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Two due in court accused of murdering Oxford woman

Kerry Reeves was shot in the head outside flats in Abingdon in November Credit: Thames Valley Police

Two men accused of killing a woman woman in Abingdon are due in court.

Kerry Reeves, who was 26, was shot in the head outside flats in Thornhill Walk last November.

She died at the John Radcliffe hospital two days later.

Billy Johnson, 20, of Ripon Court in Northamptonshire, and Charles Noble, who's 20, and of Kempton Avenue, in Ealing are due at Oxford Crown Court.

Keeping Oxford's roads open during flooding

Plans to keep roads in Oxford open during heavy rainfall and flooding are set to be unveiled.

Oxfordshire County Council is aiming to use high volume pumps to clear water during severe weather, and keep the roads open for as long as possible.

Areas most prone to flooding will be specifically targeted.

Parts of Oxford were badly hit by flooding in January 2014 Credit: ITV Meridian

"This is an interim plan to keep the road infrastructure open as long as physically possible during severe weather. We have developed the plan having learned from flooding in previous years. We will begin by using a high volume pump to keep the Abingdon Road open by pumping the water onto nearby land and into the Thames.

"In Botley Road we have actually inserted two six inch pipes under the road so we can pump the water onto the flood plain and into the river. In Binsey and South Hinksey we will be using pumps to get the water off the roads and back onto the adjoining land. We are doing this in a particular order to ensure we don't cause problems elsewhere in the city and surrounding area.

"All the agencies involved will be working and sharing equipment to keep Oxfordshire PLC open for business, allowing large and small companies to thrive and relocate to Oxford with confidence.

"Significant flooding forecasts have greatly improved and river levels are monitored electronically so this plan will be put into place when flooding is forecast. We can't guarantee that these roads will never flood again as no one knows what mother nature might throw at us but there is now a much greater chance of the roads staying open."

– Deputy Leader of Oxfordshire County Council Rodney Rose
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