Residents ‘scared stiff’ as police investigate ‘suspicious incident’ in Bookham

January 11, 2019
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Residents in Bookham have expressed their shock as police reveal they are investigating a “suspicious incident” in the village.

Police cordoned off the entrance to Proctor Gardens on Monday morning (January 7) as forensic teams worked to gather evidence. Police say the incident, at the junction with Eastwick Road, happened in the early hours of Monday. 

Surrey Live spoke to a Mole Valley police officer who said the incident involved a teenage girl aged under-16. This has not been confirmed by Surrey Police.

A police spokesman said: “Enquiries are under way following a report of a suspicious incident in Great Bookham in the early hours on Monday (January 7).

“It is too early at this stage to provide any more details, and further details will be issued in due course.”

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Residents in Proctor Gardens spoke of their shock as police descended on the village. Janice Wyatt, 80, said: “I’m scared stiff; it’s frightening and it’s too close to home.

“I got up at 5am on Monday and went out at 8.45am to visit a friend. When I got back at 11.50am it was all cordoned off. I didn’t notice a thing when I left that morning.

“I used to take my dogs down there but now my four kids don’t want me doing that anymore. Police went house to house asking if we’d heard anything but no one saw anything.”

Police combed through this area of grass looking for evidence
(Image: Les Steed)

Mr and Mrs Russell, 73 and 70, said: “The police were looking all round here on their hands and knees, combing through the bushes. It wasn’t clear what it was they were looking for, then they went door to door.

“Forensics were out there for ages putting out lots of yellow markers. It’s a bit close to our doorstep.

Police are asking anyone in the area around the time of the incident with any information to contact them.

If you can assist enquiries please contact 101, quoting incident reference PR/P19004864.

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/residents-scared-stiff-police-investigate-15660881


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