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Police seek driver of a black car who failed to stop after road incident in Middleton Road A cyclist remains in hospital after a collision with a black car on Tuesday on Middleton Road in Banbury.   The incident happened close to the junction with West Street.   The driver of the car failed to stop. The […]

Drink drivers keep Thames Valley police busy on Bank Holiday Monday Two separate motoring incidents on Bank Holiday Monday resulted in arrests on suspicion of drink driving in Banbury. During the day the Police were called to a road traffic accident at Waltham Gardens in Grimsbury.   The driver of a Ford Focus was arrested on […]

Use of the cricket nets to be opened up from this Thursday Banbury Cricket Club is taking the first step back towards activities with a few facilities at their Ermont Way site reopening from this Thursday. Following the slight relaxation of lockdown rules the Club have announced they will be accepting bookings for use of […]

Restrictions force organisers to pull event in it’s 72nd year The annual gathering of vintage motorcycles and three-wheelers – the Banbury Run – has been cancelled for 2020.   This event usually sees around 500 veteran & vintage motorbikes ride out from the British Motor Museum in Gaydon and make their way to Banbury.   This year’s […]

40-year-old victim of a vicious assault A man in his forties has been stabbed in his left thigh whilst on Hobby Road in Longford Park on Wednesday evening.   The victim required hospital treatment after the incident, during which he was also hit in the head with an unknown object. Thames Valley Police is now appealing […]

Police seek witnesses following a racially aggravated public order offence A number of people were subjected to racial abuse in Banbury on Tuesday.   A man made the racially aggravated comments and shouted at people in the town centre.   Officers from Thames Valley Police are keen to speak to anyone who was affected or witnessed the […]

Individual wanting doorstep payment claims to be from Council Banbury residents are being advised to be on their guard for a scam whereby an individual offers to spray weed killer on people’s paths in return for a cash payment.   The scammer claims to be from the council. The scam has been reported today in the […]

A taste of normality in sight as market food traders return From this Saturday a number of Banbury Market’s essential food traders will return to Banbury’s Market Place.   The market will operate on slightly restricted hours, running from 9am to 3pm. The popular twice weekly market has been cancelled since the start of restrictions due […]

Three men being sought after unprovoked attack A man needed hospital treatment after being assaulted by three males in Banbury on Thursday evening.   The attack took place on Gillett Road at around 10.30pm. The victim sustained a one inch puncture wound to his upper left arm during the attack, which happened outside one of the […]

Officers find a body in a rural location near Banbury Thames Valley Police officers have located the body of a man near Banbury.   They have been searching for James Rugg – the 51 year old was reported missing last Thursday (7th May). Following extensive searches, the body of a man was located in a rural […]


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