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Missing parrot believed to have flown out of cage now reunited with owners

Missing parrot has been reunited with its owners in Wallingford Credit: Thames Valley Police

Following an appeal from Thames Valley Police, a missing parrot has been reunited with its owners in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

The parrot was reported stolen from a property in The Shambles at about 6.45pm on Monday (20/4).

The bird, a female African grey parrot, named Donna, flew into a house in Wallingford on Wednesday (22/4) and the occupant phoned the RSPCA. A neighbour, who had seen the appeal to find the bird, then informed the police.

It was originally suspected that the parrot had been stolen, but it is now believed that the bird escaped from its cage.

Police want to speak to man after missile was thrown during Reading’s FA Cup quarter final match

Thames Valley Police want to speak to this man following an offence during a Reading FC match Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police would like to speak to the man shown in the image, as officers believe he may have vital information about an offence that occurred during a Reading FC match.

An image of the same man was released by the Force yesterday.

The incident of throwing a missile occurred during Reading’s FA Cup quarter final match at home to Bradford AFC on Monday 16 March this year.

During the incident a broken piece of chair from the stadium was thrown towards the Bradford fans.

I would appeal to anyone who knows the man in these two images, or the man himself to contact police immediately via 101. We believe that this man may have vital information about an incident where a piece of chair from the stadium was thrown at Bradford supporters.

I know that some people don’t feel comfortable speaking to the police, so alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppersanonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

– Investigating officer, PC Richard Hester, Football Intelligence Officer with Thames Valley Police


War hero digs for victory over allotment eviction

A 91 year old war hero who faced being evicted from his allotment, is celebrating after getting a last minute reprieve.

Patrick Churchill had worked the plot in Witney, in Oxfordshire, for 20 years, but after struggling to maintain it he was asked to leave.

Friends and neighbours were so appalled that they helped him restore it to its former glory. Rachel Hepworth has the story.

Bridge to open to May Morning revellers

Thousands visit the Magdalen Bridge in Oxford to welcome in May Morning Credit: ITV Meridian

Oxford's Magdalen Bridge will be open to revellers welcoming in May Morning this year.

Thousands are expected in the city on May 1st.

The bridge will be open to pedestrians but people are warned to resist any temptation to jump off it into the shallow water below.


Man arrested after death of man found bleeding in car

A murder investigation is underway in Oxford tonight - after a man was found bleeding in a car in the city on Tuesday evening and later died at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Residential streets have been cordoned off around North Way in the Barton area while forensic teams investigate. It is believed the man had suffered stab wounds. A 31-year-old man has been arrested. Kate Bunkall reports.

Police launch murder investigation after fatal stabbing

Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation following an incident in Oxford last night.

Officers attended North Way in Barton at 10.48pm to reports of a man with chest injuries in a red Mazda car parked on the road.

The victim, a man was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. However he sadly died earlier today.

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

The junction of North Way and Burchester Avenue is closed as police carry out searches and investigations. Diversions are in place and the closure will be reviewed tomorrow.

A 31-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen anything to contact us as a matter of urgency. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a red Mazda vehicle in the area last night to make contact with us via 101. There are police officers currently carrying out searches at the scene. In addition there are officers doing house to house enquiries and reassurance patrols.”

– Det Chief Insp Mike Lynch, leading the investigation
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