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The midweek round-up: The most read Express stories of the week so far

Each Wednesday, we bring you a midweek round-up of the five most read stories across the Express sites.

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5.) Suspended sentence for con man who stole from sports clubs

A fraudster who admitted stealing at least £20,000 from two children’s sports clubs has been spared prison after receiving a suspended sentence.

Grant Farrell, 52, pleaded guilty At Reading Crown Court in July to three counts of fraud and one of theft.



4.) Battersea Old Windsor's cattery at full capacity

Cat lovers are being called on to give a new home to unwanted felines from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

The cattery, in Priest Hill, has reached full capacity and is urgently appealing for people to help home the ‘golden oldies’.



3.) Results of Windsor Link Railway consultation revealed

Concerns over the new Windsor Link Railway (WLR) have been revealed by a consultation carried out by the Royal Borough.

The privately-funded multi-million pound project could see a direct rail link between Maidenhead and Windsor.



2.) Police appeal for witnesses after Windsor stabbing

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Windsor on Sunday morning.

According to Thames Valley Police, the 39-year-old had been ‘involved in an altercation’ with a group of people in Paddock Close at about 7am.



1.) Slough man who stashed 6kg of heroin handed 16-year prison sentence

A hefty prison sentence has been handed down to a 25-year-old Slough man who stashed 6kg of heroin in his bathroom.

Anxelo Shahu, an Albanian national living in Bridlington Spur, will serve 16 years in prison after he was found guilty of conspiring to supply almost £2million worth of class A drugs.

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