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Farnham man sentenced to 9 years in jail for sexual abuse of children

Rodney Reast Credit: SURREY POLICE

A man from Farnham was sentenced today to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to 12 counts of child sexual abuse.

Rodney Reast, 53, was charged with 14 counts of child sexual abuse on four male victims between the ages of 10 and 16.

Reast was due to stand trial on 31 March but pleaded guilty to 12 of the charges when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court. Two other offences were accepted as not guilty and allowed to remain on file.

At the hearing today His Honour Judge Peter Moss told Reast that he was deemed a dangerous offender and that there was a serious risk he would cause harm to others. He was told he would be on licence for the whole nine year period.

Pensioner lost more than £200,000 through scam letters

A pensioner has told ITV Meridian how she spent more than two hundred thousands pounds on postal scams - one of the worst cases Trading Standards has ever seen.

Seventy-six year-old Sylvia Kneller, from Farnham in Surrey was bombarded by letters promising prizes. She responded because they were written directly to her - and she thought they were genuine. But the only intention was to rip her off. Andrew Pate reports.

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Man dies as car overturns

A man believed to be in his 60s has died in Surrey after his car overturned.

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following the collision in Farnham.

Officers were called to Alma Road at around 12.07pm following reports that a silver Mitsubishi Shogun had collided with a black Peugeot 107. The Mitsubishi then left the road and collided with a parked vehicle, ending up on its roof in the garden of a property.

Emergency services attended the scene and the driver of the Mitsubishi was declared dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

Alma Road was closed between its junctions with Bricksbury Hill and Ball and Wicket Lane while an investigation was carried out.

Farnham man jailed for fraud

Adam Ford has been sentenced after admitting fraud Credit: Buckinghamshire Police

A 55-year-old man from Farnham has admitted two counts of fraud and has been jailed for 32 months.

Adam Ford of Mayflower Way in Farnham was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment concurrently for two counts of fraud.

He had been convicted after pleading guilty to one count of fraud by false representation and one count of furnishing false information.

Ford had been running vehicle contracts and approached his victim, a friend he had known for several years requesting he loaned him £214,000.

The money was given to the accused on the proviso the loan was used to purchase vehicles.

During 2010 and 2012 Ford made fake spreadsheets to show the victim his money was being used as per their agreement, however they were being used to finance Ford's personal and business debts.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Kieran O’Shea, said: “Adam Ford capitalised on his good business relationship with the victim to get his hands on almost a quarter of a million pounds over a two year period."

"The sentence shows that fraud is not a victimless crime. In this case the monetary cost was significant, but fraud offences such as these also cause considerable social and economic harm beyond their immediate financial impact."

Missing girl Esme Smith has been found

Missing teenager, Esme Smith, has been found.

She was found safe and well in north London, Surrey Police said today.

The teenager had been missing since 12th September.

She left school that afternoon, telling friends she was going to Woking and then on to a party.

She boarded a train at Aldershot and got off at London Waterloo at 5pm the same day.

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