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  • Slough man faces jail after being found guilty of rape
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    Reading Crown Court. Credit: getreading A Slough man faces jail after being convicted of rape and admitting smashing a wine bottle over his victim's head. Hamid Mahmood, of Griffin Close, attacked a woman in her 40s at around 2.30am on Wednesday, August 17 in Salt Hill Park in Slough. He raped her and then smashed a wine bottle over her head. The woman was helped by two members of the public who called the emergency services. He was arrested the same day and charged by Thames Valley Police in August 2018. He was found guilty on Tuesday, February 19, after a trial at Reading Crown Court. Mahmood had previously admitted assaulting the woman at a hearing at the court in Reading, Berkshire in October. Read More Man charged with murdering teenager in Slough 15 years ago Investigating officer Detective Constable Ross Fleming, of Berkshire Force CID, said: “This was an…
  • Friar Street budget store closes ahead of demolition
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    The entry to the Savers store in Friar Street. Credit: Callum Cromwell A budget store in Reading will close down as Friar Street undergoes a major redevelopment project. The Savers store in Friar Street, Reading, will close on Saturday, February 23 as construction workers prepare to demolish the old Friar's Walk shopping centre. The news comes following the closure of outdoor clothing and Airsoft store A2 Supplies as well as Bon March fashion store in November 2018. The units will be demolished as part of the huge Station Hill development, which will see the former Friar's Walk shopping building knocked down and replaced with 350-370 housing units. Once the Savers in Friar Street is closed, the nearest store for shoppers in Reading will be Savers in the Broad Street Mall. It follows changes at another budget high street store Poundland , which closed two stores in January to move into…
  • These brilliant Japanese drummers are back in Reading in February
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    The incredible display will be at The Hexagon next Wednesday. Credit: Yamato Drummers yamatodrummers.com/uk An exhilarating Japanese drumming performance is coming to Reading in February. The Yamato drumming band is heading to the town for one night only on Wednesday, February 27. After a hugely successful tour in 2017, the drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. The performers are masters of the traditional Taiko drumming form, which mixes relentless beating with fascinating displays of athleticism. In their brand new show "Passion", the drummers will challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits. Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated in this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show. Read More X Factor winner coming to Reading in acclaimed Madagascar - The Musical Since they began touring in 1993, the group has played to more seven million people in 54 countries across the planet. Get a taste of what will be…
  • Live updates as crash closes lane on M4
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    Audi involved in crash on the M4 near junction 10 for Wokingham on Tuesday, February 19. Credit: TVP Roads Policing Twitter Two lanes have been closed on the M4 due to a crash on the way towards London. The closure is affecting the stretch of the M4 between Reading, Berkshire and Wokingham. It is affecting traffic on the eastbound carriageway as drivers head to London. The crash was first reported at around 12.54pm on Tuesday, February 19. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. For the latest news and breaking news visit inyourarea.co.uk. Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @getreading - the official getreading account - real news in real time. We're also on Facebook - your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout the day…
  • Man left in hospital after attack in East Reading
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    A stretch of King's Road, where an assault happened outside the Pinnacled building. Credit: UGC A man was left with deep cuts to his face after an unprovoked attack in East Reading on Monday. At around 10am on Monday, February 18, the victim, a 44 year old man, was walking along Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire when he was approached from behind by two men near Reading College, outside The Pinnacle building. During the attack, they threw him to the ground and kicked him several times before leaving the scene in the direction Rupert Street. The victim received deep cuts to his face and back of his head, as a result. He was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital but has since been discharged. The two offenders are white, are in their twenties and were both wearing dark clothing during the attack. Read More Police hunt for four men after robbery…
  • Appeal to help find man missing from Sandhurst
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    Keith Sanderson, 43, who was last seen in Cannon Close, Sandhurst. Credit: Thames Valley Police Police officers are appealing for help in their search for a missing man from Sandhurst. Keith Sanderson, 43, was last seen at around 9.30am on Sunday, February 17 in Cannon Close, Sandhurst. He is a white man, standing at around 5ft 10ins tall and is of slim build. Mr Sanderson has very short brown hair, with brown eyes. He has a mark on his chin with stitches from a recent injury as well as a cast on his right wrist. He was last wearing blue jeans, a dark jacket and a black backpack. He is known to frequent Blackwater train station in Camberley and the centre of Sandhurst. Read More Army cadet found dead at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Thames Valley Police is asking for the public to help in its search. Inspector Ashley Smith…
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