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Missing dog catches London train to Reading

Shadow, the black labrador, caught the train from Twyford to Reading after his owners thought he was lost. Credit: Susan Scorer

A family from Twyford in Berkshire who thought they had lost their pet labrador were thoroughly surprised when they received a call to say he had caught the train to Reading.

Susan Scorer and her partner Stan Smith were frantically looking for their pet labrador Shadow and expected the worse when he couldn't be found.

But they received a call to say he had caught the London westbound train at Twyford train station, a couple of miles away from their home, and got off at Reading.

The train he was on was heading for Devon.

Susan said: "I would love to thank everyone who helped and reported him at Twyford train station on the train."


Jailed for killing cyclist whilst distracted by sat nav

A mother of two has been jailed tonight for knocking over and killing a cyclist. Victoria McClure, who is 38-years-old, had been distracted because she was using her sat nav. The bike rider was killed instantly.

The judge at Reading Crown Court said he had taken into account her genuine remorse and the consequences for her children. Therefore, she would serve only half of the 18 month sentence. Heather Edwards reports.

Driver who killed cyclist to be sentenced today

A driver was distracted by her sat-nav and killed a cyclist in Berkshire is due to be sentenced this afternoon.

Victoria McClure was found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving. She hit Tony Hilson on the A4 Bath Road in Twyford last September.

Reading Crown Court heard in July that McClure, of Charvil, "drove blind" for almost 20 seconds before the collision. She denied causing death by dangerous driving, but the prosecution rejected her guilty plea to causing death by careless driving.


Winchester lorry crash

Police are redirecting traffic at the site of the crash in Twyford Credit: Trudi Constantine

A lorry and a car have been involved in a crash this afternoon in Twyford, Winchester.

One ambulance and police cars are currently at the scene.

Highbridge Road and the High Street are currently closed while they wait for the vehicles to be picked up.

Police cars and ambulance at scene of car crash Credit: Trudi Constantine
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