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This message is dated Monday 4th January 2021 - Ascot

Alert message sent 04/01/2021 13:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

A very good weekend




We have had 2 cases of Hare Coursing in rural parts of Maidenhead over the weekend.

FIRST:- We had three businesses broken into over the weekend in Windsor – a dental surgery and two chemists.  Two bricks thrown through glass front doors – and the third, with a forced door.  The offenders were after cash kept in the premises and a safe and cash box were stolen.  The offenders made off from the third business, when the alarm sounded.

If you have a business, please make sure no cash is kept on the property at this time and the property is well secured and alarmed.

There is really good product called ‘Smoke Cloak’, which is very effective and designed specifically for businesses.  If an alarm is activated, the property fills with thick dense smoke within a second.  It is very disorientating and offenders can see nothing and immediately try to get out.  The smoke has an additional property.  A very fine film of UV dye is also sprayed out at the same time, completely covering offenders, which fluoresces under UV light.  It penetrates every pore of their bodies and clothing and is almost impossible to remove or wash away !!!

NEXT:- Public consultation – Front counter services

TVP is running a consultation, on our front counter provision across the force.

The way the public communicates with us, is ever evolving and we are continually working to meet the needs of the communities we serve, within the budget we have available.

The consultation launches today (4/1) and will be live until 31 January. Please take part, to allow us to take your views into consideration – For more information visit the Forces website:

Insp. Tracey Croucher
Geographical Neighbourhood for RBWM LPA
Lead for victim satisfaction/volunteers/Rural crime


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 -




2/1  Saturday 3 p.m. / 3.30 p.m.  Crown Hill Court.  2 men seen inside a car carrying out a search.  No more details at this time.  Ref. No:  4321001609


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 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

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

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