Shoppers had a lucky escape when a large sheet of glass fell onto a shopping street in Bicester.

The incident happened in Sheep Street yesterday, Tuesday, January 16. 

Sandra Ekelund was in the town centre and took photos of the broken glass on the pavement and firefighters who were called to the scene.

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After sending in her pictures at 4.15pm she said: "A window fell from above Halifax bank in Sheep Street today. Nobody was hurt."

It is not yet known why the glass window came loose. 

Oxford Mail: A window fell in Sheep StreetEarlier this month plans were resubmitted for the redevelopment of a block of shops in the town centre.

There have already been plans approved for the redevelopment on 83 and 85 Sheep Street but developers have now resubmitted an application with altered plans.

The already approved scheme was to keep retail units on the ground floor with nine apartments over the three floors.

There was also approval granted for a side development at 81 Sheep Street.

A new submission seeks to gain further three-year consent for a “slightly differing design scheme” that has been amended to “suit the existing economic climate”.

The plans show that retail outlets would now be three individual units, as there is “no longer a need” to expand the existing cycle shop outlet.

The application says that given the amount of empty retail outlets in the town, three smaller units are “preferable”.

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