We received a report of a break-in to a car on Friday evening, outside of reserve opening hours and not in one of our reserve car parks but in the layby on the approach to Goosander and Lapwing hides, and wanted to share the incident with you all as a warning. In this case nothing was taken, but this was because the car owner had heeded to advice of police and left nothing of value in the car.
Luckily this is not a common occurrence at Blashford but if you are visiting, especially out of hours, don’t leave valuables in your car – good advice at anytime of the day. If you notice anyone behaving suspiciously please let us, or the police know and include any details you can easily get, so it can be followed up.
Sadly the New Forest car parks have a long history of being a favoured hunting ground for thieves – hopefully we are not going the same way.