Wednesday, 15 August 2018

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A GANG is thought to be responsible for a spate of working dog thefts from farms

A GANG is thought to be responsible for a spate of working dog thefts from farms and country estates around Henley. At least 26 animals have been stolen so far this year, according to gamekeepers. The dog nappers have struck in Stonor, Hambleden, Watlington, Streatley and Ipsden, with some estates being targeted more than once. Top of the list of stolen animals are sheepdogs, which can cost up to £3,000, followed by cocker spaniels and lurchers, which are worth about £2,000 each.

A thief accepted a cup of tea before stealing from an 87-year-old woman at her home in Henley. The man conned his way into the victim’s house in Fair Mile at about 4.45pm on Monday. He then stole her handbag containing £20 and other personal items before leaving.

After 57 years apart and decades of fruitless searching, a woman shed tears of joy when she was reunited with her long-lost brother. Gina Peliti, from Stoke Row, and her brother Ben spent most of their lives on opposite sides of the globe after they were separated as toddlers. Born in India, they lost touch after their parents’ marriage ended. Gina and her mother left for England while Ben stayed with their father, an army officer.





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