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Published  10/05/2018  17.26 pm

A MURDER investigation has been launched following a fatal fight at a pub. Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the Earl of Cornwall Pub in Cippenham Lane, Slough, on Wednesday night at around 11.30pm, to reports of a fight having broken out. A 43-year-old man from Slough was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and has since died. His next of kin have been informed. The pub has been taped off, and a heavy police presence remains at the scene.  TVP have urged anyone with information connected to the incident to come forward. Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood, of TVP’s Major Crime Unit said: “You will notice an increased police presence over the coming days as we continue to investigate. If you have any concerns, please approach police. “I would like to re-assure people that we believe this to be an isolated incident.  A 35-year-old man and a 58-year-old man, both from Slough, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They are currently in police custody.

 

A former employee of Slough Borough Council has been given two custodial sentences for failing to declare her ownership of a property when accepting a tenancy with the council and then going on to apply for the Right to Buy scheme.  Farah Qadir, formally of Oban Court, Slough, had taken on a tenancy with the council in February 2014, and did not declare part ownership of a property in Maple Crescent.  The 27-year-old was employed by the council as a customer service advisor when she applied to the housing register for accommodation.  She then went on to make an application under the Right to Buy scheme in May 2017 without declaring her ownership of Maple Crescent.  Qadir pleaded guilty on March 27 at Reading Crown Court for two counts of dishonestly making a false representation to Slough Borough Council contrary to section 2 of The Fraud Act 2006.  At the sentencing on Thursday, May 3, Qadir received two 12 month custodial sentences to run concurrently, suspended for 18 months.  She was also told to pay £600 costs and told to complete 180 hours of unpaid work.  The property has been returned to council’s housing stock.

 

THE OUTCOME of a strike action threat-row is yet to be determined. The union Unite has threatened Slough Borough Council with strike action over the suspension of one of its binmen, Peter Nolan. Unite claims the suspension comes due to Mr Nolan fighting back against managers that expected bin workers to eat while on the road, without access to washing facilities. The council claims the suspension is due to allegations of bullying by Mr Nolan. It has also said that the majority of its binmen are not members of Unite and it is ‘confident’ it can provide normal bin collections even if the strike goes ahead. Mr Nolan had a formal hearing with the council on Tuesday but the outcome is yet to be announced. Unite say they will have a ballot for strike action if Mr Nolan is dismissed.

 

STUDENT sleuths have worked together to solve the case of the ‘Sugar Snatcher.’ Over 800 pupils at Cippenham Primary School have taken part in a special detective challenge day, to uncover who stole the school’s supply of chocolate. Students were informed of the robbery in the morning assembly, where ‘crime scene investigators’ interviewed students and teachers about the robbery. Back in the classroom, the students worked to analyse the evidence that had been collected, which included suspect and witness statements, recordings taken around the school, and fingerprints taken from the kitchen cupboards. At the end of the day, the students gathered into teams to pour over the evidence they had gathered and they eventually reached an unanimous agreement as to the chocolate thief’s identity. The detective day had been run by Enabling Enterprise, which creates challenges to improve students logical thinking and leadership skills. The chocolate thief was unmasked and the children were rewarded with a chocolate prize for successfully tracking the ‘Sugar Snatcher’ down.

 

 


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