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Man arrested after victim left with fractured skull

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after another man was found with a head injury in Bampton.

The man from Minster Lovell was arrested in connection with the injury in Pembroke Place on the 28th May.

The man was assaulted in Market Squaren in Bampton between 4am and 8am.

The 33-year-old victim was helped by a member of the public before paramedics arrived and took him to Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

He required surgery and has since been transferred to Witney Community Hospital while awaiting further surgery.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call 101.

Downton's costumes take centre stage

It's one of the most popular period dramas of all time. ITV's Downton Abbey is essential viewing for millions of people. It is, of course, filmed in the South.

And it's in Oxfordshire - at Bampton - where the Downton fashions of yesteryear are on display at a special exhibition at the arts centre. Heather Edwards has been along to see it.

She spoke to Costume Curator Debbie Greenwell and Mike Jones from West Ox Arts.


Police appeal for witnesses

Police officers investigating a fatal crash between a motorbike and a Nissan 4x4 have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer Sergwant Wayne Mills, of the Roads Policing Department based in Bicester, is appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact him on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced and you will not go to court.

One person killed and two injured

A man died and two people were injured in a crash involving a motorbike and a car in Oxfordshire.

At about 3.25pm on 1st June 2013, the motorbike and a Nissan X-Trail 4x4 collided on Station Road, Bampton.

The man riding the motorcycle suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he later died from his injuries.

A man and a woman in the Nissan suffered minor injuries in the collision. The woman was taken to Witney Community Hospital with an arm injury.

Thames Valley Police has appealed for witnesses.