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Appeal to help find missing man from Newbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a missing man from Newbury.

Richard Brockbank, aged 27, from Thatcham, was last seen at a petrol station in Newbury at 10pm last night. He has not been seen since.

Richard Brockbank hasn't been seen since last night Credit: Thames Valley Police

His car, a black Ford Fiesta, has since been found in Dorset.

Richard is white, 5ft 9ins and has short black hair, with a trimmed beard and he is of average build. He was last seen wearing a light green hoodie with a large logo on the front and had on dark jeans.

Insp Peter Edwards from Newbury Police Station said: “We are very concerned for Richard’s welfare as he hasn’t been seen since last night.

“I urge anyone who has seen him or has any information on his whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Investigation launched into unexplained death

Thames Valley Police is currently investigating an unexplained death in Newbury on Tuesday.

Police were called at around 3.19pm to a secluded area to the rear of a property in Andover Road and when they arrived they found a woman who died at the scene. Paramedics also attended.

The death of the woman, aged 36 and from the Wiltshire area , is unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs and is currently on bail until 14 June.

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Police appeal for for information following robbery in Newbury

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Newbury.

The victim, a 15-year-old boy was cycling in Greenham Road at about 8.45pm on Wednesday when he was approached by two men who demanded to know if he had any belongings on him.

The offenders then punched the victim in the face, causing him to fall to the floor and then made off towards the Burger King roundabout.

The first suspect is white, over 6ft tall, and was possibly carrying a can of beer. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up.

The second offender is white, about 5ft 11ins tall and of large build. He was wearing a shiny waterproof-style jacket under a black body warmer.

Funeral of Berkshire marathon runner to be held today

Rob Berry died after completing the London Marathon Credit: Rob Berry/ Just Giving

The funeral will take place later for a Berkshire man who died after completing the London marathon.

Rob Berry, who was 42-years-old and from Newbury, collapsed just minutes after crossing the finish line.

More than £76,000 has been raised for his chosen charity, the National Osteoporosis Society.

He chose to support the society after his mother was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 52.

A spokes person from the charity said, "We are really touched by the incredible generosity in tribute to Mr Berry, who wrote so movingly about why he was raising money to help fight osteoporosis."

Donations for Berkshire runner reach nearly £80,000

Marathon runner Rob Berry Credit: Rob Berry/ Just Giving

More than £76,000 has been raised in memory of a Berkshire runner who died moments after completing the London marathon.

His Just Giving page shows donations have totalled around four and a half thousand percent of his original target, which was £1,700.

The money goes to the National Osteoporosis Society. Mr Berry chose to support the society after his mother was diagnosed with the condition at the age of 52.

"We are really touched by the incredible generosity in tribute to Mr Berry, who wrote so movingly about why he was raising money to help fight osteoporosis." - National Osteoporosis Society

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Newbury race dedicated to London Marathon runner

Rob Berry was a well known runner in the Newbury area Credit: Rob Berry/ Just Giving

The Newbury parkrun in Berkshire today is being dedicated in memory of a London Marathon runner who died last weekend. Rob Berry, 42, from Newbury, collapsed after crossing the finish line. He was a well known runner in the area.

His Just Giving page has received donations of more than £72,000 to the National Osteoporosis Society so far.

Newbury marathon runner donations surpass £70k

Rob Berry's Just Giving page shows that donations have topped £70,000 Credit: Just Giving

Nearly 6000 donations have been made after a Newbury man died when he completed the London marathon last weekend.

Rob Berry was running the marathon in memory of his mother who was diagnosed with Osteoporosis and the £70,000 worth of donations will be donated to the National Osteoporosis Society.

Nearly 6,000 donations have been made to smash Rob's original target of £1,700.

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Marathon runner's family 'overwhelmed' by donations

The family of a man who died after running the London Marathon said they are "overwhelmed" by the donations that have been made in his honour.

In a statement issued by organisers of the marathon, Robert Berry's family said they were overwhelmed by the heartfelt messages and contributions to the National Osteoporosis Society, adding:

We are devastated and shocked by the events of Sunday and cannot believe that he is no longer with us to share in our lives and laughter.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and work colleagues – a fun-loving and caring person, respected, loyal and very much loved by us all.

He was a loving husband to Gwen and an amazing father to his two children and will remain forever in their hearts.

Rob was a loyal and loving son to Alan and Ann and a fantastic, caring brother to his younger sister Janet who always looked up to him.

Rob will be a great loss to our family.

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