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Charges brought following high value Gosport burglary

Alert message sent 13/11/2020 11:15:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

A man has been charged following a burglary in Gosport in which approximately £7,000 worth of goods were stolen.

It was reported to police that between 2.20pm and 2.30pm on 1 November, a flat on Minnitt Road was entered.

Cash was stolen along with a number of items including jewellery, designer handbags, an iPad and a mobile phone.

Following an investigation led by the Operation Hawk team, Aaron James Smethurst, aged 35 years, of Bemisters Lane in Gosport, was charged last night with burglary.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday 13 November).

As part of this investigation, police have previously charged Curtis Coombes, aged 34 years, formerly of South Street in Gosport, with burglary.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court on 20 November.

In addition, a 27-year-old woman from Gosport was given a conditional caution for obstructing police.
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Jack Backwell (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire Corporate Communications)

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