Police were called to reports of a break-in at a property and discovered the building was being used for drug production.

Yesterday evening, on Horse Fair in Banbury, an increased police presence may have been noticeable due to this ongoing investigation.

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Officers will remain in the area over the next few days as enquiries continue.

Last year, Rhys Bowden, 20, who began dealing drugs aged 14, was caught selling heroin and crack cocaine when police officers in Banbury followed a drug addict on July 4.

They saw balaclava-clad Bowden cycle up to the addict before palming what later turned out to be three wraps of ‘brown’ – or heroin – and the same number of ‘white’ crack cocaine, Oxford Crown Court heard.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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