Teenage Girl Disturbs Burglar

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl came face to face with an offender during an attempted burglary in Winchester.

At around 3pm on Wednesday, June 27 an attempted burglary occurred at an address in Winchester. 

The offender entered the property in Paddock View, Littleton, via an insecure rear door, while a 15-year-old girl was inside. 

The family’s dog began to bark causing the girl to investigate. The girl then came face to face with the offender.  

The offender then left the house empty handed. 

PC Emma Purser, said: "Thankfully this type of incident is very rare. I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward. 

"I am particularly interested to hear from anyone in the Littleton area of Winchester who may have had unusual callers recently or noticed anything suspicious in the area.”  

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Purser at North Walls police station by phoning 101. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. 

Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.