Police warning after ‘suspicious’ men spotted looking into gardens

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Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich

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Police have warned residents in the Fareham area after two men were spotted looking into gardens.

The Fareham West neighbourhood team received a report yesterday morning about the men, who were seen wandering around the Howerts Close area of Warsash between 9.30am and 10.30am.

When challenged by a resident, the pair said they were looking for scrap metal.

They were seen driving a small white van, and one of the men was of heavy build.

The police message said: ‘Metal theft is an issue for us due to the scrap value of some metals.’

To report any suspicious activity to police call 101.