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This message is dated Friday 17th July 2020 - Ascot

Alert message sent 10/07/2020 16:16:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

A possible Data Protection issue has arisen, regarding my use of your first name, when reporting scams and frauds in MEMBERS’ COMMENTS.  This is not a problem.  When reporting scams to me, can you please confirm in the email, whether or not you grant formal written permission, for me to attach your first name or perhaps an initial, to the report.  Without that written permission, I will simply not add a name.  If you specifically don’t want me to add your first name, it is not a problem, just add that.
A woman met a man online and they have been chatting for a few months.  During that time, she has shared intimate photos with him.  The man is now demanding a very large sum of money, or he will share the photos with everyone in her personal address book.  She has immediately done the right thing and contacted the police, providing full details of the man, with his contact details.
ONCE AGAIN - Please do not say, or do, anything online, you would not want your parents, family, friends or work colleagues to hear and see.  The technology to copy conversations and images online is just so simple !

I have attached reference numbers to each crime report. If you live in the vicinity of any of the crimes mentioned and have CCTV or a video doorbell, can you please check the footage. If you have any that might be of interest to the police, can you please make contact with us, quoting reference number given.
I have added a new email address below.  The first email address is directly to your local Neighbourhood Team.  The second is to our investigation team.  Please use it to send any intelligence / video doorbell / CCTV footage you may have, which is relevant to any of the crimes lists below - quoting the reference number.
Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -
8/7  Wednesday 9.10 p.m.  Supermarket Car Park.  Catalytic converter stolen from underneath a Honda Jazz.  When thieves do this, they simply jack up the side of the car and cut the exhaust with a battery angle grinder.  Did you see anything like this happening  - it would have been noisy, but only takes a few seconds.  Any information to the SR email quoting ref. No:  43200206936
8/7 - 9/7  Wednesday 11 p.m. Thursday 7 a.m.  Nell Gwynn Close.  Car front passenger window smashed - car searched - nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43200207278
8/7 - 9/7  Wednesday 11.30 p.m. / Thursday 11 a.m.  Upper Village Road.  A witness reported finding a set of golf clubs on their drive.  As that was being reported the owner of a car was reporting that their car parked nearby, HAD BEEN ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - and a set of golf clubs stolen.  They were the ones and were returned to the owner.  Ref. No:  432002020749
9/7  Thursday 1 p.m.  St. Marys Hill.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS - Soft drinks sachets stolen.  Ref. No:  43200107738
8/7 - 9/7  Wednesday 8.30 p.m. / Thursday 1 p.m.  Fuzzybanks  Locked up bike stolen from outside a house.  A black Norco bike with distinctive gold handlebars.  Ref. No:  43200107824
9/7  Thursday 3.10 a.m.  The Glade.  The owner was awoken by an electronic warning that someone was on their property.  They checked the video and could see a man walking around, checking the security of their garage and garden shed.  The security lights came on and the man made off.  No entry gained to anything and nothing stolen.  If you live nearby, can you please check any doorbell video / CCTV footage you may have to see if he also targeted you  He is described as wearing a dark jacket, base ball cap and a face mask  Any footage to the SR email please, quoting Ref. No: 43200208588
9/7  Thursday 2 a.m. / 5.30 a.m.  St. George’s Lane.  Car rear windscreen and rear passenger window smashed - bag left in car searched - iPad Air stolen.  Ref. No:  4320027202.  Again any doorbell video / CCTV footage would be useful to the SR email please quoting the Ref No.

Please consider using our online reporting system but please note this reporting tool is not for use where a crime happening right now, the suspect is still at the scene, or anyone seriously injured or in immediate danger.
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The lockdown has resulted in many neighbourhoods drawing closer together in supporting local residents with needs, and in neighbours spending a lot more time talking to each other over fences or across the road. This has improved community spirit to no end, and a great way to keep this spirit alive is for residents to join their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme, or start up a new scheme if there is not already one covering their respective street.

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about looking out the window and being alert for any crime in the neighbourhood, it is much more than that. It serves as a valuable resource for crime prevention, in supporting the Police with things such as local home security surveys, installing crime prevention aids in homes for the vulnerable and elderly especially, helping those vulnerable and elderly residents with any other needs, and in drawing residents together in supporting one another.
The Windsor & Ascot NHW Association is making great strides in reactivating and expanding Neighbourhood Watch within the various parishes of Windsor & Ascot. Its Facebook page (@WindsorAscotNHW) is receiving multiple enquiries from interested residents and serves as a means to highlight local issues relating to crime and residents in need. New NHW schemes are continuously being set up with active Coordinators, and residents within those scheme areas can now benefit from the new initiatives being introduced by Neighbourhood Watch and Thames Valley Police.
To search for your nearest NHW scheme, or to set up a new scheme, visit and enter your postcode. 

For any questions relating to Neighbourhood Watch please contact the Windsor & Ascot NHW Association at

Message sent by
Jeffrey Pick (Police, Community Engagement & Resilience Officer, Windsor & Maidenhead LPA)

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