SEVERAL Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) bollards have been melted in Oxford.

The LTNs, designed to reduce traffic, were allegedly set on fire over night in Howard Street and Barnet Street.

Vehicles are unable to drive over the bollards due to the risk of the melted bollard hitting the vehicle’s chassis.

On Twitter, county councillor Damian Haywood said: “Concerning development overnight. Bollards have destroyed by fire. This goes beyond vandalism to arson.

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“The consequences of which are evidently more serious. Please call Thames Valley Police if you see any crime being committed.”

Since the first day of installation, the measures have caused traffic 'chaos' at peak times on Cowley Road with Oxford Bus Company terminating early and seeing delays of up to an hour and a fire engine needing to cut one down in an emergency.


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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

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