The reason why an air ambulance landed in Oxford's suburbs has now been revealed.

The incident occurred at around 8.40pm on Saturday evening (June 29) as a yellow air ambulance landed in the Links Playing Field in Kennington.

Paramedics were spotted heading in the direction of Links Road and Liddards Close before the air ambulance left the scene around 20 minutes later.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has now explained to the Oxford Mail the reason of the callout.

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A spokesperson for the organisation said: “The air ambulance, carrying a doctor and specialist paramedic, was dispatched to an incident in Oxford at 8.05pm on Saturday, June 29.

“Following treatment on scene, a patient was taken to hospital with the air ambulance crew travelling with the patient to continue treatment.”

Photographer Oliver Sjoberg was an eyewitness to the incident and spoke to the Oxford Mail after grabbing photographs of the air ambulance in flight.

“The air ambulance avoided hitting children as it came down before it shut off its engines,” he said.

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The air ambulance arriving.The air ambulance arriving. (Image: Oliver Sjoberg)

“An ambulance SUV arrived and collected two paramedics as they jumped out with large bags and then quickly sped off towards Links Road and Liddards Close.

“Roughly 20 minutes later the skilled pilot received word to take off and return to the John Radcliffe Hospital without the two paramedics nor did any patients.”

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