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 2 Frontline n e w s 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.” 3 Frontline n e w s 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. 4 Frontline n e w s 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 email@example.com 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 Make it a hit with the help of QUEST IF YOU are investigating a crime, and have a few details about the offender(s) but need a little more help, why not ask the PNC Bureau to do a QUEST search for you? QUEST (Queries Using Extended Search Techniques) searches all the fields in the Phoenix names application. Below are just some examples of successful searches. Frontline will update you from time to time on some of the lastest hits. thanks Traced . est . . SIGNING UP – Left, Councillor David Knowles, portfolio holder for public safety on the Isle of to Qu Wight Council’s executive, Superintendent Peter Dawson, who was performing one of his final duties before retiring from the Force, and Councillor Charles Chapman, chairman of the . . . council’s licensing panel. Standing, Mrs Margaret Kirkman, senior council solicitor. d Don’t take time off work arreste – this solicitor can see you at POLSONS tak en int o 7 o’clock in the morning or in the early evenings SOLICITORS for your convenience FREE QUOTATIONS GIVEN q A re-emergence of a convicted drug dealer from the 1980s led an LIO from Portsmouth divi- q Domestic and sion to search PNC. He could remember only the dealer’s nickname and that he lived in the PO If you need assistance then we have area in the late 80s. Of course there were too many hits to search. A search was then conducted by commercial conveyancing an experienced team of solicitors PNC Bureau using QUEST techniques. After entering details of his height, ethnic origin, nick- q Matrimonial ready to help you. name and postcode there was only one hit which was confirmed to be the drug dealer. q Personal injury q A body was found in Portsmouth division bearing surgical scars. He was identified using QUEST and entering details of the scar and a possible link to Hampshire. q Wills and Probate Winchester House, 7 Winchester q Southampton Division was searching for a man with a limp preying on young children. The q Partnerships and Street, Botley, Southampton suspect was identified from the ‘Marks and Scars’ page by using QUEST and inputting parame- company Freephone 0800 298 6474 ters for a limp in the left leg. q Business start-up or 32 Palmerston Way, Gosport Remember you only get out of life what you put in – PNC is the same. Fill out the SID correctly. q Sports agency Tel 023 9251 0246 5 Frontline n e w s 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.” 6 Frontline n e w s 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 7 Frontline n e w s 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 firstname.lastname@example.org X A 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.” 8 Frontline n e w s 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. 9 Frontline n e w s 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 10 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 11 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 12 13 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. 14 Frontline l e t t e r s ❐ This is where YOU have YOUR say in YOUR newspaper. Please send your letters to Frontline, Media Services, Headquarters, Winchester, or Frontline In-Box on the com- J o h n ’s F r o n t l i n e v i e w puter network. Try to restrict your letters to no more than 300 words and be sure to sign them with your name printed underneath. Names must be supplied, but may be withheld on request. Please include your daytime telephone number.The editor reserves the right to omit, or edit letters. 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 15 Frontline n e w s 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 16 Frontline n e w s 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. 17 Frontline f e a t u r e s On Tr a i n i n g With PC Steve the times Bedford wildside Day o a ir f poainr rbtoe 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. 18 Frontline f e a t u r e s 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. 19 Frontline f e a t u r e s 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. 20 Frontline f r e e t i m e 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.” 21 Frontline f r e e t i m e Prize cr ossw ord no 92 I n t h e g a rd e n Win tickets Why not go to pot? to the . . . 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 A 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 R 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. 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Answers on page 23 22 SOMETHING to sell? Looking for a holiday? There are many ways you can place a small-ad (free to Hampshire Constabulary employees) in Sell out Frontline. You can contact Becky English (pictured ) in Media Services (79-1421); you can fill in and return the coupon below, and you can ‘post’ your small-ad to the Frontline in-box on Exchange. All small-ads, apart from those under the headings of Holidays and General, will normally be deleted after one issue unless a special request is made. Advertisers including contact telephone numbers are reminded that Frontline is made available to members of the general public. When replying to an advertisement that gives an internal extension number, if you are dialling from outside the Hampshire Constabulary network please use the 0845 045 4545 number. Adverts for businesses and others submitted by non-Hampshire staff will be charged at £5 for three insertions. Cheques should be made payable to Hampshire Constabulary and sent to Becky English in Media Services. 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 email@example.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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 ............................................................................................ 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Peter – ext 71 8181 or executive villa on championship golf course. of this page. 023 8074 5428 23 Frontline s p o r t 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. 24 Frontline s p o r t 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. Designed by Media Services and published by Hampshire Constabulary, Romsey Road, Winchester. Printed by Portsmouth Web Offset, The News Centre, Hilsea Portsmouth, PO2 9SX.