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Banbury supicious incident

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after an unknown man approached a child in a shopping centre in Banbury.

A family was at the Castle Quay shopping centre at around 12.15pm when the unknown man approached the two-year-old child and held her hand.

The father of the child intervened and the man walked away, exiting the shopping centre.

The man is described as white, aged between 60 and 68-years-old, 5ft8ins of medium build with short grey hair.

He was wearing a red Manchester United top and jeans.

Det Con Rebecca McCamley said: "This incident obviously caused concern for the parents and we would like to speak to the man in question to better understand what happened. I would ask the man, or anyone who knows him, to contact police and help us with our investigation."

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Description of knife-point robbery suspect

The offender is about 6ft, and was wearing black clothing and had his face covered. He turned left after leaving the shop.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Sgt Homes 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

Police appeal after knife-point robbery at bookmakers

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a knife-point robbery in Banbury last night. Just before 10pm, a man entered Corals bookmakers in the Ruscote Arcade, went up to the counter, and threatened the staff member with a knife, demanding cash from the till.

The assistant opened the till and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man ran out of the shop.

The assistant was not injured but he was left shaken and upset.

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