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4 October 2015
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Latest: 5 October

Attempted murder in quiet Lismore Park

2 of 4 knife victims still in hospital. 2 men arrested. Local man charged, second man bailed. Police 'harass' photographer.

Report and photographs by Slough Times staff

Police Community Support Officer says photographing victims' empty house is illegal.

A peaceful Sunday morning, with many neighbours still asleep, was violently shaken by two visitors to a quiet Lismore Park cul-de-sac "attacking" a family with knives.

Police cars and an ambulance rushed to the scene shortly after an emergency call at quarter to nine. They found 4 injured people. Three were taken to nearby Wexham Park hospital. One was later released after treatment. Two remain in hospital care.

The police's investigating officer Penny MacKenzie has appealed for the public's help locating a black Toyota Avensis vehicle with an R registration plate. It may have been involved in the incident.

Detective Inspector MacKenzie also wants the public's help if anyone saw anything strange, anything not exactly normal or slightly odd, in and around the Lismore Park area between about 08:00 am and 09:00 am on Sunday morning 4th October.

If anyone noticed anything strange or unusual in the Stoke Poges Lane area near to the junction with Belgrave Road to also get in touch by ringing 101 and selecting option 1.

If anyone can help, but does not want to speak personally to the police, then please ring Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800-555 111. Crime Stoppers never asks for your name, never records your call (like the police do) and never tries to trace you. Its safe and completely confidential.

On Sunday afternoon police issued a statement they have arrested 2 men who remain in police custody on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police still need the public's help if they think they might have any information.

5 October : Man changed. Second man on police bail

This morning Mr Mohammed Khan, aged 33, of Stoke Poges Lane, Slough, appeared at Slough Magistrates’ Court charged with:-

  • 1 offence of attempted murder;
  • 2 offences of assault resulting in actual bodily harm;
  • 2 offences of possessing an offensive weapon (knife) in a public place; and
  • 1 offence of wounding a person with deliberate intent to cause them injury (a so-called 'Section 18' offence).

All the offences relate to yesterday morning's incident at a house in Lismore Park, on the south-east corner of Slough's cemetery.

Due to the very serious nature of the charges, Mr Khan was sent to prison accommodation and is scheduled to appear before a judge at Reading Crown Court on Monday, 2 November 2015.

A second man, 26 years old, arrested yesterday in connection with the Lismore Park attack on suspicion of:-

  • possessing an offensive weapon (knife);
  • wounding people;
  • unintentionally causing grievous harm; and
  • obstructing or resisting a person assisting a police constable

was released on police bail until 17 November.

Police declare street a prohibited camera-free area.

In an unusual move, police have banned journalists photographing the outside of the victims' house.

Telling photographers they are acting unlawful, a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) walked away from the victims' house he was guarding, crossed the road and placed himself directly in front of a photographer's lens to block the photographer's view.

This is a crime scene. I forbid you taking any photos. he told a surprised photographer.

The Metropolitan Police's web site has useful advice for Thames Valley Police, colloquially known as Chad Valley.

The 'Met', the UK's most senior police force, has declared the public are legally allowed to photograph when in a public area. Their guidance to police officers and to the public is at:
www.met.police.uk/advice-and-information/photography-advice

The Slough Times thinks Chad Valley's top management should properly train their staff instead of spending lots of time ironing razor-sharp creases in their immaculate, and expensive, white shirts.

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