Vile abuse discs found on streets

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing con­tent and urge peo­ple not to open files

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Laura Mowat laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­

PO­LICE are ad­vis­ing peo­ple not to view discs left around towns with ‘dis­gust­ing’ con­tent.

Thames Val­ley Po­lice is ad­vis­ing peo­ple not to view the con­tent of discs af­ter a num­ber were found in streets and gar­dens of homes in the Che­sham and Amer­sham area.

A Face­book user warned other peo­ple about the disks on the OurChe­sham Face­book group af­ter he dis­cov­ered one and ex­am­ined the con­tent. The Face­book user told other peo­ple to de­stroy the disks as it has hid­den files with im­ages of peo­ple be­ing slaugh­tered with knives, chain­saws, ham­mers, child abuse and an­i­mal slaugh­ter­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to the Face­book group, the discs have been found out­side the church in Old Amer­sham as well as at the front of peo­ple’s houses,

Media of­fi­cer for Thames Val­ley Po­lice, Con­nie Primer, said: “Po­lice have re­ceived sev­eral re­ports of discs left in flower­boxes/beds and in the street in The Spin­ney and Broad Street, Che­sham, and Whielden Street, Amer­sham, in the last few days. The discs are printed with the same sym­bols and their con­tent is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated.”

In­spec­tor Richard Vine, of the Chiltern and South Bucks Neigh­bour­hood North Polic­ing Team based at Amer­sham, said: “I would like to re­as­sure the lo­cal com­mu­nity that we are in­ves­ti­gat­ing this and I would urge any­one who re­ceives, or finds, one of these discs not to open them on their com­puter or lap­top, but to con­tact us via the 24-hour en­quiry cen­tre on 101.

“I would also like to ap­peal for any­one who saw these discs be­ing dis­trib­uted, or has any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, to get in touch and as­sist us with our in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

One man, who wished to re­main anony­mous, found one of the discs in Amer­sham on Mon­day.

He said: “I found a CD on the floor by the side of a bush near Whielden Street in Amer­sham, it was plain as day. I left it where it was as I saw on Face­book, I was not pre­pared to pick it up, it is dis­gust­ing.

“I hope some­thing is sorted out with it. It scares the life out of me, are we safe? We just don’t know.”

Che­sham Town coun­cil­lor, Derek Lacey, said: “I have never heard of any­thing like this be­fore and I do not want to hear any­thing like this ever again. It wor­ries me that a child or a teenager could ever pick it up, it is dis­gust­ing.”

If you do not want to speak di­rectly to the po­lice you can con­tact the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111. No per­sonal de­tails are taken, in­for­ma­tion is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


Po­lice are warn­ing the public to not view the con­tent of this disc

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