A field fire tore through crops near Upper Arncott.

Police urged anyone who had 'witnessed anything suspicious' between the B4011 and Widnell Lane at around midday today (September 17) to call the 101 non-emergency number.

Sgt Robert Maris of Thames Valley Police's Rural Crime Team said: "[It was] swift work from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service to put out this field fire that could easily have spread to neighbouring areas."

Drone footage taken by the specialist police unit showed a plume of smoke rising from the centre of the partly-blackened field. Firefighters could be seen aiming hoses at the fire. 

Anyone with information about the fire should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 43220418917.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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