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Police body cameras to be rolled out to improve accountability

Police body cameras are being rolled out to all police officers in the borough as part of a £3.4million drive for accountability. The Body Worn Video (BWV) will be issued to around 250 frontline police officers and Police Community Support…

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Police launch appeal to identify armed robber in Teddington

Police have released CCTV as part of an appeal to identify an armed robber who stole £150 form a bank in Broad Street. The incident occurred in March with the suspect being aged between 30 and 40. The man approached…

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Local council seeks reassurance from Mayor over policing

The Council is seeking reassurance from the Mayor of London that his proposals to cut the number of police front counters in London will not impact frontline policing in Richmond upon Thames. Last week the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan…

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Council slams criminals who torched bins outside local care home

Residents were evacuated from their care home in Hampton Square last Thursday evening (22 June), following a fire caused by vandals setting fire to rubbish bins outside the building. The fire, thought to be started by a fire in the…

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Police safety message following Manchester attack

Parm Sandu, Police Borough Commander for Richmond upon Thames has issued a message following last night’s tragic events in Manchester. “Following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester, the Metropolitan Police is stepping up patrols on the streets of London to…

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South West London Fraud Partnership target fraudulent parking badges

Officers from the South West London Fraud Partnership carried out a targeted exercise to identify if any drivers were fraudulently using parking permits. Rampall Raj of Rosemary Avenue in Hounslow was caught and pleaded guilty at South Western Magistrates Court…

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Teddington businessman given suspended jail sentance and fine for hiding earnings from taxman

A businessman from Teddington who ran multiple property companies while failing to describe his income has been given a two year suspended jail sentence.  Michael Waddingham, 44, is a property developer and landlord was also fined £200,000 along with the…

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Have you been caught out by this council tax scam?

Residents are being warned to be on their guard against a new scam that promises people a refund on their council tax bills. Richmond Council has had reports that representatives from a company called ‘Unity’ are calling residents claiming that…

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Tougher rules on using mobile phones while driving come into force

Drivers caught using their mobile phones will face a much tougher penalty as police crack down this week. From Wednesday, March 1, the penalty will be doubled from a  £100 fine and three points to £200 and six points on your…

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Leaky defence leads to prosecution for water pipe hacker

A building contractor who dug a trench through a public pavement so he could hack into a water pipe to increase the water pressure at a house he was making ‘improvements’ to has been prosecuted by Richmond Council. The filled-in…

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