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Today, Borough Commander Inspector Ian Nash attended for the raising of the D-Day 80 flag of peace outside the Civic Centre to remember and pay tribute to those involved in the D-Day Landing on 6th June 1944.



Royal Holloway University hosted their annual Summer Ball last week. The university have put various measures in place over the years to ensure that the impact on residents is minimal, while also allowing their students to celebrate their achievements from the last year. This year the ball was moved to a silent disco from midnight. Our officers were on patrol throughout the night to look out for the safety of both students and residents.



Franco Gonzales, 35, of Urswick Road, Hackney has been charged with a residential burglary which occurred in March 2024, in Virginia Water. Gonzales has been remanded into custody. This follows the excellent investigation and hard work of our response, neighbourhood and investigation teams.



A 16-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of burglary having been identified from an offence which occurred in Ottershaw. He was arrested by our Roads Policing Team and remains in police custody.



On 5 June, Officers from the Specialist Neighbourhood Team (SNT) were invited to assist the Commercial Vehicle Unit and staff from Runnymede Borough Council’s Taxi Licencing Department with an operation at Runnymede Pleasure Grounds on the A308 Windsor Road in Egham. Staff from Transport for London were also present. PC Boulton from the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) also attended to assist. Fifty vehicles were stopped, mainly a variety of taxis, but also including vans, cars and motorcycles. A small number of taxi drivers will have reports submitted to their relevant employers. One motorcyclist had their number plates seized due to some of the characters being incorrect - enquiries are ongoing. Two drivers were issued Traffic Offence Reports for mobile phone offences. This was a great bit of multiagency working, enabling different organisations with different powers to work together to ensure that our roads are safe, and any offences were dealt with appropriately. We hope to conduct further similar operations in the future.



We've received multiple reports of thefts of tools from vehicles in the Egham and Thorpe areas recently. A patrol of these areas took place on Friday, 31 May where several cars were stopped and advice given. Please consider security measures where possible, including:

  • Don’t leave valuables on show
  • Hide keys and fobs
  • Lock doors and close windows
  • Install a tracker
  • Take photos of tools and serial numbers and mark your property
  • Take out the tools from the van at night
  • Have dash cam in the van or ensure the van is covered when left by a ring doorbell/CCTV in case a theft occurs

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