Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an incident of grievous bodily harm in Bicester.
The incident occurred on the forecourt of the Gulf petrol station in Buckingham Road, Bicester, at about 3.20am on Saturday (30/8).
The victim, a man, was with a friend when they became embroiled in an altercation with a group of four or five men. The victim was hit with a golf club during the incident.
The offender who hit the victim with the golf club is white, in his mid to late twenties, about 5ft 10in, medium to stocky build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured jumper.
A second suspect involved in the altercation is white, in his mid to late twenties, slim, with short blonde hair. He was wearing a short sleeved T-shirt.
The victim sustained a fractured eye socket and broken jaw. He is currently being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
If you have any information about the incident then please contact investigating officer, Det Con Joe Stevenson of Force CID via the Thames Valley 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
A £250-million rail scheme between Oxfordshire and London, is facing criticism from some businesses who are being forced to make way for a new station at Bicester Town. The Chiltern Railways project will cut journey times and create new jobs, but firms say they haven't yet received compensation.
We are currently evacuating the area around London Road in Bicester following reports of a gas leak. Please avoid the area.
The A41 in Bicester is blocked at B4100 London Road/Seelscheid Way as recovery work continues due to an earlier accident involving a lorry. The vehicle is blocking the Rodney House roundabout after going straight over it in the fog.
Traffic is able to go northbound onto the A421 but not straight over on the A41.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Bicester yesterday on Thursday.
Shortly after 8.30pm the offender entered a Coral Racing shop in Wesley Lane.
The man was carrying a small axe and demanded money. A member of staff handed the man a quantity of cash and he then ran away.
The offender is white, of medium build and had his face covered with a red scarf. He was wearing a dark grey hooded top with the hood up.
A 22-year-old man from Carterton was arrested in connection with the incident and currently remains in police custody.
I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incident or anyone who saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact police. We have launched an investigation and we arrested a man in connection with the incident shortly afterwards. Officers will also be conducting extra patrols in the area so if anybody in the community does have any information, or any concerns, please speak to an officer or alternatively contact your local Neighbourhood Team on 101.”
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It's being hailed as the UK's first eco-village, a new site for housing on fields in Oxfordshire.
The development to the North West of Bicester will have 6000 homes. In the first phase - almost 400 of them will be ECO homes, and of that number 119 will be affordable.
It will in effect create a whole new suburb for the town, which its claimed takes a new approach to development.
But with ECO homes only making up small part of the overall development - is it all it's cracked up to be? Mel Bloor reports.
Interviewees: Steve Hornblow, project director at A2Dominion and Cllr Elise Benjamin from Oxfordshire Green Party.
Work will soon start to create the UK's first eco town in Bicester.
The site is being prepared for initial building work which will form part of 6000 sustainable, zero carbon homes for the town.
Developer A2Dominion have designed the town which will comprise of 40% green space as well as an eco pub, primary school and community centre.
The homes will have triple glazing as well as rainwater, harvesting and water recycling.
They will also be able to cope with climate change, staying warm in the winter and not overheating in the summer.
Solar panels will be incorporated on every home, making enough power to supply 550 homes.
Specially designed cycle and pedestrian routes will be installed to encourage people to use eco-friendly modes of transport, as well as charging points for cars powered by electricity.
The designs for a new station at Bicester Town have been released. The plans include two new platforms, an improved station approach with cycle parking and bus stops. Work on the station is expected to be completed by summer 2015.
Rob Brighouse, Managing Director at Chiltern Railways said: "Our brand new station at Bicester Town is part of our innovative project to build a new rail line between Oxford and London Marylebone.
Our investment provides the growing town of Bicester with two stations providing trains to London bringing more opportunities to travel and new transport connections for people in Oxfordshire."**
Chiltern Railways will be running a bus replacement service from 15 February 2014 whilst work goes on to construct the new line between Bicester and Oxford.
Police have released images of two Edwardian rings that were stolen during a burglary in Bicester last Friday.
Between 1.30pm and 4.45pm on 8th November, a house on Park Close in Middleton Stoney was burgled.
They stole two Edwardian 18 carat gold rings; a diamond, sapphire and ruby carved ring and a five stone diamond ring.
The items have great sentimental value to the owner and police are appealing for anyone who has seen these items, or who saw any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the burglary to contact them.