Slough’s dangerous streets according to WalkSafe app

Sarah Everard’s tragic death has left many people speaking up about the safety of walking on our streets.

Walking alone at night, or at any time of the day, can be a particularly nerve-wracking experience. 

Street lights might not be working or there’s a particular underpass that’s always unlit. 

But an app has been set up to alert people when they’re entering high crime zones.

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The app shows the most common types of crime in Bracknell Forest are violent and sexual assaults, as well as knife crime.

According to the app, Cranbourne Close has had the most crime reported in recent days with two sexual assaults.

This is followed by Windmill Road in Slough reported two knife crimes five days ago.

Sarah Murphy from Ascot launched WalkSafe after she was attacked when coming home from a night out.

He said: “You should still use common sense by calling the police, this is just an added bonus.

“If we can save one person from a terrible ordeal that would be absolutely fantastic. That is all the reward we really need from this.”

She revealed to the Bracknell News in 2019 how she was bundled into a car by four men after trying to get home from a night out in Clapham, London, four years ago.

She kicked frantically at the car window until she managed to free herself and get out of the car.

Richard Kay, who co-founded the app with his girlfriend Sarah advises that the app is just added safety and shouldn’t be totally relied upon.

He said: “You should still use common sense by calling the police, this is just an added bonus.

“If we can save one person from a terrible ordeal that would be absolutely fantastic. That is all the reward we really need from this.”

A list of the most dangerous places to walk in Slough according to the most recent data from the map:

  • Cranbourne Close
  • Windmill Road in Slough
  • Hull close,
  • Griffin Close
  • Cotswold Close
  • Chalvey Grove
  • Stour Close
  • The Green, Chalvey
  • Spackmans Way
  • Park Street
  • Hencroft Street
  • Bishops Road
  • Benson Close
  • Northern Road
  • Bryant Avenue 
  • Littleport Spur
  • Venus Close
  • Ravensworth Road 
  • Lydsey Close 
  • Aylesworth Avenue

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