Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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THAMES Valley Police has been accused of taking three hours to arrive at the scene of

THAMES Valley Police has been accused of taking three hours to arrive at the scene of a burglary â?? despite being told the thief was still inside. Simon Bodle, director of Whitehill Service Station, said a member of his staff had to wait outside while the thief ransacked his offices before making off with cash and property worth £1,700. Mr Bodle said: “I got a call from the alarm company at 8.40pm who told me the alarm had been triggered and the police had been informed. At 9.30pm the police rang me to say they were not able to attend.”

MPs Boris Johnson and Theresa May have called on railway minister Tony McNulty MP to improve the current timetable “mess” when bids are made for the train operator’s franchise next year. The December introduction of the “nightmare” timetable has drawn complaints from commuters from Henley, Shiplake, Wargrave and Twyford wanting to get to London and Reading.

A smoke alarm saved the life of a woman whose home at Hambleden caught fire in the early hours of Friday. She ran out of the house after being alerted. Firemen were able to put out the fire, which started in a downstairs living room and caused extensive smoke damage.



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