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Students learn about farm safety

Agricultural students at Abingdon and Witney College will be learning about farm safety today.

It's part of an initiative by the National Farmers Union to try and raise awareness of the risks involved with the industry and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities every year.

They'll be put in real-life situations and have to decide what action to take to prevent accidents happening.

Agricultural students in Abingdon will be taught about farm safety Credit: ITV Meridian

"Young people are such an important target group for this farm safety message as the future of the industry.

"As technology advances within farming, the risk of accidents can actually increase. While the safety of machinery and equipment has improved, the fact that machines can do so much more can make people complacent. It's fantastic to have an outside organisation like the Farm Safety Foundation come in to help us deliver this vital message and for the students to face scenarios they could come across on their own farms when they go home or in their future workplace."

– Pam Willsher, Head of Faculty Land Based Industries & Life Sciences

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Two due in court accused of murdering Oxford woman

Kerry Reeves was shot in the head outside flats in Abingdon in November Credit: Thames Valley Police

Two men accused of killing a woman woman in Abingdon are due in court.

Kerry Reeves, who was 26, was shot in the head outside flats in Thornhill Walk last November.

She died at the John Radcliffe hospital two days later.

Billy Johnson, 20, of Ripon Court in Northamptonshire, and Charles Noble, who's 20, and of Kempton Avenue, in Ealing are due at Oxford Crown Court.

Kerry Reeves murder investigation: more arrests

Kerry Reeves was shot outside flats in Abingdon earlier this month Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police investigating the murder of a woman in Abingdon, who was shot in the head have made two more arrests.

Kerry Reeves was shot at close range, outside flats in Thornhill Walk on the 3rd of November. The 26-year-old died in hospital two days later.

A 45-year-old man from London and a man from Oxford - who's 33, have been released on bail.

Two other men, aged 20, have been charged with murder and are in due in court in February.

Appeal for woman motorist who may hold clues to Abingdon shooting

A woman motorist may hold vital clues in the shooting of Abingdon woman Kerry Reeves.

The 26-year-old was shot in the head outside a block of flats a week ago, as she sat at a table in a friend's garden. She was on life support in hospital before the machine was eventually switched off.

Police initially arrested a 20-year-old man in Ealing, West London, on suspicion of attempted murder. Another suspect, also aged 20 years and from Corby, Northants, was arrested yesterday.

Kerry Reeves who was shot in Abingdon Credit: ITV Meridian

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said they were keen to trace a woman spotted sitting in a vehicle around the time of the shooting.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lynch of the Major Crime Unit, urged the woman to contact the force immediately.

He added: "We have information to suggest that a woman was sitting in a white vehicle outside Thornhill Walk off Northcourt Road at around the time of the shooting last Tuesday.

"The woman in the vehicle may not have seen or heard anything suspicious, but we would still like to speak to her as a potential witness in this murder investigation.

"I would appeal directly to this woman or anyone who knows her to contact police immediately."

Kerry, who was living with her mother in Saxon Way, Abingdon, at the time of the shooting, lost her struggle for life at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

A post mortem examination carried out on Monday found she had been killed by a gunshot wound to the head.

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26-year-old woman fighting for her life after being shot

A 26-year-old woman remains in a critical condition in hospital tonight after being shot in the head outside flats in Oxfordshire.

Emergency services were called to Thornhill Walk in Abingdon on Tuesday evening. Police are hunting for two suspects who they say are known to the victim and it wasn't a random shooting.

Kate Bunkall reports from the scene:

People awarded for roles in fight against breast cancer

A care home worker from Abingdon was among the winners at a charity awards ceremony held in Oxfordshire last night.

Jeff Denton was recognised at the Against Breast Cancer Achievement Awards - which celebrates the success and achievements of groups and indivduals across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

Our very own reporter Mel Bloor was there to host the awards....

Former nurse sentenced to 18 years for abusing unconscious patients

Andrew Hutchinson was working as a staff nurse when the offences took place

An Oxford nurse, who pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences on patients while they were unconscious, has been sent to prison for 18 years.

Andrew Hutchinson's crimes on women and girls included voyeurism and sexual assault.

He was arrested when children reported he was filming at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon.

"It is impossible to conceive of a greater breach of trust in our society."

– Judge Ian Pringle
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