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Runner dies at Reigate half marathon

A man died after taking part in the Reigate half marathon in Surrey yesterday.

The man, said to be in his 20s and from Battersea, collapsed at the event and stopped breathing. Paramedics were called to the scene and he was taken to nearby East Surrey Hospital but could not be saved.

Reigate and Banstead Council confirmed the news on Twitter today along with marathon organisers Run Reigate:

The half-marathon was the first to be held in the town. Police said the man's death was unexplained but not suspicious.


Police officer charged with dodging a taxi fare

A police officer has been charged with failing to pay for a taxi journey. PC Gina Patten, based in Reigate, Surrey, has been bailed to appear in court following the alleged incident in Godstone High Street in January.

Surrey Police headquarters in Guildford Credit: Press Association

The 50-year-old faces a charge of making off without payment when her case is heard at Aldershot Magistrates' Court in March. Surrey Police said:

"She has been suspended from duty while the case goes through the court process."

Three teenagers charged after vehicles pelted

Three teenage boyshave been charged with causing danger to road users after items were thrownfrom a motorway footbridge.

The boys, aged 13, 14 and 15, were arrested following incidents earlier this week when two lorries and a coach were damaged by objects allegedly thrown from the bridge between junctions 7 and 8 for Reigate, Surrey, on the M25.

The suspects, who have not been named, will appear before South East Surrey Magistrates' Court in Redhill on August 21.