Children’s book-writing parish councillor who was shot by deluded Nazi-fanatic neighbour dies


A ‘lovely and proficient’ parish councillor has died as we speak after he was shot by a a Nazi fanatic who thought he was a ‘authorities agent’ and hated the police. 

Police have launched a homicide investigation following the dying of James Nash, 42, who was shot by ‘troubled’ Alex Sartain, 34, with a ‘handmade gun’ within the entrance backyard of his £600,000 thatched cottage within the Hampshire hamlet of Higher Enham, close to Andover.

Mr Nash, who was additionally a kids’s creator and artist, was shot at round 3pm on Wednesday and died two days later, his mom Gillian Nash confirmed on social media in a touching tribute.

She wrote: ‘Thanks very a lot in your feedback. Very sadly I’ve to let you know that James Nash died of his brutal accidents as we speak.

‘His father, his sister and I are in a complete state of shock and grief. We have now misplaced an exquisite, proficient son and brother.’

Sartain, who suffers kind paranoia, had come to consider Mr Nash was spying on him and was ‘attempting to get him sectioned’. 

The chief of Check borough council, Phil North, wrote on his Fb web page: ‘That is such devastating information. 

‘I am positive there might be many extra tributes to James within the coming days and weeks – and in time a possibility for the group to come back collectively together with his household to think about some type of lasting memorial to his life.’

Mr Nash died after he was shot by 'troubled' neighbour Alex Sartain, 34, at their home in Upper Enham, near Andover

His wife Dr Sarah Nash, a senior space scientist, sustained minor injuries

‘Stunning and proficient’ James Nash (left) has died as we speak, whereas his spouse Dr Sarah Nash (proper), a senior area scientist, sustained minor accidents after they have been shot by ‘troubled’ neighbour Alex Sartain, 34, at their house in Higher Enham, close to Andover on Wednesday

‘Troubled’ motorcyclist Alex Sartain who gunned down a parish councillor earlier than dying in a police chase labored as a mechanic at a storage (pictured) simply yards down the street from his sufferer’s house

Alex Sartain, 34, (pictured) shot James Nash, 42, in the front garden of the councillor's thatched cottage in Hampshire

 Alex Sartain, 34, (pictured) shot James Nash, 42, within the entrance backyard of the councillor’s thatched cottage in Hampshire

Police have cordoned of Mr Nash's thatched cottage in Upper Enham, Hampshire, following the shooting on Wednesday

Police have cordoned of Mr Nash’s thatched cottage in Higher Enham, Hampshire, following the capturing on Wednesday

A recent planning application launched by Mr Nash also suggests he had his own plans for developing a barn on his land but had met with opposition locally

A current planning utility launched by Mr Nash additionally suggests he had his personal plans for growing a barn on his land however had met with opposition domestically

Officers gave chase in a patrol automotive after Sartain – who locals mentioned had points with ingesting or medication – fled on his personal Yahama R1 motorbike, however he later crashed and was pronounced lifeless on the scene. 

Police beforehand mentioned that there are not any excellent suspects within the case, following the dying of Sartain.

A drive spokesman as we speak mentioned: ‘A person who was shot throughout an incident in Higher Enham has died.

‘James Nash, 42, from Higher Enham, sustained severe head accidents following the capturing exterior his house. Officers have been known as to the deal with at 3.01pm on Wednesday August 5.

‘He died in hospital within the early hours of as we speak (Saturday eight August). His household are being supported by specialist officers.

‘The dying is now being handled as a homicide investigation. Enquiries to determine the circumstances of what occurred are ongoing.

The gunman ‘preferred’ numerous Nazi pages on his Fb, together with one devoted to Horst Wessel, a pacesetter of the stormtroopers in Berlin. Wessel was made Nazi martyr by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels after he was killed in 1930. 

He additionally preferred a web page for Adolf Galland, a German Luftwaffe normal, and one other titled ‘I HATE POLICE’. 

Locals perceive that Sartain’s household, didn’t have particular points with Mr Nash personally. Mr Nash suffered severe head accidents within the assault, together with his spouse Dr Sarah Nash, a senior area scientist, sustaining minor accidents.

One native claimed Mr Nash needed a perfect nation life as an artist ‘in his little cottage home’ after quitting the aerospace business and had complained about work carried out by locals who owned companies close by.

Sartain labored at JMS Bikes – a storage locals say is owned by his father – and beforehand served jail time for stealing from Marks and Spencer and TK Maxx. 

The Sartain’s household storage is simply 200 yards from £600,000 Holly Tree Cottage, the place Mr Nash and scientist spouse Sarah dwell.

A current planning utility launched by Mr Nash additionally suggests he had his personal plans for growing a barn on his land however had met with opposition domestically.

A police cordon remains in place today in Upper Enham in Hampshire, following the shooting on Wednesday. A man who fled the scene was later killed

A police cordon stays in place as we speak in Higher Enham in Hampshire, following the capturing on Wednesday. A person who fled the scene was later killed

The gunman 'liked' various Nazi pages on his Facebook, including one dedicated to Horst Wessel, a leader of the stormtroopers in Berlin. Wessel was made Nazi martyr by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels after he was killed in 1930

The gunman ‘preferred’ numerous Nazi pages on his Fb, together with one devoted to Horst Wessel, a pacesetter of the stormtroopers in Berlin. Wessel was made Nazi martyr by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels after he was killed in 1930

He also liked a page for Adolf Galland, a German Luftwaffe general, and another titled 'I HATE POLICE' (pictured)

He additionally preferred a web page for Adolf Galland, a German Luftwaffe normal, and one other titled ‘I HATE POLICE’ (pictured)

Locals perceive that Sartain’s household, didn’t have particular points with Mr Nash personally. Pictured: An image shared to Sartain’s Fb web page believed to be of the storage the place he labored

One other resident, who once more didn’t want to be named mentioned that Mr Sartain labored as a mechanic and that individuals within the village have been speculating on motives. Pictured: An image shared to Sartain’s Fb web page believed to be of the storage the place he labored

Sartain had two brothers, Scott, 32, and Gary, 30, as well as a sister, Zoe, 28. Pictured: A garage believed to be where Sartain worked

Sartain had two brothers, Scott, 32, and Gary, 30, in addition to a sister, Zoe, 28. Pictured: A storage believed to be the place Sartain labored

Aerial pictures present that Sartain’s house was near the proposed constructing. There is no such thing as a suggestion that Sartain opposed the plans, and police haven’t revealed any motive. 

Tony Bennett, 55, owns a bodyshop and restoration enterprise on the identical street as Mr Nash and the Sartains and mentioned he had fallen out with Mr Nash over planning points.

Talking as we speak he mentioned: ‘When it got here to planning purposes it was one rule for Mr Nash and one rule for everybody else.

‘I’ve had my enterprise, a physique and restoration firm, for 2 years with no issues.

‘Then out of the blue, Mr Nash raised an objection that his neighbour has bronchial asthma and my physique paint enterprise was inflicting her issues.’

Mr Bennett mentioned what had occurred to Mr Nash was horrific however he wasn’t the ‘pillar of the group’ some had made him out to be.

He continued: ‘Mr Nash needed to alter the identify of MacCallum Street – he needed or not it’s known as Higher Enham – god is aware of why, most likely to make it sound higher.

‘He needed to come back down right here and dwell his little nation life in his cottage and act like he was within the Darling Buds of Might.’

Mr Bennett, who has lived within the village for 20 years and is shut buddies with Sartain’s dad John, mentioned he spoke to Alex the day earlier than the capturing and he appeared agitated.

He mentioned: ‘I noticed Alex the day earlier than and he pointed at Mr Nash’s home and mentioned ‘they’re attempting to get me sectioned’.

Mr Nash had submitted a planning application for an 'agricultural building' (pictured) on his property which would have allowed him to 'store machinery necessary for the upkeep and cultivation of the surrounding land'

Mr Nash had submitted a planning utility for an ‘agricultural constructing’ (pictured) on his property which might have allowed him to ‘retailer equipment obligatory for the maintenance and cultivation of the encircling land’

Aerial shots show that Sartain's home was close to the proposed building (pictured as it is now). There is no suggestion that Sartain opposed the plans, and police have not revealed any motive

Aerial pictures present that Sartain’s house was near the proposed constructing (pictured as it’s now). There is no such thing as a suggestion that Sartain opposed the plans, and police haven’t revealed any motive

‘As a result of Mr Nash used to work in aerospace Alex acquired it in his head that this man works for the federal government. He had it in his head that he was being spied on.

‘Per week in the past Alex’s dad, John, had been attempting to get him sectioned. Alex had been sectioned thrice.

‘On the day it occurred John did not hear Alex exit or something like that.

‘His dad instructed me as we speak that Alex all the time mentioned he needed to die on his motorcycle.’

On the day of the capturing, workers at Mr Bennett’s storage and had heard Sartain driving up and down the street earlier than the listening to a muffled ‘bang, bang’.

He mentioned: ‘A few of my guys who have been working heard some form of muffled bang bang, it did not actually sound like a gunshot.

‘They’d heard Alex driving up and down on his motorcycle. He went previous James’s – will need to have seen him within the backyard and got here again up.

‘The following factor they knew the ambulance had turned up.’

Mr Bennett mentioned he was underneath the impression Mr Nash and John Sartain acquired on ‘fairly nicely’ and doesn’t consider the ‘home made shotgun’ used within the assault was usual on the Sartains’ storage, including: ‘It was a hand-crafted gun – Alex’s dad discovered it up on the yard and handed it to the police.

‘It was matte black and constituted of two bits of steel. It had been welded terribly.’

Mr Bennett mentioned there was no approach it was made within the household’s workshop as a result of John would have recognized about it and as a substitute steered Sartain could have obtained the weapon by means of ‘drug contacts’. 

He mentioned healthcare authorities ‘failed’ Sartain – who he claimed had a 10 yr dependancy to heroin – and if he was sectioned the tragic killing ‘would by no means have occurred’.

He mentioned Sartain had been sectioned 4 occasions within the final three years and was recognized with paranoid schizophrenia attributable to his drug use.

The storage proprietor mentioned by the point of his dying, Sartain was off heroin and on anti-psychotic medicine – nevertheless the heroin had already impacted him by then. 

Sartain had visited psychological well being services in Basingstoke twice in addition to ones in London and Norwich.

Mr Bennett added: ‘Alex was fully failed. His dad 100 per cent feels let down. Simply final week John tried to get him into the healthcare authorities.

‘He instructed me that he known as them up and tried to get them to take care of him however they did not need to. John needed him sectioned.

‘It is a double tragedy as a result of not solely did James die however Alex has been let down. In the event that they took him on this would have by no means occurred.’

He mentioned a stint in HMP Winchester precipitated him to change into ‘erratic’ and following that he was sectioned.

He added: ‘He was final sectioned round Christmas time, he was in there for about eight weeks. He is been sectioned 4 occasions within the final two or three years.

‘He is a tearaway however not a violent character. He is by no means been violent in his life. Heroin made him paranoid. All of us suppose that he went out to commit suicide. There was completely no rhyme or motive why he killed him.

‘He began to change into erratic after popping out of jail a number of years in the past, that is when he actually began getting prefer it.

‘He may very well be nice one minute then he’d stare at you want he needed to chop your head off.

‘Alex would have moments of readability then 5 minutes later he could be barking on the moon.

‘I’d say he was on heroin for about 10 years. He had a girlfriend a very long time in the past however actually heroin was his girlfriend. He may have killed anybody, it simply occurred that he stopped there.

‘John is heartbroken. He has misplaced his son, he did not need him to exit and kill anyone.’ 

Mr Bennett believes Sartain would have been travelling in extra of 100mph when he crashed. 

He additionally mentioned his physique was in a ‘state’ and that he was recognized by means of fingernails and tattoos as a result of he got here flying off his bike at pace. 

A biography for Mr Nash – who’s initially from Dorset – states that in 2012 he ‘returned to the countryside to observe his coronary heart and change into a full time wildlife artist’ following ‘a profitable profession within the aerospace business’.

His spouse, Dr Nash, works as a senior area scientist in a analysis lab in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

It’s thought the Sartains have lived on their neighbouring property for at the very least 20 years, with Zoopla estimating it to be value £575,000.

A resident, who wished to stay nameless, mentioned as we speak that her daughter went to highschool with Sartain and he was a ‘beautiful boy’. 

The lady, who was in her 40s, mentioned: ‘Alex is the man that crashed. My daughter knew him however I did not suppose he was a foul particular person. I consider his dad owns the storage. It is his dad’s motorbike enterprise.

‘I do not suppose they’re dangerous folks. I’ve heard there was some sort of problem between Alex and the Nash’s however I do not know what it may very well be.

‘I have never seen him for some years however so far as I do know he lived together with his dad on the storage.

‘I’ve seen James at a number of conferences and he appeared to have fitted into village life very nicely. He purchased that previous cottage and did it up.’

One other resident, who once more didn’t want to be named mentioned that Mr Sartain labored as a mechanic and that individuals within the village have been speculating on motives.

Talking exterior her house simply down the street from the scene of the assault she mentioned: ‘We do not know what the explanation may very well be. Mr Nash was nicely preferred and he was a pleasant man.

‘We all know the man who shot him was known as Alex Sartain, he used to assist repair motorbikes. I believe he labored on the storage however I’ve by no means met him.’ 

The parish councillor was described as a person dedicated to his group who final yr took on the function of Father Christmas in a neighborhood village corridor.

Mr Nash’s father Peter instructed The Times that he doesn’t know what state his son is in or whether or not he’ll survive however he mentioned: ‘I hope to God he does.’ 

Talking as we speak at her house in Dorset, James Nash’s mom Gillian mentioned her son is a form and mild particular person and she will’t think about why anybody would need to harm him.

Her son had by no means talked about any dispute with Sartain.

She mentioned: ‘I do not know something about him. The one factor I do know is somebody despatched me a chopping of his earlier crimes.

‘James by no means talked about him. He isn’t the form of particular person he would know.

‘He is helped lots of people with lots of difficulties so it is perhaps somebody he tried to assist however he by no means talked about him.

‘He is nonetheless preventing for his life, we’ve not heard something but. My husband isn’t nicely so my daughter has gone to the hospital as we speak however she would not know something extra but.

‘There isn’t any phrases mainly. He is a form, light particular person. I can not think about why this could occur.’

A villager mentioned: ‘We do not know what precipitated the youthful man to focus on James – there will need to have been a dispute of some kind.

‘However I do know that the shooter was a troubled soul who had had points with drink or medication.’

The villager mentioned he had heard that Mr Nash was fired at with a ‘home made shotgun’. 

He described Mr Nash as ‘mild-mannered’ and mentioned the councillor had been instrumental in securing pace warning indicators for the hamlet final yr.

One other native resident added: ‘I do know the man that was shot. He’s a stunning man. He would actually do something for anybody. He helps out with a number of issues. A couple of years in the past we had a good and he was requested as a result of he had a tractor to come back and assist out. He’s a very nice particular person at any time when I’ve spoken to him. He renovated his entire home lately and it appears very trendy.’

Final evening police revealed a 40-year-old lady was additionally assaulted through the incident on Wednesday and sustained minor accidents.

Mr Nash describes himself on his weblog as ‘a naturalist, at first dedicated to the conservation of our wild world’.

The location says he’s resident artist at The Hawk Conservancy Belief primarily based in Andover.

Following the capturing, Mr Nash was airlifted to Southampton Basic Hospital as armed police descended on the hamlet, the place the common home worth is £813,149. The suspect crashed his bike on the A343 three miles away, close to the village of Hurstbourne Tarrant.

The Nash’s home is positioned on a quiet nation lane subsequent to the Enham Belief, a charity which gives help and look after the susceptible and disabled.

Forensics were pictured at the scene today in Enham, Hampshire. A police cordon remained in place following yesterday's shooting

Forensics have been pictured on the scene as we speak in Enham, Hampshire. A police cordon remained in place following yesterday’s capturing

Armed officers swooped on idyllic Upper Enham, Hants, Wednesday afternoon after the attack which police said left a 42-year-old man with serious injuries. Pictured: Police at the scene of the shooting in MacCallum Road, Upper Enham

Armed officers swooped on idyllic Higher Enham, Hants, Wednesday afternoon after the assault which police mentioned left a 42-year-old man with severe accidents. Pictured: Police on the scene of the capturing in MacCallum Street, Higher Enham

The crash web site was three miles from the scene of the capturing. The rider died on the scene of crash, police have now confirmed

A belief spokesman mentioned: ‘We’re saddened by the occasions that occurred yesterday and our ideas are with the person affected.

‘That is after all a worrying time for the group and we’re supporting residents throughout the village, however can affirm that no person supported by the Belief or workers have been concerned.’

Hampshire Police mentioned in a press release: ‘Officers have been known as to an deal with following a report of an assault on a person. It is now recognized the 42-year-old sufferer was shot and obtained severe accidents. He’s at the moment receiving therapy at Southampton Basic Hospital.

‘A bike didn’t cease for officers in reference to this incident. A short while later a motorcycle crashed. The motorcyclist died on the scene.’

The drive mentioned a compulsory referral to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct had been made, including that officers had attended an deal with in Enham Alamein parish as a part of this investigation. 

In a press release yesterday Phil North, chief of Check Valley Borough Council whose ward consists of Higher Enham, mentioned: ‘The police have confirmed that they aren’t on the lookout for anybody else and that they are assured that the deceased suspect is accountable, which I hope will reassure residents.’

A council chief as we speak praised parish councillor James Nash as a ‘kindhearted particular person’, saying he’s ‘totally shocked at this horrible incident’.

Phil North, chief of Check Valley Borough Council, which encompasses Enham, mentioned: ‘Because the ward councillor and a daily attendee of Enham Alamein Parish Council conferences, I do know James nicely and have labored with him on numerous initiatives.

‘I knew that it was him that had been shot on the day of the assault however I am nonetheless totally shocked at this horrible incident.

‘James is such a kindhearted particular person who cares deeply for his group.

‘He is a hands-on parish councillor, having lately been concerned in erecting the pace indicator gadgets and serving to remedy the Newbury Street flooding problem by cleansing out culverts.

‘He is additionally a proficient kids’s creator and illustrator and I used to be extraordinarily touched final yr when one of many dedications in his newest e-book was to my new child daughter.

‘My ideas stay with James, his household and the folks of Enham Alamein. I hope and pray he makes a great restoration. We’re all with you, James.’

Councillor North additionally mentioned ‘police are assured the deceased suspect is accountable’ for the capturing.

‘To reassure residents, police have confirmed they aren’t on the lookout for anybody else in reference to this incident and though the precise circumstances of the capturing stay unclear, they’re assured the deceased suspect is accountable.’

Equipment Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire, additionally described the capturing as ‘surprising’.

He added that his ‘ideas are naturally with the sufferer and households of all these concerned’ and mentioned ‘deep thanks go to the police for the assured {and professional} dealing with of the continued investigation’.

Sartain had two brothers, Scott, 32, and Gary, 30, in addition to a sister, Zoe, 28. A villager mentioned: ‘Alex had a historical past of petty crime over current years and had acquired into medication I believe too. No person can perceive why he has completed what he has completed.’

Locals said James Nash, whose wife is a top space scientist, is in hospital being treating for gun shot wounds following shooting in Upper Enham yesterday

Locals mentioned James Nash, whose spouse is a prime area scientist, is in hospital being treating for gun shot wounds following capturing in Higher Enham yesterday

Mr Nash lives with his wife Dr Sarah Nash, a top scientist who works at a laboratory that builds space equipment

Mr Nash lives together with his spouse Dr Sarah Nash, a prime scientist who works at a laboratory that builds area tools

Police gave chase after the shooting suspect, who is believed to have initially left the scene on foot before jumping onto a motorbike, was seen fleeing the area. Pictured: Police forensic teams were at the scene of the shooting today

Police gave chase after the capturing suspect, who’s believed to have initially left the scene on foot earlier than leaping onto a motorcycle, was seen fleeing the realm. Pictured: Police forensic groups have been on the scene of the capturing as we speak

A forensic van was seen earlier today pulling up outside a police cordon in MacCallum Road, Upper Enham, where the shooting took place

A forensic van was seen earlier as we speak pulling up exterior a police cordon in MacCallum Street, Higher Enham, the place the capturing occurred

According to a local council chief, police believe the rider was responsible for the shooting and officers 'are not looking for anyone else'. Pictured: A police forensic team at the scene of the shooting in Upper Enham

In response to a neighborhood council chief, police consider the rider was chargeable for the capturing and officers ‘should not on the lookout for anybody else’. Pictured: A police forensic crew on the scene of the capturing in Higher Enham

Officers ‘should not on the lookout for anybody else’ in reference to the capturing. 

Mr Nash, who’s a councillor for Enham Alamein Parish Council, and his spouse dwell in a indifferent two bed room cottage in Higher Enham.  

He was named because the sufferer by a resident who lives close by and is claimed to be an an energetic councillor who has been closely concerned with the local people.

Talking of Mr Nash, the resident mentioned: ‘I do know the man that acquired shot. He writes kids’s books and he’s an artist. I do know of him and I’ve spoken to him however I do not know him as a good friend.

‘He’s a stunning man. He would actually do something for anybody. He helps out with a number of issues.

‘A couple of years in the past we had a Honest and he was requested as a result of he had a tractor to come back and assist out. He’s a very nice particular person at any time when I’ve spoken to him.

‘He renovated his entire home lately and it appears very trendy.’

James Roberts, who lives near Mr Nash’s house mentioned: ‘We’re all quiet shocked as a result of this place is as quiet because it will get. We’re in the midst of the countryside and never a lot occurs round right here. The one noise you get is from animals.

‘I heard a loud bang and thought any person had let off a firework. And shortly after, there was police all over the place.’

In the meantime, his spouse Dr Nash works on the Science and Expertise Amenities Council in Didcot in Oxford.

The analysis laboratory is a authorities company that carries out analysis in science and engineering. 

Its areas of specialism embrace particle physics, nuclear physics, area science and astronomy Mr Nash describes himself on his weblog as ‘a naturalist, at first dedicated to the conservation of our wild world’. 

As police raced in pursuit of the motorbike, the rider crashed on the A343 in Hurstbourne Tarrant. Pictured: Police at the scene of the crash

As police raced in pursuit of the motorcycle, the rider crashed on the A343 in Hurstbourne Tarrant. Pictured: Police on the scene of the crash 

The rider died at the scene of crash (pictured), according to Hampshire Police, who have launched an investigation and referred the incident to the Independent Officer for Police Conduct (IOPC)

The rider died on the scene of crash (pictured), in accordance with Hampshire Police, who’ve launched an investigation and referred the incident to the Impartial Officer for Police Conduct (IOPC)

The location says he’s resident artist at The Hawk Conservancy Belief primarily based in Andover, Hants.

Hampshire Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

A spokesperson for the drive mentioned: ‘The person had been shot and sustained severe head accidents. He stays in a vital situation in Southampton Basic Hospital. 

‘A 40-year-old lady was additionally assaulted throughout this incident and sustained minor accidents. ‘A bike didn’t cease in reference to this incident.

‘A short while later, a motorcycle crashed on the A343 close to Hurstbourne Tarrant and the street was closed whereas emergency providers attended.

‘The motorcyclist, a 34-year-old man, died on the scene. Subsequent-of-kin have been knowledgeable and formal identification procedures are ongoing. 

‘A compulsory referral to the Impartial Workplace for Police Conduct has been made in relation to the street visitors collision close to Hurstbourne Tarrant. 

‘Officers additionally attended an deal with in Enham Alamein as a part of this investigation. Detectives are persevering with to analyze the circumstances of those incidents.’

‘Whereas enquiries into the incident in Higher Enham are at an early stage, detectives don’t consider there are any excellent suspects on this investigation.’ 

Chief Inspector Kory Thorne, Check Valley district commander, mentioned: ‘We all know residents within the Higher Enham and Hurstbourne Tarrant areas may have been involved by what occurred yesterday.  

According to a local council chief, police believe the rider was responsible for the shooting and 'are not looking for anyone else'. Pictured: MacCallum Road in Upper Enham, where the shooting took place

In response to a neighborhood council chief, police consider the rider was chargeable for the capturing and ‘should not on the lookout for anybody else’. Pictured: MacCallum Street in Higher Enham, the place the capturing occurred

Hampshire Police, who last night closed off a road, say a mandatory referral has been made to the Independent Officer for Police Conduct (IOPC) and that officers have attended a property in nearby Enham Alamein as part of this investigation

Hampshire Police, who final evening closed off a street, say a compulsory referral has been made to the Impartial Officer for Police Conduct (IOPC) and that officers have attended a property in close by Enham Alamein as a part of this investigation

‘They’re prone to see a continued police presence in these areas whereas we examine the circumstances. 

‘Officers from our Neighbourhood Policing Crew can even be finishing up patrols for added reassurance. In case you dwell within the space and have any issues, please communicate to them.’  

An IOPC spokesperson mentioned: ‘We have now obtained a compulsory referral from Hampshire Police regarding a deadly street visitors incident in Doiley Backside, Andover involving Hampshire Police on Wednesday 5 August. We are actually assessing the extent of IOPC involvement in any investigation.’

Native council chief Phil North, who represents the ward during which the incident occurred in, described it as an ‘completely horrible incident’.

Councillor North, who represents the Bourne Valley Ward and is chief of Check Valley Borough Council, mentioned in a press release on Fb: ‘(That is) a fully horrible incident in my Bourne Valley Ward this afternoon.

‘My ideas are with the household of the person who was shot – and the communities of each Enham Alamein and Hurstbourne Tarrant.

‘I have been knowledgeable of a few of the particulars by native sources this night however I definitely do not have a full image.

‘I’ll hopefully get additional data from the police within the morning and that they are going to be capable of reassure native residents.

‘However tonight, let’s all hope that the sufferer of the capturing makes a full restoration.’

In one other publish as we speak, he added: ‘I do know this might be a really worrying time for the group and till the police full their investigations we can’t get a full understanding of the incident.

‘The police have confirmed that they aren’t on the lookout for anybody else although and that they are assured that the deceased suspect is accountable, which I hope will reassure residents.’



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