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Appeal for witnesses following serious sexual assault in Camberley

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an allegation of serious sexual assault in London Road in the early hours of Sunday 28 February.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, left the Agincourt nightclub between 2.30am and 3am and headed towards the McDonald’s on London Road. Shortly after at approximately 3.30am she was assaulted near the meadows roundabout.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a man who left the nightclub around 3.30am. He is described as white; around 5ft9 to 5ft10 in height, of skinny build with blonde hair that was short at the back and longer on top. He is believed to be in his early 20’s and spoke in a southern accent.

Detective Sergeant, Ross Linaker, said: “If you are the man we would like to speak to, you know who he might be or if you have any information at all please contact us immediately.

“We are carrying out an extensive investigation to establish the circumstances of this incident. Any information you have could help us piece together the events of that morning.”

Surrey Police information please call 101 quoting, 45160016854. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order after pleading guilty to harassment

A man has been given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order after pleading guilty to three charges of harassment when he appeared at South West Surrey Magistrate’s Court in Guildford last week.

Paul Roper, 41, of Guildford, was given a 24 month community order, ordered to carry out 60 days of rehabilitation work and to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60 when he appeared in court last Wednesday (10 February).

He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for five years, with the condition not to go within 50m of the perimeter of Collingwood College, Kingston Road or Barossa Road in Camberley, and not to get involved with any activity whether paid, voluntary, or social, which would bring him into contact with girls under the of 18.

Roper was arrested for the harassment offences after police received a report on 12 October 2015 from Collingwood College in relation to a 15-year-old female student who said she had been followed by a small black car.

After carrying out a number of enquiries, officers discovered that two other female students had been similarly targeted. Roper would drive around the Old Dean Estate in the area of Collingwood College and would identify a teenage girl as she left school. He would drive towards them at normal speed, slowing down as he passed the girls, and behaving in an intimidating manner.

He was arrested two days later and, following extensive enquiries, was charged with three offences of harassment, to which he pleaded guilty on 5 January 2016.

PC Theresa Clancy, who dealt with the investigation, said: “Roper deliberately targeted young female students as they left Collingwood College. The way he then deliberately slowed down and stared at them made them feel extremely fearful and agitated. I am pleased that he has been given this order before his offending escalated any further.”

PC Clancy added: This case also demonstrates that offences of this nature are taken extremely seriously and will always be thoroughly investigated.”

Police appeal for witnesses to assault on woman in Camberley

Police in Surrey Heath are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Camberley on Saturday, 28 November in which a 20-year-old woman was assaulted as she made her way home after an evening out.

The victim was walking along the A30 London Road away from the town centre in the direction of a McDonald’s restaurant at around 4am. She was with another woman and three men when they were approached by a group of three men. A verbal altercation ensued and the victim was punched in the face by an unknown man as she tried to intervene.

The suspect is described as a man of dual heritage, 5ft 11” tall, aged in his early 20s and of a slim build. He was wearing a white top with black writing.

PC Chris Bowers investigating said: “This was an aggressive assault on a young woman who was trying to keep the peace. I would urge anyone who may have been in the vicinity, whether driving by or making their way on foot, who may have seen this vicious incident to contact officers with information. We need to locate this suspect and bring the offender to justice. Surrey Police continues to work maintain the borough as a place for residents and visitors to feel safe and enjoy.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45150107881 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.

The future of TV arrives in time for Christmas and I love it – Apple TV & Chromecast II

Apple TV 4Whenever I visit The Mall Camberley one of my favourite things to do is pop into Currys.Digital and chat to my friend Geoff (the Manager) about all the latest tech of which he and I share a mutual love for. It’s almost like a tech bromance.

On a recent visit to Curry’s Geoff was excited because he had just taken delivery of some shiny new Apple TV’s and true to form we got talking about all the latest cool features.

He said “Want to take one home to play with?” “I thought you would never ask” I said. He gave me a Google Chromecast II to take home to play with too.

I have had chance to play with the Apple TV and the Google Chromecast and I love them both.

I’ll start with the Google Chromecast II. No point in going over old ground explaining what this device does as I wrote a blog about the first generation Chromecast here and to be honest the second generation device does not offer anything new in terms of features. The second generation Chromecast simply offers a more powerful device with an upgrade in the processor and antennas which are optimised for streaming. This is really noticeable as there is no longer connection issues found with the first generation device.

The price is the same at £30 and included are Sky NOW or Google Play Store Credits to choose from. A little advice, last year on Boxing day only Curries.Digital in Camberley were selling the Chromecast for £18 so its worth waiting to see if they will be doing the same offer this year.

So now to the 4th Generation Apple TV. This small bit of kit really is the Ferrari of streaming media devices.

As someone who uses such devices daily and has owned a 3rd Generation Apple TV for a few years I am really excited about the latest iteration.

Apart from the on board hardware upgrades which make the device much more capable to handle the new OS and feature sets, the biggest improvement is the addition of an App Store. When the device was first available, there were not that many apps available but more and more apps are being added by developers. Some of the games are superb making the device a great family entertainment system. My daughter and I have had hours of fun with some of the games.

The other noticeable difference is the remote control which has a motion engine integrated and allows it to be used as a game controller much like a Wii controller.

If you are a Netflix fan then the Apple TV is the best device to experience Netflix movies and TV shows. This is because Apple caches Netflix shows on Apple servers which means they load faster and far less likely to buffer.

I love the way SIRI search brings all services together so that when I search for a movie it returns results across all services rather than just iTunes.

Finally, Apple TV has two memory capacities to choose from. 32gb or 64gb. I think the 32gb will serve most people’s needs adequately but if you are an App monster then go for the 64gb.

Currys.Digital at The Mall Camberley have Apple TV and Google Chromecast II in stock now so you can support a great local store and bag yourself some great Christmas gifts.