Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after a fatal road traffic collision in Oxford this morning.
At approximately 12.35am, a silver Ford Focus was travelling along the A40 from Oxford to Cassington when it was in collision with a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, a 19-year-old woman, died at the scene. Her next of kin have been informed.
Police would like to speak to anyone who has any information about the collision, or who saw the victim or the Ford Focus before the collision, or a black C63 Mercedes which may have been nearby.
The A40 is closed between the Eynsham roundabout and the Wolvercote roundabout and is likely to remain closed for the next few hours.
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Police have issued an e-fit of a man they wanted to speak to regarding an indecent exposure in Oxford.
The incident happened at around 5.20pm on Sunday 21 June in Five Mile Drive.
Two fourteen-year-old girls were called over by a man, who was sitting in a blue Vauxhall Zafira.
Whilst asking for directions the man exposed himself to the girls.
Investigating Officer, PC Becky Brown based at Cowley Police station, said: “We have released an E-fit of a man who we believe may have information in relation to this incident.
“I would ask anyone who can help us with our enquiries to call Thames Valley Police on 101, or If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
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Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in Oxford.
The arrest is in relation to an incident at around 4am today when the victim, a woman aged in her twenties, was approached by a man in Horspath Road, Oxford.
The man spoke to her before sexually assaulting her. The woman screamed and hit him and he subsequently ran away along Horspath Road towards Holloway.
A 20 year-old man from Oxford was arrested today on suspicion of sexual assault and currently remains in custody.
“Officers have been carrying out house-to house enquiries in the area and if anyone has any concerns please feel free to approach an officer. If anyone has any information which could assist with the investigation or if anyone witnessed the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.”