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Crime Update Friday 11th July 2017 - Maidenhead

Alert message sent 11/08/2017 14:15:00

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This message is dated Friday 11th August 2017 for Maidenhead.




Hi Jeff,


Any chance you could include the following one hour training session in your TVP Alerts this week ?


Just thought it might be of interest to some of your readers !


Thanks in advance,




WAM Get Involved: Loan Shark Awareness Training


Date: Tuesday 15th August

Time: 10:30am to 11:30am

Venue: Council Chambers, Town Hall, St. Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF.




As part of a month of awareness raising WAM Get Involved in partnership with Stop Loan Sharks are running a short training session, the purpose of which is to provide knowledge and information about the project and how we can help those who have borrowed from illegal lenders.  The length of the session is one hour.  The presentation will include key things to look out for as a sign that a colleague, client or friend may be involved with a loan shark.  We will show the impact that illegal lenders have on victims and communities and how we can work together. The session will cover each of the following areas:


Background to the Stop Loan Sharks Project.


Introduction to Loan Sharking.

- What is a loan shark?

- Size and scale of the issue

- How loan sharks operate


Victims and Loan Sharks.

- Examples of loan sharks we have prosecuted

- Link between loan sharks and other criminality


Effects of Loan Sharking on peoples lives.


How you can make a difference.

Cost: Free, but booking required (via


(Parking is available at car parks nearby, e.g. Hines Meadow, Crown Lane, Maidenhead, SL6 8QZ or Nicholsons Centre, Nicholsons Walk, Maidenhead, SL6 1LB. Please note charges apply.)


Colin Gault
WAM Get Involved

01753 524176/219112


You can add your group details, events and volunteering opportunities to our online community database.


Slough Council for Voluntary Service, a registered charity no. 1069086 and a company limited by guarantee No. 3523907.




9/8  Wednesday 3 p.m. / 5 p.m.  Kidwells Park, Marlow Road.  Locked up bike stolen.  A blue & green, Voodoo Limba, racing bike.

9/8  Wednesday 4.30 p.m.  Leisure Centre Car Park, St. Cloud Way.  Locked up bike stolen.  CCTV shows a man walking up to the bike, kneeling down to fiddle with the lock, then swings the bike up and around and cycles off.  A light blue, Boardman bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER !.  Combination locks can be ‘snapped’ if ‘jerked’, so they are not the best protection for a bike.  Tough D locks - and several of them are the best deterrent - see PCSO Liz Davidson’s really good handout, which I have attached.






9/8  Wednesday 4 p.m. / 6.45 p.m.  Church Views, Cookham Road.  Key to front communal door of flats stolen.



9/8 - 10/8  Wednesday 10 p.m. / Thursday 8.45 a.m.  Beech Close.  Window on hard shell snug box smashed.

9/8 - 10/8  Wednesday 10 p.m. / Thursday 9.13 a.m.  Gardner Road X 2.  1.  Car passenger window smashed vandalism.  2.  Car driver’s window smashed




8/8 - 9/8 Tuesday10.30 p.m. / Wednesday 12.30 p.m.  Restaurant, Windsor Road.  Attempted theft of lead from extension roof.  No lead stolen, but roof damaged.

8/8 - 10/8  Tuesday 5 p.m. / Thursday noon.  Wessex Way.  Car badly keyed.

9/8  Wednesday 1.30 a.m. / 7.30 a.m.  Kingsquarter.  Car passenger window smashed.

10/8  Thursday 3.15 p.m.  Boyn Hill Road.  Car passenger window smashed - Nothing stolen.

9/8 - 10/8  Wednesday 9.30 p.m. / Thursday 6.40 a.m.  Furrow Way.  Fuel cap removed from a motorbike, possibly in an attempt to steal fuel. 



I have had this in from PCSO Nick Gent, who covers Maidenhead South:  Hi Jeff, we have had a call from a resident in Bray regarding some suspicious charity collectors. It’s not clear if they were or were not genuine. Speaking to the resident, he had concerns for other residents who might be vulnerable. I am going to do some door knocks at the properties he has identified, but I have also suggested he put some crime prevention advice in his newsletter / residents email chain.


10/8  Thursday 9.20 p.m. / 9.20 p.m.  Golf Club, Shoppenhangers Road.  Car passenger window smashed - LAPTOP STOLEN.


Eyes and ears.....................and brain




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Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, NHW & Community Msg Co-ordinator, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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