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Jury told fire started because businessman thought best man was having affair with wife

Oxford Mail:

8:29am Friday 22nd May 2015

A HOUSE fire that forced people to jump for their lives was started by a businessman who accused his best man of having an affair with his wife, a jury heard.

Man spared jail after assaulting former best friend over a debt

Oxford Mail:

11:14am Monday 18th May 2015

A MAN who went to his former best friend’s house and assaulted him while his victim’s two young children were upstairs has been spared jail.

Andrew Main admits starting fires across South Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail:

12:56pm Friday 1st May 2015

ANDREW Main has admitted starting a number of fires in South Oxfordshire including at the district council offices. 

Video: Rapist nurse Andrew Hutchinson jailed for 18 years + police reaction

Oxford Mail:

4:38pm Monday 27th April 2015

RAPIST nurse Andrew Hutchinson has been jailed for 18 years at Oxford Crown Court.

Mum drove wrong way round roundabout to get onto M40

Oxford Mail:

4:10pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

A MOTHER was sentenced to a one-year community order and banned from driving for two years after trying to drive the wrong way onto the M40 at Banbury.

Tuberculosis victim accused of breaching Asbo by spitting inside medical centre

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Tuesday 21st April 2015

A HOMELESS man given an anti-social behaviour order for trying to spread tuberculosis (TB) has gone on trial in Oxford Crown Court.

Jury retires to consider verdict in Robert Dobinson murder trial

Oxford Mail:

3:21pm Monday 20th April 2015

THE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a woman who denies fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a drunken rage.

Man caught with child abuse images could escape jail term

Oxford Mail:

12:25pm Monday 20th April 2015

A 25-year-old man with a mental age of 12 has been told he could be spared jail for downloading indecent images of children...

Liberty Baker: Brother's touching poem "Special memories of you will always make me smile" + video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 17th April 2015

EMOTIONAL victim impact statements from the grieving family of Liberty Baker were read out in Oxford Crown Court yesterday.

Liberty Baker: Friends tell of a schoolgirl who was 'just the best' + video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 17th April 2015

SCHOOL friends of Liberty Baker said she was a “treasure” after the driver who killed her was jailed yesterday.

Liberty Baker: Parents tell of their heartbreak killer driver only jailed for four years + video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 17th April 2015

THE parents of Liberty Baker said they were “devastated” the man whose dangerous driving killed their daughter was only jailed for four years.

Video: Liberty's parents' devastation as killer driver Robert Blackwell is jailed for four years

Oxford Mail:

2:59pm Thursday 16th April 2015

THE parents of Liberty Baker have spoken of their devastation after watching the driver who killed her sentenced to four years' jail.

Girl cycles 11 miles for pal with leukaemia

Oxford Mail:

12:47pm Thursday 16th April 2015

A WITNEY girl has completed an 11-mile charity bike ride to support a school friend who suffers from leukaemia...

Man in threat to hurt victim’s daughter after sexual assault

Oxford Mail:

10:40am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A MAN who carried out a sexual assault and told his victim he would 'smash her daughter’s face in' has been jailed for four years...

Woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend ‘wailed’ over his death

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A WOMAN accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend in a drunken rage broke down screaming and crying when she learned of his death, a jury heard.

Thug who knifed man during street robbery gets six years

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 14th April 2015

A “DANGEROUS” armed robber who stabbed his victim with a kitchen knife has been jailed for six years.

Andrew Main to give pleas over South Oxfordshire District Council fire next month

Oxford Mail:

9:15am Saturday 11th April 2015

A man accused of burning down council offices is due to enter pleas next month.

Fraudster who swindled £76,000 from her own mum is jailed

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:00am Saturday 11th April 2015

A FRAUDSTER who took more than £76,000 from her elderly mother was jailed yesterday and told she had betrayed the trust of her family.

Thame barrister could be biggest fare dodger court has heard

Oxford Mail: Peter Barnett arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court

4:52pm Friday 10th April 2015

A barrister who avoided paying for his train ticket between Thame and London for more than two years could be the biggest fare-dodger to be prosecuted in the UK, a court has heard.

"I've killed the b*****d" murder accused said, Robert Dobinson jury told

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Friday 10th April 2015

A WOMAN who allegedly murdered her boyfriend in a drunken rage told a lover “I’ve stabbed the b*****d”, a jury heard yesterday.

Friend of Raggy tells murder trial jury about the last time he saw him

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 9th April 2015

A CLOSE friend of Robert Dobinson has described “heated arguments” during his final hours with the woman accused of his murder.

Murder trial over Robert Dobinson's death to start today

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 7th April 2015

The trial of a woman charged with murder begins today.

Rape accused appears back in court

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

9:10am Thursday 2nd April 2015

A MAN accused of raping a woman in a flat in Headington has appeared at Oxford Crown Court.

Brothers of drug ring leader jailed for dealing heroin and crack cocaine

Oxford Mail:

6:38pm Wednesday 1st April 2015

THE brothers of a man who led a multi-million pound drugs conspiracy have also been jailed for dealing cocaine, crack and heroin.

Teenagers guilty of stabbing man in row after they tipped over his wheelie bin

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:30am Wednesday 1st April 2015

TWO teenagers have been found guilty of an attack in which a man was repeatedly stabbed after they upturned his wheelie bin.

Rapist nurse blames spying addiction + video

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 31st March 2015

AN A&E nurse with an “addiction” to spying on women has admitted raping and sexually assaulting unconscious patients at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

Bullfinch: ‘No useful purpose in another inquiry on sex abuse scandal’

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 27th March 2015

A WATCHDOG committee of the county council has refused to back calls for an independent inquiry in the wake of Operation Bullfinch.

Video: 87 years in prison for drugs lords

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

OXFORD is a safer place to live after 10 members of a multimillion pound drugs ring were jailed for a total of 87 years, a senior police officer said.

Video: Ten men jailed for total of 87 years over multi-million pound Oxford-based drug ring

Oxford Mail:

12:45pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

TEN men involved in a multi-million pound Oxford-based drug ring have been jailed for a total of 87 years at Oxford Crown Court.

Nine involved in heroin and cocaine ring to face sentence

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

6:30am Tuesday 24th March 2015

NINE men embroiled in a multi-million pound Oxford-based drugs ring have appeared in court to be sentenced.

Family can move on now killer’s appeal is rejected

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

THE family of two children killed in an arson attack can finally move on after one member of the gang responsible had her appeal thrown out.

Retired policeman in court for 'bodging' work on OAP's home

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

8:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

A FORMER police officer and a father-of-five have both been spared jail for doing substandard building work on a pensioner’s home.

Jordon Saxton appears in court charged with murdering baby son Jayden

Oxford Mail:

11:20am Friday 13th March 2015

A 21-YEAR-OLD man charged with murdering his baby son has appeared for a preliminary hearing at Oxford Crown Court this morning.

Dad, 21, in court charged with murdering his baby

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Thursday 12th March 2015

A 21-YEAR-OLD man charged with murdering his baby son has appeared at Banbury Magistrates’ Court.

Jordon Saxton remanded in custody over death of his baby son

Oxford Mail:

11:08am Wednesday 11th March 2015

A MAN accused of murdering his 11-week-old baby has this morning been remanded in custody.

Video: ‘Time will never erase the evil that took Jayden away from us’

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 11th March 2015

THE mother of Jayden Parkinson said she will never “forget or forgive” Jake Blakeley for helping bury the body of her murdered daughter.

Court sentences auctioneers who fleeced customers out of money

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Monday 9th March 2015

A FAMILY of auctioneers who stole customers’ money to pay for luxury lifestyles have been sentenced for fraud and money laundering.

'Once you learn you never forget' - a return to skiing in France's 3 Valleys

Oxford Mail:

11:00am Saturday 7th March 2015

Joe Nimmo gets back on skis for the first time in over a decade at Val Claret in the French Alps

Bullfinch: Victim's mum criticises social services over culture of 'blinkered arrogance'

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Friday 6th March 2015

THE mother of one of the Bullfinch grooming gang’s victims said she has never received a “genuine” apology from Oxfordshire County Council.

Bullfinch: Picture of abuse is put together piece by piece

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE Kingfisher Unit was set up to deal with the sexual exploitation of children revealed by Thames Valley Police’s Operation Bullfinch.

County council chief executive says she will not quit early

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

JOANNA Simons has resisted calls for her resignation and refused to say if she would take a pay off when she leaves Oxfordshire County Council.

Building trust to get justice for victims

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

IN the wake of Operation Bullfinch it was decided that a new team was needed to focus specifically on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). So in November 2012, Oxfordshire County Council, Thames Valley Police and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust jointly set up the Kingfisher Unit.

Gang put their victims through 'sheer torture'

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

DURING a four-month trial at the Old Bailey a jury heard how the Bullfinch gang raped, prostituted and sexually abused young girls in Oxford Opening the case in January 2013, prosecutor Noel Lucas QC said: “This case concerns the sexual exploitation and corruption of children.”

'Top to bottom changes have turned child services around'

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

THE head of children’s services at Oxfordshire County Council said his department has seen a “top-to-bottom change” after Operation Bullfinch.

Scales of Justice - 17 people who have been before magistrates in Oxfordshire

Oxford Mail: oxford magistrates court

10:00am Thursday 26th February 2015

A round-up of recent cases before magistrates in Oxfordshire

Man appears in court on rape charge

Oxford Mail: Oxford Crown Court

7:50am Wednesday 25th February 2015

A MAN accused of raping a woman in a flat in Headington has appeared at Oxford Crown Court.

YHA rape accused is facing new trial

Oxford Mail: Scales - zxc

1:11pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A retrial will be held in the case of a man accused of raping a woman in a Botley Road youth hostel

Teen jailed over carnival day GBH

Oxford Mail: Scales - zxc

1:08pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A 19-year-old has been jailed for 10 months after he fractured the cheek of a man he subjected to homophobic abuse

Six years’ jail for violent bully who extorted victim’s wages

Oxford Mail:

3:00pm Monday 23rd February 2015

A “violent bully” convicted of a seven-month campaign of blackmail has been jailed for six years

Detective says images downloaded by paedophile are "abhorrent"

Oxford Mail: Scales - zxc

1:53pm Monday 23rd February 2015

Grove: A detective has described images downloaded by a paedophile who was jailed for 27 offences as “abhorrent”

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