Police in Oxford have arrested a man in connection with an incident of rape in Headington.
Between 2am and 3am yesterday (20/9) a woman entered a block of flats and was followed by a man who raped her before leaving the scene.
Det Insp Ian Wood said: “There have been extra patrols in the area today following the incident and if anyone has any concerns they can approach an officer or call the Neighbourhood Team on 101.
“The investigation is ongoing and I would like to continue to appeal for anyone with any information about this incident which could help police with their enquiries to speak to an officer.
“Thames Valley Police takes reports of this nature very seriously and is continuing to support the victim.”
If you have any information which could help police please call Oxford Force CID via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.
Police in Oxford are appealing for witnesses following a report of a rape at flats in Headington in the early hours of Saturday.
The woman's attacker followed her and attacked her between 2am and 3am, before raping her and leaving the scene.
The offender is described as white, aged in his forties to fifties, of skinny to medium build, and has grey hair. He was wearing a dark jacket which had a hood, a grey shirt and dark blue jeans.
The attack is not being linked to a separate report of a rape in Brewer Street, Oxford, also in the early hours of Saturday. A 21 year old man is currently being questioned in connection with THAT incident.
Det Insp Larry Johnson said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about the incident, or anyone who saw a man in the area matching the description of the offender, to speak to police. An investigation is underway and, at the time, the victim is being supported."
Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a 48-year-old man missing from his home in Oxford.
Peter Dixon was last seen in Clarks Row at around 10.50am on Wednesday.
He is described as white, with a stocky build. He was wearing black-rimmed glasses, a blue T shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms. He has a tattoo of a swallow on his left forearm and one of a union flag on his right forearm.
Officers are increasingly concerned for Peter’s welfare as he has limited access to money and he needs regular medication.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a report of a rape in Oxford.
At approximately 2am today an 18-year-old woman walked down St Ebbes Street with a man she had met in a nightclub earlier in the evening. They entered Brewer Street where the man raped her. The woman left Brewer Street at around 2.30am.
A scene watch is currently in place in the area of Brewer Street and St Ebbes Street while officers examine the area.
The offender is described as black, aged in his twenties with short black hair. He was wearing dark grey jeans and a light grey T-shirt.
"We take all reports of this nature seriously and a thorough investigation is now in progress. Officers are currently working to establish the circumstances of what happened and to locate the offender. The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers. If anyone saw or heard anything at all in the area which could help us with this investigation please contact us. Our Neighbourhood Team is aware of the incident and officers will be in the area. If anyone has any concerns please approach an officer.”
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Oxford's police commander, Superintendent Christian Bunt, said that legal highs were now causing problems for the emergency services. He said: "We have seen an increase in people saying they have taken legal highs. It does seem that the national trend is playing out here in Oxford." Mr Bunt said the drugs left users vulnerable to crime and caused problems for medical staff, who might not know what substances had been taken.
He said: "Our concern is about people who put themselves at risk and in a vulnerable situation. A lot of them are having the exact same impact they are when they take illegal drugs."
The father of Connor Tremble, 17, who was fatally stabbed in Oxford in February has issued a tribute to his son. The statement follows the sentencing of the teenager's killer to a minimum of twenty-three years behind bars.
“Will Blencowe admitted killing Connor. Then made up a pack of lies to blacken Connor’s name and justify the brutal premeditated crime.
“Our family is grateful that the jury saw through these lies and gave Connor the justice he deserved.
“Our thanks go to the paramedics and staff of the JR2 Adult Intensive Care Unit for their valiant efforts to save Connor’s life.
“Our family also thanks Thames Valley Police, the DPP and Richard Barton for bringing Blencowe to justice.
“Our special thanks go to the family liaison officers DC Claire Routledge and Katy Datchler for their care and support over these last months.
“In his short life Connor touched many lives. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.”
Twenty-one year-old William Blencowe has been jailed for life for the murder of seventeen-year-old Connor Tremble. The teenager from Oxford was stabbed at a property in Fairacres Road in the city on 13th February. He died in hospital two days later.
Blencowe, who is from Banbury, will serve a minimum of twenty three years behind bars. He was found guilty at Oxford Crown Court yesterday.
Two other defendants: Bradley Jones, 21, of New Road, Bledington, and Grant Clemens, 24, of Stockwells, Moreton-in-Marsh - who were on trial alongside Blencowe - both accused of perverting the course of justice, were both found not guilty.
“This sentence reflects the severity of the crime Blencowe has committed.
“Throughout this process Blencowe has shown no remorse for his actions which lead to 17-year-old Connor’s death.
“Blencowe has not done anything to help police with the investigation and he will now have a long time in prison to reflect upon his actions.”