Police charge a woman with harassment after suspicious incidents in Southampton

Police in Southampton have confirmed that they charged a woman after a woman was reported to be asking for money at peoples doors in Southampton

Lisa Hopkins aged 24, from Lower Brownhill Road has been charged with Harassment. She will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 28.

The charge follows incidents reported between Wednesday, March 30 and Saturday, April 2 after police were alerted to four incidents of a woman reportedly knocking on doors and asking for money from residents at homes on St Martins Close, Lower Brownhill Road, Corbiere Close and Alderney Close.

Reminding residents of how to keep themselves safe in their homes, Inspector Kerry Loveless said: “Don’t open the door to anyone before you’ve checked who it is. Keep the chain on while you find out who is calling and what they want. If you’re not expecting someone and you don’t know them, don’t let them into your home, no matter what they say to you.

“If a caller is genuine they will understand your concerns. If someone is asking for a favour, such as to use your toilet, borrow a pen or use your phone, don’t let them in. Instead direct them to a shop, office or public place. If you have a chance, try to note what they look like and any vehicle they have with them, and call us so we can investigate.”