UP to 40 youths, some armed with baseball bats, were involved in a mass brawl in
UP to 40 youths, some armed with baseball bats, were involved in a mass brawl in Henley town centre in the early hours of Sunday. Police were called to battles in Duke Street and Hart Street and battered victims were picked up in Station Road and Reading Road. Gangs of men and women were seen punching and kicking each other and at least two men wielded baseball bats. Two men were arrested and two others were taken to hospital.
Transport changes choking Henley’s approach roads are blighting the lives of Remenham residents and hitting the town’s businesses. The Henley Standard has been inundated with complaints from drivers fed up with queuing for up to 45 minutes to cross Henley Bridge. Rush-hour traffic stretches back beyond the service station on White Hill and Conway’s Bridge on Wargrave Road, while Remenham Lane is blocked back to the church with rat-runners trying to jump the jams.
More drivers and pedestrians are risking their lives at Shiplake level crossing than almost anywhere in the country. Network Rail lists Shiplake as a hot spot for cars and walkers ignoring warnings and crossing as trains speed towards them. There is an average of two near-misses every year at the crossing.