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CCTV of cash fraud suspect released

Woman suspected of cash fraud Credit: Dorset Police

Police investigating a cash fraud offence at a Weymouth store are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward and have released a CCTV image of the suspect.

The incident happened at around 2pm on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at Goulds Garden Centre on Littlemoor Road.

The female offender, who was with a younger man, went to one of the checkouts to pay for a low-value item with a £10 note.

After this transaction and before leaving the shop, the woman returned to the cashier while she still had the till open and asked to change a large quantity of £10 notes into different denominations.

Police Constable Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth police, said: “The offender then asked the cashier to change even more notes into different denominations in an intentional act to try and confuse the member of staff.

“As a result the woman left with an amount of additional cash which was fraudulently obtained. This was only discovered by the store the following day.

“Following my investigation, I am now in a position to release a CCTV image of this woman and would urge anyone who recognises her to call me in confidence.”

The offender is described as white, aged between 40 and 45 years and approximately five feet two inches tall. She spoke with a Romanian accent and is believed to be Romanian or Eastern European.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 22:137. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

CCTV released after teenager 'head-butted'

Officers in Poole investigating an assault on a teenager in the centre of town are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward – with a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak with being released.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault on a teengaer Credit: Dorset Police

The incident happened at approximately 2.20pm on Sunday 8June 2014 at the bus station near to the Dolphin Centre.

A 16-year-old boy from Poole stood with a friend waiting for a bus when an unknown man ‘barked’ at him aggressively for no apparent reason. When the victim asked him what he was doing the suspect head-butted him and ran off toward the service road. The boy sustained a small cut to his face as a result of the attack.

– Police Constable Simon Young, Poole Police

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 8:220. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crime stoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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Police investigate after man exposes himself to teen

Police think this man could help them with their enquiries after a man exposed himself to a 16-year-old boy Credit: British Transport Police

Police have released this CCTV image of a man they think could help them after a man exposed himself to a 16-year-old boy on a train.

The boy boarded the train at Guildford at 11pm on Tuesday 20th May and sat in the third carriage from the front.

Shortly after the train left, a man sitting near the boy exposed himself and began behaving inappropriately.

The boy moved and told the train guard what happened.

The guard saw the man leave the train at Ash station.

Detective Constable Tony Bronger said, "I urgently want to speak to the man pictured as I think he has crucial information about what happened. If you recognise him, please get in touch. I am also keen to hear from anyone who was on the train and may have witnessed the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference number SSUB/B8 of 30/06/2014.

CCTV image released in connection with theft in Wokingham

Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image of a man it would like to speak to in connection with a theft in Wokingham.

At around 10.22am on Monday 9 June, a man entered the Halfords store in Gazelle Close and stole a Carrera Kraken mountain bike.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: Thames Valley Police

Investigating officer PC Paul Bentley from Wokingham police station said: “It is believed the man went towards the Winnersh Triangle train station so if you know or recognise the man, or have any information about this incident, I would urge you to call Thames Valley Police on 101.”

CCTV image released after officer attacked

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the assault Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police are continuing their investigation after one of their officers was assaulted at Aylesbury station on Friday 20 September.

Today the police released a CCTV image of the man they'd like to speak to in connection with the attack. PC Robert Maulini, the investigating officer, said:

"Around 9pm, the victim, a member of staff approached a man who was seen to have jumped the ticket barriers. The victim questioned the man and told him he would have to buy a valid ticket. The man then punched the victim repeatedly in the face, knocking him to the ground."

"Another man then began to verbally threaten the victim whilst he was on the floor. Both men then made off from the station."

The victim was left with minor cuts and bruises.

Search for potential witness

Kent Police renew appeal to find potential witness Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a Chatham woman have renewed their appeal to help identify a potential witness.

Officers are trying to trace a man wearing a cap seen in Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, at the time victim Harjit Chaggar was last seen on Monday 2nd September.

Her body was found in the basement of a shop in Chatham.

44-year-old Abdul Hannan and Murshed Miah who's 38, both of Maidstone, and Mohammed Liaket Islam aged 28, from Gillingham, have been charged with murder. A fourth man from Chatham, remains on bail.

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CCTV hub leads to thousands of arrests

A great way to tackle crime or a big brother style invasion of privacy? CCTV cameras can be found on most high streets nowadays. And one of the largest CCTV hubs in the country, covering North Kent has resulted in thousands of arrests since it came into operation last April.

The majority, for shoplifting, anti-social behaviour, assault and affray. Sarah Saunders spoke to Sgt Steve Holpin from Kent police and Medway Council's Robin Cooper.

Police want to speak to driver

Police release CCTV images to help with murder investigation Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the murder of a Chatham woman have released CCTV images of a vehicle they would like to trace.

Harjit Chaggar's body was found in the basement of a shop in Luton Road on Saturday 14th September but the 69-year-old was last seen on the afternoon of Monday 2nd September.

Police release CCTV images to help with murder investigation Credit: Kent Police

Officers would like to speak to the driver of a dark-coloured vehicle seen travelling along Magpie Hall Road on the afternoon of Monday 2nd September.

The vehicle had what appears to be a distinctive blue and white rectangular sign on both sides.

44-year-old Abdul Hannan and Murshed Miah, aged 38, both of Maidstone, and 28-year-old Mohammed Liaket Islam from Gillingham, have been charged with murder. A fourth man, aged 27, from Chatham, remains on bail.

CCTV in Medway leads to thousands of arrests

Nearly 3400 arrests have been made in Medway since the new CCTV hub was introduced in April 2012.

The control centre in Strood looks over 750 cameras, covering Medway, Swale, Maidstone and Gravesham.

From April 2012 to August 2013, 3396 arrests were made, with the majority for shoplifting, anti-social behaviour, assault and affray.

Councillor Peter Hicks, Medway Council's portfolio holder for Community Safety said, "This partnership with our neighbours has proved the value of CCTV in making people feel safer in their local areas, as well as leading to arrests."

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