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Police appeal for witnesses to bank break-in

Anyone with any information should contact Det Sgt Alan Clements via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


Cash stolen in bank break-in

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after cash was stolen from a cash point at a bank in Abingdon in the early hours of this morning. Police were called at 3.37am to reports that Barclays Bank in Marcham Road, Abingdon, was insecure.

Officers attended and discovered offenders had forced entry into the bank and stolen an undisclosed amount of cash from one of the cash points inside. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area between 2am and 3am.

Troops honoured for operation in Afghanistan

Troops from Abingdon based 4 Logistic Support Regiment are to receive service medals today for their time in Afghanistan.

They returned to Dalton Barracks in Oxfordshire last month and were seen marching through Abingdon earlier this week.

The 217 medals will be presented by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester. The duties of 4 Logistic Support Regiment were to ensure that the forward operating and patrol bases on the front line were supplied with water, medical supplies, and ammunition.


Agency forced to apologise for late flood alert

The Environment Agency has been forced to apologise to residents for failing to issue a warning until six hours after a village was flooded.

The move comes after seven homes in Wendlebury, near Bicester, were flooded on Thursday at about 2.30am.

A flood alert was not issued by the Environment Agency until 8.30am.

Residents said it was the fifth time since 2001 that the village had flooded and problems started after the M40 and A41 dual carriageway were built.

The latest flood has also raised concerns that proposals for a new link road from the A41 across farmland near the village to Graven Hill will exacerbate the problem.

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