Arrest made following series of stone throwing in Stanwell
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A 20 year-old man from Ashford has been arrested after a number of stones have been thrown at houses and police cars in Stanwell.
We were first alerted over the weekend to a number of criminal damage reports whereby stones were being thrown or catapulted into the road in Stanwell Village. On Monday (14 June) a number of stones were thrown at a police, smashing the wing mirror of a police car and narrowly avoiding injuring our officers.
The investigation has been a high priority for Surrey Police this week due to the risk of someone being seriously injured and efforts to find those responsible has involved a police drone. Today (17 June) a 20 year-old man from Ashford has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and common assault. He remains in custody.
Chief Inspector Dallas McDermott said “We would like to thank the local residents in Stanwell for supporting us with this investigation so far. We understand how concerning this has been for the local community and we have been carrying out extra patrols and making use of extra resources across different departments, as part of our determined efforts to catch the person responsible. We hope that today’s arrest will reassure local residents that the matter has been dealt with robustly.”
“Enquiries will continue and we ask members of the public to report any incidents of this nature to us.”