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Toddler in hospital: Police statement

Det Sgt Darren Cartwright said: “This was obviously a frightening experience for the boy’s parents, but fortunately he doesn’t seem to have been seriously harmed. It seems he had picked up a discarded paper wrap believed to have contained an illegal drug.

“There is potential for further for forensic investigation into the incident , and we would like to make parent’s, guardians, and caregivers aware of it, especially in light of the continuing hot weather which families are taking advantage of by visiting our parks and public areas."

Toddler chews drugs wrap

A toddler has been hospitalised after he chewed on a discarded drugs wrap at a recreation ground.

The incident happened yesterday at the Southern Road recreation ground in Thame when a 14-month old boy picked up what is believed to be a discarded drugs wrap and chewing it

Police were called at 5.15pm by the ambulance service, who took the boy to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

His condition is not thought to be serious and he is being kept in overnight for observation.


Woman dies in house fire

A woman has died in a house fire in Thame in Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire County Council Fire & Rescue Service were called to the property at Green Way in the town at about 3.25pm on Wednesday 20 February. There was a fire in the living room and heavy smoke throughout the building.

The fire service and Thames Valley Police are carrying out a joint investigation.


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Celebrities in Thame for Robin Gibb

Stars of the stage and screen have been mixing with the residents of Thame in Oxfordshire this afternoon, ahead of the unveiling of a plaque at the late Robin Gibb's home.

The blue plaque pays tribute to the late Bee Gees life and career.

Among those attending the special ceremony near St Mary's Church were Peter Andre, Tim Rice and radio presenter Bob Harris.

Blue plaque for Bee Gees star

Robin Gibb who sadly passed away earlier this year following a long battle with cancer Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

A blue plaque will be unveiled at the former home of Bee Gees star Robin Gibb later. The musician died in May following a lengthy battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Thousands of people lined the streets of Thame in Oxfordshire to pay their last respects at his funeral in June.

An invited audience will attend the unveiling this afternoon.

Police investigation after woman's body found

A police cordon is in place after a woman's body was discovered this morning Credit: ITV Meridian

An investigation has been launched after the body of a woman was found in Oxfordshire this morning.

The body was found close to a bridge on the Phoenix Trail in Thame.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 70s, is from the local area.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

"No sentence would be long enough"

Michala Gol and her mother Julie Sahin Credit: Thames Valley Police

The grieving relatives of a mother and daughter stabbed to death by a Turkish national in Thame in South Oxfordshire say that "no sentence would be long enough".

Ensar Gol, 22 killed his wife 28-year-old Michala with a kitchen knife in the marital bedroom before launching a frenzied attack on her mother, Julie Sahin, 50 when she tried to intervene.

Today Ensar Gol was told he would serve a minimum of 36 years behind bars.

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