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Possible firearm used in robbery

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Finchampstead Credit: ITV Meridian

A firearm may have been used to threaten residents during a robbery in Berkshire. At around 7.48pm yesterday a man entered a house in Reading Road, Finchampstead, and produced what is believed to be a firearm before stealing items from the address. The offender ran away after police were called.

He is described as 6ft, of slim build, and was wearing a balaclava and a black jacket. Inspector Phil O’Neil, of Thames Valley Police, said: 'Officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area and if anyone has any concerns, please make contact with an officer or the local police station.'

If you have any information about the incident, contact Insp O’Neil via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

Crews tackling fire at Wokingham Industrial Unit

Fire crews are currently at the scene of a large fire in Toutley Road in Wokingham.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the Metro Centre on Toutley Road at 6:49 this morning to reports of a large plume of smoke billowing over the A329.

Eight appliances have attended the fire and crews are using foam and water to tackle the blaze.

People are being warned of heavy traffic in the area and restricted access to roads around the centre.


Hit by a crossbow but cow now recovering

A farmer has spoken of his horror at discovering how one of his cows had been shot by a crossbow. Alan Bishop found the injured animal on his field at Church Farm in Finchampstead - near Wokingham.

The pedigree cow had been shot in the neck. It survived - and is recovering - but police are investigating the incident. Here's Divya Kohli's report.

Cow recovering well after being hit by crossbow

A farmer is appealing for witnesses after his cow was shot by a crossbow in Wokingham. Mr Bishop found Lady Heather lying in a field near Church Farm in Finchamsptead. She is now recovering well.

Farmer bishop with Lady Heather, who is making a good recovery Credit: ITV News Meridian
Lady Heather was hit by a crossbow Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police appeal after cow hit by crossbow

If you have any information please contact PC Savazzi of Loddon Valley police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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