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This message is dated Monday 17th January 2022 - Ascot

Alert message sent 17/01/2022 12:53:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

FIRST:  An unusual case of Sextortion
The aggrieved has had her Instagram account hacked.  She received a message from a man with intimate photos of her asking for £300.  She didn’t pay and her account was blocked, when the man must have changed her password.  She has no idea where the man obtained the photos, but if she does not pay, he will send them to all he contacts.  If she pays, he will return control of the Instagram account to her.

The moral of this story is – All photos / videos / emails / texts / messages / strings stored in your phone / hard drive, are always at risk of being hacked !

So the advice is as always – do not photograph, video, say. write, text, record anything on your phone / computer hard drive, you would not be happy for your family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, employer to see.  Anything stored on your devices – can be hacked !!!

NEXT:  A request from Asma Aziz at CVS - asking for more volunteers to join the teams at the vaccination centres.

Retired or semi-retired  ?  Give volunteering at a vaccination centres a go this year

Two senior volunteers who have clocked up almost 270 hours of service at Slough’s vaccination centres, are calling on others “to give it a go” this New Year.

Angela, who is from Langley and fully retired, said: “I’d say give it a go. You can choose your shifts and how often you do them.  It’s not physically demanding and it’s good fun, too.”  Angela, a rotarian who accumulated 133 hours of volunteering in 2021, added: “There’s a good camaraderie around the place."

Meanwhile, Ray, 65, from Wokingham, accumulated 135 volunteer hours at Salt Hill Activity Centre last year. Like Angela, he’s still going strong in 2022. "Volunteering got me out of the house and I was able to meet people again.  I’ve made some really good friends here, and they come from all walks of life.  I also enjoy giving people reassurance when they’re waiting for their jabs.”

Slough Council for Voluntary Service (Slough CVS) manages the “High Viz Heroes”, and anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer, at both Salt Hill Activity Centre and Langley Health Centre.

You can sign up now at:

If you wish to volunteer as a group, please email


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.

Alternatively you can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or email -

16/1 – 17/1  Sunday 4 p.m. / Monday 7.45 a.m.  Fireball Hill.  CAR ENTERED BY UNKNOWN MEANS – searched and wallet stolen from a bag left on the passenger seat.  Ref. No:  4322002932




13/1 – 14/1  Thursday 6.30 p.m. / Friday 8 a.m.  Gainsborough Drive.  An offender climbed over the garden fence and searched various garden buildings.  Nothing stolen.  A neighbour had their car searched the same night.  Ref. No:  43220019771

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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Hi, I am Valerie Pike, Chair of Windsor & Ascot NHW Association. The Association was formed in September 2019 and our objective was simply to help residents. In setting up the Association, we asked
How can each of us
·       help to make our community safer?
·       improve its spirit and neighbourliness?
·       help the Police to reduce local crime?
·       make our own home security better?
Starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your street is easy, and it’s free. Police statistics show that a Neighbourhood Watch scheme significantly reduces the probability of your house being burgled.
Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbourliness and making our communities and homes safer. It’s about being friendly and caring, and watching out for the elderly and vulnerable too.
Members of Neighbourhood Watch are assisted in a number of ways, including  having  free  home  security  surveys  conducted  by  a  local PCSO, to identify any areas in which security can be improved, and to advise  on  optimum  ways  to  safeguard  against  crime  and  improve personal and household security
But most of all Neighbourhood Watch is about helping the Police to keep us safe. They need the support of people who care. If that’s you - join us now!
Please contact us on and we will be delighted to assist.

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

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