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This message is dated Monday 19th March 2018 - Ascot

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This message is dated Monday 19th March 2018 for Ascot.

 

Can I confirm, our vulnerable missing person - Dr. Rizkallah Moussa has now been found, unfortunately and very sadly deceased.  We would like to thank everyone from the local community, who assisted us with the search for him, it has been greatly appreciated.  This is a very sad conclusion.

 

NEXT, I would like to announce that we have a new Area Commander responsible to the Royal Borough - Superintendent Colin Hudson.  At the moment, he is unique in post, as he is a direct entry from outside, rather than promoted from within.  He spent Friday in this office getting to know us and what we do as an Engagement / Geographic Team.  He spent a long time with me, as he feels you all will play a more important role in his plans for the Police Area, than in the last couple of years.  He really values and see the importance of having 11,000 pairs of eyes and ears out there to assist us !

 

He has put together a brief biography for me to circulate

 

My mother was a nurse and my father was in the air force and I was raised largely in Lincolnshire, where there are several RAF basesAfter graduation, I began my career as a research scientist, working on underwater acoustics. I then moved into the telecommunications industry, as an engineer, working on 2G,3G and 4G mobile phone technology research and development.  I was lucky enough to progress well and ran large teams and departments, delivering software and systems solutions, to worldwide customers in the telecoms market.

 

It’s an industry, where constant change and demanding customers dominate, so I became practiced at delivering projects, whilst having to prioritise, manage technical and commercial risks and deal with a wide variety of people, with different perspectives and issues.

 

I joined Thames Valley Police in late 2016, after having successfully made it through the difficult selection procedure, for the Direct Entry Scheme.

 

Since then, I have worked as a response officer in Reading, Slough, Bracknell and Wokingham. It has been a tough year, not only for me, but also for my wife and two young sons. They have had to put up with me not being there for long periods of time and when I have been at home, studying for exams, or completing assignments.

 

It has been tough, but very rewarding also and I am really pleased to be here in the Windsor and Maidenhead area. I have spent the first couple of weeks meeting police officers, partners and members of the public, to get an understanding of the area, the people and the issues. There are plenty of challenges ahead, but I am looking forward to working hard to make things better.

 

Supt Colin Hudson

 

Superintendent Colin Hudson

Local Police Area Commander  | Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Maidenhead Police Station, Bridge Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 8LP.

  

NEXT:  I put out a message on Friday about an elderly victim receiving scam call from a man purporting to be her bank’s security team.  They explained that there was fraud going on at the bank, so she was not to discuss anything with them, nor call the police who were also involved.  They asked her to transfer a very large amount from her deposit account into a safe account, where it would be protected.  PCSO Tara Harris has been to see both the victim and the bank.  The bank had questioned the victim when she made the transfer, but she had been primed to answer all their questions correctly and they were not alerted to the fact that it was a fraud and the transaction took place.  It is unlikely that the money can be traced or that she will get it back, as the bank did all the rights things, by questioning the transaction.

 

Once again can you warn everyone you know that if they get a call from their bank saying there is fraud at their branch, to immediately put the phone down and call the police.  If they are concerned, they can phone their bank, from their own paperwork to question the call.  The scammer panics them into not doing that, by saying the bank staff are all involved in the fraud - as are the police.

 

I have received a response from Honor Ryan at Trading Standards she has asked me to circulate re ‘Call Blocker Phones’

 

Hello Jeff

 

In relation to the fraud call in your Friday message – if the victim needs a call blocker, then they can have one for free – we promote the True Call phone blockers (not the BT ones) and they are available free for vulnerable people at the moment (previously just those with dementia but now any vulnerable).

 

www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/callblocker

 

Kind regards

Honor Ryan

Trading Standards Officer, Trading Standards Service, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Tinkers Lane, Windsor, SL4 4LR 

What an offer - Honor and Trading Standards, do a brilliant job on our behalf.  Again - please pass this on.

 

CRIME:

ASCOT:

ascotnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

SUNNINGDALE:

No crime to report.

 

SUNNINGHILL:

No Crime to report.

 

ASCOT & SOUTH ASCOT:

No crime to report.

 

NORTH ASCOT:

No crime to report.

 

Eyes and Ears..........and Brain.

 

Jeff

jeffrey.pick@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

 

‘You can play your part in helping to tackle the terrorist threat facing the UK’.

 

‘Everyone, from law enforcement, to businesses, to the general public, has a role to play in keeping the UK safe from terrorism and to effectively combat the threat.  Everyone needs to work together.  Our aim, is to encourage people to be more vigilant – ‘if you suspect it, report it’ – please report all suspicious activity to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321’.

 

‘For more information follow this link: https://act.campaign.gov.uk/

 

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