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Man charged with Newbury rape

Thames Valley Police has charged a man with the rape of a woman in her 50s in Oddfellows Road, Newbury on Monday. Tomas Buiko, 23, of Northbrook Street, Newbury was arrested yesterday and appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court today.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Reading Crown Court on 28 July.


Quadruplets from Newbury star in ITV documentary

It has been a hectic year of heartache, hanging onto life, and round the clock care. Now a family from Berkshire are finally settling in to life back home. The Turners from Newbury thought they could never have children.

But on their final attempt at IVF treatment, Sharon Turner became pregnant with two sets of identical twins. The odds against that are calculated at 70 million to one.

An ITV documentary crew has been following the quads from their precarious early weeks to their first birthday celebrations. Sarah Cooper has that story.

Newbury hosts huge Arabian horse racing event

The world's top female jockeys are in the South this week as they prepare to take part in one of the biggest Arabian events on the horse racing calendar. Big prize money is at stake as they compete at Newbury, the home of Arabian horse racing in the UK.

We spoke to trainer and jockey Anna Walker.

Pregnant cows injured in "mindless and vicious attack"

Five pregnant cows have been attacked by a dog in a field as Thames Valley Police appeal for witnesses.

A group of around four or five youths were seen with a dog in the area known as Long Meadow, a field off of Waller Drive in Newbury on Friday evening.

The group let the dog off the lead, which then went on to attack the pregnant cows, causing facial and neck injuries.

The dog is thought to be a white Staffordshire Bull Terrier or a Boxer.

The group, aged between 15 and 20 years old, then left the scene towards Stoney Lane.

PC Ian Bibbins said, "This was a mindless and vicious attack which we believe lasted about 10 minutes.

"A number of people were in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident."

Anyone with information is asked to call the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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.

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."

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