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Police search for man who rode into station on a horse and threatened staff

A CCTV image of the man at Windsor & Eton Riverside Station Credit: British Transport Police

The British Transport Police wants to trace a man who rode on a horse into Windsor & Eton Riverside Station and threatened staff. The incident happened on Sunday January 4th. He rode into the station around 3pm but when he was challenged by a staff member, he threatened them with a riding crop and racially abused them.

A busy railway station is no place for horses and rail operators have every right to refuse access to people with animals under the railway bye-laws. The member of staff was just doing their job and racial abuse and threats will not be tolerated.

– Detective Constable Rod Harbron

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B9(S-SUB) of 25/02/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Child hunger having dramatic effect at London schools

A new report released today reveals that child hunger and poverty in London are dramatically affecting children's ability to learn.

More than 80 percent of teachers in London say that children are eating the wrong foods in the morning, and most say they can tell just by watching their behaviour at school.

The report, by charity Magic Breakfast, is part of the 'Feed Their Future' campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the impact of child hunger on education.

The charity's report found that an alarming number of children are not having a healthy breakfast Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

It also found:

  • Over a quarter of London teachers do not believe parents can identify what a nutritious breakfast is
  • Nearly 60% of children also do not know what a nutritious breakfast is
  • 23% of parents living in the city say that food is getting so expensive they have had to cut down on breakfasts
  • Up to 60% of parents let their children eat anything in the morning, just so they eat something
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