Stories of the week: April 27 - May 3

Stories of the week: April 27 - May 3

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Amanda Hall

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Stories of the week: April 27 - May 3

The Advertiser and Express websites bring you a round-up of the week's top stories from across east Berkshire each weekend.

Visit our websites every Saturday for the main news stories over the last seven days in Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Twyford and Burnham. Click on the links to read the full story.


1. White Waltham Airfield suggested as possible Heathrow replacement

Mooted proposals to supplement or replace Heathrow Airport with a new airport in White Waltham have been labelled as 'bonkers'.

Last week, a report by a specialist aviation magazine claimed to have seen documents suggest building a four-runway facility at the village airfield.

2. Murderer Ricky Clarke-Dilly sentenced to life in prison

A life sentence has been given to murderer Ricky Clarke-Dilly at Reading Crown Court today after he was found guilty of murdering Simon Large.

The jury returned a guilty verdict yesterday in the trial of Clarke-Dilly, 22, of Grampian Way in Slough, who mowed down Mr Large with a VW Golf outside Club 1 in Ascot High Street on October 14, 2012 after an argument over a ripped shirt.

3. UPDATE: Monday's lorry crash victim in 'stable condition'

A female pedestrian knocked down by a lorry on Monday in King Street is in a 'stable condition'.

Emergency services rushed to the one way system near Grenfell Island in Maidenhead at about 1.15pm.

The woman is believed to be in her 30's.

4. Slough top cop not complacent despite crime being down

Crime continues to fall in Slough but the town's top cop is not 'complacent'.

The end of year crime figures were released this week. Overall crime is down from 14,413 offences in 2011/12 to 12,583 in 2011/12, a fall of 12.7 per cent.

Priorities of burglary and violence against a person are also down - 22.7 per cent (1,322 down to 1,022 offences) and six per cent (2,488 down to 2,338) respectively.

5. Paedophile jailed after admitting making cache of indecent images

A paedophile from Ascot who shared photographs and videos described by a police specialist as 'some of the worst images of child abuse she had ever seen' has been jailed.

Reading Crown Court heard that Michael Doel, of Bracken Bank entered the 'murky cyberworld' of child pornography because of loneliness due to his partner's alcoholism.

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