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Reading man jailed for 19 years for child sex offences

John Bromley will face 19 years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been jailed for 19 years for child sex offences in Reading.

John Bromley, who is 59-years-old and of no fixed address, was found guilty of abusing a child in Reading in May last year.

He will have to serve two thirds of his sentence before he's considered for parole.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Sandra Beaumont of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit said, “I am delighted with the sentence. I hope the sentence brings some justice to the victim and their family."

Appeal for help to find missing Reading boy

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information regarding a missing boy from Reading.

Izzatullah Tarakhail, aged 15, was last seen in Sycamore Road, at about 6.15pm on Friday 6 June.

Izzatullah Tarakhail was last seen on Sycamore Road on Friday 6th June Credit: Thames Valley Police

Izzatullah is about 5ft 6ins tall, with short neat dark hair, which is usually brushed to one side, and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing loose black trousers and a black long shirt.

He speaks Pashto, and basic English and Farsi Urdu.

He is known to frequent areas in Whitley, as well as mosques in both Oxford Road and Alexandra Mosque near Reading University.

If you have any information regarding Izzatullah’s whereabouts please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101



Man arrested in connection with stolen dogs

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with the theft of two pugs in Reading.

The man, aged 32, is from Reading and was arrested last night on suspicion of burglary.

The arrest is in connection with the theft of two pug dogs taken from an address in Foxglove Gardens in Reading on 31 May between 11pm and 11.15pm.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact Thames Valley police on 101.

Man arrested after a rape which took place in 1988

A man has been arrested in connection with a rape that took place in Reading in 1988.

The offence took place in Heathfield Avenue, Tilehurst, in the early hours of 10 October 1988.

The victim, who was 18-years-old at the time, is now aged 44.

A 54-year-old man from Northampton was arrested on suspicion of rape this morning by Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Review Team.

CCTV released after four legs of lamb are stolen from a Reading supermarket

Police would like to speak to the man in this CCTV image Credit: Thames Valley Police

CCTV footage has been released of a man police would like to speak to after four joints of meat were stolen from Waitrose in Caversham, Reading.

At 10.31am on Friday (6/6) a man entered the store through the main entrance, made his way to the meat section and stole four legs of lamb.

Police would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image, as he might be able to help officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact PCSO Ian Chaston from Caversham police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Woman punched and kicked in the face in Reading

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was punched and kicked several times in the face in Reading.

The 25-year-old was in a taxi outside the Sub 89 venue in Friar Street when a man opened the door and began assaulting her.

The offender is described as white, in his mid twenties, of medium build, about 5ft 7ins tall, with brown hair. He was wearing a white polo shirt.

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