OXON: A replacement will be sought for Oxford’s disgraced town crier, the Lord Mayor has confirmed.

Anthony Church quit his role this month(FEB) after he admitted wrongly wearing military medals and lying about serving in the Coldstream Guards.

He was appointed as Oxford’s first town crier by then-Lord Mayor of Oxford Elise Benjamin in 2011. He also represented Banbury, Thame, Wallingford and Chipping Norton.

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Current Lord Mayor Mohammed Abbasi has now told the Oxford Mail: “Of course we need to look for a replacement.”

But before saying anything else on the subject, Mr Abbasi added he wanted to consult with Oxford City Council leader Bob Price.