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Cordon closes roads

Police have extended the cordon surrounding an ongoing firearms incident in Kidlington.

The following is a list of roads that are currently affected by the ongoing incident:

  • Morton Avenue / Churchill Road – no access for a section of Morton Avenue along to Yarnton Road.
  • No access to Morton Close.
  • Closure and diversion at Yarnton Road / junction with Grovelands. No access along the Yarnton Road to the Oxford Road. Buses and vehicles will need to divert from the Yarnton Road into Grovelands.
  • Diversion at Oxford Road, junction with Churchill Road (access to residents of Churchill Road only).
  • Diversion at Oxford Road, junction with Yarnton road (access for residents of Yarnton Road only).
  • Yarnton Road junction with Morton Avenue is closed.


Police extend house cordon

Thames Valley Police is extending the cordon around the ongoing firearms incident in Kidlington.

The cordon is being extended by 100 metres in all directions to maintain the safety of the public and local community.

This measure is precautionary and proportionate to the information we have at this time.

I am conscious of the impact that this incident is having on local residents and I would ask them to remain patient with us until this matter is resolved."

– Supt Christian Bunt, Local Policing Area commander

Girl in armed siege at Kidlington

Thames Valley Police is currently dealing with a domestic-related incident in Kidlington, Oxford.

The police were called at 3.40am to an address at Morton Avenue to reports that a 38-year-old man was holding two twin girls hostage at the property.

The man is believed to be their father but is estranged from the mother and does not live at that address.

The man has been in regular communication with the police and one girl was released at around 9.45pm.

Officers are still speaking to the man who is still inside the property.

A cordon was placed around the property and armed officers are deployed.

It is believed the man is armed, although no indication has been given that he wishes to harm the children. We are doing all we can and our officers are determined to bring this situation to a close as soon as is possible."

– Supt Christian Bunt, Local Policing Area commander
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