Eight men have been arrested in connection wth alleged child sexual exploitation offences in Oxford.
More than a hundred officers took part in early morning raids at eight addresses across the city.
The men are suspected of offences including rape, sexual grooming and indecent assault.
Eight men have been arrested this morning on suspicion of rape and sexual grooming in Oxford.
The men were taken into custody during dawn raids at eight properties across the city involving more than 100 police officers.
At a press briefing, Detective Superintendent Joe Kidman said the arrests were made as part of Thames Valley Police's Operation Sabaton.
He told journalists at the force's Kidlington headquarters that the men are suspected of offences including rape, sexual grooming and indecent assault.
Their crimes were allegedly committed against girls between 1999 and 2007, he added.
Harmless entertainment, or a scourge on our streets? That's the question being asked across the Thames Valley tonight, as busking in town centres comes under scrutiny.
Yes, because as more buskers take to the streets, often asking for money from the public, one council in Oxford says enough is enough. They've decided to enforce a code of conduct, meaning that buskers could be fined up to a thousand pounds if they cause a noise nuisance.
The controversy will be debated at a council meeting next month. Cary Johnston takes up the story.
Ballot boxes and voting papers have started to arrive in Oxford for staff to count overnight.
A famous hotel in Oxford damaged by fire that spread to its roof is preparing to reopen today.
The Gothic building was closed for repairs to take place after the fire on the 17th April. At its height more than seventy firefighters were at the scene tackling the flames.
Spring has truly sprung. Summer, we hope, isn't far away.
Today is of course, the first of May - and, in Oxford, it meant a traditional very early start. Juliette Fletcher joined the festivities.
Celebrations started early in Oxford this morning to mark the annual May Day festival.
Choiristers from Magdalen College entertained the revellers below by singing an ancient madrigal from the top of the Great Tower.
It's a tradition dating back over 500 years and thousands of people turned out to listen.
Celebrations are beginning in Oxford this morning for May Day.
At six o'clock the Magdalen College choir will sing from the top of the Great Tower.
Thousands of people gather annually to welcome in Spring.
The Magdalen Bridge is closed to traffic until nine - although students are warned not to jump from it.
An Oxford nurse, who pleaded guilty to a string of sex offences on patients while they were unconscious, has been sent to prison for 18 years.
Andrew Hutchinson's crimes on women and girls included voyeurism and sexual assault.
He was arrested when children reported he was filming at the White Horse Leisure Centre in Abingdon.
"It is impossible to conceive of a greater breach of trust in our society."
There are delays of up to 40 minutes on South West Trains between Exeter St Davids and Salisbury due to signalling problem between Yeovil Junction and Gillingham (Dorset). Some services between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction will be diverted via Westbury meaning Tisbury, Gillingham, Templecombe and Sherborne will not be served. Replacement buses being arranged.