Banbury News - police officer

Man’s face cut in Banbury street robbery

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses or information following a robbery in Banbury. At 11.10pm on Monday 17 July, a 31-year-old man was walking on Swan Close Road whilst listening to music on his headphones. As he walked past the entrance of Morrisons supermarket, he saw a man walking in the middle of the road towards him from the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Collision near Banbury involving stolen car

Stolen car collides with pensioner near Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a collision near Banbury on Friday which left a pensioner with head injuries.   At around 10.45am on Friday 7th July, a collision took place between a white VW Golf and a Ford Focus on the A361, near to the Chacombe turn off. An occupant … Read More

Banbury News

Couple attacked in Banbury during aggravated burglary

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an aggravated burglary in Banbury. At around 9.10pm on Sunday (30/4) four men, wearing face coverings and gloves, entered a property in Appleby Close, off Bretch Hill in Banbury.   During the aggravated burglary they brandished a hammer, a baseball bat and a kitchen knife. One offender struck a man sitting in the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Man injured after knife attack in Banbury

Police are appealing for witnesses after knife attack in Banbury. Between 12 midday and 1pm on Tuesday (2/5) the victim, a 21-year-old local man, was chased up and down a driveway in Withycombe Drive by a number of males who were believed to be in possession of a knife.   After a short chase, the victim was assaulted outside the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Fatal road traffic collision near Brackley

Fatal road traffic collision near Brackley A man has dies following a road traffic incident near Brackley involving a white van.   A white Renault Trafic van lost control and rolled onto its side. One of the three occupants of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers from Northamptonshire Police were called to the … Read More

Banbury News - Balmoral Ave, Banbury

Elderly woman injured after bricks thrown at her home in Banbury

Elderly woman injured after bricks thrown at her home in Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman suffered a leg injury after youths threw bricks at her home in Banbury.   Sometime between 6.35pm and 6.45pm on Wednesday (19/4) the victim, a woman in her late seventies, was at her home in Balmoral Avenue when … Read More

Banbury News - Fire engulfs factory in Swan Close

Fire engulfs factory next to Morrison’s Banbury

Fire engulfs factory next to Morrison’s Banbury Yesterday evening (11/04) at 6:28pm, Thames Valley Fire Control Service were alerted to large amounts of smoke coming from the vicinity of Morrison’s supermarket in Banbury.   As the first firefighters arrived during rush hour, they were met by a well-developed fire in a factory unit off Swan Close. Access proved to be … Read More

Banbury News

BMW left embedded in Banbury factory wall

BMW left embedded in Banbury factory wall At 11.50am Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a car that had crashed through the wall of Laser Sailboats at Swan Road in Banbury after the car partially crashed through the wall.   Three crews from #Banbury, #Deddington and #Oxford were faced with the unusual sight of half a … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Man from Banbury arrested on suspicion of rape

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with a rape investigation in Banbury. The arrest relates to an incident in which a woman, aged in her thirties, was raped inside a property in Horse Fair in the early hours of today.   The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers. Detectives investigating the incident would like to appeal … Read More

Banbury News - Southam Road Banbury Motorbike Crash

Motorbike road traffic incident on Southam Road, Banbury

Motorbike road traffic incident on Southam Road The Southam Road (A361) in Banbury was shut by Thames Valley Police this morning at the Marley Road junction (outside Homebase) due to a road traffic accident involving three motorbikes. One of the riders sustained injuries and was treated by paramedics, but it is believed that no one was seriously hurt in the … Read More

Banbury News - Princess Diana Park Banbury

Family including an eight-year-old girl assaulted in a park in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a family including an eight-year-old girl were assaulted in a park in Banbury. The victims, a 39-year-old woman, a 27-year-old man and an eight-year-old girl, were walking when they reached the entrance to Princess Diana Park near to Orchard Fields primary school at about 3.30pm on Thursday (30/3).   The family were … Read More

Banbury News - child sexual exploitation

UPDATED: Men charged in connection with child sexual exploitation offences – Banbury

Thames Valley Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have charged 10 men following warrants carried out in Banbury and further arrests yesterday (29/3). The arrests on Tuesday and yesterday (29/3) were carried out as part of Operation Nautical – an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire. A total of 56 charges have been brought.   The following men … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Fatal collision near Warkworth, Banbury

Appeal for witnesses following a fatal collision near Warkworth, Banbury Northamptonshire Police are investigating a fatal road traffic collision which happened on the upper Astrop Road near Warkworth, Banbury.   The incident involved a red Vauxhall Corsa which was travelling towards Middleton Cheney when, for reasons yet unknown, it collided with a tree. Sadly the single occupant of the vehicle, … Read More

Banbury News - child sexual exploitation

Seven arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation offences

Thames Valley Police has today (28/3) carried out a series of warrants in Banbury in relation to child sexual exploitation Approximately 120 uniformed officers raided 10 properties in Banbury and one in Birmingham this morning.   A total of seven men, aged between 21 and 42, have been arrested in connection with child sexual exploitation offences and are currently in custody. … Read More

Banbury News - Thames Valley Police

Seven arrested as Police tackle serious organised crime in Banbury

Thames Valley Police executes warrants to tackle serious organised crime in Banbury. Yesterday (16/3) officers from Thames Valley Police executed seven warrants in connection with serious organised crime in Banbury, Oxfordshire.   Seven people were arrested in the raids across various locations in Banbury. Operation Reacher is part of Thames Valley Police’s force-wide campaign, Stronghold which aims to work in … Read More

Banbury News - Ironstones

Animal remains in Black bin liners found in Banbury

Thames Valley Police have recieved reports of animal remains being discarded on Ironstones, Banbury.   15 reports were made by members of the public during February 2017 of plastic, black bin liners containing animal carcasses or bones being found on Ironstones. Local officers are working with partners in Environmental Health and Trading Standards to ensure there is no risk to the … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Banbury

Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for help in tracing a man missing from Banbury. Keith Michael Jervis, aged 53, was last seen on 16 February at the caravan park, Corner Meadow, Farnborough Road, Mollington, near Banbury. Keith was last seen on the evening of 16 February when he left the caravan park in a Silver Toyota Hilux index BJ65EFT. The … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Distraction Burglary in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Banbury. Around 2.15pm on Tuesday (28/02), an elderly victim was at his home in Springfield Avenue, Banbury when a man knocked on his front door. He said he was working on a neighbour’s house and noticed his roof cap stones were damaged causing damp in the loft space. … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Banbury woman who died in Gaydon collision named

Banbury woman who died in Gaydon collision named A woman who died in a collision in Gaydon last week has been named as Elizabeth Anne Roberts, aged 80 from Banbury.   Mrs Roberts, who was known as Anne, suffered serious injuries when the vehicle she was travelling in was involved in a collision on the B4451 at about 6pm on … Read More

Banbury News

Lucky escape after M40 Collision

Lucky escape after road traffic collision on M40 motorway A woman, whose car hit the central reservation of a busy motorway after a collision with an HGV, has escaped with almost no injury.   The incident, which left her car with significant damage, happened at about 8.30am this morning (Thursday) on the M40 northbound just after Junction 12. An ambulance, … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Banbury man arrested after fatal collision in Gaydon

Fatal collision which happened at Gaydon Warwickshire Police is investigating a fatal collision which happened at Gaydon last night, Wednesday 15 February.   The fatal collision happened on the B4451 at about 6pm and involved a white BMW and a grey Ford Fiesta. The driver of the BMW failed to stop at the scene. The driver and passenger from the … Read More

Banbury News - Robbery in Spiceball Park

Man punched him in the face during robbery

Man punched him in the face during robbery in Spiceball Park Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery of a person in Banbury.   At around 4.10pm on Saturday (11/2) the victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking on the footpath near the skateboard ramps in Spiceball Park Banbury. Before he approached the wooded area he saw … Read More

Banbury News - Refugees found on M40

Refugees found in back of lorry on M40

Refugees found in back of lorry on M40 Eleven refugees have been removed from the back of a lorry by Thames Valley Police.   Thames Valley Police received a report at 13.01 on Wednesday (15/02) claiming to have seen a hand appearing from the trailer of the LGV. The police stopped the vehicle on the M40 between Junctions 9-10. Following inspection … Read More

Banbury Town News

Appeal for witnesses following robbery with bladed weapon

Appeal for witnesses following robbery in Banbury Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Banbury.   At 5.15pm on Friday (10/2), a 26 year-old man was in People’s Park when he was approached by another man who asked him for a lighter. When the victim could not provide a lighter, the other man threatened him with … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Hotels in Banbury fail sexual exploitation test

Hotels fail sexual exploitation test – Banbury and Bicester Thames Valley Police in partnership with Cherwell District Council has carried out child sexual exploitation tests at hotels and guest houses in Banbury and Bicester.   The objective of the operation was to test the reaction of front of house staff when a man and girl attempt to book a room. … Read More

Banbury News

UPDATE: Driver involved in Cropredy collision dies from his injuries

Driver involved in Cropredy collision dies from his injuries Thames Valley Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a collision in Cropredy, near Banbury, on Tuesday (24/1). Roads Policing officers attended a two vehicle collision in Oxhey Hill shortly after 8am in which a green Porsche Boxster and a blue Ford Fiesta collided. An occupant of the Ford Fiesta, a … Read More

Banbury News

Serious road traffic collision this morning in Cropedy

Serious road traffic collision this morning in Cropedy Thames Valley Police is appealing for information about a person who may have been injured in a collision in Cropredy, near Banbury.   Fire Crews and Roads Policing officers attended this serious road traffic collision involving two vehicles this morning in Oxhey Hill, Cropedy. Faced with a challenging extrication and a seriously injured casualty … Read More

Banbury News

National police crackdown on motorists using their phones while driving

National police crackdown on motorists using their phones while driving A moment’s inattention could mean the difference between life and death. This is the stark warning from officers across Thames Valley and Hampshire who this week join a nationwide crackdown on people using mobile phones behind the wheel. All too often officers are confronted with the devastating consequences of people … Read More

Banbury News

Woman pushes man away from pram in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a suspicious incident in Banbury. Between 6.30pm and 7pm yesterday (10/1) a woman was pushing her baby in a pram near Tesco Express in Middleton Road when a man approached her. He complimented her on her baby and he then put his hand on her pram. The woman pushed him away and … Read More

Banbury News

Witness appeal following criminal damage incident in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of criminal damage. Two boys were seen kicking and pushing at the garden fence, causing the fence posts to snap and flattening the fence. After flattening the fence the two boys have accessed the garden and started jumping on the trampoline. The incident took place on Sunday 4th December between … Read More

Banbury News - Police

CCTV images released following assault in Castle Quay

Assault and criminal damage in Castle Quay Banbury CCTV images released following assault and criminal damage in Banbury Thames Valley Police is issuing CCTV of two men it would like to speak to as part of its investigation into an incident of assault and criminal damage in Banbury. This incident happened at around 4.45pm on Wednesday 2 November. a 21-year-old … Read More

Banbury News

Woman assaulted in a Banbury nightclub

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an ABH incident which a woman was assaulted in a nightclub in Banbury. At around 1.45am on Tuesday (27/12) the victim, a 20-year-old woman, was on the dancefloor of Moo Moo in High Street with a male friend. The victim had a drink spilt on her which she believed to be accidental. … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Arrest made in connection with criminal damage in Banbury

Thames Valley Police has made an arrest in connection with multiple incidents of criminal damage in Banbury. A 15-year-old male from Banbury has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. He has been bailed until 11 December 2016. It is in connection with a number of incidents of criminal damage in Ruscote and Hardwick which happened between Saturday (12/11) … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Man punched and robbed in Banbury

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Banbury. At around 8.20pm on Wednesday (14/9), the victim, a 19-year-old man, was walking along Queensway and turned into an alleyway where two men were sat on a wall. One of the men asked the victim for a cigarette and then punched him on the jaw. The second man then … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appealing for witnesses to a business fraud

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a business fraud in Banbury. At around 2.30pm on Wednesday 7th September, a man went into a business premises on Calthorpe Street and offered stock for sale. He claimed he had been let down by another buyer and, after selling his business, he wanted sell the stock quickly. The proprietors agreed to … Read More

Banbury News

Man sent to jail for a total of six years for offences including armed robbery

Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a man has been sent to jail for a total of six years for offences including armed robbery in Banbury. Danny Walsh, aged 25, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and one count of possession of a firearm at Oxford Crown Court  (5/9). He was sentenced to six … Read More

Banbury News - Police

Police appeal after fatal crash in Banbury

Thames Valley Police are appealing for information after a fatal road traffic collision in Banbury. At around 9.55am on Monday(5/9), a silver Toyota Yaris was involved in a collision on the A361 near Williamscote Hill. The vehicle left the road and collided with a tree. The driver and front seat passenger, both 19-year-old women from Northants, were taken to the … Read More

Banbury News

CCTV images released in connection with a Banbury theft – Banbury

Thames Valley Police has released CCTV images of two people who may have vital information in connection with a theft in Banbury. At approximately 1.30pm on Sunday 14 August, the victim, a 63-year-old woman, had her purse removed from her handbag whilst shopping in Aldi in Banbury. The victim was shielded from other shoppers after one of the suspects appeared to … Read More

Banbury News

Appeal to trace wanted man – Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing a man who is wanted on recall to prison. David French, aged 32, was last seen on 15 July in Edmonds Road, Banbury. He is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of broad build with cropped brown hair. He has a birthmark on the left side of his neck. Det … Read More

Banbury News

Banbury Police Officer cleared of misconduct

A Thames Valley Police officer has been cleared of breaching the standards of professional behaviour, following a misconduct hearing on Wednesday (17/8). PC Neil Budd, who is based at Banbury police station, was cleared of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in respect of discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity. The allegation related to the subsequent alteration of a contemporaneous handwritten … Read More

Banbury News

18 year old boy sprayed in the face with an unknown substance

Between 12.05pm and 12.10pm on Monday (8/8), the victim, an 18-year-old boy, was walking through Trinity Park, Banbury when he heard shouting. The victim turned around and was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance. The victim fell to the floor and while on the ground felt someone going through his pockets. The victim’s phone and money was stolen. … Read More

Banbury News - British Transport Police

Person hit by train near Little Bourton, Banbury

Person hit by train near Little Bourton British Transport Police (BTP) were called the railway yesterday close to Little Bourton near Banbury after receiving reports a person had been struck by a train. They were alerted shortly before 9.40am. BTP were on scene alongside local ambulance however a person has sadly been pronounced dead at the scene. The BTP are … Read More

Banbury News

Re-appeal to trace wanted man from Banbury

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for information about the whereabouts of a man from Banbury who is wanted on recall to prison. Andrezj Sikorski, aged 34, a Polish national residing in Banbury, was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court on 9 June 2015 to two years in prison for possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs. … Read More

Banbury News

Armed Robbery in Banbury

Last Saturday (30th July) the Post Office on Horton View in the Easington area of Banbury was involved in an armed robbery. At about 3.20pm yesterday an offender entered the Easington Post Office and threatened staff with what appeared to be a black handgun. A quantity of cash was handed over to the offender, who then made off on foot. It’s … Read More

Banbury News

Armed Robbery in Banbury

Today (Saturday 30th July) the Post Office on Horton View in the Easington area of Banbury was involved in an armed robbery. At about 3.20pm yesterday an offender entered the Easington Post Office and threatened staff with what appeared to be a black handgun. A quantity of cash was handed over to the offender, who then made off on foot. It’s … Read More

Hilton Road Banbury

Around 20 people were fighting on a Banbury road

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a disorder and ABH incident in Banbury. The incident occurred in Hilton Road on last Saturday (23/7) at about 11.20pm. Officers were called following reports that about 20 people were fighting in the road. A 29-year-old man and a 34-year-old man were injured in the incident and were taken to Horton General … Read More

Banbury News

Police seek three women after attack in Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a robbery in Banbury. At around 8.15pm on Tuesday (19/7), the victim, a 43-year-old man, was in St Mary’s Churchyard when he was attacked by three women. He fell to the ground and sustained facial injuries and an injury to his arm. He was taken to the Horton General Hospital in Banbury … Read More

Fire crews attend serious road traffic collision

On Wednesday (20th July) at around 4:30pm crews from Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue worked together to free three people from a serious road traffic collision. Crews attended the incident near Oxfordshires Rollright Stones after a rescue operation was set in motion following a “disoriented” 999 call. Incident commander Chris Wilson said the victims were “dazed, disoriented, the address … Read More

GTS Sewing Shop in Banbury

Magnifying glass starts blaze in Banbury sewing machine shop window

Blaze yesterday evening at Banbury sewing machine shop Three fire vehicles were called last night to a fire at the GTS Sewing Machine Shop in Banbury at around 8.30pm. When they arrived  they found the shop window on fire and the building full of smoke. Fire fighters from the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service entered the shop after forcing entry due to the store … Read More

Banbury Town News

Appeal for witnesses in Banbury burglary

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a burglary at a property in Banbury. In the early hours of Friday (15/7) offender/s entered a property in Fiennes Road and took a number of items from the living room including a television, laptop, amplifier, electric guitar and a handbag. Some of the items were found discarded in an alleyway near … Read More

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