A NEW sergeant has taken over the Greater Winchester Neighbourhood Policing team after working in custody in Southampton.

Sergeant Richard Holland has just finished two years in the city and will be the New Neighbourhood Policing Team Sergeant in the Meon Valley.

He has previously worked in Portsmouth City Centre as a beat sergeant for two and a half years.

Richard has also worked in the Meon Valley before, five months before his role in Portsmouth.

The Greater Winchester Neighbourhood team say they are focused on dealing with drug related crime, anti-social behaviour, neighbour crimes and protecting the most vulnerable in their communities.