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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.

Sister appeals for teenager to come home

The older sister of a missing Surrey teenage has appealed to her sister to come home.

Sian Smith said: "I just want to say please come home or at least get in touch so that we know that you are safe. We are all really worried about you and we just want to make sure you are ok."

Sian described her sister as an “extrovert, vivacious, normal 14-year-old”. She is white, around 5ft 3ins tall, slim to medium build, with shoulder length brown hair that may be tied in a bun. She has brown eyes and a tanned complexion. She wears size six shoes.

Officers are making enquiries in the London area and are liaising with the Metropolitan Police Service as part of the investigation.


Police say lack of contact "deeply concerning"

A dedicated team of detectives is investigating the disappearance of a 14-year-old girl from Surrey and has appealed for anyone with information to make contact and help bring her home.

It is now over a week since Esme was last seen and although the investigation this far has not led us to believe Esme has come to any harm it is still deeply concerning that a 14-year-old girl has not made any contact with her family or friends for this period of time. We have received a number of calls from people who believe they may have seen Esme following the appeals in the media and these are being followed up."

– Detective Superintendent Jon Savell, Head of Surrey Police Public Protection

Detective Superintendent Savell also appealed directly to Esme, asking her to contact the police, her family or a friend to let them know she was safe and well. He added: "You can also contact 'Missing People' free on 116 000 which is a confidential helpline."

I would like to thank the members of the public and the media who have assisted with the investigation thus far and hope they will continue to support us while we work to bring Esme home."

– Detective Superintendent Jon Savell, Head of Surrey Police Public Protection

New CCTV released of missing teenager

A CCTV image released by police of Esme Police near Charing Cross station Credit: Surrey Police

Detectives are continuing their appeal for information on missing teenager Esme Smith who disappeared on 12th September 2013 and has not been seen or made contact since.

Esme left All Hallows School, Farnham at about 3.15pm that day, telling friends she was going to Woking and then on to a party.

She boarded a train at Aldershot Railway Station just after 4pm and was then seen getting off a train at London, Waterloo around 5pm.

The last confirmed sighting of Esme, 14, was in the vicinity of Charing Cross station heading towards Villiers Street at around 5.30pm the same day.

Ex-teacher convicted of assaulting boys

Colin York, 62, from Farnham in Hampshire who was found guilty at Guildford Crown Court on six counts of sexual abuse Credit: Surrey Police/PA Wire

Colin York, 62, from Farnham in Hampshire was found guilty at Guildford Crown Court on six counts of sexual abuse against the boys who were aged nine and 10 at the time, Surrey Police said

The offences took place in Reigate in Surrey.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Trudie Harrison said: "York was a respected member of society who abused the trust people placed in him.

"I hope this sentence sends out a clear message to people like him that no matter how old the allegation is we will carry out a thorough investigation in an attempt to bring offenders to justice.

"I would like to praise the two victims for the bravery that they have shown throughout the investigation and subsequent court case and although this sentence will never undo the damage York caused it will make sure people are protected from him for some time."

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