Thames Valley Police are advising people not to view the content of CDs found in streets and gardens of homes in the Amersham and Chesham areas.
Police have received several reports of discs left in flower boxes/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.‘
UPDATE : On Wednesday 9th September at 3.31pm Thames Valley Police issued an update with further information regarding the CDs. The update was as follows :
Approximately ten of these discs are now subject to an on-going investigation by detectives from Chiltern and South Bucks Local CID, who are advising people not to upload the CDs to view the content but to hand them into police.
PC Paul Bridgeworth, from Chiltern and South Bucks Local CID, said: ‘I would urge anyone who receives, or finds, one of these discs not to open them on their computer or laptop, but to either contract us via 101 or to hand it in to their nearest police station.
The disc contains writing and a symbolic cross in black.
As part of our investigation, we are liaising with specialist officers and departments from within our Force to try and establish the exact content of these CDs and any associated risks.
We are very alive to the fact that there is a lot of talk on social media regarding these CDs being found and their possible content; however this is not something I can confirm at this time.
Until we establish the full facts, people should not attempt to view the CDs in fear of a possible virus or any other inappropriate material surfacing.
We will endeavour to keep you posted of any significant developments as we appreciate people’s concerns.‘
Thames valley Police are advising anyone who may have received a disc of this nature or have any information which could assist police in their investigation, despite how trivial this may seem, please contact Chiltern and South Bucks Local CID via 101.
Thames Valley Police are advising anyone who does not want to speak directly to the police to 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.