Did you see flat fire?

Published: 30 Apr 2012 16:27

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a fire was started in a top floor flat in Tilehurst.

Share this image

Three children were seen running away from the flat in a derelict block in Spey Road, on Sunday, April 22, at 3.30pm but no-one was injured. Fire fighters were alerted by neighbours and prevented the blaze spreading.

PC Andrew Frith said: "I would like to hear from anyone who noticed unusual activity around the area.

"I would also like to remind parents and guardians to ensure their children do not have access to cigarette lighters or any other items that can cause fire."

Anyone with information should contact PC Frith on the 24-hour non emergency police number, 101, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Jump to first paragraph.

Get more stories from our Around Reading section

4 Jul 2013 17:00 • Joe Gammie

Dog owner devastated after prized pooch's paw is lacerated by broken glass in Reading's Kensington Park

A WEST Reading woman is boycotting popular Kensington Park after her dog was badly injured on broken glass.

Social: Comments1 comment

4 Jul 2013 12:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Call for blitz on speeding in Earley

ALMOST 100,000 motorists have been clocked speeding in Earley this year.

Social: Comments1 comment

16 Jun 2013 17:00 • Nick Gutteridge

Councillor claims up by 130%

EXPENSES claims at Wokingham Borough Council have rocketed by 130% over the last year.

Social: Comments7 comments

8 Jun 2013 09:30

Families have fun in the sun at the Royal Berks Hospital fete

Hundreds of families turned out in brilliant sunshine for the Royal Berkshire Hospital Summer Fete, Armour Road, Tilehurst, Reading.


20 May 2013 09:30

VIDEO: RASPO steel band entertains children at the Avenue School in Tilehurst

RASPO steel band entertained the children at The Avenue School, Tilehurst during their performance art week.

Social: Comments0 comments

17 May 2013 09:30

VIDEO: 'Flintstones' robot at RBH

Royal Berkshire Hospital dispensary robot, Fred can dispense more than 20,000 packs of medication to patients and and deliver five packs every eight seconds from their shelves to ward boxes and dispensing stations via 11 chutes.

Social: Comments0 comments

9 Mar 2013 17:30

Teenage girls trapped in Reading Sports Direct lift

FIREFIGHTERS came to the rescue of two teenage shoppers stuck in a lift today (Saturday).

Social: Comments0 comments

2 Mar 2013 09:30

Two boys arrested on suspicion of arson

TWO boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fire in Thatcham.


5 Nov 2012 07:00

Women-only rule rapped

NEW 'women only' sports equipment is causing a stir in Whitley amid complaints about sex discrimination.

Social: Comments10 comments

30 Oct 2012 09:30

New safer cycling scheme rolls out

READING's cyclists are being told to get on their bikes as part of a new safety campaign.


23 Sep 2012 00:05 • Maxwell Kusi Obodum

Mike's Russian around

INTREPID explorer Mike Franklin was forced to take the long way round on an arduous hike marking his 25th anniversary of beating testicular cancer.

Social: Comments0 comments

10 Sep 2012 07:00

Free parking call to ease road chaos

DISTRICT transport bosses are being urged to waive charges in two car parks to lessen the impact on traders when engineers start digging up a village high street next week.

Social: Comments1 comment

30 Aug 2012 12:30

All systems go for new college in east Reading

READING'S first University Technical College - to be known as UTC Reading - will open on the site of the former Alfred Sutton School in September next year.

Social: Comments1 comment

19 Aug 2012 12:00

Fury over state of road

A MUM-of-two has criticised highways bosses for overlooking a major route from Reading into West Berkshire while a multi million pound resurfacing scheme gets into full swing.

Social: Comments4 comments

18 Aug 2012 12:00

Mum's anger as burst pipe floods street

A BUSY mum is fuming after she was left without water for nearly 24 hours while gallons of it gushed from a fractured pipe just feet from her front door.

Social: Comments2 comments

17 Aug 2012 12:00

Game's creator all set for store heroics

DESIGNER Martin Wallace makes a hero's return to Reading's Eclectic Games store on Saturday to give enthusiasts a personal take on his latest hit - The Doctor Who Card Game.

Social: Comments0 comments

17 Aug 2012 09:30

Burma Star shines on

UNDER a gentle drizzle, heads bowed, veterans and their families remembered generations of fallen comrades this week during a service to mark the 85th anniversary of the Caversham War Memorial.

Social: Comments0 comments

15 Aug 2012 10:00

Sewer works are nearly over

A LONG-RUNNING sewer repair scheme is expected to be finished at the end of the month - 12 weeks ahead of schedule.

Social: Comments0 comments

11 Aug 2012 09:00

Mum left shaken by gun stash find

NEIGHBOURS in a quiet cul-de-sac are living in fear after a stash of guns was found hidden in bushes next to their homes.


10 Aug 2012 09:30 • Alexandra Gregg

Campaign to grant Gill's final wishes

A COMMUNITY dedicated to fulfilling the dying wishes of a popular grandmother is planning a fundraising event in her honour. Described by friends as "loving, warm and kind", 54-year-old Gill Lee has had ME (Myalgic Encephalopathy) for the past seven years.

Social: Comments0 comments