Portsmouth man arrested for vehicle theft after woman is hit by her own car on Hayling Island

POLICE officers have arrested a man from Portsmouth after a woman was hit by her own car.

Monday, 9th May 2022, 12:55 pm

The occupants of a house in Webb Lane, Hayling Island, were awoken this morning to two men trying to steal their vehicle.

Police received reports in the early hours, at roughly 3.07am.

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After spotting the two men, one of the homeowners, a women in her 40s, went outside to see what was happening.

She was then hit by the vehicle as it was driven away.

The woman was hospitalised as a precaution, but her injuries are not thought to be serious.

A few hours later, at 5.30am, patrolling officers spotted a vehicle of interest on Langstone Road.

They promptly stopped the car, and arrested a 22-year-old man from Portsmouth.

He was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges, including theft of a motor vehicle, and dangerous driving.

Officers are still carrying out enquiries related to the theft.

A statement from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the occupant, a 22-year-old man from Portsmouth.

‘He was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit, dwelling burglary, using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance, driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence and failing to stop when directed.

‘He remains in police custody at the current time and our enquiries into this incident are ongoing.’