Hampshire Incidents

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

Appeal for witnesses launched after attempted hit-and-run incident in Havant

Police are appealing for any witnesses, or anyone with information, following an attempted hit-and-run incident on Boxing Day in Havant.


The incident occurred between 1pm and 1.30pm on Sunday 26 December when the victim – a 41-year-old man from Havant – was walking along Middle Park Way in Havant.


A dark blue Volkswagen Golf mounted the curb and drove at the man at speed; forcing him to jump onto a small brick wall to avoid being hit by the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle then made threats to kill the victim before fleeing the scene.


A 39-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 attempt wounding with intent and remains in custody at this time.


Detective Constable Lewis Parsons of Hampshire Constabulary’s Eastern Investigation team, said: “This is a shocking incident which could have had an absolutely devastating impact on the victim and the victims’ family.


“Due to the time of day that the incident occurred, we believe that people may have been in the area at the time and filmed the incident on their mobile phones. We would implore these people to come forward and share any information they may have with us.


“If you saw what happened or have any mobile or CCTV footage, please report this to us by calling 101 and quoting crime reference number 44210515743.”


Alternatively, you can submit information to us online via this link https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/.