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Man arrested in rape case - Police statement

Thames Valley Police has arrested a 22-year-old man from Witney on suspicion of rape.

The man was arrested last night in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl in the early hours of last Saturday.

A 41-year-old man who was previously arrested on suspicion of rape has been released without charge.

We recognise this incident is likely to cause concern in the local community and I would like to reassure people that we have a team of detectives working on the case.

If anyone in the Carterton community has any concerns or queries, I would encourage them to speak to their neighbourhood policing team.

– Det Insp Steve Raffield

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Police on scene of Carterton murder

Police in Carterton this lunchtime. Credit: Seeing Eye

Thames Valley Police have arrested three people on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a body.

Detectives detained the three after a man's body was found in Carterton, West Oxfordshire, this morning.

They were called by paramedics to an address in Alvescot Road at 7.53am, where the body of an unnamed man in his fifties was discovered. He was declared dead at the scene.

Officers arrested a 27-year-old woman, a 48-year-old man and a 59-year-old man on suspicion of murder. They remain in police custody.

A post-mortem examination is due to be conducted and formal identification of the man will follow.

BREAKING NEWS: Murder arrests in Oxfordshire

Police have launched a murder investigation after the discovery of a man’s body in Carterton, Oxfordshire, this morning.

Officers were called by paramedics to an address in Alvescot Road at 7.53am, where the body of a man in his fifties was discovered. He was declared dead at the scene.

Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman, a 48-year-old man and a 59-year-old man on suspicion of murder. They remain in police custody.

The investigation is at a very early stage with officers from Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit leading the murder investigation."

– Det Supt Stan Gilmour

Anyone who was in the Alvescot Road area of Carterton this morning who witnessed anything suspicious, or with any information which may help officers with their enquiry, is asked to contact the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

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Naked rambler walks into more trouble

Stephen Gough, man dubbed 'the naked rambler for his determination to wander the length and breadth of Britain in the nude will stand trial for his actions. Stephen Gough was arrested for allegedly outraging public decency in a shop while wearing just his walking boots, socks, a hat and a rucksack.

Parents in a village had reported Gough to police after spotting him walking while local children were coming out of school. Judge Patrick Eccles at Oxford Crown Court rejected an application by Gough's lawyer to have the charge dismissed. He was arrested in Carterton, Oxfordshire.

'Naked rambler' reported to police by parents

A man dubbed "the naked rambler" for his determination to wander the length and breadth of Britain in the nude will stand trial for his actions. Stephen Gough was arrested for allegedly outraging public decency in a shop while wearing just his walking boots, socks, a hat and a rucksack.

Parents in a village had reported him to police after spotting him walking through the area while local children were coming out of school. Judge Patrick Eccles at Oxford Crown Court rejected an application by Gough's lawyer to have the charge dismissed.

Gough, 53 , does not deny that he was naked in Carterton, Oxfordshire, on December 4 last year; he does not accept that by being naked in public he is committing an outrageous, lewd or disgusting act as specified by the charge.

Water switched back on

Thames Water engineers work on the burst pipe Credit: ITV Meridian

Thames Water engineers have been able to return water supplies to more than four and a half thousand homes in Oxfordshire.

A burst water pipe caused disruption to supplies around Carterton this morning.

A spokesperson said they have been able to divert water through other parts of the network.

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