Many of you will have read in the media of two very serious incidents that occurred in Tandridge over the past week. The first involved a cyclist in Titsey and the second has resulted in a murder investigation after the body of an elderly man was found at a residential address in Godstone.
I would like to draw your attention to the Witness Appeals that have been issued in relation to both incidents in case they have escaped your attention. Full details of the incidents and methods of contacting us are contained in the Appeals that are in this News Bulletin. If you have any information that you consider might assist our enquiries please do contact us.
Tandridge Safer Neighbourhood Inspector
Murder of Dennis KELLOND
Surrey Police are appealing for information relating to the murder of Dennis KELLOND on Bletchingley Road (A25), Godstone between the hours of 10.00am and 3.00pm on Saturday 25th April 2020.
Mr. Kellond's body was discovered at a residential address in Bletchingley Road, Godstone just after 10.30am on Monday 27th April 2020. Since that time officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries in order to establish what happened.
We would particularly like to appeal to anyone who was in the A25/ Bletchingley Road area of Godstone between Ivy Mill Lane and Knights Way between 10am and 3pm on Saturday, 25 April and who may have seen something suspicious, to come forward as a matter of urgency.
The road is a well-travelled route which is also used by walkers and cyclists, and we are also appealing to anyone who may have dashcam or video footage to get in touch with us as soon as possible
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Colin Pirie from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: “We are determined to find those responsible for robbing a family of a loving and caring Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather, who was callously murdered inside his own home".
“Mr. Kellond was very close to his son and two daughters, who are going through incredible emotional turmoil following the death of their Father. We know that someone out there knows what happened to Mr. Kellond and who killed him so we would like the public's help to find out who it was. If you do have any information about Mr. Kellond's murder we would urge you to do the right thing and contact us."
If you would prefer to speak to someone, please contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting Operation Zither. Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Incident in White Lane, Titsey
Officers were called to White Lane, Titsey just before 1pm on Saturday, 25th April following reports of a cyclist who was in a serious condition in the road. The cyclist was taken to hospital and remains in a life-threatening condition. An investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of this incident. PS Chris Schultze said “We are appealing for the public’s help to find out what has happened. At this stage, it is unclear as to how the cyclist came to be in the condition they were found. We would particularly like to speak to the driver of a white van who has been identified as a potential key witness”. If you have any further information or dash cam footage, please contact 101, quoting reference number PR/P20093905.
COVID – 19 REPORTS
Officers dealt with 15 Covid-19 incidents over the past week by way of either issuing words of advice or Penalty Notices.
THIS WEEKS FRAUD ALERT
There have also been reports throughout the UK of coronavirus-themed 'phishing' emails. These attempt to trick people into opening malicious attachments which could lead to fraudsters stealing people’s personal information, email logins and passwords, and banking details.
Some of the tactics being used in phishing emails include:
Fraudsters purporting to be from a research group that mimics the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO). They claim to provide the victim with a list of active infections in their area, but to access this information the victim needs to either click on a link which redirects them to a credential-stealing page or make a donation of support in the form of a payment into a Bitcoin account.
Fraudsters providing articles about the virus outbreak with a link to a fake company website where victims are encouraged to click to subscribe to a daily newsletter for further updates
Fraudsters sending investment scheme and trading advice encouraging people to take advantage of the coronavirus downturn
Fraudsters purporting to be from HMRC offering a tax refund and directing victims to a fake website to harvest their personal and financial details. The emails often display the HMRC logo making it look reasonably genuine and convincing
The majority of scams we are seeing across the country relate to the online sale of protective items, and items that are in short supply across the country, due to the Covid-19 outbreak. We’re advising people not to panic and to think about the purchase they are making. When you’re online shopping it’s important to do your research and look at reviews of the site you are buying from
CRIME REPORTS IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD
If your area is not referred to below it is because we have not been informed of the crime or it has not been affected by reported crime in the categories below. Feedback from you will help to achieve the most appropriate circulation of information.
LINGFIELD, DORMANSLAND AND NEWCHAPEL
Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
New Farthingdale, Dormansland. Between April 17th and 24th a shed was broken into and fishing equipment and a generator were stolen (ref 45200044321).
Bones Lane, Newchapel. Between 11.00 and 17.00 April 22nd a property was entered and decking boards stolen (ref 45200042506).Overnight April 28th to 29th a dumper truck and digger were stolen from a grass verge on the roadside (ref 45200044420).
Church Road, Lingfield – Theft. Between 18.00 April 24th and 13.00 April 25th the wheels, grill and lights were removed from a vehicle that was kept under a cover (ref 45200043217).
Bakers Lane, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Between 11.00 and 13.00 April 26th a stone was used to smash the rear window of a vehicle (ref 45200043984).
Vicarage Road, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Around 18.00 April 27th as the victim was driving down the road an unknown object was thrown at the vehicle causing a marble sized hole with lots of cracks around it (ref 45200044017).
GODSTONE, BLETCHINGLEY , SOUTH NUTFIELD AND SMALLFIELD
Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
High Street, Godstone. Between 23.30 April 21st and 10.00 April 22nd an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into one shed but a second shed was broken into and an air rifle stolen (ref 45200042162).
Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone. Between 22.30 April 24th and 08.30 April 25th after forcing entry to a rear garden shed bicycles were stolen (ref 45200043184). Sometime between Midnight April 21st and 17.00 April 26th after gaining access to a rear garden of a house a shed was entered but after looking through a ski bag nothing was stolen (ref 45200043978).
Hickmans Close, Godstone. Between 01.00 and 02.00 April 26th after climbing a fence into the rear garden of a house, the padlock of a shed was broken and chainsaws and power tools were stolen (ref 45200043484).
Place Farm Road, Bletchingley. Between 12.00 and 12.30 April 23rd after climbing a rear fence into the garden of a property an unknown tool was used to prise open a shed door, chickens removed from a coop but nothing stolen (ref 45200042790).
Burglary Business and the Community
Church Lane, Bletchingley. Between 23.00 April 23rd and 05.15 April 24th an unknown number of individuals broke into outside containers at a golf club, caused damage to an outside building, a ball machine and a brand new car parked in the car park (ref 45200042798/43514).
Godstone Green, Godstone. Between 00.00 April 26th and 23.55 April 27th entry was gained to a club house building by unknown means, an untidy search made and damage caused to the ceilings and other parts of the building (ref 45200044134).
Tylers Close, Godstone. Between April 20th and 22nd a bike was stolen from the garden of a property (ref 45200042194).
Crab Hill Lane, South Nutfield – Criminal Damage. Between 22.00 and 23.00 April 23rd tyres were let down on two construction vehicles, the window of one was smashed and fuel canisters were stolen (ref 45200042697).
Careys Wood, Smallfield – Criminal Damage. Around 22.00 April 27th all four tyres of a vehicle were slashed (ref 45200044164).
OXTED AND HURST GREEN
Titsey Road, Oxted. Overnight April 23rd to 24th the chain securing a gate to a private wooded area of an estate was cut (ref 45200042726).
Tirsey Hill, Oxted. Overnight April 28th to 29th red diesel was stolen from barrels at the roadside (ref 45200044423).
Huxley Drive, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Sometime 16.20 and 17.10 April 22nd the bodywork of a car parked on a driveway was scratched possibly with a key (ref 45200042364).
CATERHAM AND CATERHAM ON THE HILL AND CHALDON
Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
Hilltop Lane, Chaldon. Overnight April 22nd to 23rd the door hinges of a shed door were unscrewed, the door removed and a tidy search of the shed undertaken. Nothing was stolen (ref 45200042728).Between midnight and 06.00 April 24th two sheds and a summerhouse were entered by force and items stolen (ref 45200042847).The panels were broken off another shed to gain entry and several power tools stolen (ref 45200042942).
Rook Lane, Chaldon. Between 16.30 April 21st and 07.00 April 22nd a satellite dish and wiring were stolen from a JCB that was in storage on a farm (ref 4520004220).
Church Lane, Chaldon. Overnight April 22nd to 23rd a suspect drove through a field in order to get to a location to complete a theft. Whilst doing so they destroyed a solid steel box gate (ref 45200042352).
Rook Lane, Chaldon. Between 13.30 April 23rd and 10.00 April 24th a fence line was kicked down and damaged along the drive leading to a golf club (ref 45200042807).
Stafford Road, Caterham. Around 18.05 April 25th an unknown weapon was used to cause damage to the window of a property (ref 45200043244).
Queens Park Road, Caterham on the Hill – Theft. Between 08.30 and 13.35 April 24th a white Porsche 911 Carrera S-997 index KU08JXW was stolen (ref 45200042896).
Doctors Lane, Chaldon – Criminal Damage. Between 06.45 and 07.00 April 25th deep scratches were made to the bodywork of two vehicles parked in a driveway (ref 45200043143).
Farleigh Common, Warlingham. Around 15.25 April 23rd damage was caused to the green and trees on a golf course and a member of staff was verbally abused and threatened when asking the individuals to leave (ref 45200042642).
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