Hampshire Incidents

Bringing you breaking news from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Appeal after woman assaulted at Royal Victoria Country Park in Netley Abbey

Police are appealing for witnesses, or anyone with information, to come forward after a woman was shot at with a BB-type gun at the Royal Victoria Country Park



The incident occurred between 1.05pm and 1.10pm yesterday (21 Feb) whereby a woman was walking her dogs through the surroundings of the Country Park. She spotted a group of teenagers in the bushes in an adjacent field and was subsequently shot at twice with BB pellets – one striking her hip and one striking near her stomach.


The woman – who is 27 weeks pregnant – suffered minor injuries as a result.


The teenagers allegedly fled the scene – with one described as being around 15 years old wearing a dark tracksuit and a hoody.


Officers have conducted initial police enquiries but now asking members of the public to come forward if they were in the area at the time.


Did you see what happened? Did you notice anyone or a group of people acting suspiciously?


Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference 44220072817.