Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in which an 11-year-old was attacked by two youths in broad daylight in Bracknell.
At around 8.20am on Wednesday, the 11-year-old boy was walking up a pathway when two boys jumped from some bushes and walked towards him.
One of the boys then ran towards the victim, knocked him to the ground and punched and kicked him. One offender removed the boy’s rucksack and emptied it. The second offender assaulted him while the other stamped on his glasses.
The youngster sustained facial injuries, grazes and minor bruising. A small quantity of loose change was stolen.
The first offender is white, aged 15 to 16 years of age with ginger hair which is shaved at the sides, longer on top and had been gelled back. He was wearing a black Nike hooded top, black jogging trousers and blue trainers.
The second offender is white, aged 15 to 16 years of age, with brown cropped hair, a pierced right ear and was wearing a silver stud earring. He was wearing a light blue block coloured t-shirt, black jogging trousers and white trainers.
Police are searching for an 84-year-old man with dementia and alzheimer's who has gone missing from his home in Bracknell in Berkshire.
John Hayes was last seen on Terrace Road South in Binfield at 9:30am this morning. He's known to travel around the town centre.
Thames Valley Police say they're very concerned for his welfare and anyone who sees him should call 101.
Bracknell town centre's long awaited regeneration has reached another milestone after its new street names were announced.
The £240 million pound project is due to be complete by next Spring.
And as Mel Bloor reports they've been borrowing names from the past to celebrate the future.
Vulnerable and elderly people in Bracknell are being offered a lifeline thanks to a new scheme launched by the council.
Pocket Pal is a GPS based personal alarm system which means help can be sought instantly if a person gets lost or has an accident while out and about.
Sam Holder has more.
Major improvements to Bracknell town centre's roads will begin in just under a fortnights time.
The changes will create a more pedestrian friendly experience and are part of the two hundred and forty million pound regeneration scheme.
"We've always said that the regeneration is about providing a destination of choice for our residents and visitors, which is more than just a shopping centre.
"This £6.25m plan is part of the work to create a much more impressive and enjoyable overall town centre with improved gateways for customers and a continuation of the softening of the town centre, which is already underway through the regeneration project.
"The council set aside funding for this project last year, as our residents continually tell us that a thriving and modern town centre is one of their top priorities.
"In addition, this work will help to create a new social and cultural heart and will encourage greater economic prosperity within the borough."
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Downmill Road in Bracknell is closed due to a fire at the Industrial Estate at Western Road. The blaze broke out just before 11pm last night. Ten fire engines were called to the scene.
Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, three people have been convicted following an incident in which a man was shot in his chest in Bracknell.
Robert Connor, aged 37, of Victoria Avenue,Camberley, was found guilty at Reading Crown Court by unanimous jury of attempted murder and possession of a firearm.
Michael Crook, aged 64, of Sturdee Close, Frimley, was found guilty by unanimous jury of Section 18 GBH and possession of a firearm.
Scott Kennedy, aged 29, of Sturdee Close, Frimley, was found guilty of Section 20 GBH and possession of a firearm.
They were convicted on Thursday after a trial which lasted two weeks and four days.
At around 6.10pm on 10 May 2015, Robert Connor and Scott Kennedy knocked on the door of a property in Swancote Green while Michael Crook was in a car nearby. When the victim, a 35-year-old man, opened the door Connor shot him in the chest with a firearm.
He sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.
Det Con Greig Williams from Maidenhead Force CID said:
“The jury has convicted all three defendants for their role in this offence. The victim was lucky he was not more seriously injured in this attack and I hope these convictions will allow him to move on from this.”
The three defendants are due to be sentenced at Reading Crown Court on 20 November 2015.