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Summary

  1. Updates from Friday 31 May

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all for today

    Thank you for joining us today.

    We will be back with all the region's latest news at 08:00 on Monday.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Reward to catch 'violent' fugitive

    Jason Sufi

    A £5,000 reward is being offered to help capture a "violent" escaped prisoner.

    Jason Sufi, 39, was serving a nine-year sentence for burglary, false imprisonment and robbery at HMP Springhill when he went on the run in February.

    He has since been linked to a series of violent crimes, including in Oxfordshire and Hampshire.

    A Crimestoppers spokeswoman said: "We should all be able to live in our homes and walk our streets safely without fear, which is why our charity has put up this reward."

    Jason Sufi
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    Severe disruption: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J12 for A4 Bath Road to J11 for A33 Basingstoke Road.

    M4 Berkshire - Stationary traffic on M4 eastbound from J12, A4 (Theale) to J11, A33 (Reading), because of all traffic being temporarily held and people on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, from J11 for A422 to J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M40 northbound from J11, A422 (Banbury) to J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of debris on the road.

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

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    Severe disruption: M40 Oxfordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M40 Oxfordshire northbound severe disruption, between J11 for A422 and J12 for B4451.

    M40 Oxfordshire - One lane closed on M40 northbound between J11, A422 (Banbury) and J12, B4451 (Gaydon), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. E-fit released after antiques burglary

    Police have released an e-fit of a suspect following a burglary in Frilford Village, Oxfordshire, at about 22:30 BST on Saturday.

    Four men forced entry to a property and stole antiques and silverware before they were disturbed, Thames Valley Police said.

    E-fit

    They drove away in a small blue hatchback with the partial registration number VE1* TE*.

    The first offender, pictured in the e-fit, is described as a Middle Eastern man, aged about 20, approximately 6ft 1in tall with short dark hair.

    The remaining three men are described as aged in their 20s and with shorter hair than the first offender. One of the offenders had curly hair.

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    Severe accident: M4 Berkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M4 Berkshire eastbound severe accident, at J5 for A4 London Road.

    M4 Berkshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M4 eastbound at J5, A4 (Langley), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  8. Student hall plans will 'cut number of rented houses used'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A revamp of Oxford Brookes University’s accommodation should go ahead because it will cut the number of students who need rented houses, Oxford City Council says.

    The university wants to demolish eight halls of residence at its Clive Booth Student Village in Headington and replace each of them with a taller building.

    The council admits there will be harm done, but says it would be "less than substantial" and benefits from the project would offset it.

    Student accomodation

    But residents accused the university of showing a "total lack of respect" towards them and "the beautiful views within the city".

    There are currently 615 student bedrooms in the eight buildings but the redevelopment would provide a total of 1,077 bedrooms.

  9. Spur road average speed cameras switched on

    Average speed cameras

    Permanent average speed cameras have gone live on the A338 Spur Road in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council has confirmed.

    The cameras, which were installed earlier this year, are initially enforcing a 40mph speed limit southbound and a 50mph limit northbound between Blackwater Junction and Cooper Dean.

    They will support a 50mph limit on both sides at the end of June, the council said.

    Roadworks on the A338, which started in September, are due to be completed next month.

  10. More arrests over Dorchester attack

    Two further people have been arrested after two men were reportedly attacked by a group of three young men in Dorchester at about 13:30 BST on 23 May.

    The attack took place in the alleyway between South Street and Trinity Street, near to the NatWest bank, Dorset police said.

    A 24-year-old man from the Blandford area was earlier arrested on suspicion of affray and was released under investigation.A 27-year-old man, of no fixed address, has now been arrested on suspicion of affray and possessing an offensive weapon and a 21-year-old Dorchester man has been arrested on suspicion of affray.

    They have both also been released under investigation.

  11. Sailor abandons 'wrecked' yacht

    Yacht at Chapman's Pool

    A man has been treated in hospital after abandoning his yacht off the Dorset coast.

    The sailor was seen coming ashore in a small inflatable tender at Chapman's Pool shortly after 01:00 BST on Thursday.

    He told coastguards his 11m (36ft) vessel had been wrecked and there was no-one else on board.

    Searchers later found the yacht aground on rocks.