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Police release e-fit after sexual assault in Kidlington

Have you seen this man? Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was sexually assaulted in Kidlington.

The incident happened at about 4.50pm on Friday 6th October. The victim, a woman in her twenties, was walking along an alleyway between Oxford Road and Crown Road when she was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her arm. When she turned around, he exposed himself and then left the scene.

“Understandably, this has been a very distressing incident for the victim, and she is being supported by the investigation team at this time.

“We would ask anyone with any information, or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time, to contact police on 101.

“We are carrying out an investigation into this offence, and would like to hear from anyone who may have any information relevant to the investigation.

“If anyone recognises the man in the E-fit please contact police immediately."

– PC Sharon Harris, Bicester Investigation Hub, Thames Valley Police

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Man charged with murder of 5-month-old baby

Thames Valley Police have charged a 29-year-old man with murder after the death of a baby in hospital on Sunday.

Jack McLaren died in hospital on Sunday 4th June. He was 5 months old. Daniel McLaren, 29, from Fleetwood Close in Newbury was arrested on Tuesday 6th June. He was charged on Wednesday 7th June with Jack's murder.

The charge follows a post mortem examination which was completed on Wednesday, which led to the baby's death being treated as suspicious.

Daniel McLaren was also charged with grievous bodily harm with intent relating to injuries suffered by another child under one years old. He is due to appear before Reading magistrates today.

Meanwhile a 28-year-old woman from Newbury who was arrested on suspicion of causing or allowing the death of a child; and on suspicion of committing Section 18 (grievous bodily harm with intent) on Tuesday the 6th of June in connection with this investigation was released on police bail until the 5th July 2017.

Two men arrested in connection with Banbury GBH

A man has been treated at Horton Hospital after being stabbed during an assault in Banbury.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to the fraca which happened in Prescott Avenue between 6pm and 6.20pm yesterday. A number of men were involved in the incident. While one man with minor injuries was treated and later discharged from the Horton Hospital, another received a minor injury to the head.

Two men, one aged 18 from Banbury and a 19-year-old from Brackley have been arrested on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm and remain in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police by calling 101 quoting reference 43170148321, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously.

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Police investigating Bicester sexual assault release e-fit

Detectives are trying to trace this man in connection with a sexual assault Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police have released an e-fit of a man in connection with a sexual assault in Bicester.

The appeal for information follows a report from a 24-year-old woman who said she was attacked at about 9.15pm on Monday 27th March 2017. She said that she had been walking from Sheep Street to London Road in Bicester when a man approached her - and touched her inappropriately. He then walked off towards the town centre.

“We are releasing an e-fit of the offender who is described as Asian or mixed race, in his mid to late twenties, about 5ft 7ins, slim, with marks or spots on his face, dark coloured eyes and dark coloured eyebrows.

“He was wearing a grey beanie hat at the time of the offence.

“If anyone recognises the offender please contact police immediately by either calling 101 or visiting a police station and quoting reference 43170090679.

“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

“This was a frightening experience for the victim so it is vital that anyone with any information contacts the police as soon as possible.”

– Police Constable Sam Buzzard, the investigating officer

Teenager 'dragged into woodland and raped'

UPDATE: Local suspect eliminated from inquiries

An 18-year-old woman was dragged from the roadside into woodland and raped in a horrific attack shortly after she left a village railway station in Berkshire.

The victim was dragged into woodland off Majors Farm Road Credit: ITV Meridian

The woman was walking away from Datchet railway station at about 10.10pm on Wednesday when she was approached by a man.

Police said she initially tried to ignore his advances, but after a few minutes he grabbed her and dragged her to a wooded area at the junction of Majors Farm Road, Ditton Road and London Road.

Thames Valley Police said the woman was being supported by specialist officers.

The attacker is described as an Asian man of average build, aged about 35 to 45. He had receding black hair which was longer on top but shorter on the sides, and a prominent nose.

Police cordoned off an area of woodland Credit: ITV Meridian

He was holding an umbrella and wearing a smart jacket or blazer, a dark patterned scarf and blue jeans.

This is an extremely detailed description of the offender and I am hoping that someone will recognise the man and contact police immediately.

We are conducting a thorough investigation but we need the help of the public to bring the perpetrator to justice.

– Det Insp Stuart Brangwin, Thames Valley Police

Detectives have urged witnesses or anyone with information to contact police.

Police launch app to alert public to incidents

Credit: Thames Valley Police

People living in the Thames Valley can now find out the latest news from police in their area by using a new mobile phone app.

It's designed to instantly notify users of any nearby incidents - whether that's a crime or a road traffic collision. Half a million people across the country are using similar alerts from other forces already.

We are constantly working to improve and modernise our communication and engagement with the public in a way that meets their needs and the Thames Valley Alert App is a great step forward in delivering this.

We recognise that people want to-the-minute updated and relevant information and content, in an easily consumable form and the app has been developed with that in mind.

It also provides a great opportunity for us to share our important messages more widely. Currently, people sign up to the Thames Valley Alerts system to receive updates on where they live in the Thames Valley. The location based service of the app, now makes the system relevant to anyone - whether you live, work or are simply visiting the region."

– Claire Ingram, Communications Manager
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