Chemical attack fantasy ‘was cry for help’

March 28, 2013

A MAN standing trial accused of keeping dangerous chemicals at his home in Warlingham told jurors that telling a psychiatrist about fantasies of carrying out a poison attack was a cry for help. Giving evidence at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday (March 27), Duncan Railton said he never actually intended to release any chemicals in…

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Newlyweds left terrified in Camberley ‘knife’ incident

March 28, 2013

A COUPLE have described the moment they were subjected to “frightening” threats of violence by a gang of youths in the centre of Camberley, following a night out to celebrate their recent marriage. The newlyweds – who asked not to be named as they fear for their safety – told the News & Mail they…

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Cannabis factory found during flats blaze

March 28, 2013
Cannabis factory found during flats blaze

advertisement Cannabis factory found during flats blaze By Jennifer Morris March 28, 2013 A CANNABIS factory was discovered in a flat in Godalming on Wednesday night (March 27), after police officers attended a fire at a separate property that led to several residents being evacuated from their homes. Surrey Police were called at around 10pm…

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‘Non-lethal’ method investigated over fox den

March 28, 2013

A NON-LETHAL fox management company has visited Walton & Hersham Football Club to examine the site following the postponement of a planned cull. The fox den at Stompond Lane was due to be targeted earlier this month but the visit was cancelled the day before, following what Elmbridge Borough Council described as “concerns”. The action…

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DERA site homes billed as ‘new Surrey village’

March 28, 2013

BUSINESS leaders were shown a developer’s intentions for thousands of new homes in Runnymede at a breakfast forum last week. The Runnymede Business Partnership’s well attended event was held at the Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel last Friday morning, where Crest Nicholson’s group board director, Chris Tinker, gave a presentation on the company’s plans for “a new Surrey…

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What’s on for Wednesday March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 CONCERTS PETERSFIELD: St Laurence’s RC Church, Station Road. 7.30pm. The Free Radicals in concert. Petersfield’s a cappella group, performing anthems by Tallis, Byrd, Bruckner, Dubra, Bach and others Admission free, retiring collect4ion for lcoal…

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What’s on for Wednesday March 27, 2013

March 27, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 CONCERTS PETERSFIELD: St Laurence’s RC Church, Station Road. 7.30pm. The Free Radicals in concert. Petersfield’s a cappella group, performing anthems by Tallis, Byrd, Bruckner, Dubra, Bach and others Admission free,…

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Ex-PC jailed for selling arrest stories to The Sun

March 27, 2013

A FORMER Surrey Police officer has been jailed for 10 months for selling details of the arrests of Chelsea footballer John Terry’s mother and Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood to The Sun newspaper. Ex-constable Alan Tierney was sentenced at the Old Bailey on Wednesday after admitting two counts of misconduct in public office earlier this…

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Driver freed from overturned car in Englefield Green

March 27, 2013
Driver freed from overturned car in Englefield Green

Picture: Spencer Osgood advertisement Driver freed from overturned car in Englefield Green By Russell Butt March 27, 2013 FIRE crews spent an hour-and-a-half freeing a trapped motorist from a vehicle that rolled over and ended up on its side in Englefield Green on Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the junction of Parsonage Road…

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Chemicals just for ‘harmless home experimenting’

March 27, 2013

A MAN from Warlingham accused of fantasising about releasing deadly chemicals on a bus has been cleared of making threats to kill. During the second day of a trial at Guildford Crown Court on Wednesday, Judge Michael Addison directed jurors to return a not guilty verdict on the charge against Duncan Railton. The 41-year-old, of…

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Drugs runner-turned-informant has jail term cut

March 27, 2013

A MEMBER of a drugs ring who turned informer to help police bring down his drug baron boss has won a cut in his sentence on appeal. Karl Anthony Irving, 46, was abducted by heroin and crack cocaine kingpin, Ricardo McPherson, also known as Leon, after helping police to jail other people in the gang.…

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County council must ‘lobby hard’ over Crossrail 2

March 27, 2013

SURREY County Council needs to push for more involvement in Crossrail 2 to make sure passengers reap the benefits of the scheme. According to the council’s draft rail strategy, currently the subject of a public consultation, the multi-billion pound Crossrail 2 project could help increase capacity on the overburdened network by 40% at peak times,…

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Legal highs ‘problem’ among homeless people

March 27, 2013

LEGAL highs are a ‘serious problem’ in Guildford among homeless and low-income people, a drop-in centre manager has warned. A man was rushed to hospital after smoking a legal high called exodus outside Guildford Action, in Leapale Lane. The man, who had only recently visited the centre for the first time, collapsed at around 11am…

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Wetland wildlife reserve to be ‘fabulous place’

March 27, 2013

THE industrial eyesore of a former mushroom farm in Horsell is well on its way to being transformed into a wetland habitat. The 17-acre site at Heather Farm is being turned into a haven for aquatic life by the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, at the request of the Horsell Common Preservation Society (HCPS) – and…

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What’s on for Tuesday March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TUESDAY, MARCH 26 COMEDY SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911. DANCING LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission…

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What’s on for Tuesday March 26, 2013

March 26, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. TUESDAY, MARCH 26 COMEDY SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Mark Thomas: The Manifesto. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911. DANCING LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new…

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Thames search after boat found abandoned

March 26, 2013
Thames search after boat found abandoned

advertisement Thames search after boat found abandoned By Charlotte Talbot March 26, 2013 RESCUE teams searched the River Thames at Walton Bridge on Tuesday evening after a boat, thought to have been carrying two young men, was found abandoned. Fire engines, police cars and ambulance crews lined the car park at Cowey Sale off Walton…

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Man ‘wanted to release deadly chemicals on bus’

March 26, 2013

A MAN from Warlingham told a psychiatrist about “violent fantasies” of killing people by releasing dangerous chemicals in public, a court has heard. Duncan Railton, of Cranmer Crescent, “appeared excited at the death and destruction” he could cause, Guildford Crown Court was told at the start of a trial on Tuesday. The 41-year-old defendant denies…

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Man found dead in Earlswood had ‘single knife wound’

March 26, 2013
Man found dead in Earlswood had ‘single knife wound’

advertisement Man found dead in Earlswood had ‘single knife wound’ By Amy De-Keyzer March 26, 2013 A MAN found dead in Earlswood at the weekend has been named by police as Adrian Sirbu, of no fixed address. A post-mortem examination carried out on Monday established the 47-year-old died from a single knife wound, and officers…

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Passers-by help stop woman jumping from bridge

March 26, 2013
Passers-by help stop woman jumping from bridge

advertisement Passers-by help stop woman jumping from bridge By James Chapple March 26, 2013 A WOMAN who was threatening to jump from a bridge over the busy A331 on Saturday night was brought to safety by brave members of the public and the emergency services. Police were alerted to the incident at around 11.30pm on…

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Choirmaster jailed for Frances Andrade abuse

March 26, 2013

THE choirmaster who sexually abused a Guildford music teacher when she was one of his students has been jailed for six years. Michael Brewer, 68, was convicted in February of indecently assaulting Frances Andrade, 48, when she was a student at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. The mother of four from Guildford, who had…

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Woman was confronted with knife in burglary

March 26, 2013

A MOTHER from Guildford who was confronted with a knife as her home was burgled has lost an element of her independence as a result of the crime, a court has heard. Paul Huntley, 29, and James Scott, 23, were jailed on Friday (March 22) after the house in Eagle Road was burgled on the…

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Police not seeking anyone else over Earlswood death

March 26, 2013
Police not seeking anyone else over Earlswood death

advertisement Police not seeking anyone else over Earlswood death March 26, 2013 POLICE have said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death of a man whose body was found in Redhill. The discovery was made by a member of the public in Royal Earlswood Park, Earlswood, at around 5.20pm on…

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Fire-hit children’s nursery set for summer rebuild

March 26, 2013

WORK to rebuild a fire-hit children’s nursery and community hall in Woking is expected to start in the summer. The borough council has confirmed that Goldwater Lodge, in Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, has been found structurally sound and work to reinstate it is now planned. Douglas Spinks, the council’s deputy chief executive, said: “Woking Borough…

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What’s on for Monday March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. MONDAY, MARCH 25 DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. MM’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060. GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission…

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What’s on for Monday March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire. MONDAY, MARCH 25 DANCING COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060. GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm.…

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