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Thames Valley Police
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« on: September 09, 2019, 05:25:35 PM »

I have been asked by Tracy Muschamp, who is the director of ‘Family Friends’ to put out a request for volunteers


Hope you’re well. I was wondering if you could send our request for volunteers, out to your contacts please? We have an induction day coming up soon and would like to promote this.

Kind regards
Tracy Muschamp
Director of Services
Offices at The Lawns Nursery School Imperial Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3RU
0300 800 1005

Our next Volunteer Introduction day is on Monday 23rd September 2019 - 9.15 a.m. / 4.30 p.m.

Would you like to join our diverse team of volunteers, to provide caring, non-judgemental, practical and emotional, short term weekly support to local families facing challenges ?

By volunteering you can:
Give something back to your community
Meet new people
Gain new skills and experiences
Make a difference to children and families
Feel valued and part of a team
We provide our volunteers with detailed induction, plus ongoing support and training.  If you have 2 - 3 hours to give each week - ideally daytime hours, Monday to Friday and are interested in joining our team, please get in touch

We also need help with fundraising and awareness events, so if you would like to get involved with raising much needed finds for our charity - please contact us.


THIS WENT OUT ACROSS NOTTINGHAM - and I thought it would be useful

What is a hate crime/incident ?

A hate crime is any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person as being motivated by prejudice or hatred, based on any one (or more) of the protected characteristics outlined below:
Sexual Orientation
All police forces record hate incidents based on these five personal characteristics.

Nottinghamshire Police also record hate incidents concerning the following personal characteristics:
Alternative Sub Culture
What does hate crime look like ?
Hate crime can include:
Verbal Abuse
Criminal Damage
Theft or Burglary
Online abuse
Sexual Assault or Rape
Threats of violence
Graffiti or vandalism
Why should I report hate crime ?

You should report a hate crime to:
Send a message that hate crime will not be tolerated
Stop it from getting worse or happening again
Stop it from happening to other people
Help the Police and Council to put prevention measures in place
Help victims to access appropriate support
Express solidarity with the victim and take a stand against prejudice
How to report a hate crime/incident

If you’ve experienced, or know someone who has experienced a hate crime or incident you can report it to the police by visiting your local police station or by calling the police using:

Independent Victim Support

If you have been a victim of hate crime and require independent victim support you can contact Victim Services by calling 0800 304 7575 or via their website:

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:  Alzheimer’s Society  Windsor Memory Walk -

The Windsor Memory Walk takes place at Windsor Great Park on Saturday 21st September 2019, has a target of 1,000 participants.
Participants can sign-up on our website here:

Memory Walk is Alzheimer’s Society’s flagship fundraising event. It has been running for 16 years and has raised over £19 million since it began. Every year, tens of thousands of people across the country unite against dementia at a Memory Walk. In 2019, we are uniting more participants than ever before, with 38 events being held in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The money raised at Memory Walk goes towards supplying vital support to those affected by dementia, research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia as well as into campaigning for better social care.

To find out more about the work of Alzheimer’s Society, visit our website

NEXT:  IF YOU RUN A BUSINESS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR SECURITY PROTOCOLS.  This case has come in from Action Fraud - it means absolutely nothing to me, but if it has happened to them - it could happen to you !

The attacker is attempting to steal the Royal Mail PAF file (Postcode Address File) via our API. They first scrape an API token, from one of our client's websites. They then use the API token, to make requests to our API, for successive postcodes.

We have some basic rate limiting on the API, which typically stops the activity within half an hour. The first attack took place in May 2019. Since then the attacker has come back 11 more times.

They started on Aberdeen postcodes, and are going in alphabetical order. Today they got up to OX* ***.

Initially we though they'd get bored with the slow progress, but it looks like they are determined.

We are working on better rate limiting code, but as this is clearly a determined thief, this is likely to go on and to escalate. We have logs of all the activity.

Initially the attacks all came from the BT network form their dynamic IP range.

Today the attack came via a proxy server in the Netherlands. We know it is the same person, as each attack, starts off on the postcode where the previous one, was stopped.

Each time we block an IP address, the attacker comes back from a new address, next time. Since the initial attacks came from the BT broadband range, it should be relatively easy for BT to link the dates and IPs, to an individual customer.

We have had no response from BT so far, however, in terms of the possible damage, the PAF file, is worth a lot of money. We can only guess what the thief plans to do with the data.

If this does mean something to you - you could be at risk !

NEXT WEEK - IS ‘KNIFE CRIME’ WEEK - OP SCEPTRE.  We will be carrying out environmental audits and sweeps in parks and public spaces across the entire Borough - see below.

If you are part of a local community group, or just a concerned resident - would like to join us ?  If so, in Maidenhead, please contact PCSO Mathew Wingrove and in Windsor PCSO Melita Diprose:

Monday 16th September - Pirate Park, Dedworth 10 a.m. / noon. & Manor Park, Dedworth 1 p.m. / 3 p.m.

Wednesday 18th September -Kidwells Park, Maidenhead.  4 p.m. / 5.30 p.m.  Osgood Park Windsor 6 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.

Friday 20th September  - Oaken Grove Park 4 p.m. / 5.30 p.m. & Grenfell Park  6 p.m. / 7.30 p.m.

7/9  Saturday 1.30 a.m. / 6 a.m.  Car park, King Street.  Someone has forced and broken the barrier at the car park, to avoid paying parking fees !
9/9  Monday 2.35 a.m. / 3.40 a.m.  King Street.  Shop window smashed.
6/9 - 9/9  Friday 5.30 p.m. / Monday 11.45 a.m.  Spencer’s Road.  Black Audi S4 index GJ ** EES stolen from the road.  The owner still has the keys.  Audis are being targeted at the moment - one went from Windsor on Saturday and two possibly attempted connected jobs, relating to BMWs.

7/9 - 8/8  Saturday 5 p.m. / Sunday 9.30 a.m.  Evenlode.  Locked up bike stolen.  Chain cut.  A black, Carrera Crossfire, mountain bike - WITH FRAME NUMBER !!

4/9 - 6/9  Wednesday noon / Friday 4 p.m.  The Pound, Cookham.  Someone has rammed the property gates

8/9 - 9/9  Sunday 11 p.m. / Monday 7.35 a.m.  Aldebury Road.  Car badly keyed.


7/9  Saturday 8.15 a.m.  Wessex Way X 6  Cars badly keyed.
6/9 - 7/9  Friday 6.45 p.m. / Saturday 11.10 a.m.  Bracken Road X 4.  Cars badly keyed.
6/9 - 7/9  Friday 5 p.m. / Saturday 8 a.m.  Powis Close.  Car badly keyed.
8/9 - 9/9  Sunday 3 p.m. / Monday 9 a.m.  Palmers Close.  Car badly keyed.

A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - Wednesday 11th September, bottom of the escalator Waitrose.  PCSO Melita Diprose & PCSO Lizzie Davidson, will be there with a burglary / fraud / scam / crime prevention roadshow.  They will also have her Bike Marking equipment with her, if you would like your bike marked !!

Eton Wick Village Association - will be holding their public meeting on Wednesday 11th September 5 p.m. / 7 p.m. in the Village Hall.  All sorts of thisng to discuss - I will be there for some Crime prevention / Burglary / Frauds & Scams advice.
7/9  Saturday 4.45 p.m.  College, Eton.  3 rubbish bins set on fire.  Put out by Berks Fire & Rescue.

6/9  Friday midnight / 7.50 a.m.  Testwood Road.  Burglary.  Entry through rear garden and forced rear patio door, by snapping off the handle.  The thieves entered the kitchen and removed the car keys and then an blue Audi S3 index ST ** RGE from the drive.  This was possibly connected to the jobs in Errington Drive and Staines Road.
5/9 / 6/9  Thursday 11 p.m. / Friday 8.15 a,m.  Errington Drive.  Burglary.  The owner awoke to find the house had been burgled.  Entry via rear patio doors - the handle had been snapped.  Kitchen searched for car keys for the BMW on the driveway.  The owner always takes them upstairs with them at night !  Nothing stolen.
6/9  Friday 6.30 p.m. / 10.30 p.m.  Gallys Road.  Burglary.  The owner returned to find all the house lights on.  Offenders entered the property via the rear garden and forced rear door.  Samurai sword and cutlery stolen.
9/9  Monday 9.15 a.m.  Ash Lane.  Van break.  Side doors forced with a crowbar.  Hand tools stolen.

7/9  Saturday 10.30 a.m. / 10.45 a.m.  Duncroft X 3.  Cars badly keyed.  Repeat victim.
6/9  Friday 11 p.m. / 11.15 p.m.  Parsonage Lane.  House egged.
7/9  Saturday 10.30 a.m.  Parsonage Lane.  Car badly keyed.
6/9 - 7/9  Friday 9 a.m. / Saturday 9.30 a.m.  Bulkeley Avenue.  Chained up bike stolen.  A brown & gold, Specialized Crosstrail, bike.
7/9  Saturday 8.15 p.m. / 8.30 p.m.  Grove Road.  Brown and Gold bike stolen from the driveway.

7/9  Saturday Horton Road, Datchet.  Burglary.  The owner’s dog barked.  Someone had entered the rear of the property, searching containers.  They immediately made off.  The police were called and attended immediately, carried out an area search, but no-one was found.
6/8  Friday 5 p.m.  New Road, Datchet.  Outside cupboard forced and searched.  Low value items stolen.
7/9  Saturday 1.30 a.m. / 8.30 a.m.  Staines Road, Wraysbury.  Burglary.  The owner resports someone has entered the house overnight.  Offenders entered the rear garden and then snapped the handle from the rear door.  Similar MO to the Errington Drive and Testwood Road.  Possibly looking for the car keys for the BMW on the drive.
7/9  Saturday 12.44 p.m. / 4.30 p.m.  Hythe End Road, Wraysbury.  Burglary.  House being re-furbished.  Entry via forced front door, triggering the alarm.  CCTV shows a man in a white T shirt, in a downstairs study.  Later it was established the offender undid and exited via the rear patio doors.  The police were call and attended immediately, putting on a containment, then searching the house room by room.  No-one was found.  The Dog Unit attended and tracked a scent to Thames Water land, where the trail was lost.  Nothing stolen.



Just in from Duncan a scam email:

It comes from Virgin Media - they had detected invalid billing information and were going to cut off his service - unless:……………….he clicks on the link below and updates all his details !!!

Thanks Duncan - if you have had one of these BIN IT

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