Wednesday, 17 October 2018

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HOOLIGANS armed with air rifles held a company director under siege after firing a hail of

HOOLIGANS armed with air rifles held a company director under siege after firing a hail of shots at his Henley showroom, causing £5,000 damage. Bahram Javadi-Babreh was subjected to the attack when alone at his Thames Carpets warehouse in Newtown Road on Friday night. The siege began at 8.45pm and for 15 minutes shot after shot hit the reinforced glass windows, sending loud booms echoing around the store.

A delivery driver said he was lucky to be alive after escaping injury when a 40ft tree fell on his van. Martin Ball, 29, saw the beech falling towards him as he drove up Remenham Hill but could do nothing to avoid it. The trunk, which was at least a foot thick, missed his vehicle by inches and foliage crashed down on top of him.

This could prove to be one of the most expensive photographs that Michael Slyfield has ever taken. It all started when he was driving and pulled over to take a couple of snaps of red kites following a combine harvester. Within minutes his car went up in a ball of flames and the flames spread to a field of stubble, threatening farm machinery and a row of houses nearby. The A4074 near Ipsden was closed for 90 minutes while the fire raged.





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