An investigation is under way after a 26 year old man was found unconscious with head injuries in central Bicester.
Officers were called by the ambulance service at about 3.55am this morning following reports of an assault in The Causeway.
Officers attended the scene, where the man had sustained serious head injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a critical condition.
Forensic officers are at the scene, which was cordoned off earlier today.
A 32 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in police custody.
Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Paul Powell, of Abingdon Local CID, said the victim is in hospital with serious head injuries
“We have made an arrest in connection with this incident, however, we are continuing to carry out a full and thorough investigation.
“Members of the public may see an increased number of officers in Bicester today while this takes place.
“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information which could relate to it, however insignificant they think it could be.
The Causeway in Bicester has been taped off by police following an incident thought to have taken place last night.
Forensics officers were spotted at the scene shortly before 10am this morning.
Church Street and Market Square are also closed.
It's reported that members of the public have seen blood in the covered alleyway between restaurant Zaara and the tanning salon.
A man has started a twelve year prison sentence for trying to kill a teenager as he slept.
Stuart Greener who's 41 of no fixed address, attacked the sixteen year old at a property in Hudson Street in Bicester in January.
The boy suffered twenty two injuries. Greener pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
The victim had to undergo surgery and had 22 injuries in total.
"This was a horrific attack of a teenage boy whilst he was asleep. The attack was made worse when the victim had his mobile telephone taken and was locked inside the property.
"The defendant has taken responsibility for his actions on the 7 January 2017, which was an isolated and targeted attack. I am pleased that the victim has not had to relive his ordeal by giving evidence in court.
"Thankfully because of prompt action from members of the public and the emergency services the victim is making a good recovery. I am grateful for the support received during the investigation from members of the community and colleagues which assisted in bringing the investigation to a prompt conclusion."
Thames Valley Police have released an e-fit of a man in connection with a sexual assault in Bicester.
The appeal for information follows a report from a 24-year-old woman who said she was attacked at about 9.15pm on Monday 27th March 2017. She said that she had been walking from Sheep Street to London Road in Bicester when a man approached her - and touched her inappropriately. He then walked off towards the town centre.
“We are releasing an e-fit of the offender who is described as Asian or mixed race, in his mid to late twenties, about 5ft 7ins, slim, with marks or spots on his face, dark coloured eyes and dark coloured eyebrows.
“He was wearing a grey beanie hat at the time of the offence.
“If anyone recognises the offender please contact police immediately by either calling 101 or visiting a police station and quoting reference 43170090679.
“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
“This was a frightening experience for the victim so it is vital that anyone with any information contacts the police as soon as possible.”
The M40 southbound near Bicester is now fully open after a crash involving two lorries in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The M40 southbound between junctions 9 at Bicester and 8a at Thame is now open following an earlier collision.
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Thames Valley Police have thanked the public for sharing an appeal to find a man from Bicester. The 58 -year-old who went missing in Oxford yesterday has been found safe today.
Concern is growing for the welfare of a man from Bicester who has gone missing. Fifty-eight year-old Peter Kavanagh was last seen in the High Street in the Headington area of Oxford, at about 4.15pm on Saturday 25th February.
He has been described as being a white man with green eyes and facial stubble. He is about 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build.
The Investigating Officer, Sgt Philip Ansell made an appeal for information.
“If anyone sees Peter please contact police as soon as possible on 101 giving reference 995 (25/2).
“Peter does not know Oxford very well so the fact he is missing in the city is extremely concerning.
“Peter, if you read this appeal please make contact with your family or the police so we know you are safe.”
Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Bicester.
The victim, a woman in her thirties was walking along Chapel Street just before 9pm on Thursday when she was approached by a man who then assaulted her.
The man ran away in the direction of Priory Road.
The offender is aged in his late twenties to early thirties, approximately 5ft 7ins to 5ft 9ins, and had stubble on his chin. He was wearing a black hooded jumper and dark trousers.
“I would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident in which a woman was sexually assaulted. Specially-trained officers are offering support to the victim and detectives are working to identify and locate the offender.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone in Chapel Street or the vicinity who has CCTV footage which may be useful to the investigation, to contact police.
“You may see officers patrolling in the area and any members of the public who have any concerns, or any information, can approach and speak to an officer in the area.”