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Run Reigate statement on runner death

Reigate half marathon organisers Run Reigate have confirmed the death of a 27 year old man from Battersea during yesterday's race.

Today Run Reigate and Reigate & Banstead Borough Council (RBBC) can confirm that one of our race participants became ill during the half marathon on Sunday 21st September 2014.

The runner was immediately attended to by an on-site medical emergency team and subsequently transferred to East Surrey hospital by ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

It is with great sadness that Run Reigate and RBBC can confirm the tragic loss of this runner.

We are deeply saddened by what has happened and we extend our condolences to family members and friends.

– Run Reigate

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.


Traffic chaos on M25 as 13 illegal immigrants run from the back of a lorry

Commuters faced rush hour travel misery on the M25 this morning after 13 illegal immigrants ran out from the back of a lorry in the middle of the motorway.

There was heavy traffic on the M25 this morning after 13 illegal immigrants ran from a lorry Credit: Reuters/ file photo

Surrey Police tweeted that they had all been caught and arrested after the incident between junctions 12 and 13.

People claiming to have seen the incident on their drive to work took to Twitter to describe their shock at what happened:

Details of the nationalities and ages of those held were not immediately available.

It is the latest incident involving suspected illegal immigrants being found in the backs of lorries. Last Friday a man was arrested after 24 Eritrean nationals were discovered in the rear of an HGV in Whitfield in Kent.

Bart's Bash

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson (right) Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

The Chertsey born Olympic sailor, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson who died while training for the 2013 America's Cup will be remembered in a special event today.

'Barts Bash' has been organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and is aiming to be one of the biggest sailing races in the world. Over 14,000 sailors from 65 countries are believed to be taking part.

Simpson was a married father of two who won a gold at the Beijing Olympics and a silver at London 2012.

Police trying to trace stolen ATM

ATM. Credit: Magdalena Mayo/PA Archive

Detectives in Surrey are trying to trace an ATM that was stolen outside a petrol station in Woodhatch early on Friday morning.

Four people arrived in a van at the Texaco station on Dovers Green Road between midnight and 1am. They removed the barriers, then made their way off with the machine.

East Surrey police are trying to establish how much money was in the ATM at the time.

Anyone with information that could help this investigation should ring Surrey Police on 101. Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 08000 555 111.

Police release CCTV footage of missing man

Desmond Carr. Credit: Surrey Police
Desmond Carr. Credit: Surrey Police

Police are becoming concerned for the welfare of a 55-year-old man from Ewell in Surrey. Desmond Carr was reported missing by his family on 18 September at around 5pm.

CCTV footage has been released of Mr Carr using public transport. He was last seen at Clapham Junction station on Platform 13, just before 11.30am on 19 September. It's believed he may have got a train to Sussex, possibly Eastbourne.

He is also known to have links in the Brighton and St Leonards-on-Sea area. Mr Carr is described as extremely vulnerable.

Anyone who has information that could help this investigation should call Surrey Police on 101.


Twelve-year-old missing girl from Surrey

Lily Webster. Credit: Surrey Police

Police are trying to trace a missing twelve-year-old girl from East Horsley in Surrey. She was last seen leaving her home on 18 September in the early evening.

Lily is described as white, female, approximately 5 feet tall with a medium build. She has blue eyes and long light brown/blonde hair. At the time of her disappearance she was wearing black leggings, a black zipped cardigan and Nike Trainers.

If anyone has information regarding her whereabouts they should call 101, the Missing People Charity on 116 000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Army officer scuba diving passion lives on

An Army officer killed in Iraq's passion for scuba diving is living on through a 13-year-old girl.

Major Matthew Bacon from Elmbridge in Surrey died in 2005 when his land rover hit a roadside bomb.

His father donated his diving gear to the London City Scuba Club - who auctioned it for a bursary fund in Matthew's name.

That auction was won by Mike Alexander - who gave the jacket to his daughter Zoe.

Ruth Zorko went to see how she's putting it to use.

Officer charged with theft from police station's tuck shop

A police officer has been charged with theft of cash from a police station's tuck shop. PC Stuart Parker, of Surrey Police, was arrested last month following an investigation by the force's professional standards department.

The charge relates to the theft of monies between 30 June 2014 and 12 August 2014 from a tuck shop based at Guildford Police Station.

– Surrey Police

The 29-year-old has been suspended from duty and is on bail to appear at Aldershot Magistrates' Court in October.

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