First Cranleigh Music Festival goes off with a bang
Fireworks display provided a spectacular climax to the first Cranleigh Music Festival on Saturday, September 4th.
The crowd waved Union Jacks and sang along to popular classics like, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory during the evening’s rousing open air proms.
Woman admits to lying about Farnham rape
The woman who cried rape has admitted to lying about the attack, which led to police in Farnham arresting an innocent young man.
Maria Brustenga-Vilaseca, 25, pleaded guilty on Friday to perverting the course of justice after she falsely accused the man, who she picked out in a police line-up, of raping her.
A judge heard that Brustenga-Vilaseca lied to police about being attacked as she walked home from Farnham railway station in the early hours of April 20.
Latest information on the two reports of rape in Woking
Submitted: 16/07/2010 16:05:59
Surrey Police is aware rumors have been circulating of a number of attacks on women in Woking.
To clarify, police have received two allegations of rape in the Woking area. One was in Boundary Park in the early hours of Friday 9 July and the other in Goldsworth Park on the evening of Sunday 11 July.
These two incidents are not being linked. There have been no other reports.
Detectives are investigating the two reports and officers will be running extra patrols in Woking over the weekend as a safety precaution. Police will keep you informed as to any further developments.
Submitted: 15/07/2010 17:17:25
Extra patrols in Woking on anniversary of reported rape
Surrey Police will be running extra patrols in Woking town centre this evening as part of an anniversary visit following a reported rape a week ago.
Police will be speaking to members of the public and handing out leaflets in the town and along Boundary Road where the offence is alleged to have occurred in woodland close to the junction with Chertsey Road.
Detectives are investigating two reports of rape in the Woking area but they are not being linked and are being investigated as two separate incidents.
Police have not received any reports of any further offences.
Woking Neighbourhood Sergeant Chris Smith, said: "We treat all reports of this nature extremely seriously and officers from the Neighbourhood Teams will be out in the town centre this evening speaking to members of the public and advising them to be mindful of their personal safety."
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Speeding drivers can avoid licence points in Surrey
Motorists caught speeding in Surrey are being given the chance to avoid getting points on their licences by going on a road safety course.
The four-hour classroom presentation will only be offered to drivers who slightly exceed the speed limit.
Anyone driving well over the limit or who has already attended the course will not be allowed to go.
The scheme began in the county on Friday by Surrey County Council and Surrey Police.
Drivers will be asked to pay £73 for the course which will take place in Guildford, Staines and Betchworth.
Only motorists captured on speed cameras will be referred to the course.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Dyson said: "This is about reducing the number of people killed and seriously injured on Surrey's roads and raising drivers' awareness of the impact that anti-social driving, in particular speeding, has on communities.
"Often the most effective way of achieving this is with education rather than enforcement and the speed awareness courses aim to re-educate motorists to drive more carefully and considerately to pose less risk to themselves and other road users.
"This does not mean we are being soft on drivers. Surrey Police will take a robust approach in targeting drivers who continue to act irresponsibly and break the law."
Surrey Puma sighting
Saturday 15 February 11.30 am. Meryl Penning from Newdigate reports that she was looking out of the window at her vet's surgery, and saw a huge black cat coming out of the hedge at the far side of the field. She called other people to look. The cat sat briefly before wandering off along the hedge line, very unhurried. She says it was definitely feline, with a very long tail.
Boost for Box Hill beauty spot's reputation
March 19, 2010
BOX Hill's reputation as a popular venue for picnics and getting a breath of fresh air has been given a boost.
Not only has it been chosen to compete against nine other picnic spots across the South East in a vote to reveal the best in the region, but air collected from the hillside is also being used to bring stressed City workers a therapeutic taste of the countryside.
The National Trust has been offering jars of the 'woodland aroma' air from Box Hill, along with a lakeside scent from the shores of Lake Windermere and a Wiltshire blend, to office workers in London.
Air was collected in recycled jars and is promised to give the workers a natural outdoors fragrance that will relieve stress for up ten minutes.
The National Trust said this provided an antidote for office-bound workers to problems of stress, citing research showing that 71% of those at work in the South East suffer it on a daily basis, and 73% believe escaping the confines of the City helps to relieve it.
Inspectors rank Surrey Police UK top four
SURREY Police is among the top forces in the country, according to the latest report from government inspectors