Volunteers begin patrols to ensure towpath is safe

PATROLS by community volunteers to combat tackle anti-social behaviour along the Basingstoke canal towpath in Woking started this week. Canal Watch was launched on Monday by Surrey Police in collaboration with Woking... Read more »

Does key to murder lie on Barnsbury Estate?

THE keys to solving the murder of Karen Reed on her doorstep in Woking 27 years ago lie in the people and streets around the Barnsbury Estate where the shooting took place,... Read more »

Man hid in shop for hours and then stole £4,000 from safe

A MAN has been jailed for stealing £4,000 from a Woking shop safe after hiding for five hours on the premises until it closed. Wesley Kevin Davison went into the shop through... Read more »

Mum steps on hand grenade during walk on common

A MUM out for a walk with her family on Chobham Common stepped on a hand grenade – prompting the police to call in a bomb disposal squad when she reported her... Read more »

£5,000 on offer for canal crime clues

A REWARD of £5,000 is being offered for information about a series of sexual exposure incidents on the Basingstoke Canal towpath. Crimestoppers, which is offering the money for information that leads to... Read more »

Police share of council tax jumps up, despite objections

AN ABOVE-inflation 5.5% increase in the police share of council tax has been agreed despite it being rejected by the public and members of the county’s Police and Crime Panel. David Munro,... Read more »

Police patrols stepped up after woman is grabbed leaving her car

POLICE patrols have been increased in Horsell after a woman was grabbed by a man as she got out of her car. The incident happened in Horsell Park just before 8pm on... Read more »

Commissioner asking for council tax rise to fund more police

SURREY’S Police and Crime Commissioner is again asking householders to support an above-inflation rise in the police share of council tax, to fund more officers and increased resources for the county force.... Read more »

Taser deployed after drug dealer tried to escape

A 19-YEAR-OLD man has been jailed for two and a half years after being found with Class A drugs when his car was stopped by police. A search of Charlie Walker’s vehicle... Read more »

Police urge public to stay vigilant over canal towpath incidents

RESIDENTS are being urged to report suspicious incidents happening on the Basingstoke Canal towpath, following the arrest of a man for indecent exposure on the popular walking and cycling route. The 46-year-old,... Read more »