Thursday, 15 November 2018

Twenty five years ago

MONTHS spent hiding in troubled Kuwait were relived by a Henley man this week. David Newton returned to

MONTHS spent hiding in troubled Kuwait were relived by a Henley man this week. David Newton returned to his Boston Road home to be reunited with his friends and family just hours after flying into Gatwick along with some 300 hostages on Tuesday. He revealed how a four-day business trip to Kuwait turned into an ordeal that was to last months. He said: “I was asked to stay an extra four days in Kuwait city when Iraq invaded. I thought military retaliation would come within hours but it never came.”

A man walking his dog in Gallowstree Common was attacked by a passenger from a car which almost ran him down. After being kicked and beaten in the head and body,  49-year-old Dennis Edginton was left unconscious in the snow on Saturday night. His golden retriever Twig picked up the remains of a torch, ran home and barked at the back door until she had alerted Mr Edginton’s wife Rosemary.

Henley’s Newtown Post Office has been robbed for the second time in three years. Just before closing time on Friday, a man armed with a handgun threatened 70-year-old Mall Singh, who runs the Reading Road shop, and forced him to hand over £200 from the till.



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