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Man released on bail after car collided with marquee

All except one of the casualties, who were taken to hospital after a car collided with a marquee during a private party at Dene Farm last night (have now been released from hospital.

The remaining casualty remains in hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

A 66-year-old man from Salisbury, who was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit, has been bailed to appear at Basingstoke Police Station on November 6th.

Tarrant 'really thrilled' to unveil statue of Reading hero

Statue honouring Trooper Fred Potts has been unveiled in Reading

A statue depicting the bravery of Reading's only winner of Britain's highest award for gallantry - the Victoria Cross - has been unveiled in the town's Forbury Gardens.

Hundreds of people gathered to witness the event and attend a special ceremony to honour Trooper Frederick Owen Potts, affectionately know as Fred Potts, one hundred years after he rescued a colleague, Trooper Arthur Andrews, at Gallipoli during World War One.

The television presenter Chris Tarrant, has spoken about the honour of removing the covering from the artwork. He was involved in the public awareness campaign and fundraising efforts to get the statue made.

The story of Trooper Potts was not widely known, but that has changed. The Trooper Potts VC Memorial Trust was set up in October 2010 to raise money for the statue. The organisation brought more recognition for the Trooper Potts story. A street has been named after him, and now, his legacy will live on with the completion and placing of the statue at Forbury Gardens beside a military roll of honour.

Pride of place for Trooper Fred Potts VC statue


Woman raped in Bognor Regis

Police are seeking witnesses after a woman reported being raped in the Sunken Gardens, Waterloo Square, Bognor Regis in the early hours of Saturday 3rd October.

The 26-year-old victim was subjected to a prolonged assault by a man around 2am, who is then believed to have left the area on a pedal cycle. The woman is being supported by specially trained officers and officers are stepping up patrols in the area.

Detective Sergeant Alan Fenn said: "During Friday evening and early hours of Saturday morning it is known that there were a number people who were within the area of the gardens. Police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed any groups of people within the gardens at that time, and especially anybody that saw a woman speaking with a group of males during that time period."

The suspect is described as being white, aged in his 40s, 6' 3", of large build with a shaven head. He was wearing a red top and riding a pedal cycle.

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