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News in winchester

PCC’s action over A33 closure

After just two weeks in post, the new Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, has undertaken an urgent in-depth review of Hampshire Constabulary’s response to the traveller community event on the A33 at the beginning of May. The event resulted in the road closure, outraging local residents and people trying to travel in the surrounding […]

01 June 2021

Wickham Horse Fair

Comment from Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: “I am extremely disappointed the Wickham Horse Fair has gone ahead and the GRT community have ignored the communication that this event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

20 May 2021

First day in Office for new PCC Donna Jones

Meeting the Chief Constable and getting out into the community have been the first actions of new Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, who has officially taken up office today. 

13 May 2021

Winchester Crown Court opens for more trials with safety measures in place

To date there have been eight jury trials heard at Winchester Crown Court since the lockdown has eased, and from this week a second court room has been set up with social distancing measures to allow for more cases to be heard.

14 July 2020

Local criminal system the focus of Channel 4 documentary

The first episode of a ground breaking documentary series following agencies from across the Hampshire Criminal Justice System was broadcast last night [Monday 16 September]. The Channel 4 series, Crime and Punishment, follows local agencies including Probation, the Crown Prosecution Service, Hampshire Constabulary and HM Prison Winchester, to create the first documentary of its kind […]

17 September 2019

Bishops Waltham Police return to base

Following refurbishment, the local police team are returning to their base in Bishops Waltham on Thursday 17 January.

17 January 2019

What’s under a judge’s wig?

On Saturday 14 October, everyone is welcome to visit the law courts in Winchester, to go behind the scenes and find out what happens there.  With fun for all the family, you can visit the cells and see inside a prison van, watch a mock trial, and even try on a judge’s robes and wig!

10 October 2017