King,
 Andy Simpson, Pete Fuge, Greg Dexter, Andy Houghton, and Rob Dexter.
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                                                                                                                                                                     L
                                                                                                                                                                             osing your way and getting bored on a

        On the
        On the                                                                                                                                                               car journey are no longer options
                                                                                                                                                                             according to Hyundai, as the car maker
                                                                                                                                                                     is offering a new range of satellite navigation

         road
         road                                                                                                                                                        and entertainment hardware across its entire
                                                                                                                                                                     model line-up.
                                                                                                                                                                        For all but the firm’s Amica – which makes
                                                                                                                                                                     do with just one set-up – there’s a choice of
                              with                                                                                                                                   sat-nav systems on offer as extra cost options.
                             Jeremy                                                                                                                                     In partnership with VDO Dayton, the hard-
                                                                                                                                                                     ware offers more than just the ability to pin-
                              Taylor                                                                                                                                 point a destination, as the UK-specific data
                                                                                                                                                                     used by the system can display the locations
                                                                                                                                                                     of restaurants, places of interest and even
                                                                                                                                                                     petrol stations.
                                                                                                                                                                        In-car entertainment takes the form of a
                                                                                                                                                                     portable DVD player complete with a colour
                                                                                                                                                                     monitor.
      FAMILY FAVOURITE – Ford goes back to its                                                                                                                          The LCD screen can be attached to a head-
        hot hatch roots with the Focus ST170.                                                                                                                        rest airline-style, and the system is operated
                                                                                                                                                                     via an infrared remote handset.
                                                                                                                                                                        The unit also includes AV connections for
                                                                                                                                                                     headphones and external TV/video sources.


     THRILLS ARE BACK IN FOCUS                                                                                                                                          Prices for the sat-nav kit range from £950
                                                                                                                                                                     to £1,800 depending on what type and the car
                                                                                                                                                                     its fitted to, while the portable DVD player,
                                                                                                                                                                     complete with one colour monitor, costs
                                                                                                                                                                     £799.


      Ford packs sporty style T                                                                                                                                             HE Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency
                                                                                                                                                                            (DVLA) is warning used car buyers to
                                                                                                                                                                            keep an eye out for suspect looking V5
                                                                                                                                                                     logbooks after a batch of blank documents


      into new hot hatchback                               Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Focus            Inside, the ST feels more plush than pacy, with
                                                                                                                                                                     were stolen from the government agency.
                                                                                                                                                                        Police are already reporting that fake V5s
                                                                                                                                                                     have been used to trick unsuspecting buyers
                                                                                                                                                                     into purchasing what were essentially stolen
                                                                                                                                                                     cars.




 F
            ORD is at last on top of its per-                                                                                                                           The fear is that such practices could be
            formance models. After what                 ST170.                                                only the white-faced dials and polished alloy          replicated on a country-wide scale if the
            many observers considered to be                Thanks to a revised suspension set-up, the ST      foot pedals giving any indication as to the car’s      fraudulent documents remain in circulation.
                                                        is good fun to drive and comes with all the prac-     potential.
            a severe horsepower drought                 tical touches associated with Britain’s best-sell-       The steering wheel, although leather wrapped,
            from the company famous for the

                                                                                                                                                                     A
                                                        ing family hatch.                                     is familiar Focus fare, and the dash is, as always,             fter suffering at the hands of a succes-
 Sierra Cosworth and Escort XR3i, fans of                  The ST is very much like the old XR3i – it’s a     easy on the eye and full of useful ergonomic                    sion of indecisive car makers over the
 the firm are now spoilt for choice.                    regular car with sporty revisions. However, com-      touches.                                                        last few decades, the long-term future
   After a long wait the fire-breathing Focus RS        petition in the hot hatchback market is much             The sports seats aren’t the usual clamp-you-in-     of Lotus appears to be secure as current
 has finally been unleashed to rave reviews, and        more intense than it was a decade ago.                tight variety, which probably gives the best indi-     owner Proton has increased its stake in the
 the firm’s Mondeo gets V6 power and all the               Don’t worry, though, as Ford hasn’t lost its       cation as to the Focus’ modest performance.            company.
 sporty bells and whistles to match its acclaimed       ability to delight the enthusiastic driver.              You may think that the lateral support is no           Malaysian car maker Proton has increased
 Tarmac munching credentials.                              Ford designers have done a decent job of mak-      more than adequate, but when pushing on, you           its shareholding in the Norfolk-based firm
   Both these fine specimens pack over 200bhp ,         ing this model eye-catching enough to differenti-     and the GTI Ford largely stay upright and com-         from 80 to 95 per cent, a move that also
 which is all very well if you live your life per-      ate it from the standard Focus.                       posed regardless of corner entry speeds.               quashed rumours that Lotus was about to be
 manently in the fast lane.                                Smart 17-inch alloys and the latest multi-pro-        On a practical front, the car’s family bias is an   put on the market yet again.
   Fear not if you prefer your thrills at a less fre-   jector headlights are its key attributes. Only the    obvious plus point, as the ST has bags of rear leg        In the past Lotus was owned by General
 netic pace as Ford hasn’t forgotten you.               tiny rear roof spoiler is a surprising cost option.   and headroom, with a decent sized boot and             Motors and, more recently, the now defunct
                                                                                                              three 3-point safety belts in the back.                Bugatti.
                                                                                                                 In fact, the three-door ST wouldn’t be out of          The Bugatti episode proved to a turbulent
                                                                                                              place sedately transporting a young family one         time for Lotus and, even though the critically
                                                                                                              minute, and releasing the inner child in mum or        acclaimed Elise was developed during that
                                                                                                              dad the next on an undulating back road.               period, its future was always under threat.
                                                                                                                 And to get the most from the ST170’s 170bhp            Proton’s ownership of Lotus goes much
                                                                                                              2.0-litre engine, Ford has used a six-speed high       deeper than just the road car division, though,
                                                                                                              performance gearbox that’s usually the preserve        as the Malaysian firm is clearly keen to tap
                                                                                                              of more highly-strung hot hatches.                     into Lotus’ highly regarded engineering divi-
                                                                                                                                                                     sion.
                                                                                                                            Up to scratch
                                                                                                                                                                     B
                                                                                                                                                                             RITAIN is often thought to be behind
                                                                                                                                                                             America when it comes to trends, but
                                                                                                                 It certainly encourages you to flick through the            the latest car-related activity to emerge
                                                                                                              ratios, as the slick, short throw action is both       stateside is something that safety officials are
                                                                                                              light and accurate.                                    hoping will pass us quickly by.
                                                                                                                 Its performance also contributes to the car’s          According to one US safety body, there is a
                                                                                                              claimed 7.9 second dash to 60mph, a respectable        worrying increase in the use of refurbished
                                                                                                              figure when compared to the burgeoning compe-          airbags for crash-repaired vehicles.
                                                                                                              tition.                                                   Officials have reported that, upon inspec-
                                                                                                                 Handling is, as you would expect, up to             tion, some cars contained anything but the
                                                                                                              scratch, with the tried and tested Focus chassis       all-important airbag.
                                                                                                              holding its line well through tight bends.                Foam, bits of clothing and even fresh air
                                                                                                                 Backing up the experience is a steering wheel       have all been found in the cavity where the
                  SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – Lexus way ahead of its rivals.                                    that telegraphs all the right messages back from       life-saving bags are normally found.

     King Lexus leads the way in                                                                              the road to help you maximise your time in the
                                                                                                              hot seat.
                                                                                                                 The package wouldn’t be complete without all
                                                                                                                                                                        Two people have already died at the wheel
                                                                                                                                                                     of cars fitted with fake airbags, and safety
                                                                                                                                                                     campaigners are lobbying for tighter controls

       what the customer likes                                                                                the essential safety kit, and the Focus has power-
                                                                                                              ful ABS-equipped brakes and traction control to
                                                                                                              reign in your enthusiasm when the going gets
                                                                                                                                                                     over companies who remanufacture the
                                                                                                                                                                     devices.
                                                        could manage only 22nd place.

     A                                                                                                                                                               E
              ccording to the latest motoring survey                                                                                                                        AGER petrol-heads looking forward to
                                                                                                              tough.
              from Top Gear magazine, Lexus               This result comes on the back of winning                                                                          catching a glimpse of Ferrari’s latest
                                                                                                                 Inside, the creature comforts include front and
              remains the king when it comes to cus-    the old Top Gear/JD Power survey for two                                                                            supercar, the Enzo, at October’s
                                                                                                              side airbags, electric windows, remote locking,
     tomer satisfaction.                                consecutive years. The Lexus brand also                                                                      Birmingham International Motorshow are to
                                                                                                              air conditioning, a CD player and a steering
        In conjunction with data management com-        scored well in Auto Express magazine’s recent                                                                be denied the pleasure of seeing it in the
                                                                                                              wheel that adjusts for both rake and reach.
     pany Experian, more than 37,000 owners were        Driver Power survey.                                                                                         metal.
                                                                                                                 With its understated looks the Focus is never
     canvassed for an opinion on the cars they            Commenting on the firm’s success, Stuart                                                                      The famous Italian car maker has decided
                                                                                                              going to appeal to the showy boy racers, which
     drove, with the result that the Japanese pres-     McCullough, Lexus Director for European                                                                      to pull out of the bi-annual show, citing cost
                                                                                                              is just as well because some things are better left
     tige car maker was voted best manufacturer,        Operations said: “We believe the success of                                                                  as a major factor.
                                                                                                              alone.
     and its IS200 compact executive was voted          Lexus in independent surveys demonstrates                                                                       According to company bigwigs, its
                                                                                                                 By offering just the right amount of power in       marketing budget will be put to better use
     best car.                                          that people would rather be happy with their
                                                                                                              an affordable package, Ford has delivered an           funding different events such as the firm’s
        Predictably, Lexus was also keen to boast       car than hide behind a heritage or hype. In the
                                                                                                              entertaining and affordable car for the masses.        recent festival at Brands Hatch.
     that its nearest rival, Jaguar’s new X-Type,       long term, they will become loyal customers.”
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                                                                                                                                                                THIS YEAR’S British
                                                                                                                                                                International Motor Show, in asso-
                                                                                                                                                                ciation with The Daily Telegraph,
               by John Dyer                              Raspberries can be planted in single rows,        hedge is to bear in mind that it is likely to
                                                      set with 45cm between each cane. Ideally,            remain in position for some years. Prepare the       promises to be the best yet – with


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       utumn colour continues to                      rows should run north/south to allow even            site well to receive your cuttings to ensure that    something for all the family!
       improve on many deciduous trees,               development on both sides, and with at least         nourishment will be readily available over a            Britain’s biggest consumer exhi-
       chrysanthemums and dahlias still               1.8m between rows this should allow reason-          long period.                                         bition takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from October 23 to
show strongly, and a fine flush of flower             able space for inter-cropping.                          Mark out the site of the hedge and dig a          November 3 and, to celebrate, Frontline has teamed up with show
has appeared on autumn-flowering                         Alternatively, they can be grown against a        trench about 60cm (2ft) deep, putting of the         organisers, the SMMT, to offer two pairs of tickets as prizes.
heathers.                                             fence or wall, but development will tend to be       soil to one side. The rest of the earth should be       Winners will be treated to a breathtaking show packed with high-
   Stripping summer bedding to make way for           one-sided and picking becomes a little more          dug over and mixed with well rotted material         lights like the awesome MINI Adventure Live! where audiences
spring flowering plants need not be a loss.           difficult.                                           before turning back the rest of the soil.            will be wowed by displays of stunt driving featuring the new MINI.
There are always a few of the tender plants              Good support will be required and you                Let the soil settle before opening a trench          There is, of course, some serious metal on show this year too,
still at their best.                                  should be prepared to set posts at least 1.5m        about six inches deep to receive your cuttings,      with latest models being premiered by the likes of Ferrari,
   These can be potted up and given an                high at 4.5m intervals, and suitable bracing at      which should be spaced at intervals of about         Caterham, Volkswagen, Renault, Honda and Ford.
extended life with little protection. The             the end of each row.                                 15cm. This will allow enough plants, so that            If you don’t win free tickets, you can still go to the show for less
remainder add weight to the compost heap.                These can either have suitably spaced single      any that fail to root can be removed.                than half the price of entry to a top football match. Entry costs just
   There is a tendency to raise Impatiens and         strands of galvanised wire to which the canes           It will certainly be as well to reduce the        £15 per adult and £7.50 per child on the door, or £12 per adult and
Begonia semperflorens from seed each year;            can be tied, or crosspieces can be attached to       plants to a final position allowing 30cm (12in)      £6 per child if you book online at www.motorshow.co.uk or on the
but both are perennial, and if frost-free condi-      the posts to allow a double run of wire within       between each.                                        hotline number 0870 906 2002 before 14 October 2002.
tions can be provided, they may be kept               which the canes can be contained.                       Whether you intend to grow the hedge from            The winners of the last crossword competition – tickets for the
through successive years.                                Remember that good drainage is required,          your own cuttings or bought in plants, as soon       Southampton Boat Show – went to Debbie Good in Personnel at
   By this time they tend to be a little ragged       and so on wet ground give consideration to           as new growth starts, keep the plants restricted     HQ and Alan Turnbull, the Aldershot civilian driver.
and can be trimmed back a little, potted up           either cultivating deeply to improve the situa-                                 in height to encourage
and kept on a glasshouse bench.                       tion or creating a raised area.                                                 growth low down.          August’s solution
                                                         The disadvantage with the latter course of                                                             Across: 7 Great Yarmouth; 8 Congreve; 9 Thor; 10 Dakota; 12
                                                      action is that in dry periods, the surface will be             W ork for the month                        Reagan; 14 Stoker; 16 Garlic; 18 Bram; 20 Canadian; 22 Sally

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         aspberries are my favourite fruit,
         though more or less anything picked          more likely to dry out.                                                                                   Thomsett.
                                                                                                                                      LETTUCE: Plant            Down: 1 Argonaut; 2 Fangio; 3 Tyne; 4 Tree frog; 5 Portia; 6 Otto;
         fresh from a bush cannot be faulted.            So you would need to be prepared to apply                                    winter lettuce in cold    11 Atrocity; 13 Alicante; 15 Kumble; 17 Radish; 19 Rial; 21 Neon.
   It’s interesting to know that the wild rasp-       water at such times, especially since raspber-                                  frames, keeping them
berry can be found growing as a native plant          ries are surface-rooting.                                                       well ventilated when
in most parts of these isles, and that is a point-       In contrast to the need for good drainage,                                   conditions allow.
er to the fact that cultivated varieties are likely   there is also a requirement for ready access to                                 Take precautions
to do well.                                           soil water, and so the structure must ensure it                                 against slugs.
   Some soils suit them better than others. The       is retained in sufficient amounts to be accessi-
                                                      ble to the roots, but without waterlogging.                                     COMPOST: Make a
best crops can be expected from a well-
                                                         This is best achieved by ensuring there is                                   fresh compost heap,
drained loam capable of retaining moisture,
                                                      plenty of organic material within the soil.                                     so that the one in cur-
and amply supplied with organic material. Any
                                                         Either well-rotted garden compost or stable       rent use will provide material for digging-in
soils which lie wet in the winter should be
                                                      manure can be dug in and, in addition, apply a       later on.
improved.
   Calcarious soils, however, are unsuitable.         dressing of superphosphate.                          START DIGGING: As land becomes vacant
When the pH rises abobe seven, iron and man-                                                               in the vegetable plot, a start can be made to
                                                                                                           digging when ground conditions are good.

                                                      T
ganese are locked up and the plants suffer                    oo often when we think of hedges, we
chlorosis from the shortage. Something slight-                tend to consider the leaf bearers such as    Remember to leave the ground rough to allow
ly on the acid side with a pH of six is ideal,                privet, conifers or the tough but rather     maximum penetration by frost.
though pH5 will be too acidic.                        woody hawthorn Crataegus monogyna.                   PROTECT STRAWBERRIES: Strawberries
   Though raspberry canes are available for              There are many other shrubs to try, howev-        potted for forcing early next year should be
planting from the end of October, November            er; roses, Hebe and the flowering Quince,            given protection against frost. Plunge the pots
is generally regarded as the best month for           flowering currants and the evergreen honey-          in sand or leaf-mould or stand in a cold frame.
planting.                                             suckles, such as Lonicera nitida.                    SPRING FLOWER: When planting crocus,
   This allows time for the roots to extend and          The latter will quite readily reach a height      grape hyacinths, scillas and the like out in the
establish before any top-growth is produced in        of 1.5-2m, but if you want a screen of up to         garden, keep a few back for potting for an
spring.                                               2.5m go for Lonicera syringantha, which gives        early indoor display.                                ACROSS
   Nevertheless, if circumstances dictate,            lilac flowers and a delightful sweet scent.
planting can continue through the winter, even           If you have any of these already in the gar-      LIFT GLADIOLI: Loosen the ground with a              6 Charlie, actor/director who starred in the film Limelight (7)
to April.                                             den, take cuttings. Each should be about 30cm        fork and then lift gladioli. Cut off the stem just   7 In Greek mythology, a fruit which induced forgetfulness in those
                                                      long and with the bottom leaves stripped off.        above the corm and ensure that they are dry          who ate it (5)
   So, there is time to select a site, order vari-                                                                                                              9 Animal which lives in a formicary (3)
eties and prepare the ground.                            Of prime importance if you are starting a         before placing in store.
                                                                                                                                                                10 Heavy woollen overcoat named after a 19th century English
                                                                                                                                                                officer (9)

                                                      What do you know about                                                                                    12 William, playwright nicknamed ‘The Bard of Avon’ (11)

       Quizline                                       TV . . . cinema . . . pop . . .                                                          ?                15 Ancient region of Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
                                                                                                                                                                (11)
                                                                                                                                                                17 Gordon, West Indies opening batsman who played in 108 Tests
                                                                                                                                                                from 1974-91 (9)
                                                                                                                                                                19 State in W. India, a former colony of Portugal (3)
1 Which cockney actress and model has                 8 What is the name of Hank’s wife in the             15 Name folk-rock group Fairport                     21 --- cake is a kind of British trifle made from sponge cake soaked
recently joined the cast of Emmerdale?                cartoon comedy series King of the Hill?              Convention’s only UK chart success from              in white wine or sherry (5)
2 BBC1’s Holby City was a spin-off from               9 Which Dutch band had a UK top-10 hit               1969.                                                22 Carbon sugar which is a major energy source in the metabolism
which medical drama series?                           in 1973 with Sylvia?                                 16 Name the two British stars of Austin              (7)
3 Name Underworld’s latest single which               10 Who directed the movie Signs?                     Powers in Goldmember whose first names
entered the UK charts at No 12.                       11 Which historian presented the C5                  are Michael.                                          DOWN
4 Which current horror movie does Bill                series Kings and Queens?                             17 Who wrote the innovative 80s TV
Paxton both star in and direct?                       12 Which group took Telstar to No 1 in the           drama The Singing Detective?                         1 Member of a people living chiefly in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
                                                                                                                                                                (5)
5 In which city was 70s detective series              UK charts in 1962?                                   18 What is the title of Eva Cassidy’s latest         2 ‘The Naked ---’, book by Desmond Morris (3)
Shoestring filmed?                                    13 Who played Police Chief Brody in                  posthumous bestselling album of covers?              3 See 11.
6 Whose latest UK-charting single is called           Steven Spielberg’s 1977 movie Jaws?                  19 For which 1981 movie did stars Henry              4 Member of the radical faction of the Russian socialist party which
It’s Written in the Stars?                            14 Which Oxford college is featured in               Fonda and Katharine Hepburn both win                 became the Communist Party in 1918 (9)
7 Who wrote the novel A Clockwork                     BBC2’s new documentary series College                Oscars?                                              5 The Comtesse --- was the favourite mistress of Louis XV (2,5)
Orange on which Stanley Kubrick based                 Girls?                                               20 Who presents the BBC2 quiz show                   8 Stretch of water separating Arabia from Africa (3,3)
his 1971 movie of the same name?                                                                           Liar?                                                11 and 3. 1972 novel by Frederick Forsyth (3,6,4)
                                                                                                                                                                13 Fine white clay used in the manufacture of bone china (6)
                                                                                                                                                                14 Port in Michigan between Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair (7)
                                                                                                                                                                16 See 18


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                                                                                                                                                                18 and 16 Former name of Ghana, until 1957 (4,5)
                                                                                                                                                                20 ‘--- in the Hole’, Billy Wilder film with Kirk Douglas (3)




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                                                   style solitaire ring. Brought as an engage-       HOLIDAY HOME: 1995 Atlas Status mobile             5 bed, 3 bath, sleeps 12. Disney 12mins.           YAMAHA XT600E: Motorcycle, showroom
                                                   ment ring costing £350, worn less then a          holiday home situated at Solent Breezes            Private pool. Discounted golf, prices from         condition, UK spec, only 1,500miles. Best
                                                   year. Also a gold sapphire and diamond full       Holiday Park, Hook near Warsash. 36ft x            £545. 01962 715856 or email: sues-                 compromise on/off road bike, this example
                                                   eternity ring which cost £100 new. Will except    12ft, two bedroom, lounge,diner, fitted            teele14@hotmail.com                                has never been off road. Fitted with road


       For sale                                    £250ono for both. Lisa Savage – 023 9289
                                                   1924, 023 9278 8995 or 07985 534642.
                                                   M&S SOFAS: Large two seater cream/bur-
                                                   gundy ‘damsk stripe’ pattern. £350ono. Two
                                                   seater burgundy self stripe, hardly used.
                                                                                                     kitchen, fitted bathroom with shower.
                                                                                                     Bedroom 1 with built-in wardrobes, dressing
                                                                                                     table and other fitted units. Bedroom 2 with
                                                                                                     two single beds, fitted wardrobe and other fit-
                                                                                                     ted units. Immaculate inside. £15,500 ono.
                                                                                                                                                        PERTHSHIRE FARM: Two superb Lochside
                                                                                                                                                        cottages. Fully equpped STB four star. One
                                                                                                                                                        designed for wheelchair use. New caravan
                                                                                                                                                        with shower. Peaceful setting, fishing free
                                                                                                                                                        and central for touring. Lawrie Oldham –
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tyres. Factory fitted luggage rack and Denso
                                                                                                                                                                                                           plug. Garaged from new, IAM rider.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           £2,888.88. Gary Whitehead – ext 669 124 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                           07919 186735.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           RENAULT CLIO 1.2 BEBOP: M reg bur-
                                                   £250ono. Both over £1,000 from new, top           Mark – 07879 674182.                               01877            384219                       or   gundy Clio. 1.2 - cheap tax. 5 door, MOT till
                                                   condition. Sue Dedman – 023 8025 2582.            FRENCH HOLIDAYS: In fully equipped                 www.lochsidecottages.co.uk                         May 03, in good condition. £1,900. For view-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mercial. Telephone Steve Batten on 023
                                                   CONNONDALE RACE BIKE: 12 speed                    Normandy homes or mobile homes in the              SOUTHERN SPAIN: near Nerja, Costa Del              ing contact Ann McRae - 023 8047 2868
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8086 4991 or mobile 07715 446009.
PINE CORNER UNIT: Lovely, genuine pine             racer, aluminium frame, very light and fast.      Vendee or Charante Maritime regions on four        Sol. Two-bedroom apartment overlooking             CHEAP TRANSPORT: F reg Vauxhall
corner unit, cost £250 new, selling for            Professional respray, new tyres, seat and bar     star luxury sites. Prices from £160 per week.      beach; swimming pool and tennis courts on          Astra/Belmont, 65,000miles from new, 1                 BADGES: Hants PAA sea angling enamel
£100.Chris – 07973 376264.                         tape. Tri bars, VGC, Shimano group set.           Also greatly discounted ferry travel services      complex. Video and information available.          owner, FSH, recent MOT, new cambelt etc.               badges. Shield design with scroll in gold,
AVONDALE LEDA CHEVIOT 4-BERTH                      £155.55. Gary Whitehead – ext 669 124 or          available. Contact Kerry or Tony Cluskey on        Mike Stockdale – ext 683 121.                      Taxed to March 03, very good condition and             blue and red enamel, 2cm x 2cm. Limited
CARAVAN 1992: Very good condition. Three           07919 186735                                      0161 787 9493 for further details and              ST AGNES, CORNWALL: Two cottages                   will run for a few more years yet. £395ono.            edition of 250. Help to support the teams
ring/grill hob, oven, 3-way fridge, Carver hot                                                       brochure.                                          5mins from beach. Comfortably furnished            John Knight – 01962 713767                             efforts to compete within the SE Division and
water and space heater, shower, cassette toi-                                                        CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA: 5 bed Queens                    and well equipped. Sleeps up to 4, quiet loca-     PEUGEOT SPEEDFIGHT 2: 50cc scooter Y                   National League. £1.50 each. Andy Cleeve –


                                                                    Holidays
let. Mains hook up, awning, all leads etc.                                                           Lander House, sleeps 10. Located in 9 acres        tion. John Noble – 01872 553785.                   reg, Liquid cooled, fitted top box, fitted alarm       023 9289 9018.
Aquaroll, clean and waste water containers,                                                          of tropical gardens with own pool. Gateway         ANDALUCIA: In rural Spain. Private holiday         and immobiliser, less than 500 kilometres on           NOVELTY CAKES: Quality handmade cakes
leisure     battery,   stabiliser,    hitchlock.                                                     to Great Barrier Reef. Excellent rates, for        accommodation, en-suite shower room, pri-          the clock. £1,000ono, Terry – 01202 896738             personalised to your own specification. For
£3,995ono. Peter Oakshatt – 023 8067 4234.                                                           more details contact Dave Jones 023 8067           vate terrace, airport collection included.         SAAB 900 XS: Full leather pack, CD player,             all ages and occasions. Visit www.pieceof-
LEISURE 20ft SAILING BOAT: 1983, 4-                                                                  4453.                                              £150pw. Full board. Brian and Hilary Patey         alloys, air conditioning, electric windows, etc.       cake.freeuk.com or call 023 8069 3966.
berth bilge keel with Yamaha 8 inboard                                                               SAINT BENOIST, VENDEE, FRANCE: near                0034 689 822021.                                   Immaculate, MOT till May 03, Tax till March            TALKS: Illustrated with photographic slides.
engine. Mainsail, furling genoa, cruising                                                            miles of lovely beaches. Detached house, 2         S. SNOWDONIA: 300-year-old converted               03. £4,000. Sue – 07732 170325                         Arranged for clubs, charities and meetings.
chute and other extras. With Avon Redstart                                                           bedrooms plus mezzanine, sleeps 6, fully           miners cottages in quiet village but near to       LANDROVER FREELANDER Xei: 1998/S                       Titles include: Pennine Way, Everest
inflatable and fibreglass dinghy. Ready to                                                           equipped. Ben Hanson ext 71-3064.                  large town. Close to mountains and sea. All        reg, full service history, 1 previous owner,           Explored, Inca Trail, selected national parks
sail. £4,795. Matt – 07881 105252.                                                                   CARMARTHEN BAY: Caravan holiday. 3                 facilities, TV, video, CD system, washing          12mths MOT, tax till Jan 02, e/w, alloy                of North West USA. Anne McKinney – ext
MATCH OF THE DAY VIDEOS: 3 best Match              * COSTA BLANCA: Playa Flamenca,                   bedroom fully equipped caravan (sleeps 6),         machine, microwave. Ideal for walkers and          wheels, side bars, sun roof, fantastic condi-          775-236.
of the day videos for sale, best of 60s, 70s       Torrevieja. New two bed apartment for holi-       facilities and entertainment on site included,     nature lovers. Steve Brewer 02380 674056           tion. £9,450. Gary – 07957 272537                      QUALITY FURNITURE: To fit your design.
and 80’s. £10 the lot. Gary Platt – 023 8059       day hire in a private complex. Sleeps 6, fully    kids club etc. Site on a sandy beach. Great        or 0966 147936.                                    TOYOTA CELICA 2.0 GT: 1994/L reg, black,               Furniture made to your needs in the size,
9963.                                              equipped kitchen, lounger/diner, sun terrace      holiday for all the family. For more details and   BRITTANY, FRANCE: Two bedroom stone                import, 71,500miles. 10mths MOT and tax. 8             wood and style that will fit in with your decor.
EXERCISE BIKE: York Magnaforce exercise            overlooking communal pool and gardens.            enquiries please phone: Caroline Hayward-          house in beautiful floral village. Sleeps six +    speaker CD/radio/cassette system. Air con,             You do not have to make do with the range
bike with heart rate monitor for sale. Good        Private solarium with BBQ. Close to beach-        Evans – 07876 760002 or 023 9243 0393              cot. Very close to village square with bars,       elec windows/mirrors. Alloys, spoilers, large          available in the shops. Ring to discuss your
condition. £40. Ally – 023 8047 6193.              es, local amenities and 3 international golf      LYMINGTON: Bed and Breakfast. Quiet                restaurants and shops. Near large lake with        boot. Very good condition inside and out.              needs. Derek Conway, Trained Cabinet
SLIDE Early Learning Centre bumpy slide,           courses. Only 40 minutes South of Alicante        location near marinas and High Street.             fishing and summer watersports. 20mins             Previous owner a police officer. £4,500ono.            Maker. 023 8060 1013.
with extension, as new, red and blue. £30.         airport. Seasonal discounts available. Mike       Rooms have modern decor, en suite, refresh-        from beach 40mins from St Malo ferry port,         Phil Mead – ext 723 124                                SLIDE: Large inflatable children’s slide for
Debbie Whitaker – 01256 810730 or ext 621          or Glen – 01275 790591 or 07814 671031            ment facilities and late keys. Flexible break-     ideal for exploring Brittany. From £160pw.         49cc PEUGEOT SPEEDFIGHTER: Scooter                     use at all events – football tournaments,
356.                                               mwebb70995@aol.com                                fast times, special diets catered for.             Steve & Trish – 07971 601370.                      T reg, fsh, new MOT, 5,300 kilometres from             fetes, fairs, open days – for hire or percent-
FRANK        THOMAS AQUA JACKET,                   MID WALES: Two bedroom cottage in pic-            Reductions for children. Mr and Mrs                ISLE OF WIGHT: Rew Valley B&B rooms.               new. Excellent condition, cheap insurance              age of takings. Roy – 07901 582420.
TROUSERS AND BOOTS: Fully padded and               turesque location ideal for walking, motor-       Carruthers 01590 672148.                           En-suite. TV, tea & coffee making facilities.      and running costs. £750. Gavin Pointon –               CHRISTIAN           POLICE ASSOCIATION:
insulated. Balistic material. Size XL. Aqua        bikes or getting away from it all. Many visitor   ISLE OF WIGHT: Stay at a retired Victorian         Animals welcome. Swimming pool. Rural              023 80335444 or ext 723 124.                           Support and encouragement for men and
motorcycle boots size 11, hardly used. £175.       attractions close by. Pete – 01264 782242.        railway station converted into two enchanting      views, close to beaches, footpaths, cycle          VW CAMPER VAN: V reg, yellow, new MOT                  women of faith. Steve Jennings, New Milton
Ed Wilson – 01256 405239.                                                                            cottages. The station is set in 2 acres of gar-    routes and golf course. £18 pp pn. Jacqui –        and taxed. Inside fridge, seats fold down to           for news letter — 01425 615101. Also on
                                                   * FLORIDA: Close to Disney World and all
LAWN MOWER: Flymo electric turbo com-                                                                den in an area of outstanding natural beauty.      01983 853424.                                      make a double bed, space for bikes. Good               jenningssteve@tinyonline.co.uk
                                                   major attractions – luxurious holiday villa on
pact vision 380 lawn mower. Rear roller, easy                                                        Each cottage sleeps 5 and is fully equipped        ISLE OF SKYE: Modern 3-bedroom chalet              condition. £3,000. Sarah Simpson                       TIE PINS: Hampshire Constabulary Marine
                                                   private, gated estate. Four double bedrooms,
grass box collector, cable etc. New May                                                              for short winter breaks. Pets are welcome,         overlooking the Cuillin hills and the sea in the   – 023 9289 1967 or 07881 827024                        Unit tie pins for sale. £1.50 each. Proceeds to
                                                   three bathrooms (two en-suite) two living
2002, cost £120, used only twice, still under                                                        Tourist Board recommended. Julia Carter            south of the island. Only £150pw. Duncan           HILLMAN MINX: 1960 Series IIIb, 1494cc,                Force Welfare fund. Contact John Gledhill,
                                                   rooms, own 30ft heated pool with extended
guarantee, owner going abroad. Quick sale                                                            01983 730 667        www.whitwellstation.co.uk     Macinnes 01264 810517 or 01794 500580.             full service history, valuable plate 55 FDV,           Marine Unit, Gosport (751 180) 02392
                                                   sun decking. Fully air conditioned, beautifully
£65. Robbie – 01962 869044.                                                                          EXMOUTH: Devon Cliffs Holiday Park,                Sorry, no dogs.                                    sound mechanics but bodywork needs a little            891769.
                                                   furnished and fully equipped. Owned by
STABLES: Two 12x12 stables and 12x6 tack                                                             Sandy Bay. 8-berth caravan overlooking sea         DEVON CLIFFS: Sandy Bay. 6 & 8 berth               work. MOT, new clutch, some spares, every-             WEDDING STATIONERY: Hand-made invi-
                                                   retired police officer. Colour brochure from
room. Fully lined roof, come with 10-year                                                            on Haven’s premier site. Well equipped, 3          caravans, large rooms, microwave, TV etc.          day car. £1,500ono. Jacky – 07974 058818               tations to suit your requirements. Richard
                                                   Colin or Sallie on 01446 760704 or visit
guarantee, 1 year old. For sale due to loss of                                                       bedrooms, cooker, microwave, fridge with           All Haven facilities included, entertainment       after 6.30pm.                                          Sharkey, Alton — 771-124 or 01730 894430.
                                                   www.roach-rooke.co.uk
land. £2,500. Michelle – 023 8040 3606 or                                                            freezer compartment. Gas fire, colour TV,          free. Tracey — 02380 325764.                                                                              LESBIAN AND GAY POLICE ASSOC-
07889 474679.                                      * DISNEY, FLORIDA: Games room and                 radio cassette and ample seating in lounge.        GULF COAST: Luxury villa. Port Charlotte,                                                                 IATION. Advice/support for all police employ-
KENWOOD CAR CD PLAYER: Single CD                   ‘romantic’ four-poster bed in this luxury         The park has a heated indoor pool with             Cape Haze Peninsula. Situated on 3 golf                                                                   ees. Phone: 07020 911922 (24 hours). Write:
player, flip down front for disc loading, disc     Florida Villa in 1/3 acre. South facing pool.     flume, arcade, crazy golf plus outdoor sports,     courses. Sleeps 2-8, A/C, fully equipped with                                                             LAGPA, London, CIN, 3XX.
labelling, 4x40 watt output, remote control,
VGC. All manuals and boxed. £70 Stuart –
07766 146100.
CANON COLOUR PRINTER: Immaculate
colour printer, year old, absolutely nothing
                                                   Fantastic kids themed-room. Four TV’s,
                                                   video and portable CD player. 360 virtual tour
                                                   available. Five minutes form Disney and
                                                   three to Championship Golf. Two sets of golf
                                                   clubs available. Graham – 01252 687937,
                                                                                                     full facilities and great entertainment every
                                                                                                     night. Miriam Lane 023 8060 0256.
                                                                                                     SOUTH DEVON: Kingsbridge, 2-bed cot-
                                                                                                     tage. Secluded sunny garden, GCH, sleeps
                                                                                                     4, close to all amenities, available all year.
                                                                                                                                                        own pool. Ideal for water sports, close to all
                                                                                                                                                        facilities. For a brochure and photos Nick
                                                                                                                                                        Pugh — 683 147 / 02392 891821.
                                                                                                                                                        LA MARINA, SPAIN: 2 bedroom bungalow
                                                                                                                                                        to rent. Summer £50 per person, winter £40.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               General                                            CROSS STITCH KITS: Force crest. Ideal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  gifts for retirement. Other Forces’ crests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  available or possibly done on request. All pic-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  tures fit A4 frames. Chart and instructions —
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £3; full kit with fabric — £10. Lynne Fanton —
wrong with it. Complete with installation disc     graham@off2floida.com           or        visit   Richard Swain ext 734-124.                         One mile from beach, close to swimming                                                                    01962 871453.
and free black ink cartridge included – brand      www.off2florida.com                               ISLE OF WIGHT: Niton cottage circa 1761,           pools, restaurants, banks, shops etc. Long                                                                PERSONALISED T-SHIRTS: White or natur-
new and unopened. Owner upgraded hence                                                               two bedrooms, sleeps 4/5. Beautifully              lets available. Glenis Croucher 79-1466.                                                                  al colour. Full colour transfer up to A4 size.
                                                   SCOTLAND: Grantown on Spey. Dunallan                                                                                                                    * CATERING: Top quality outside catering for
reason for sale. Bargain at £35. Wendy Rudd                                                          equipped, near sea, pubs, shops and lovely         TENERIFE: Playa de las Americas. One bed                                                                  Fun or business. Richard Sharky – 01730
                                                   House is a splendid example of Victorian ele-                                                                                                           all occasions, business or pleasure. Becky –
– 023 8067 4406 or ext 723 269.                                                                      walks. £190pw. Stewart Hall ext 671 221            apartment, prime position close to beach.                                                                 894430.
                                                   gance boosting several beautiful rooms all                                                                                                              023 8089 0565 to discuss requirements.
WEDDING DRESS: Ivory, beaded and                                                                     PAPHOS, CYPRUS: Ground floor apartment             Superb amenities, large balcon-ies, pools,                                                                HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Golf
                                                   en-suite to higest standards. Wine and dine       with patio, sleeps 4 in small complex. Full        panoramic views of bay and mountains.                                                                     umbrellas £12 each. Becky – 01962 871058.
boned bodice, full length, full skirt with short                                                                                                                                                           * PLASTERING All aspects of traditional
                                                   enjoying superb food from an imaginative          use of pool, bar and shop, 300m from sea           Photos and video available. Stuart Young —
train. Extremely pretty. Dry cleaned. Size 16-                                                                                                                                                             solid plastering and period plaster moulding
                                                   menu that uses local produce such as game,        (small secluded sandy cove) 10km to Coral          683-187.
18. £350ono. Emily – 07941 338909.                                                                                                                                                                         work,    fully   qualified   and    insured.
                                                   and of course some excellent malt whisky.         Bay – supurb sandy beach with water sports.        FRENCH FARMHOUSE: For rent Charente
BABYDAN BABYDEN: hexagonal playpen,                                                                                                                                                                        Photographic portfolio. Former controller for
                                                   Area offers fishing, golfing, hiking, bird        Selection of bars/taverns 10min stroll.            region near La Rochelle. Sleeps 8.
white with cushioned floor and gate. Extends                                                                                                                                                               10 years. Telephone Chris Crosby – 023
                                                   watching/wildlife, skiing, sailing, pony          Weekly rental: Nov-Mar £100 Apr-Oct £125           W/machine. BBQ. 31/2 acres of gardens
to become room divider or fire guard.                                                                                                                                                                      8055 2180 or 07753 729767.
                                                   trekking, surfing, canoeing, shooting, bowling
Included all used wall fixtures/fittings. £50.
Rosemary McNaughton – 01962 871230
MOTORCYCLE CLOTHING: Alpinestar
boots in black and grey, size 6 (unisex). £50.
                                                   and many more. Harry or Marjorie Garside –
                                                   01749 872140 or Tony Ilic – ext 605 124 for
                                                   leaflet. Or e-mail: dunallan@cwcom.net or
                                                                                                     (for apartment NOT per person) Cliff Standen
                                                                                                     Ext 731 324..
                                                                                                     FLORIDA: 4-bedroom luxury villa, large pri-
                                                                                                     vate pool, situated with gated community,
                                                                                                                                                        Circular swimming pool. 8km from beach.
                                                                                                                                                        From £275 pw all inc. Graham Haycock —
                                                                                                                                                        07768 980715, or 02392 891698..
                                                                                                                                                        SANDY BAY: Exmouth, 2/3 bedroom luxury
                                                                                                                                                                                                           * DIVING: Thai Island. Learn to dive in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           week £236, 6 nights accommodation includ-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing meals plus 4 extra dives. Dive-week 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Wanted
                                                   visit www.dunallan.mcmail.com                     brand new, privately owned. Decorated and          caravans with microwave, fridge/ freezer and       nights, 10 dives, with meals. Ring Steve,
Alpinestar unisex blue and white leather jack-
                                                   COSTA BLANCA: Apartment for rent. Two             furnished to high standard. Close to Disney        more. All Haven facilities and entertainment       Masterdive – 020 8941 1138
et, hardly used. £100. Su Lacey – 01962
                                                   bedrooms, ground floor pool, outside gate.        and other attractions. Amongst Remington           included. Denis Mogg — 01256 811616.
871693.                                                                                                                                                                                                    * MEDAL FRAME: Handcrafted dark wood
                                                   4km to beach. Close to local amenities. From      Golf Club grounds. Package includes                                                                                                                          BANDOLIER: 1970s traffic police reflective
KAYAKING EQUIPMENT: Three paddles                                                                                                                                                                          and gold double frame. Blue velveteen back-
                                                   £120per week. John Anderson – 01489

                                                                                                                                                          Property :
ranging from £80-£150 when new, two neo-                                                             reduced green fees at the club. Joy or Keith                                                                                                                 Sam Browne style bandolier belt. Usually
                                                   891609 www.spanishvillarental.com                 – 01983 614818.                                                                                       ing for long service medal or Queen’s Golden           came in orange with hundreds of tiny orange
prene spray decks, buoyancy aides and a                                                                                                                                                                    Jubilee medal, green velveteen backing for
                                                   ALGARVE: Excellent holiday apartment on                                                                                                                                                                        reflectors. Wanted for historic police motorcy-
variety of top quality kayaking gear. Price                                                          * FLORIDA: Brand new luxury 5 bed villa, 2                                                            RUC service medals. Full money back guar-
                                                   established beachfront complex, sleeps                                                                                                                                                                         cle purpose. Price negotiable. Hans Taylor –
negotiable. Simon – 07815 051618                                                                     master en suite with private access to pool, 2                                                        antee offer. £39 (incl P&P) or £45 for double
                                                   4.£250/week. Pete Harriss – 0034                                                                                                                                                                               01256 701449.
RINGS: Gold diamond princess cut (square)                                                            further bathrooms serving other bedrooms.                                                             frame. Cheques to ‘Blue Ribbon’ at P.O. box
                                                   952586467.

                                                                                                                                                         sale or rent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TEAM APACHE GAME: I will pay £25 for
                                                                                                     Set on attractive reserve in forestry amd                                                             2142, Lichfield, WS14 9ZJ.                             original working copy of the computer game
                                                                                                     orange groves. Sleeps 12. Private pool not
                                                                                                                                                                                                           * FLAT ROOFING: Free estimates. All work               “Team Apache”, the attack helicopter combat
     Constabulary mementoes                                                                          overlooked. Free facilities-tennis, child play
                                                                                                     area. Disney 7mins, furthest park Universal
                                                                                                     at 20mins. Karen Kearney on 01562 851264
                                                                                                                                                                                                           guaranteed. Local, quality tradesman. High
                                                                                                                                                                                                           performance felt roofing. Domestic and com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sim, not a Wild West title. Rus Donaldson –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  023 8059 9830
                                                                                                     or      07866      420767        or      email     FOR SALE: Modern two bedroom house in
      The following is a selection of items available                                                bodie1@supanet.com                                 quiet cul-de-sac. Two double bedrooms, one          ❏PLEASE USE BLOCK LETTERS.
                                                                                                                                                        with fitted wardrobe. Double-glazing through-
        from reception at Headquarters or Netley                                                     * FLORIDA: Luxurious 4 bedroom holiday             out, downstairs cloakroom, gas central heat-        Please tick relevant box
                                                                                                     home on private gated estate, set amongst          ing, front and rear gardens. Allocated parking
                                                                                                     orange groves and only 15mins from Disney          for two vehicles, no forward chain. £132,950.
 Baseball cap                                              £5.00                                     and other major attractions. 2 bathrooms, air      Matthew Bavin – ext 681 300
 Beanie hat – 3 colours with Hants crest                   £5.00                                     conditioning and a beautiful private pool.         ANDOVER HOUSE SHARE: Lodger
                                                                                                     Sleeps 10, nearest golf 350 yards. Owned by        required in quiet part of Andover. Own room
 Ski hat – woollen four colours                            £5.00                                                                                        in three bedroom house and share of facili-
                                                                                                     serving officer. Dave Yarwood 01928
 Credit card holder (leather)                              £5.00                                     735609.                                            ties. Must be dog lover. £250pm. Andrew -
 Cheque book cover black with Hants crest                  £8.50                                     FLORIDA ‘BENTLEY OAKS’: Seeking luxu-
                                                                                                                                                        07775 802663
 Conference bag                                            £6.50                                                                                        TWO ROOMS TO LET: Whiteley. Modern
                                                                                                     ry accommodation less than 10mins from             four bed spacious house, all mod cons, large
 Cuff links                                                £8.75                                     Disney? Look no further than our 3 bed, 2          room £70pw, smaller room £60pw. Inclusive
 Cuff links and tie slide — boxed silver                   £18.50                                    bath villa set in a 1/4 acre of landscaped gar-    of all bills except phone. Off road parking,
                                                                                                     dens with private screened pool. This proper-      regret no pets or children. Non smokers only
 Cuff links and tie slide — boxed                          £11.00                                    ty, owned since new, is a home away from           please. Deposit and references required.
 Decanter set, mini with Hants crest                       £22.50                                    home. So if you fancy somewhere extra spe-         01489 588076 or 07899 912111.
 Federation tie                                            £4.00                                     cial for your holiday of a lifetime with prices    TO LET: Fareham. 3 bedroom semi-
                                                                                                     from £315pw visit www.bentleyoaks.com or           detached house situated in quiet close off
 Goblet — pewter (can be engraved frree of charge)         £20.00                                    contact Tony on 023 9286 3400 or 07940             Highlands Road, Fareham. Available to let
 Helmet plate — constable’s                                £11.00                                    759644.                                            from early November. 2 good sized double
 Helmet plate — senior officer’s cap badge                 £8.00                                     * FLORIDA: Sumptuous new 4 bedroom, 3              bedrooms and spare room/study, own drive-
 Helmet plate — sergeant’s                                 £12.00                                    bathroom (2 master suites) bungalow with           way for 3 cars with garage, front and rear
                                                                                                     private screened pool. Only 4 miles from           gardens, close to shops. Comes part fur-
 Helmet plates —Hants and IW (day/night) per pair          £8.00                                                                                        nished with white goods. Convenient access
                                                                                                     Disneyworld. Close to shops and golf. Rental
 Helmet plates —Hants and IW (day/night) mounted per pair £12.00                                     from £400pw for the whole bungalow. Retired        to M27. References and deposit required.
 Letter opener brass with crest                            £5,00                                     serviceman can also help you buy a holiday         £650pcm. Rob – 01329 843615,
 Model Corgi van set — boxed                               £21.00                                    home close to Disney. Alan 001 863 420             TO LET: Furnished flat to let. Well main-
                                                                                                     0866 after 1pm (UK time) or Shelley 023            tained. Lounge, one double bedroom,
 Paperweight — Edinburgh crystal with Hants crest          £18.00                                    8043 6548.                                         kitchen/diner,      GSH,      garden.      No
 Pen set – boxed silver finish                             £8.50                                                                                        smoking/pets.       Responsible      landlord.      For Sale          ❏               Wanted            ❏              Holidays/Accom                 ❏
                                                                                                     FLORIDA GULF COAST, NAPLES: Superb
 Reggie Bear                                               £8.50                                     4-bedroom, 3-bathroom luxury, private villa
                                                                                                                                                        £495pcm. Central Southampton, suit profes-          Houses            ❏               Vehicles          ❏              General                        ❐
                                                                                                                                                        sional. Tel. 023 8078 5729.
 Force shield                                              £15.00                                    with screened pool in gated community close
                                                                                                     to heart of ‘elegant old Naples’. Jim Brown –                                                          Name ...............................................................................................
 Statue Lost and found bronze effect                       £21.50                                    01329 823074.
 Statue — Hampshire policeman bust                         £21.50                                    DISNEY, FLORIDA: 4-bed villa with own                                                                  Based at ...........................................................................................
 Table mats — bonded leather, boxed set of six             £10.00                                    screened heated pool. Beautifully furnished
 Tankard — glass
 Tankard pewter with Hants crest
 Tankard — Georgian pewter (can be engraved free)
 Tie —Hants
                                                           £3.00
                                                           £20.00
                                                           £27.00
                                                           £7.50
                                                                                                     and fully equipped with 2 TV’s, VCR and CD
                                                                                                     stereo system. Fully air-conditioned, sleeps
                                                                                                     up to 8, plus baby, free use of crib and car
                                                                                                     seat. Situated in Cypress Lakes, Kissimmee.
                                                                                                     15mins drive from Disney World, Universal
                                                                                                     Studios, Sea World and all main attractions.
                                                                                                                                                            Vehicles                                        Div/Dept ............................................................................................

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Work Phone No ................................................................................
 Tie — long service (only for 22+ years service)           £7.50                                     Excellent golf courses nearby plus shopping                                                            Signed ..............................................................................................
 Tie tack — long service                                   £2.50                                                                                        TOYOTA         PREVIA       ACCESSORIES:
                                                                                                     mall. Diane or Craig Hall – 023 8089 8097          Complete set of Toyota fully tailored carpets
 Please send order and cheque, made payable to Hampshire                                             www.florida-dream-homes.com/hill                   in grey for Previa. Toyota compact disc play-       Small Ads (no more than 28 words) will be published free of charge for employ-
                                                                                                     ORLANDO: 2,3 and 4 bed luxury villa.                                                                   ees of Hampshire Constabulary. Send your completed form to Frontline Small
 Constabulary Memento Account to PC Mike King, Federation                                            Private pool. Close to all attractions, sleeps
                                                                                                                                                        er and Previa dashboard mounting kit. Two
 Office, Police Headquarters, Winchester, Hampshire, S022 5DB.                                                                                          sets of Previa headlamp protection covers           Ads, Media Services, Police HQ, Winchester, and your advertisement will be
                                                                                                     6-10. From £325pw. Flights and car hire            and moulded rear boot liner with anti slip mat.     printed at the earliest opportunity. Classifieds will be published at the Editor’s
 Please add donation towards postage and packing according to the                                    arranged. Robin Willson– 01329 663000.             RRP in excess of £700, complete sale £250,          discretion.Charges are made for business advertisements, see conditions at top
 size of your order.                                                                                 ORLANDO FLORIDA: Superbly appointed                may split if necessary. Peter – ext 71 8181 or
                                                                                                     executive villa on championship golf course.                                                           of this page.
                                                                                                                                                        023 8074 5428
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Learn the art of keeping fit
                by Jeff Hunter                           an art that suited him.                                      achieved during an interna-
                                                            Shorinji Kempo is a Japanese art with techniques          tional championships in Paris
YOU NEVER know when you might find
                                                         that that rely on taking the assailant’s balance during      in 2001, and is now studying
yourself in a tight corner, unable to escape from
                                                         an attack and using it and naturally occurring weak          for his fourth Dan which will
a potential assailant, and as a last resort, having
                                                         points to defeat them without causing permanent              take him at least another three
to defend yourself.                                                                                                                                           UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE – Adrian Starr, smiling, with his
                                                         injury.                                                      years.
   Finding someone to teach you a martial art could                                                                                                        Southampton party at the University of Japan. Top, Learning to
                                                            Adrian said: “Not only is it a very realistic and            Adrian and 18 of the stu-
well be on your mind as you plan some sort of study                                                                                                           strike and above, preparing for action, important stretching
                                                         practical martial art, it’s also very effective as a fit-    dents from the University of
for the coming winter months. It is particularly                                                                                                                                         exercises.
                                                         ness system, cultivating flexibility, stamina and gen-       Southampton club have just
important for women to know how to cope with a
                                                         eral good health.”                                           returned from two weeks in Japan taking part in a       defence classes you must be over 14 but you can be
dangerous situation.
                                                            While its name in Britain is not well known – or          national university training camp with about 1,400      of any ability.
   Gosport-based DC Adrian Starr is using his
                                                         is easily pronounceable – in Japan it is the single          Japanese university students learning more about the       The dates are: Tuesday October 15 and 22 (both
knowledge of martial arts to teach women how to
                                                         largest martial art style with more than four and a          art, and eating, drinking, sightseeing and shopping     6pm to 8pm) and Sunday November 10 and 17
react in a dangerous situation and has a series of six
                                                         half million participants.                                   together.                                               (both 10am to 1pm in the Garden Court Restaurant
courses lined up at Southampton’s University and
                                                            It was introduced in Britain in the late 70s and             The party found the climate swelteringly hot and     Main Union Building, University Road,
Institute venues.
                                                         there are now some 40 clubs – details of these can be        humid, the monsoon broke whilst they were there.        Southampton.
   At eight years old Adrian started studying the mar-
                                                         found on http://www.bskf.org/ including pictures and         But the culture and scenery were fascinating.              And Sunday November 24 and December 1 (both
tial arts starting with judo but was “too small to be
                                                         links to other countries web sites – involving about            The University of Southampton club trains three      at from 10am to 1pm) at The Southampton Institute
any good.”
                                                         4,000 men and women and children from as young               times a week and annually runs students’ fresher        Sports Hall East Park Terrace, Southampton.
   Caught up in the Bruce Lee-inspired martial arts
                                                         as seven to practitioners in their 70s. It is multi-racial   week demonstrations and open day stalls to promote         The courses will cover all aspects of self defence
boom in the late 70s he tried various forms of kung
                                                         and is growing steadily.                                     the art and recruit more people.                        including the law regarding assaults, scenarios and
fu, karate and taekwondo.
                                                            Adrian is now branch master at the Southampton               If you want to learn more about Shorinji Kempo       situation awareness.
   Eventually, when he started college in
                                                         University Shorinji Kempo Club. He currently holds           you can do so on public folders under special inter-       Anyone interested should e-mail Adrian at
Southampton at 18 years old, Adrian discovered
                                                         a 3rd Dan – there are currently fewer than five at this      ests or health and fitness.                             Gosport or fill in the form as posted on public fold-
Shorinji Kempo “purely by accident” and soon
                                                         grade studying this art in Great Britain – which he             For women readers interested in Adrian’s self        ers or small ads.
realised that he had found what he was looking for,


                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lottery
  Football fan Gary keeps his                                                                                                                                                                          winners
                                                                                                                                                                                                 FORCE lottery winners for June
                                                                                                                                                                                                 were: £2,139, D Goodhay,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lyndhurst; £854 M Payne,




 eye on the big match crowds
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Farnborough; £427 I Smith,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ringwood.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Consolation prizes of £42
                                                                                                                                                                                                 went to V Plasins, Ryde, C A
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Cummins, Alresford, M A Less,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Shanklin, P R Hughes, Force
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Enquiry Centre, and A Walsh,
PORTSMOUTH PC Gary                    matches, sorting out the                                                                                                                                   Welfare HQ.
Morgan will be using his              personnel who will be need-                                                                                                                                  The Welfare Fund received
                                                                                                                                                                                                 £213 and the Sports and Social
love of football to help him          ed to police the day, liaison                                                                                                                              Club £427.
fulfil his responsibilites in         with the visiting teams’
his new role as Football
Intelligence Officer for the
                                      police spotters, pre-match
                                      briefings as well as advis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Were you
division.
   Gary who has now been
                                      ing NCIS of any new ban-
                                      ning orders and visitor fig-
                                                                                                                                                                                                       right?
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Quizline: 1 Lorraine Chase; 2
in post for around a month            ures.                                                                                                                                                      Casualty; 3 Two Months Off; 4
is a dedicated Pompey fol-              “The job’s certainly a bit                                                                                                                               Frailty; 5 Bristol; 6 Paul Weller; 7
lower and already has                 different than being an                                                                                                                                    Anthony Burgess; 8 Peggy; 9
many connections with the             area car driver,” says Gary,                                                                                                                               Focus; 10 M Night Shyamalan;
club with whom he is going              “I’m not used to using a                                                                                                                                 11 Nigel Spivey; 12 The
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tornados; 13 Roy Scheider; 14
to be working very closely.           computer but I’m having to                                                                                                                                 St Hilda’s; 15 Si Tu Doit Partir;
   “I’ve been a football              do all my own typing now!                                                                                                                                  16 Michael York and Michael
spotter for the past eight              “I am already friendly                                                                                                                                   Caine; 17 Dennis Potter; 18
years,” said Gary.                    with a lot of the players at                                                                                                                               Imagine; 19 On Golden Pond;
                                                                                                                                                                                                 20 Paul Kaye.
   Football spotters mingle           Fratton Park and the liai-
with the fans in plain                son with the club is very                                                                                                                                  Celebrity squares: Fitted
clothes keeping an eye out            good. I’m hoping that this                                                                                                                                 (Carpet) Bombing; Bowling
                                                                                                                                                                                                 (Green) Fingers; Costume
for trouble makers.                   will only improve.”                                                                                                                                        (Drama) Queen; Sugar (Daddy)
   “When this position                  He also has a personal                                                                                                                                   Longlegs; Legs (Eleven) Plus;
became available it seemed            interest in the sport, being                                                                                                                               West (Point) Duty; Scotch
like a natural progression            the club Secretary for the                                                                                                                                 (Whisky) Mac; Agony (Aunt)
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sally; Tank (Engine) Driver; Test
really.”                              Moneyfields Sports Centre                                                                                                                                  (Flight) Path; Standing (Order)
   Gary’s day-to-day role             under 10s team in his spare              GRANDSTAND VIEW – Gary Morgan will be close to the action at Fratton Park, but it is the                          Form; Pack (Animal) Rights.
involves planning ahead of            time.                                                     crowds that will occupy most of his attention.                                                   The celebrity is Ardal O’Hanlon.
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Forest claim                                                                                                                                                                                      National
Warde trophy                                                                                                                                                                                       squad
NEW FOREST are claiming the
Major Warde cricket trophy for
the 2002 season.
                                         Forest’s Tim Hughes man-
                                      aged to deflect the ball into his
                                      own face and had to go to casu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   seeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                 new talent
  They travelled to Brading and       alty for an emergency appoint-
overcame the Island team by 36        ment with the dentist.
runs in their semi final.                But he did return and man-
  Sadly no matches could be           aged to take a wicket when the
completed in the other half of        Island batted.                                                                                                                                            THE BRITISH Police rugby
the draw so the trophy remains           The Islanders set about the                                                                                                                            section, which is being spon-
with the Forest side.                 Forest attack quickly, scoring 85                                                                                                                         sored again this season by the
  New Forest batted first and         without loss in the first 20                                                                                                                              Police Mutual Assurance




                       Force rugby
with Steve Fisher, topscoring         overs, but after the drinks break                                                                                                                         Society, has arranged its pro-
with 43, supported by Andy            they became unsettled and                                                                                                                                 gramme for the season.
Varney 35, and Peter Hall17 not       wickets began to tumble, and                                                                                                                                 It starts with a fixture against
out, the 165 total off their allot-   they were bowled out for 125.                                                                                                                             Glamorgan County, and is fol-
ted 40 overs always looked for-          Nigel Davey was top scorer                                                                                                                             lowed in November by the
midable to beat.                      with 34 and Fisher capped a                                                                                                                               annual fixture against the
  Gordon Mitchell was the pick        fine all round performance, tak-                                                                                                                          British Fire Service for the
of the home side’s bowlers, tak-      ing 4-13 with Ray Gait chipping                                                                                                                           Bailey Toon Challenge Trophy,
ing 4-32.                             in with 3-29.                                                                                                                                             currently held by the fire ser-




                          in crisis
                                                                                                                                                                                                vice.

St Mary’s gears up for                                                                                                                                                                             Next February the police take
                                                                                                                                                                                                on last season’s county champi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                ons Gloucester, in what will be

 international action                                                                                                                                                                           a difficult encounter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Staffordshire County are the
                                                                                                                                                                                                police’s final opponents at

                       Appeal for more players –
FOR THE first time in over a
century, Southampton will host
international football when
England play Macedonia in a
                                      in the county in living memory,
                                      so it’s difficult to know what to
                                      expect,” said Ch Insp Golding.
                                         “After seeing how the Portugal
                                                                                                                                                                                                Burton-on-Trent in March.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   A short European tour is
                                                                                                                                                                                                being planned in May when the
                                                                                                                                                                                                opportunity will be given to
European Cup qualifier on Oct 16.
   The kick-off at 8pm will be the
final leg of months of planning
and preparation between South-
                                      match was policed, we now have
                                      an idea of what is going to hap-
                                      pen and it will be a massive job
                                      for us. But it is great for the city
                                                                               or ‘section faces collapse’                                                                                      new players to show their
                                                                                                                                                                                                paces.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The team is again being
                                                                                                                                                                                                coached by former Scottish
ampton division and the FA in         to host such a significant event         AN APPEAL has gone out for players in a des-              “There are people out there – we just need to          international Derek Turnbull,
London.                               and a brilliant challenge.”              perate bid to save the Force rugby section from        get a groundswell of interest. “                          who will be assisted by former
   Operation Ebdon will involve          The policing will be similar to       collapse.                                                 One of the key factors was the loss of duty            Irish winger Ronnie Carey.
200 officers and support staff        that of a regular Saints match but          The section has been in existence for almost        credit – four hours off to enable officers to rep-           While most of last season’s
from Southampton, the New             in larger numbers and with               50 years, but a steady decline in interest saw the     resent the Force at sport.                                squad are still available, the
Forest and Eastleigh divisions,       increased security such as an            team pull out of Hampshire league competition             “We just need a decent pool of people, per-            section is always on the lookout
and a local MAST PSU, a PSU           intelligence cell running next to        in 2000.                                               haps some who played rugby at school and                  for new players.
supplied by the Force, the entire     the control room staffed by offi-           Now there is a serious danger that the section      would like to keep the game up,” said Colin                  Any officer playing a good
Dog Section, Air Support Unit         cers from division, Force                will have to cease unless enough players can be        Smith.                                                    standard of rugby is invited to
and 20 spotters from neighbour-       Intelligence and NCIS.                   found.                                                    “There’s a good social side to playing rugby           contact Ken Waters at
ing football clubs and from the          A full house of 32,500 will              “Obviously, it would be marvellous if we            with the Force, and of course we would also get           Cwmbran Police Station –
England camp, plus officers from      guarantee a lively atmosphere on         could get back into the league but for the             the chance of international tickets if we are             Telephone 01633 838999.
NCIS.                                 the day, with most supporters            moment we just want to see if we can find              playing regularly.”                                          David Ainge, press officer for
   In preparing for the big match,    travelling to the city by train.         enough players to keep going, “ said secretary            An appeal by Ian Lester-Card produced some             the section said: “We are grate-
Sergeant Alex Taylor and Chief           ACC Colin Smith is in charge          Ian Lester-Card.                                       25 new names, but more are needed.                        ful to PMAS for their continued
Inspector Andy Golding have           of the policing operation, with             A big supporter of the section is Assistant            Anyone interested should contact Ian or Tony           financial support and will be
travelled to Villa Park to observe    Chief Superintendent Graham              Chief Constable Colin Smith, who is also its           Maggs.                                                    looking to build upon last sea-
the policing of the Portugal          Wyeth as Match Commander,                chairman.                                              q The Hampshire team has won through to the               son’s development.
friendly match.                       Andy Golding as Deputy Match                He said: “The club is just four years away          regional semi finals of the PAA competition, and             “The section has now become
   “The difficulty the Force has      Commander, and Chief Inspector           from its golden jubilee and, poignantly for me, it     is due to play Wiltshire at Devizes on October            quite strong which will ensure
faced in planning has been that       Beau Fisk running the operation          was beloved by Sir John Hoddinott.                     16. Kick off is at 2-30.                                  competitive team selection.”
we’ve not had an England match        outside the stadium.



Hampshire triathlon team pipped into second place
A HAMPSHIRE police team rose to the           testing course on Guernsey. 25secs. He trailed by just seconds in                           also included Debra Masson, from
tough challenge of the Emergency                                          each leg behind overall winner Karl
                                                 It featured an exceptional perfor-                                                       Fareham, who was the first female in
Services National Triathlon Champion-                                     Webster, an officer from Derbyshire.
                                              mance by Fratton PC Steve Crossley,                                                         the swim section. She finished the
ships which was competed for over a                                          Supported by John Anderson from
                                              who finished second, in 2hrs 19mins                                                         event sixth female and was 51st over-
                                                                                               TWUN who fin-                              all.
                                                                                               ished 13th, Tony                              The event featured a new course in
                                                                                               Moores Gosport,                            the south of the Island.
                                                                                               26th, and Mark                                The open water swim was in a partic-
                                                                                               Little, Gosport,                           ularly cold sea that gave the impression
                                                                                               47th, the                                  that the leg was nearer 2,000 metres. It
                                                                                               Hampshire police                           should have been completed in under
                                                                                               team clinched sec-                         20 minutes but the fastest was just over
                                                                                               ond place in the                           23 minutes. Steve Crossley was just
                                                                                               team event behind                          behind the lead group.
                                                                                               Derbyshire Police.                            The cycle leg was a gruelling climb
                                                                                                  The event covers                        up a one kilometre hill that sorted the
                                                                                               the recognised                             pack out. The route was then along the
                                                                                               Olympic distances                          coast road and back finishing with
                                                                                               – 1,500 metres                             another climb.
                                                                                               swim, 40 kilome-                               Steve Crossley moved up to second
                                                                                               tres cycle ride and                        place overall, entering the transition to
                                                                                               10 kilometres run.                         the run just a minute behind the leader.
                                                                                                  Fourteen Forces                            The run was three laps of a two-mile
                                                                                               took part as well as                       loop again with a testing hill in the first      ON THE RUN – Steve Crossley
                                                                                               representatives                            mile which took its toll on many tired         pounds it out along the coast road.
                                                                                               from the prison                            legs from the cycle section.
                                                                                               and ambulance ser-                            Steve maintained his runner up spot        that the team will look forward to
                                                                                                 vices, a field of                        right to the end and John Anderson fin-       entering next year.
 WELL EARNED REST – The Hampshire triathlon team relax after the event, from left: Steve         115 altogether.                          ished well picking up a couple of                Anyone who would like to be con-
 Crossley, Tony Moores, John Anderson and Mark Little and the county’s only female repre-          The Hampshire                          places in the run.                            sidered to join the team should contact
                                sentative Debra Masson.                                          police contingent                           It was a well organised event and one      John Anderson by e-mail.
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