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Cllr Mike Goodman’s ePetition for a strategic review of HGV access to #Windlesham and #Chobham

Photo 07-06-2014 16 45 15Surrey County Councillor Mike Goodman has set up an ePetition to Stop the increase of large HGV’s through the villages of Windlesham and Chobham.

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Man charged after meat and drink stolen from Bagshot Co-op

Anthony Gransden 28 years, has been charged with one count of robbery and another of theft after meat and alcohol were stolen from the Co-op in Bagshot.
Gransden has been charged with robbing the Co-op store of meat and alcohol to the value of £80 on 22 September 2015. During the incident, members of staff where threatened with a capped needle.

He has also been charged with the theft of numerous items of meat to the value of £40 from the same store on Monday 28 December 2015.

Gransden appeared at Guildford Magistrates Court on 29 December where he pleaded guilty to the theft charge but no plea was entered for the robbery. The robbery offence was adjourned to Guildford Crown Court on 8 January 2016.

He is currently on bail to an address in Northolt, London.

Bagshot woman jailed for fraud offences by abuse of position

Surrey Police - Simmone LavalA Bagshot woman was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday (18 December) for three counts of fraud by abuse of position, totalling over £216,000.

Simmone Laval, of Green Lane, Bagshot, was convicted on Tuesday, 8 December following a 12 day trial at Guildford Crown Court. She had pleaded guilty to possession of a CS gas canister at an earlier hearing, for which she received no additional penalty.

The court heard that Laval had been employed by Kerry Commercial Services Ltd, and subsequently by Peach Coatings Ltd, as a finance manager. She diverted company money to herself via her mother’s account in the form of cheques and electronic bank transfers, concealing the payments on the company accounting system as payments to sub-contractors or the Directors’ Loan Accounts. In 2010 alone, she stole over £48,000 of company money.

Kerry Commercial Services went into liquidation in early 2012, but Laval was taken back on under the new company. She continued to steal until the directors and general manager began an investigation due to the company beginning to fail in late 2013. They found payments to an unknown party, who turned out to be Laval’s mother. Laval was arrested by Surrey Police on 5 November 2013 and charged after a year-long investigation. Two payments in particular were noted during the court case, including £360 that Laval stole from Kerry Commercial Services in its final days prior to liquidation, and £3,000 that should have been repaid to a friend’s widow after he made a personal loan to the company to try and keep it afloat.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Clare Nettleton, said: “Laval had the complete trust of the directors and took advantage of that. When he sentenced her, the judge said that when they employed her in 2005, they did not know they were “taking a viper into their nest” and that Laval stole this money with no regard for the directors and their family, or the families of the staff who were made redundant when the company went into liquidation. He described it as a “cunning and manipulative fraud”, for which she had shown no remorse or regard for others.”

DS Nettleton added: “A huge amount of time and effort went into this investigation and although it cannot repay the hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of money she has stolen over the years, Laval will have to face the consequences of her actions whilst serving her time in prison and hopefully this will bring some small comfort to those she has defrauded.”

Officers appeal for information after pedestrian injured in attempt robbery in Bagshot

A pedestrian making his way down an alleyway near to Bagshot rail station suffered facial injuries following an attempted robbery yesterday afternoon (Thursday, 6 August).

The incident happened at around 3.10pm when the 62-year-old local man was walking on the path from Station Road to Wardle Close and was approached by the suspect who demanded money. The victim refused and a tussle ensued. The offender then made off in the direction of Bagshot railway station.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his 40s, 5ft 6” tall and of a stocky build. He spoke with a southern accent.

PC Phil Potter investigating said: “I would urge anyone who was in the area and may remember any detail which might help locate the offender and bring him to justice to call me. This was an unprovoked assault on a local resident who was going about his everyday business when he was subjected to a violent attack. We need to find the person responsible and keep the neighbourhood a safe, pleasant place in which to live and work.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45150069310 or by using the online reporting system found at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Bagshot Tennis Club Hosts LTA Tournament

IMG_0075Continuing the expansion of its junior tennis,  which has seen the number of juniors in training at the club reach close to 100, Bagshot Tennis Club hosted an LTA Grade 5 tournament for children aged 8 and under on Sunday 2nd May.

After a close fought match Jonathan Butler beat Bagshot’s  Aaron Wrenn in the final.  Congratulations to both players and to the other participants in the tournament.

Bagshot will be hosting further LTA tournaments this month.  The Quorn Family Cup (for Juniors and Parents) on Saturday 16th May, and a Boys 12 and under tournament on 31st May.

For details of these tournaments and tennis at Bagshot contact Megan on 07766 916464