SEARCH and rescue teams are continuing their efforts to find a man missing in the river Thames.

On Monday, January 10, a member of the public saw a man in the water near Caversham Bridge, Reading at about 10.25am.

Emergency services rushed to scene within five minutes of receiving the 999 call, the witness told The Chronicle.

Despite an extensive search assisted by Berkshire Lowland Search and Rescue teams and Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service, police said he has not been located at the time The Chronicle went to press yesterday.

Read the full story in this week's Reading Chronicle, out now.

Also in this week’s paper:

  • Three companies charged in relation to the death of a 10-year-old boy in a Reading clothes store appeared in court.
  • A 33-year-old drug dealer was jailed for possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply in Reading.
  • Why protestors gathered to heckle Nigel Farage outside Reading Minster
  • Reading FC’s darkest day yet analysed over eight pages
  • Plus the roadworks roundup for 2022
  • Health leader ‘sickened’ by Boris Johnson’s apology
  • Artist behind new prison artwork reveals motives
  • And seven pages of puzzles, what to watch on TV this week and stunning photographs of wildlife around Reading

Plus, in the Woodley and Earley edition, details of the hunt for a man who sexually assaulted an elderly woman dressed in a carer’s uniform.

He was wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including a mask, gloves and disposable apron.

Read the full story in the Woodley and Earley Chronicle, out today.