Southsea van driver ‘approached youngsters with a power drill’, say police

POLICE officers have conducted enquiries after reports of a van driver approaching a group of youngsters with a power drill on Halloween.

Police reports claim that the van driver got out of his vehicle in Hollam Road, Southsea, at 7.50pm last night.

Hollam Road, Southsea. Picture: Google Maps

Hollam Road, Southsea. Picture: Google Maps

It is believed that the young people had been throwing stones at the van.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We received a report at 7.50pm last night that a group of youths had thrown objects at a van in Hollam Road, Southsea.

‘It was reported that the driver got out of the van and was carrying what has been described as a power drill.

‘The group then left the area.

‘Officers conducted enquiries in the area but did not locate the group or the van.’