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Charity shop ablaze in suspected arson attack

Charity shop ablaze in suspected arson attack Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police are appealing for witnesses to a suspected arson at a charity shop in Oxfordshire.

Emergency services were called to a fire at the Acacia charity shop in Market Street, Abingdon, in the early hours of this morning, at 3.53am.

No one was injured and investigations are underway to identify the cause of the blaze - though it's believed to have been started as a result of arson.

No arrests have been made, and officers remain at the scene. They're asking anyone with information to contact them on 101 quoting reference 'URN 113 (25/9)'.


Body of a man recovered from river in Abingdon

Thames Valley Police are investigating

Thames Valley Police say the body of a man has been recovered this morning from the River Ock in Abingdon, Oxfordshire.

The death is being treated as unexplained. Road closures are currently in place around the area while officers examine the scene and begin an investigation.

Access to St Helen's Wharf has been closed off and drivers are being advised to avoid the area if possible.

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