Extra officers and specially-trained staff are starting visits to vulnerable people - as reports tend to increase at Christmas.
Southampton: Three Arrested Over Broad Daylight Attack
Police are questioning three men over an assault in broad daylight in Southampton.
A 29-year-old man was attacked on Palmerston Road in the city centre yesterday (Wednesday 15 October). It occurred shortly before 1.30pm near to the Nisa shop.
The victim, from Southampton, was left with serious but not life threatening injuries.
Two men from Southampton aged 28 and 32 and a 22-year-old man from London have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. They are currently being questioned by police.
A 26-year-old man from Southampton was also arrested but has been released without charge.
Detective Sergeant Lisa-Jayne Cronin from Southampton CID said:
“This assault occurred in the middle of the day in a busy area of the city centre.
“We believe a number of people were involved in the incident. It is very likely that people would have been in the area at that time and may have witnessed something that could assist with our investigation.
“I’d like to reassure the community that we are not treating this as a random incident and believe that those involved are known to one another.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident should contact DS Cronin at Southampton CID by calling 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
West Quay Watermark's first restaurants are opening, ahead of a bowling alley and cinema.
26-year-old mum of two Natasha Wake was stabbed to death at a house in Harley Gardens in Boscombe.
Hundreds waved off the Royal Navy aircraft carrier on its final journey from the city, to a Turkish scrapyard.
Recently Played Tracks
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.