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This message is dated Friday 10th July 2020 - Windsor

Alert message sent 10/07/2020 16:21:00

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This message is dated Friday 10th July 2020 for Windsor.
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 - 9/7  Wednesday 11 p.m. / Thursday 3 a.m.  Arthur Road.  Mirror section, stolen from a cars wing mirror.  Ref. No:  43200208443
9/7  Thursday 9 a.m. / 11.20 a.m.  Eton College, Eton Wick Road.  A contactor’s van.  The men took a break.  When the returned, they found the door locks on the vehicle had been drilled and tools stolen.  Ref. No:  43200207688
9/7  Thursday 10.20 a.m. / 10.45 a.m.  South Meadow Lane.  A second contractors van, where the men were erecting scaffolding, broken into.  Again the lock was drilled and tools and tool bags stolen.  A passer-08767by found the tool bags discarded and they were returned.  Ref. No:  432002

9/7  Thursday 5 p.m.  Welley Road, Wraysbury.  The owner heard a noise and went to investigate.  They went outside and found a man standing there.  When challenged, he said he thought the owner had a motorbike to sell and then immediately made off.  On an inspection of the property, the owner found the side gate into the garden had been forced.  A neighbour’s CCTV shows 2 men involved.  One remained in the car and when the first man came back they drove away.  The CCTV captured the Index of the black Mercedes, but it was on fake plates.  Ref. No:  43200208115
9/7  Thursday 7.30 p.m. / 8 p.m.  Dawn Redwood Close, Horton.  The owner disturbed attempting to steal their index plates.  Ref. No:  43200208284

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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