POLICE have been combing gardens in North Oxford after reports of a man acting suspiciously.

Officers have been out making house-to-house calls after it was reported a man was acting suspiciously in a garden in Woodstock Road.

Residents told the Mail there was a large police presence also around Davenant Road, off Woodstock Road.

The police helicopter has also been spotted.

Thames Valley Police spokesman Kieren Bushnell said: "Following an extensive area search, no-one was located."

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Oxford Mail:

One woman who lives in the area and asked not to be named said a police car had blocked the entrance to a block of flats on the corner of Davenant Road and Banbury Road earlier today.

She said: "There was one police car there, it appeared to be attending the flats at the corner of Banbury Road.

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"It's a very posh block of flats, opposite Colin Dexter's house.

"Someone said the car was parked in such a way as to block off the driveway."

Oxford Mail:

She also said the police helicopter had been hovering over the area this morning.