POLICE have arrested two men over a burglary in Winchester earlier this week.

The incident happened on St Clement Street at around 9.35pm on Monday December 20.

Two men gained entry and stole a handbag containing a purse.

Two men, aged 40 and 42, both from Winchester, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They remain in custody at this time, said a spokeswoman today.


This is part of the police's countywide #OpHawkHants.

The police want to hear from you - have you seen anything suspicious in your area, especially now that the nights have drawn in? You can report suspicious behaviour at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/soh/seen-or-heard/

Homes that appears occupied are less likely to be targeted by burglars, installing light switch timers can help to make it appear occupied. Likewise, dusk to dawn or sensor lighting to the front and rear of your home can help deter potential thieves.

For further prevention measures visit the websites below:

• Locks, window, door and garage security: Home Security Advice - Top 18 Quick Tips | Master Locksmiths Association.

• Burglar alarms: make sure you use an approved installer from www.nsi.org.uk/your-home/

• Guidance relating to domestic CCTV systems: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/domestic-cctv-systems-guidance-for-people-using-cctv/