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Man arrested following numerous public order offences in Chandler’s Ford

Police investigating a number of incidents in Chandler’s Ford on Friday evening (25 Feb) have arrested a man.


It comes after police received reports of an assault taking place outside the Halfway Inn Pub on Winchester Road in Chandler’s Ford just before 11.20pm on Friday.


A customer was approached by venue staff after a complaint had been made against them before he then began to become verbally and physically abusive towards them. It is alleged that he then indecently exposed himself to staff.


The man’s behaviour then escalated, with it being reported that he assaulted other people within the venue before kicking a taxi on Winchester Road – causing damage to the door panels and bumper.


The staff members then followed the man to ensure no further issues in the local vicinity, but it is stated that he has then assaulted the two women as well as an innocent bystander, before throwing a brick at a vehicle being driven in the local area.


While in custody, the man has then been seen to indecently expose himself to police officers before making further derogative comments towards them.


A 23-year-old man from Eastleigh was arrested on suspicion of common assault, indecent exposure, criminal damage and using threatening, abusive or insulting words to cause harassment, alarm or distress.


He was later released under investigation while police enquiries remain ongoing to establish the exact circumstances of the incidents, before they consider seeking guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service for relevant charges to be considered.