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Delays on M40 after lorries collide

Four fire crews battle Oxfordshire garage blaze

On Sunday evening, Thames Valley Fire Control Service alerted Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service to a report of a garage fire at Flatford place, Kidlington.

Two fire engines, one from Kidlington and one from Oxford attended the incident, and the first crews were on scene within minutes.

On arrival fire crews were faced with a garage which was fully involved in fire.

Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus were tasked with bringing the fire under control and their quick actions prevented fire spread to an adjoining garage.

Eight mile tailbacks after accident with two lorries on M40

Police have closed the road at Junction 6 Credit: ITV NEWS

M40 Southbound closed queueing traffic for eight miles, long delays due to accident. Two lorries involved between J6 B4009 (Watlington) and J5 A40 (Stokenchurch), congestion to J8 M40 A40 Spur (Oxford).

Two lorries collided at 5:15am halfway between the junctions. Police have put a full closure in at J6. A lot of traffic is stuck behind the accident.

Diversion - Follow the Hollow Circle via the B4009, the A40 Southbound to Stokenchurch and rejoin the M40 at J5.


Teenager punched in the face as gang try to steal his bike

Police have issued CCTV of the group they want to talk to Credit: HAMPSHIRE POLICE

An 18-year-old who was cycling home from work in Hedge End was punched in the face several times by a gang who tried to steal his bike.

The man was riding along the motorway bridge on St John’s Road, at 10.15pm on February 5th when a group of around six to eight males grabbed his arm. They then punched him in the face several times as they tried to search his pockets and grab hold of his bike.

The victim was able to escape without anything being stolen. All of the males in the group were dressed in dark clothing.

Officers investigating the incident have released CCTV images of a group of males seen in the area at the time of the incident.

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