POLICE had to step in to control widespread outbreaks of drunken violence, many involving youngsters aged as young as 13,
POLICE had to step in to control widespread outbreaks of drunken violence, many involving youngsters aged as young as 13, which saw in the New Year in Henley. More than 1,000 people had gathered in pubs and clubs in the town centre and as midnight passed, the hordes spilled out on to the streets where fighting erupted. The first emergency call to police was received just nine minutes after midnight when a pregnant woman was beaten up outside the Victoria pub.
A New Year party turned to horror when a family home was peppered with air gun pellets, narrowly missing a 13-year-old girl. The Pelling family was enjoying New Year celebrations with family and friends when the first shots were fired.
Police are trying to trace the owner of a dog that savaged a Christmas morning jogger. The 33-year-old man, whose family live in Hurley, was running along Star Lane near Warren Row at 8.45am when the Alsatian ran up to him and sank his teeth into his leg. The dog’s owner, a woman aged around 60, called out to the dog but it continued its attack, biting the victim on his ankles and thigh. The woman eventually dragged the dog off and got it back on its lead but when asked for her details, she denied the victim had been injured and refused to give her name and address.