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Four-car collision causes delays on A34

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Eight people were involved in a four-car pile-up on the A34 in Oxfordshire.

The accident happened at 11.44am on Sunday between Weston on the Green and M40 Junction 9.

Two fire engines from Bicester along with the specialist rescue vehicle from Kidlington attended the incident.

Several people needed treatment but there were no serious injuries.

“This accident happened on a very busy stretch of the A34, and fortunately due to the wearing of seatbelts and the ability for people to move to a place of safety, no one was significantly hurt. We would remind people to ensure they keep a safe distance from the cars in front especially when approaching junctions as this can prevent incidents like this occurring.

– Crew Manager Pete Mackay


Man in hospital after Bicester assault

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An investigation is under way after a 26 year old man was found unconscious with head injuries in central Bicester.

Officers were called by the ambulance service at about 3.55am this morning following reports of an assault in The Causeway.

Officers attended the scene, where the man had sustained serious head injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a critical condition.

Forensic officers are at the scene, which was cordoned off earlier today.

A 32 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in police custody.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Paul Powell, of Abingdon Local CID, said the victim is in hospital with serious head injuries

“We have made an arrest in connection with this incident, however, we are continuing to carry out a full and thorough investigation.

“Members of the public may see an increased number of officers in Bicester today while this takes place.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information which could relate to it, however insignificant they think it could be.

– DI Paul Powell, Thames Valley Police

Breaking: Part of central Bicester cordoned off after police incident

Forensics officers are at the scene Credit: Keely Jane Barr

The Causeway in Bicester has been taped off by police following an incident thought to have taken place last night.

Forensics officers were spotted at the scene shortly before 10am this morning.

Church Street and Market Square are also closed.

It's reported that members of the public have seen blood in the covered alleyway between restaurant Zaara and the tanning salon.

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Man jailed for 12 years for trying to kill teenager as he slept

Stuart Greener has been sentenced to 12 years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has started a twelve year prison sentence for trying to kill a teenager as he slept.

Stuart Greener who's 41 of no fixed address, attacked the sixteen year old at a property in Hudson Street in Bicester in January.

The boy suffered twenty two injuries. Greener pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

The victim had to undergo surgery and had 22 injuries in total.

"This was a horrific attack of a teenage boy whilst he was asleep. The attack was made worse when the victim had his mobile telephone taken and was locked inside the property.

"The defendant has taken responsibility for his actions on the 7 January 2017, which was an isolated and targeted attack. I am pleased that the victim has not had to relive his ordeal by giving evidence in court.

"Thankfully because of prompt action from members of the public and the emergency services the victim is making a good recovery. I am grateful for the support received during the investigation from members of the community and colleagues which assisted in bringing the investigation to a prompt conclusion."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Darren Pomroy

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
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