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Summary

  1. Updates from Thursday 28 March

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Good evening

    Abingdon
    Image caption: A photo sent to us from Hedley Thorne, taken in Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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  2. Man snaps attackers after hate crime

    Mobile phone image of men wanted in connection with hate crime

    Hampshire Constabulary has released a mobile phone image of two men they would like to trace after a hate crime in Southampton that left a man suffering mild concussion.

    The reported incident involved a man being verbally and physically attacked whilst he walked alone along Nelson Road and Firgrove Road on Sunday 3 March.

    The 20-year-old victim said the men punched, pushed and kicked him because of their perception of his sexuality, but he managed to take a photo on his phone after the incident.

  3. Oxford nurse gets High Sheriff award

    Denise O’Donnell and High Sheriff Richard Venables
    Image caption: Denise O’Donnell and High Sheriff Richard Venables

    Denise O’Donnell, a specialist nurse at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, scooped a High Sheriff Award at a ceremony at Oxford Town Hall.

    Denise works on the Translational Gastroenterology Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and was recognised for her work on the liver disease service at the hospital.

    Over the past decade she has built up a service that delivers care and organised support for patients with liver disease.

    Denise said: “This award highlights the work that has been achieved by everyone in our nursing teams, including our specialists, assistants, data manager, and administration."

  4. Oxford NHS trust reaches agreement to keep scanner

    The Churchill
    Image caption: An agreement has been reached to keep a scanner at the Churchill Hospital

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has reached an "in principle agreement" to keep a scanner at the Churchill Hospital after fears it could be moved.

    NHS England previously awarded the PET-CT scanning services contract to private firm InHealth, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    But the national body said under the new agreement the trust, working with InHealth, "would continue to provide a service in Oxford from the Churchill site” and this would mean “no change to service provision in Oxford”.

    Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran said: “This small assurance from NHS England is the first sign of real progress thanks to patients, campaigners, doctors, nurses and others voicing their concerns."

  5. Police 'panic' as restrained man stopped moving

    Duncan Tomlin

    A police sergeant has spoken of his "panic" when a man he was restraining suddenly became unresponsive.

    Duncan Tomlin, 32, who was originally from Oxfordshire, had epilepsy and died in July 2014 after being arrested in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

    Sgt Christopher Glasspool told an inquest jury Mr Tomlin had been "violently kicking out" at officers in the back of the police van.

    When he suddenly stopped struggling, Mr Glasspool said: "I realised it wasn't compliance, it was a problem."

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Ronan Curtis: Portsmouth and Republic of Ireland forward's finger saved by surgeons

    Portsmouth forward Ronan Curtis relives the moment he thought he had lost his finger in a freak accident.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise

    BBC News Travel

    M25 Buckinghamshire anti-clockwise severe disruption, from J16 for J1A M40 to J15 for J4B M4.

    M25 Buckinghamshire - One lane closed on M25 anticlockwise from J16 J1a M40 to J15 J4b M4, because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Photo released in crash murder probe

    Police trying to piece together what happened to a man who died after he was hit by two cars have released a picture of him.

    Sagar Bhatti, 23, from Chandler's Ford, was struck by a Vauxhall Astra and Renault Megane on Woodside Avenue in Eastleigh at about 05:45 GMT on Sunday 10 March.

    Two Eastleigh men, aged 26 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of murder and have been released while inquiries continue.

    Officers have released new information on Mr Bhatti's whereabouts before his death.

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  9. Scrapyard fire 'believed to be accidental'

    A fire at a waste centre near Witney is believed to have been started accidentally, according to Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

    The blaze started in Ridings Lane, Crawley, at about 14:45 on Wednesday and five fire engines were sent to the scene.

    They found large piles of waste materials on fire and manged to stop it from spreading to other areas of the site.

    Group manager Dave Bray said: "Our crews worked very quickly to get fire fighting jets onto the burning waste to try and prevent the flames from spreading to other, larger, piles of unaffected materials and structures, which proved successful."