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A 41 year-old man from Bletchingley has been charged in connection with the ongoing murder investigation in Godstone. Darren John Robert McClean of Coneybury in Bletchingley was charged with murder after being arrested on 30th April. The victim, who has been identified as 88-year-old Dennis Kellond, was found dead at an address on Bletchingley Road just before 11am on Monday 27th April. Officers have stepped up patrols in the area to provide reassurance to the local community. The 41-year-old appeared via video link at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday May 5th for an initial hearing in front of Judge Alexia Durran. McClean was remanded in custody and will next appear in court on May 29 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.
A message to all Tandridge residents who have a shed, garage or out building.
Recently we have seen an increase of these buildings being broken into probably due to home owners staying at home due to the current lock down.
We ask that at this time you read the following crime prevention advice to secure your shed and garage, not only to protect what is stored within it, but also to prevent anything from being used to force entry or cause damage to your house or car.
• Always keep your shed or garage locked.
• Ensure the shed (and garage) are behind a secure perimeter.
• Use dusk to dawn lighting if your shed or garage can be seen or is subject to CCTV.
• Use coach bolts to fasten hinges and hasp and staples or pad bar.
• Security mark property and register it at www.immobilise.com
• Fit anchor points to secure items to.
• Have an alarm fitted and use it.
• Avoid storing high value items in the shed.
• Ensure your shed is in good condition.
• Avoid windows in the shed.
• Use two good quality closed shackle padlocks to secure the shed door.
• Always lock integral doors between the garage and house.
• Add ground mounted locking bars to enhance security on ‘up and over’ garage doors.
• Use two good quality closed shackle padlocks or a 5 lever mortice and rim lock (BS3621) to secure outward or inward opening doors.
• Lock all garage windows and keep them covered.
Call us on 101 if you see or hear suspicious behaviour whilst in an emergency always dial 999
COVID – 19 REPORTS
Officers dealt with three Covid-19 incidents over the past week by way of either issuing words of advice or Penalty Notices.
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 AND CROWHURST
Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
Gun Pit Road, Lingfield. On May 1st the occupant of a house was woken by the sound of a window being rattled but no access was gained (ref 45200045618).
Godstone Road, Lingfield. Between April 20th and May 1st a stone was thrown at the window of a residential property causing it to smash (ref 45200045549).
Lincolns Mead, Lingfield. Around 21.51 May 4th a rock was thrown at the roof of a residential conservatory causing damage (ref 45200046435).
Saxbys Lane, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Around 23.30 April 29th a golf club was used to smash the windows of a car (ref 45200044757).
Old School Place, Lingfield – Criminal Damage. Around 22.40 May 5th two windows of a car were damaged triggering the alarm (ref 45200046408).
Crowhurst Lane, Crowhurst – Criminal Damage. Around 14.40 May 4th whilst the victim was turning his car around on a side road, a metal ball was shot out of the window of a passing vehicle causing the rear window of the victim’s car to shatter (ref 45200046269).
GODSTONE, BLETCHINGLEY,OUTWOOD, NUTFIELD AND SMALLFIELD
Burglary Residential including sheds and garages
Coopers Hill Road, Nutfield. Sometime between April 28th and May 1st an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into a house but then damage was caused to two cars parked on the property (ref 45200045293/45298).
Ivy Mill Lane, Godstone. Around 11.30 April 30th twenty to thirty spent batteries were loaded into the rear of a van before the van was driven off. This was the second occurrence. On the first occasion the vehicle was described as a blue Ford Transit van index ET53OVV and on the second occasion a white Ford Transit van index BK12TLO was used (ref 45200044876).
Church Lane, Godstone. Between 00.00 May 2nd and 00.00 May 3rd the window of a garage was smashed (ref 45200046153).
Churchill Road, Smallfield – Criminal Damage. Around 23.05 April 29th the windows of a car and a van were smashed (ref 45200044746).
Gayhouse Lane, Outwood – Criminal Damage. Around 23.10 April 29th the windows of a car were smashed with a golf club. The offenders drove off in a light coloured 4x4 (ref 45200044749).
Church Lane, Bletchingley – Criminal Damage. Between 00.00 April 29th and 23.59 April 30th all four wheels were removed from a car together with internal parts (ref 45200046108).
LIMPSFIELD, TANDRIDGE AND HURST GREEN
Wolfs Row, Limpsfield – Theft. Between April 26th and 29th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200044696).
The Greenway, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Around 23.10 April 29th a car was smashed multiple times with a hammer and another had its windows damaged (ref 45200044743/44744).
Pollards Oak Crescent, Hurst Green – Criminal Damage. Around 01.00 April 30th a golf club was used to smash the windows of three cars (ref 45200044770).
Tandridge Lane, Tandridge – Theft. Overnight May 2nd to 3rd an unknown object was thrown at the window of a vehicle causing damage, items inside the vehicle moved but nothing stolen (ref 45200045820).
CATERHAM, CHALDON AND WHYTELEAFE
Rook Lane, Chaldon. Overnight May 1st to 2nd a quantity of paddock fencing was damaged along the driveway of a golf club (ref 45200045470).
Godstone Road, Whyteleafe – Criminal Damage. Around 22.00 May 2nd the small side window of a van was smashed but no entry was gained (ref 45200045922).
Tillingdown Hill, Caterham – Theft. Between 15.30 and 17.20 May 3rd the window of a vehicle was smashed and small change together with a screwdriver stolen (ref 45200045979). The window of another vehicle was smashed (ref 45200046135).
Stafford Road, Caterham – Criminal Damage. Between May 2nd and May 4th the driver’s side window of a vehicle was smashed (ref 45200046314).
Harrow Road, Warlingham – Criminal Damage. Overnight April 30th to May 1st a vehicle was damaged (ref 45200045130).
Bramber Way, Warlingham – Theft. Around 01.00 May 1st a grey Mercedes E Class index LY10NXW was stolen (ref 45200045203).
Eglise Road, Warlingham – Theft. Between 13.45 and 15.30 April 30th a catalytic converter was stolen from a car (ref 45200045859).
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