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Man charged with murder of Knightcote woman after body found in house

A 54-year-old man has been charged with a woman’s murder after her body was discovered at a house in Knightcote.

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Stephen Murrall (left) and Peter Harris at Warwick Crown Court. Photo: Paul Beard/SWNS

Ex-Banbury nightclub owner jailed over elaborate scam to take over football club

A former Banbury nightclub owner and his business partner from Shipston were jailed after stripping a professional club of its gate receipts in an elaborate scam.

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Arrest after car driven at police officer in Brackley

Arrest after car driven at police officer in Brackley

A man was arrested after a car was driven at a police officer in Brackley with the force appealing for witnesses.

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Police issue warning over bogus callers

Police warning over cold calls from bogus bailiffs

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, has reported an increase in cold calls to the public from bogus bailiffs requesting payments for a “phantom” debt.

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Child has bike taken in Banbury, police issue CCTV images

Child has bike taken in Banbury, police issue CCTV images

A boy had his bicycle stolen from him by two men in Banbury.

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Tyrone Harbour. Photo: Thames Valley Police NNL-170811-130426001

‘Risk to the public’: Man jailed for GBH against a baby in Banbury

A man described as a ‘risk to the public’ has been sentenced to eight years in jail for causing grievous bodily harm against a 14-week-old child in Banbury.

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The scam in action

Police issue warning over supermarket money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving ‘money off vouchers’.

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UPDATE: Chipping Norton dog walker found safe

Thames Valley Police are no longer appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man missing from Kingham near Chipping Norton.

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The Volkswagen Transporter seized by the police in Shipston as the driver was not insured. Photo: Warwickshire Police

Uninsured Shipston van driver moans about police seizing his vehicles

An angry van driver in Shipston complained about the police seizing his vehicles as officers stopped him for not having insurance this morning (Tuesday, November 7).

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Geoff Smith with his wife Jenny. Photo courtesy of Helen Adkins NNL-160501-120439001

Motorist cleared of causing Bloxham driving instructor’s death by careless driving

A motorist who ran into a Bloxham driving instructor has been found not guilty of causing death by careless driving.

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Man punched in face in Banbury

A man was punched in the face in Banbury on Sunday (October 29) and police are appealing for witnesses.

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Three men from Cherwell arrested for skipping court in force-wide operation

Three men from Cherwell district were among 33 people to be arrested on suspicion of evading justice and failing to appear at court after a police operation.

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Moorfield Park, Grimsbury, Banbury. NNL-171024-124750009

Dad’s fears over blood found on Banbury park equipment

A new resident to Banbury has called for a clean-up of the area around a local park after his young daughter made contact with blood.

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Thames Valley Police is issuing advice on how to protect your home from burglars STO-170630-124639001

Operation to protect Cherwell and West Oxfordshire homes against opportunist burglars

Thames Valley Police launched an operation to target criminals responsible for burglaries in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire yesterday (Monday, October 23).

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Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image of a man who could have vital information in connection with a GBH incident in Bicester which took place on September 16. NNL-171024-123218001

Police looking for man who may have information about assault

Thames Valley Police has released a CCTV image of a man who could have vital information in connection with a GBH incident in Bicester.

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Sniffer dog handler Stuart Phillips from the Illegal Tobacco Crime Unit with Yoyo and the haul of illegal cigarettes they found in a Banbury shop NNL-171024-121501001

Successful shop raid as illegal tobacco roadshow comes to Banbury

Around £1,500 worth of illegal tobacco was found in a raid on a Banbury shop as sniffer dogs came to the town to raise awareness yesterday (Monday, October 23).

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Police want to speak to this man in relation to an armed robbery at a Banbury shop on Monday, October 23. Photo: Thames Valley Police NNL-171024-103703001

‘Armed robber steals cash’ from Banbury shop

A robber armed with a knife stole cash from a shop in Banbury yesterday (Monday, October 23), according to police who have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

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Know the signs of modern slavery in nail bars in a bid to stop human trafficking within the beauty industry.

WARNING: Know of the signs of modern slavery in nail bars

Leading anti-slavery charity, Unseen, and The British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology are asking people to know the signs of modern slavery in nail bars in a bid to stop human trafficking within the beauty industry.

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A lost cat call could cost lives

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

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