DETECTIVES are quizzing six more men arrested on suspicion of child sex offences tonight after 80 officers raided properties across the city.

It came as eight men appeared before magistrates charged with a catalogue of child sex offences following dawn raids involving 120 police officers in Banbury on Tuesday.

The raids at 6am today, and also on Tuesday, were part of Operation Nautical, an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire.

The allegations relate to three female victims between 2008 and 2015.

Leon Cole, of Alma Road, Banbury, appeared in the dock alone at Oxford Magistrates’ Court today, shouting to a woman in the public gallery ‘be sure you make a visit innit – love ya babes’ as he was escorted to the cells.

The 19-year-old was charged with two counts of rape of a girl, rape of a woman, two counts of aiding and abetting to procure the rape of a girl, false imprisonment, intimidating a witness and sexual assault.

Qamran Hafiz, of Danesmoor, Banbury, and Ateeq Hussain, of Avenue Road, Banbury, both 24, appeared together in the dock, speaking only to confirm their details.

Hafiz was charged with 11 counts of rape of a girl and inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, while Hussain was charged with five counts of rape of a girl and two counts of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

Wearing a grey jumper and khaki trousers, Tafail Mohammed, 23, of East Close, Banbury, appeared at the court charged with rape of a girl.

Abdul Safraz, 31, Nasser Younis, 37, and Marcelo Suarez, 20, strolled into the courtroom, which was packed with loved-ones waiting in the public gallery.

Safraz, of Deacon Way, Banbury, was charged with three counts of rape of a girl, while Suarez, of Hillside, Banbury, was charged with the rape of a woman.

Younis, of Sandford Green, Banbury, was charged with six counts of rape of a girl and taking an indecent photograph of a child.

Ahsan Raza, 19, from Birmingham, also appeared alongside the trio, charged with four counts of rape of a girl, false imprisonment and inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

All were remanded in custody to appear before Oxford Crown Court on April 25.

Two other men, Amir Arfi and Atique Akhtar, both 23 and of no fixed abode, were also charged with child sex offences and are set to appear before magistrates on April 4.

Detective Superintendent Paul Hayles, head of force CID, said the raids had come after a ‘long period’ of investigation into the complex case. He added: “I don’t want to alarm the wider community as these were specific warrants and have been in the planning for some time.”