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This message is dated Wednesday 13th october 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 13/10/2021 15:38:00

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James Simmonds-Read, National Programme Manager at The Children’s Society’s Prevention programme, which runs the Look Closer campaign, said: “Predators groom children with offers of cash, gifts, drugs and alcohol, friendship and status - then use terrifying threats and violence to exploit them to carry drugs in ‘county lines’ operations or for sexual or labour exploitation.
“Young people may not ask for help because they have been manipulated into thinking they are making a choice, or because they are too scared to speak out.  We must not hold children responsible for preventing their own exploitation, but should instead work together as a society to prevent it from happening to them’’.
“That’s why our Look Closer Campaign highlights how important it is for people to look out for and report any signs a child is being exploited – be it in public spaces like train stations, parks, shopping centres and banks, or in online spaces like social media and gaming platforms.
“Doing so, isn’t just a matter for parents and professionals.  Everyone from morning commuters and transport staff, to hotel and shop workers, can play a potentially vital role in helping children to escape a situation of horrific abuse and unimaginable trauma.
“Exploited children may not always appear vulnerable, or behave in the way we would expect victims to, so it’s vital, people look beyond the obvious and remember that trauma may cause young people to appear angry or aggressive’

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NEXT:  This happened in Windsor, but the advice is useful for everyone:
12/10  Tuesday 2.50 a.m.  Highfield Road.  Attempt to steal a Mercedes from the driveway.  This was captured on video doorbell footage.  Two men drove up and parked outside house. 1 of them approached the front door and waved a device around, probably looking for a signal from keys inside the house. The other man tried to open car doors.  The owner keeps the fobs in a signal blocking pouch, so they couldn't get a signal and the car was not taken. They were wearing face masks, so could not make out faces.  This is a perfect example of a an attempted theft of a high value car, using a Relay device.  Protecting the fob, by keeping it in a ‘Faraday’ cage protective pouch worked – and the car was not stolen.  The message is clear.  If you have a high value car with a keyless fob – you must protect the fob !
13/10  Wednesday 8.15 a.m.  Farm, Dedworth Road.  The owner attended today and found that someone had tried to enter 3 of the vans on site along with a car.  An offender has tried to open two of the vans which were all locked.  The third van has been physically broken into and the bar on the back has been broken but nothing stolen.  The car was found with the doors open and again, nothing appears to have been taken. 

12/10  Tuesday Midnight / 7 a.m.  Dedworth Road.  Red Range Rover stolen from the driveway.  The owner still has the keys, but they were not kept in a Faraday cage !!!  They put the theft on Facebook and members believed the car was parked up in Stanwell.  The owners went and recovered the car.  

12/10  Tuesday midnight / 4.40 a.m.  Clewer Hill Road.  Keyless, Range Rover Sport index LR ** OTY stolen from outside a house.  The owner woke up and found the car gone.  The car was tracked to the Stanwell area.

To see how the Relay device works - what this video produced by Which magazine:


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 -

11/10 – 12/10  Sunday 10.30 p.m. / Monday 7.45 a.m.  Eden Place.  Two bikes stolen overnight.  Bike 1 - Trek FX series 7.4 - Light grey in colour Female framed road bike.  Bike 2 - Carrera Crossfire - Black with Neon green detailing.  Male framed Hybrid bike



11/10 – 12/10  Sunday 5.30 p.m. / Monday 8 a.m.  Francis Chichester Close.  The front door is damaged near the lock - looks like someone have forced something sharp has been the door frame and the door to force it open.  No entry gained and nothing stolen.  Ref. No:  43210459850


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.

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

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