Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police dog unit to lose 15 officers

As many as 15 Thames Valley police dogs could be retired as the force looks to make cuts to the unit.<p>An efficiency review has judged that the canine …

Pets

CCTV images of anti-Semitic attack in Oxford released

<b>CCTV images have been released after an anti-Semitic arson attack on a Jewish centre in Oxford.</b><p>Anti-Semitic notes were left outside Chabad House on the corner of Cowley Road and Alma Road by two people, who then started a fire at about 04:00 BST on 19 May.<p>Dt Sgt George Atkinson said: "Thankfully no …

CCTV

Police chief begs for more cash for armed officers to protect Harry and Meghan at their £1.4m Cotswolds hideaway

• <b>Anthony Stansfeld, of Thames Valley Police, asked Home Office for more money</b>• <b><br>The property in Great Tew, Oxfordshire, is being patrolled around the</b> …

Royal Weddings

Aylesbury nuisance caller rang 999 more than 230 times

<b>A man who made more than 230 nuisance calls to the emergency services has been issued with a criminal behaviour order.</b><p>Aylesbury Crown Court heard Jamie Power, 27, "behaved in an anti-social manner" towards neighbours, emergency personnel and NHS staff.<p>He was also convicted of arson and given a …

Buckinghamshire

Police officer sacked after knocking cyclist off bike with baton

<b>Officer dismissed without notice for use of 'inappropriate force' before lying about his actions</b><p>A police officer has been dismissed by Thames Valley …

Bicycle Racing

Man charged over rape of teenage woman in Oxford

<b>A man has been charged over the rape of a 19-year-old woman.</b><p>The attack took place in Cowley Road, east Oxford, on Sunday 13 May, Thames Valley Police said.<p>Alshafeea Ezereg, 18, of Nye Bevan Close, Oxford, was charged on Saturday with one count of rape and appeared before Oxford Magistrates' Court …

Crime

Windsor Homeless Bus Still Impounded By Police Ahead Of Royal Wedding

Allegations the driver lacked correct licence.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>A homelessness bus in Windsor as a homeless charity offering refuge to rough sleepers …

Royal Weddings

英國王室大婚:哈里與梅根婚禮 溫莎衣香鬢影

BBC中文多媒體直播薩塞克斯公爵伉儷婚禮到此結束,讓我們再次祝福一對新人白頭到老,永結同心。歡迎瀏覽本網的其他內容。謝謝收看。<p>AFP<p>Reuters<p>從婚紗、花童、誓詞到聖詩,這就是個傳統的婚禮。<p>在一系列的公告中,白金漢宮曾明確表示,新人想要個形式不一樣的婚禮。<p>結果,禮拜儀式突出了這場婚禮現代、多元的一面:天國的福音(Kingdom Gospel)合唱團打出了節奏,然後是黑人大提琴家,還有美國聖公會主席主教孔茂功(Bishop Michael Curry)那蕩氣迴腸的講道。<p>每一場婚禮,都是王室蛻變的機會。婚禮前那幾個星期也許曾經風浪,但已成過去。<p>這場婚禮對於王室來說,攸關未來,一個不一樣的未來。<p>B …

Royal Weddings

Royal wedding 2018: Windsor homeless bus impounded by police

<b>A double-decker bus offering refuge to rough sleepers in Windsor has been seized by police ahead of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding.</b><p>Thames Valley Police said The Ark Project charity's 10-bed bus was impounded due to an issue with the driver's licence.<p>The charity said it would pay £1,500 to …

Homelessness

Royal flush? How much are taxpayers paying for the Royal wedding?

We’ve been asked by readers to factcheck how much the Royal wedding is going to cost and how much of it will be paid for by taxpayers.Royal weddings …

Royal Weddings

Police use four-legged friends to help protect royal wedding

Thames Valley Police are using dogs and horses as part of the security operation for Harry and Meghan’s wedding.

Royal Weddings

Sniffer dogs, snipers and drones deployed ahead of Harry and Meghan's wedding amid 'severe' terror threat level

Cops are rifling through drains, manhole covers and bins ahead of the royal wedding over fears it could be a magnet for terrorists.<p>Police in Windsor …

Royal Family

What the fork? Police hunt Windsor graffiti vandal

A manhunt is underway for a mystery graffiti artist who sprayed the word ‘fork’ nearly 150 times across Windsor, just days before the royal …

Royal Weddings

Royal Wedding security update: Huge operation to deter attackers

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s post-wedding carriage ride route may be closed to latecomers if the 100,000 revellers expected become a safety issue.<p>…

Royal Weddings

Reading protest: Kurdish boy 'hurt in police clash'

<b>A teenager has been injured during a confrontation between police and Kurdish demonstrators in Berkshire.</b><p>The boy, 17, was "rugby tackled" by officers outside the Wokefield Estate near Reading, the Kurdistan Students Union said.<p>Thames Valley Police said a protester was taken to hospital but it had …

Law Enforcement

Royal wedding security fears see cops search drains, manhole covers and bins for suspicious items

POLICE are searching drains and manhole covers as security measures amp up ahead of the royal wedding.<p>Cops have flooded to Windsor to tighten …

Royal Weddings

Oxford shooting: armed stand-off ends after shootout between police and gunman

An armed siege sparked by reports of a man with a gun in Oxford has ended "peacefully" after around 14 hours.<p>Thames Valley Police said shots were fired from a residential property in Paradise Square in the city centre - just yards from Oxford castle - with officers returning fire.<p>Nearby streets …

Law Enforcement

Daughter jailed for leaving mother to die in her own feces

A British woman was sentenced to jail Friday for neglecting her mother who was found “dead on a sofa sitting in a pool of diarrhea,” police said.<p>Emma-Jane Kurtz, 41, of Oxfordshire, was found guilty by the Oxford Crown Court of willful neglect. Judge Peter Ross said Kurtz “would serve at least half …

Crime

'Injured' Thames Valley PC resigns after cycling holiday

<b>A police officer found to have been cycling in Majorca while claiming to be unable to work has resigned.</b><p>Nicholas Corbett told an inspector he could not work on 13 October 2017 because of a back injury, Thames Valley Police said.<p>But the force said he was actually on holiday in Majorca, and deleted …

Cycling

Police trace hit-and-run driver who left cyclist with serious injuries in Berkshire

<b>Thames Valley Police appeal for witnesses to incident on Saturday that left a cyclist with multiple and significant injuries</b><p>An unlicensed van driver …

Cycling

Former police officer tipped off suspect about drugs raid

A former police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct after they told a suspect their home would be raided.<p>The officer, who has been …

Crime

Man arrested over racist graffiti in Milton Keynes - BBC News

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the racist graffiti and detained under the Mental Health Act<p>A man has been arrested after racist graffiti appeared on church buildings, gravestones and a war memorial.<p>The graffiti appeared across Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, between 21 …

Milton Keynes

160 royal “stalkers” being tracked leading up to Royal Wedding

Leading up to the wedding of the year, 160 people have been classified as “high risk” due to their unhealthy obsession with Prince Harry and Meghan …

Royal Family

Court of Protection solicitor convicted for neglect over mother's death

A solicitor specialising in elderly care cases has been convicted of wilful neglect following the death of her mother.<p>Emma-Jane Kurtz, 41, was …

Crime

100,000 people to turn out for Prince Harry's wedding: police

More than 100,000 visitors are expected in Windsor, west of London, for the wedding of Prince Harry and U.S. actress Meghan Markle on May 19, police …

Prince Harry

Royal wedding: Security plans for Harry and Meghan's big day revealed

The operation for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's big day will be "amongst the largest in Thames Valley Police's history", the force said, as it …

Royal Family

Wantage cyclist only realised his bike was stolen when police posted photo of it to Facebook

A fairweather cyclist?

Oxfordshire

"Plonker" stopped by police had Del Boy driving licence complete with photo of Only Fools and Horses character

A "plonker" with a driving licence saying he was Del Boy from the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses wasn't fooling anyone when he was pulled over by …

East London

Girl, 15, charged over double stabbing in Reading

<b>A 15-year-old girl has been charged after two teenagers were stabbed at a riverside leisure centre.</b><p>Two girls, aged 13 and 14, were hurt in a fight at Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading in November.<p>Thames Valley Police said the girl, from the Reading area, was charged on Thursday with two counts …

Crime

Someone actually handed the police a fake ID featuring Homer Simpson

What a time to be alive.<p>On Thursday Thames Valley Police tweeted a picture of a fake driver's licence that was given to one of their officers by a …

Culture