A man charged with section 18 wounding following an attack on a woman pensioner in Chipping Norton has been remanded in custody.

At about 5pm on Monday police received a report that a woman in her 70s at a house in Hailey Avenue had suffered stab wounds.

The victim was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where she is in a stable condition.

Steven Williams, 44, of Wimborne Close, Deddington, near Banbury, was charged with one count of section 18 wounding.

He was remanded by Banbury magistrates to appear at Oxford Crown Court on Friday, May 27.