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Man jailed following pub assault

A man from Barton in Oxfordshire has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting two people at a pub.

36-year-old Tim McDonagh of Bernwood Road was convicted for one count of GBH with intent and one count of common assault. He was found guilty by unanimous jury.

The victims who were 19 and 20 at the time, were at the White Horse public house in London Road in Oxford, on the evening of 1st of March when one was head butted and the other had a bottle smashed on his head.

McDonagh was arrested on Sunday 1 March 2015 and charged on Friday 22 May 2015.

Tim McDonagh has been sentenced to six years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

“McDonagh was convicted of two violent attacks upon students who were just trying to enjoy an evening in the pub with friends.

“I hope that the sentence given shows that violent behaviour will not be tolerated.”

– Investigating officer Det Con Matthew Hodgetts
  1. Penny Silvester

Woman in hospital with serious burns after house fire

A woman is in hospital with serious burns after a fire in Headington near Oxford. Nine people - six of them children - were rescued from the blaze at a house in the Barton area.

It is thought the fire may have started in a caravan - and then spread to the property.

The blaze took hold early on the morning of Wednesday 10th July 2013. Neighbours say they were woken by a loud explosion. Penny Silvester reports.

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Barton house fire

Nine people have been rescued from a house on fire in Barton this morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene in Bernwood Road at around 6.50am after a blaze spread from a caravan to a house.

Three people have been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital following the incident.

Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service are working together to establish the cause of the fire.

Police are appealing for any information surrounding the incident and urge people to contact 101.