Surrey Police

CCTV appeal after knife-point robbery

A CCTV image of a man wanted in connection with a robbery that left two women “traumatised”, has been released by Surrey Police.

A close up CCTV image of the man's face
Surrey Police

The women were threatened with a knife at a residential address in Bradfield Close, Woking, last week.

A mobile phone, tablet device, a handbag and its contents were among the items taken in the robbery, which happened at about 15:00 BST on Wednesday 10 April.

It is believed the suspects left in a taxi that was waiting for them in Guildford Road.

Police are now appealing for help to trace the man, who is described as Asian, aged in his late teens to early 20s, approximately 6ft tall, of athletic build, and appears to have a dark moustache. He was wearing a navy blue fleece zipped top and dark trousers.

Det Con Richard Pegden, who is investigating the incident, said: “If you recognise the man from the CCTV images, please come forward. The victims of this robbery have been traumatised by what happened to them that afternoon. They have been unable to sleep or eat since it happened.

Two men have been charged with robbery following the incident.

Fatal house fire in Stanwell

Sue Nicholson

BBC News

A body has been found following a house fire in Surrey.

Emergency crews were called to Holywell Way, in Stanwell, just before midday on Sunday where they found the property to be well alight.

Surrey Police said the fire caused substantial damage to the house, along with some damage to the neighbouring properties, which made searching the upstairs of the property difficult.

When Surrey Fire and Rescue officers were able to access the upper floor of the house a body was found. The next of kin have been informed.

The cause of the fire is unexplained.

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Surprise cheque sparks charity fundraising

Bob Dale

BBC Live reporter

A Surrey police officer is using the fallout from a 30p compensation cheque to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

PC Paul Church was assaulted on duty five years ago, but was surprised to receive the tiny pay out in March.

When people learned of the sum he received, he said some generously offered to make up the money to him or donate it to a charity of his choosing.

The roads police officer decided "not the let the opportunity go to waste" and set up a JustGiving page to raise £250 for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.

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Surrey Police spends £20m on new HQ site

A new headquarters for Surrey Police will be built in Leatherhead, the force has confirmed.

The site on Cleeve Road will become an "operational hub" housing specialist teams as well as chief officers and the senior leadership team, a spokesman said.

The new HQ will also provide a central Surrey hub for roads policing and tactical firearms units.

It will replace the existing Mount Browne headquarters in Guildford.

Surrey Police's Mount Browne HQ
Surrey Police
Surrey Police says the current Mount Browne HQ is outdated and expensive to run

The Cleeve Road site has been bought for £20.5m which will be funded by the force vacating a number of sites and outdated buildings.

The new headquarters are expected to be in operation in about four or five years, the force said.

Surrey's police and crime commissioner David Munro said the search for a new site had been "long and complex".

He said: "We have looked carefully at the budget for the project and even taking into account the inevitable relocation costs involved, I am satisfied this investment will provide savings in the long-term."