We have been pointed towards a video being shared on the Egham & Pooley Green Community Page of eggs being thrown from a fourth floor balcony at Corn Merchant House in Magna Square, Egham. We are working with Accent housing to identify persons concerned in anti-social behaviour affecting Magna Square residents and visitors to the restaurants and cinema but official reports are important in order to be able to build the evidence.
Speaking today about the David Carrick case, Assistant Chief Constable Ali Barlow said:
"We condemn the abhorrent criminal actions of serving Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, who has today pleaded guilty to multiple rapes and other serious sexual offences.
"This case, involving a man who abused his position as a police officer and devastated the lives of 13 women over a 17 year period, and which is being widely reported in the media today, has once again rocked the police service to its core.
"Carrick is a prolific, serial sex offender who has devastated the lives of the women who were brave enough to come forward and report the horrific and degrading abuse he inflicted upon them.
"His actions will also have a devastating impact on the trust and confidence of women and girls which we have been working so hard to earn. We remain committed to continuing to work hard to challenge violence against women and girls, support the victims of these crimes and deal with the perpetrators of these crimes.
"While this is not a Surrey case, it will nevertheless have a wider impact on policing itself as well as on the trust and confidence which you, the Surrey public, has in us.
"The vast majority of our officers and staff come to work every day to do their best and to keep people safe. We want to reassure you that any officer or member of staff who falls short of the high standards we expect will be dealt with robustly. Abuse will never be tolerated, minimised or excused.
"While we may not have always got this right, we have made changes and have put robust processes in place to ensure that both members of the public and our own staff can come forward and report abuse safe in the knowledge that their allegations will be investigated and that they will be supported."
Detective Inspector Ant Preston, from our Paedophile Online Investigation Team, was interviewed by the BBC about the work he and his team do to target online paedophile activity. The team received 350 referrals in 2022 resulting in the arrests of 120 people. The team’s most recent success led to a man, who used multiple personas to target children online, being sent to prison for 18 years after he pleaded guilty to 39 child sex offences. Tackling child sex abuse is a priority for the force and the majority of the digital forensics work involved in the team’s investigations are done in-house.
We are looking forward to welcoming Tim De Meyer as our new Chief Constable who will take up the role in April.