5 top Slough news stories this week – December 5

The Slough Observer have rounded up some of the most important stories from the last week.

Here are a few of the most significant stories readers should be aware of.

1. ‘Numerous’ knives and drugs worth £23,000 seized in Slough

Slough Observer: Screenshots from a video released by Thames Valley Police documenting Operation Sceptre in SloughScreenshots from a video released by Thames Valley Police documenting Operation Sceptre in Slough

Police seized ‘numerous’ knives and an estimated £23,000-worth of drugs during a week-long crime crackdown in Slough.

Read the full story here.

2. Slough murder suspect refuses to leave jail cell to face court 

Slough Observer: The man accused of murdering Shani Warren in 1987 refused to leave his jail cell to face a judge this morningThe man accused of murdering Shani Warren in 1987 refused to leave his jail cell to face a judge this morning

A man accused of the murder of Shani Warren 34 years ago refused to attend court.

Donald Robertson, aged 66, was charged with the historic murder on Friday 26 November and was due to appear in Reading Crown Court on Monday.

Read the full story here.

3. Pervert jailed again for child sex abuse images searched for ‘nudist family pics’ online

Slough Observer: Stock image of a prison taken by Flickr user Michael CoghlanStock image of a prison taken by Flickr user Michael Coghlan

Victor Berry, of Ardrossan Close, was jailed after he admitted to having images of children as young as one-year-old being sexually abused on his laptop.

Read the full report here.

4. Parents had to “fight” for their SEND children to be supported, damning report reveals

Slough Observer: Slough Borough CouncilSlough Borough Council

A damning report into Slough Council’s special education needs and disability (SEND) services revealed parents had to ‘fight for years’ to get their children support.

A report was published on November 17 which found multiple “significant weaknesses of concern” within the service.

Read more here.

5. Thousands of pounds could be spent to keep “bonkers” A4 bus lanes (and even more to remove)

Slough Observer: The A4 bus lane has been a controversial move by the council to move people into public transportThe A4 bus lane has been a controversial move by the council to move people into public transport

Read the full story here.

keeping ‘bonkers’ A4 bus lanes could cost nearly £100,000 – but will cost even more to remove it.

It’s been well over a year since the bus lanes and cycle lanes have been laid down between Dover Road and Uxbridge Road, leaving many motorists angry during peak times.

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