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Congratulations and good luck to PCSO Brooker who spends her last shift on the Runnymede Safer Neighbourhood Team today before commencing her training as a Police Constable on Monday at Head Quarters! Don’t forget Surrey Police officer recruitment closes in just under a week’s time! If you’ve ever considered it as a career or would like to make a positive difference in your community, then why not apply to join? As a police officer, you’ll be able to use your own experiences to make a difference when it matters most. If you’d like to find out more about the application routes available, or would like to apply, click here:https://bit.ly/3Cz1Bon
Officers from SNT attended Manorcroft School in Egham on the 16th March due to repeat complaints about inconsiderate and dangerous parking, putting children and families at risk. Two drivers were issued £50 tickets for stopping on yellow zig-zags to pick up passengers – despite the presence of two Police officers in hi-viz jackets. Several other drivers had to be spoken to and asked to move their cars. Sadly, a few drivers felt the need to be verbally abusive towards officers but we would like to thank those who expressed their gratitude for our presence in the rain. Whenever you park, please Park Smart – look at the road markings, and think about the impact the position of your vehicle could have on the flow of traffic, and the visibility of pedestrians (especially small children who can be easily concealed by a parked car).
A total of 54 people are due to appear in court to face over 130 criminal charges following protests at junctions of the M25 in Surrey last year.
The protests took place at junctions 9,10, 6, 14 and 8 of the M25 on September 13th, 15th, 17th and 21st September 2021.
We were called to each incident in order to manage disruption caused to motorists and made a number of arrests.
We've worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service as part of our ongoing investigations, which has resulted in 131 charges concerning 54 individuals, who have been summoned to attend hearings at Crawley Magistrates’ Court from April.
All those who have been summonsed have been charged with obstruction of the highway or excluded traffic on a special road (pedestrian). Further charges have been brought against 11 of those individuals in addition to the above for criminal damage or possession of a bladed article.
A man was sentenced on the 18th March to 13 years for committing sexual offences against a child over several years. He has also been served with an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and is a Registered Sex Offender.
Robert Ford, 56, of Green Lane, Thorpe was sentenced at Kingston Crown Court. Last month, a jury found Ford unanimously guilty of one count of raping a child and four counts of sexual assault by touching. He was immediately remanded in custody.
Ford began to systematically abuse his victim when she was nine years old and his abuse continued until his arrest in May 2020 when she was 12 years old.
Detective Sergeant Sally Michail says: “Ford is an incredibly dangerous individual who forced his victim to endure horrific experiences. He would attempt to manipulate her with gifts, give her alcohol and regularly took her swimming, which is where the abuse started.
“Ford continually denied the charges against him and remained silent in his police interview but the evidence against him was strong. The jury were informed that Ford was convicted of possession of indecent images of children in March 2020 and that his offending overlapped with his conduct towards the victim. The jury were able to see through his denials and unanimously found him guilty.
“Surrey Police is determined to fight for justice for all victims of rape and sexual assault, and we always encourage all victims, as well as their friends and family, to help us by reporting rape and sexual assault – whether that’s directly to us, to a support service such as RASASC or to someone you trust such as a healthcare professional.”
Surrey’s Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre provide a support service for survivors of recent and non-recent rape and sexual assault. More advice about the support they offer can be found on their website: https://www.rasasc.org/. To report to us, you can report on our website here or call us on 101. Always use 999 if someone is in immediate danger.
Well done to Egham Fire Station who raised £2,000 for @firefighters999 at their car wash on Saturday 19th March! Our Officers attended to assist along with Rivermede Court Manager Hanka and local resident Maria.
PCSO Carole Lawford has been catching up with Runnymede Council Environmental Health at Greenways in Egham following ongoing complaints about anti-social behaviour and associated litter issues.
We have also been working with Runnymede Council Environmental Health with a joint visit to an Egham residential area to litter pick and talk to residents about being a good neighbour.
PCSOs Nick Street, and Will Orriss carried out speed enforcement on on Foxhills Road in Ottershaw on the 23rd March as part of our regular rotation of target roads. The top speed caught was 43mph in a 30mph zone, with a few others exceeding the 30mph speed limit.
As part of our latest road safety campaign, roads policing officers stopped 100s of drivers over mobile phone use at the wheel. Officers from Surrey and Sussex Road Policing Unit’s (RPU) Commercial Vehicle Unit used an unmarked HGV lorry and unmarked police vehicles in order to detect those on the M25 and other roads, who were not in proper control of their vehicle. During the week of action 173 vehicles were stopped, including checks on 115 goods vehicles, of which 43 were HGVs. Officers also filed 131 Traffic Offence Reports, issued 11 Fixed Penalty Notices, and five drivers were given court summonses. Read more about the dedicated operation here > https://www.surrey.police.uk/news/surrey/news/2022/03/hundreds-of-drivers-stopped-over-mobile-phone-use-during-week-long-operation/
We are continuing to receive complaints and concerns around the speed of drivers along the B389 at Virginia Water which we will monitor.
Local Officers attended the Blue Diamond garden centre in Addlestone on the 22nd March following reports of anti-social behaviour and suspected theft by a group of customers earlier in the day.
Operation Signature is the force campaign to identify and support vulnerable victims of fraud and Rogue Traders. We attended Jubilee Crescent in Addlestone following concerns raised about an unsolicited caller. Increasingly fraud is becoming more complex and deceptive, much of which is targeted at vulnerable and elderly people. Key things to remember • Never send or give money to anyone you don't know or trust. • Check people are who they say they are. • Don't share your personal information. • Make decisions in your own time. • If in doubt phone a relative or a friend. • Trust no-one who cold calls you about your bank account or a problem with your computer. The Operation Signature work focuses on the protection of the vulnerable members of our communities, preventing them from becoming victims of such fraud and subject to further financial loss. We have a process for recognising victims of all fraud as victims of crime and providing preventative measures to support and protect them from further targeting. This can include: • helping them to change their phone number to an ex-directory number • contacting family to suggest power of attorney mail re-direction • offering them advice on call blocking devices and referring them to other support services such as Trading Standards. We also aim to raise awareness of the issue within our communities through our neighbourhood policing teams and social media, encouraging people to take preventative steps and keep reminding each other to look out for neighbours.
19 people have been arrested and drugs, cash and weapons seized as part of county lines intensification week activities in Surrey.
The national intensification week took place between Monday 7th March and Sunday 14th March, and included the execution of warrants, joint operations between forces and intercepting vehicles potentially involved in county lines activity.
County lines is the means of transporting illegal drugs from major cities into other areas, often rural and coastal. Children and vulnerable adults are often used to transport them, often at great risk to their own safety. The ‘county line’ name comes from the mobile phone line used to take the drugs orders.
Find out more here: https://www.surrey.police.uk/news/surrey/news/2022/03/19-arrested-during-county-lines-week-of-action/