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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.

Cow recovering after being hit by crossbow

The incident is believed to have occurred between 9am and 2.15pm on Saturday. I am appealing to anyone with information about the incident to contact Thames Valley Police. The area where the incident occurred is near a road, so if you were driving past around the time and saw something suspicious, please get in touch. The animal has had the bow removed and is currently recovering from its injuries.

– PC Jennifer Savazzi, Thames Valley Police


Man sentenced for robbery and assault in Wokingham

Luis Sousa from Bracknell has been sentenced to four years for a robbery in Wokingham in which his victim was seriously assaulted. Credit: Thames Valley Police

A 19-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery in which he carried out a serious assault on his victim.

Luis Sousa from Bracknell, was handed the sentence at Reading Crown Court today after entering a guilty plea at an earlier hearing on 16 September.

The incident happend on 17th August, where Sousa carried out an unprovoked attack on a 22-year-old man at the back of the Spin Bar in Alexandra Court, Wokingham, before stealing his mobile phone.

The assault was caught on CCTV and lasted for more than 3 minutes. The victim suffered around 120 blows to his head and body.

Wokingham pensioner burglary

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E-fit released of offender who gained entry to house in Whitley, Wood Lane Credit: ITV Meridian

A pensioner walked into his kitchen to find three men in his home who stole cash from him.

The 78-year-old victim was left shaken after he found the men in his kitchen after they climbed through a window at 4.30pm on Tuesday, July 16.

The offenders claimed to be police officers but when the victim tried to call police, his phone was taken from him.

The first offender is a white man, mid twenties, of average build with very short brown hair. He was wearing a white short sleeved t-shirt.

The second man was white, in his late thirties, clean shaven, around 5ft 11ins. He was wearing glasses, a striped shirt and smart trousers.

All of the offenders had a slight Irish accent.

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E-fit of burglar who climbed through pensioner's window Credit: ITV Meridian

PC Barry Johns from London Valley Police Station said: "We urge people to be vigilant to this type of criminal and never let anyone in your home without first verifying who they are. A legitimate police officer will never mind waiting while you check."

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