There was relief from the Leander Club in Henley, where Anna Watkins trains, after the rower secured a gold medal in the double sculls final alongside partner Katherine Grainger who is from Maidenhead.
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Her partner was upstairs at the house at Basildon in Essex getting her hospital bag when the masked gang smashed their way in using crowbars
The Rail Minister said it was not a matter of crowd control but passengers "trying to get home after a long day at work".
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