Thames Valley Police

Four arrests after car occupant pushes Oxford cyclist from bike

Police investigating an incident in Oxford in which a cyclist was pushed from his bike by an occupant of a car have arrested four men from Wiltshire.

The incident happened at 7pm on Botley Road near McDonald’s last Tueday 9 April, says Thames Valley Police.

The 32-year-old male victim suffering grazing to his ankle and knee after one of the occupants of a dark-coloured BMW leant out and shoved him off his bike.

The vehicle did not stop and was driven off towards Cumnor Hill.

Oxfordshire cyclist fights off bike thieves (four of them)

A cyclist fought off four men who attempted to steal his bike in a West Oxfordshire town on Saturday evening, says Thames Valley Police, which has launched an appeal to try and track down the quartet whom it says may have received injuries or bruising as their target mounted what sounds like a spirited defence.

The incident happened at 8.30pm in the centre of Carterton, which lies immediately to the north of RAF Brize Norton in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Witney constituency.

According to Thames Valley Police:

Thames Valley Police arrest three in connection with death of cyclist near Aylesbury

Thames Valley Police have announced that they have made three arrests in connection with the death of a cyclist in Aylesbury at around midnight on Monday evening. The 48-year-old victim, who has not been named, died after being struck by a car on the B4009 Nash Lee Road in Terrick.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, while the third has been arrested on suspicion of obstructing police. No further details of the incident have been released so far.

Suspended sentence for Milton Keynes driver who killed cyclist while fiddling with car radio

A motorist who killed a cyclist in Milton Keynes when he drove into him while adjusting his car radio has been given a six-month jail sentence suspended for two years and banned from driving for 15 months.

Witness appeal after collision with lorry claims cyclist's life in Thatcham, Berkshire this morning

Thames Valley Police have appealed for witnesses after a cyclist was killed this morning following a collision with a lorry on the A4 Bath Road in Thatcham, Berkshire. The fatal incident took place at around 7.50am close to the junction with Pound Lane.

The victim, a 40-year-old male from Thatcham, was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading but died of his injuries.

Police said they were questioning the lorry driver involved, and that Bath Road had remained closed to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.

Five Giant and Specialized road bikes stolen from children's cycling club in Reading

A children’s cycling club in Reading is counting the cost of a burglary last week that resulted in the theft of five road bikes, which had themselves been purchased to replace bikes stolen in a previous break-in. What’s more, there is a suspicion that the theft was carried out by someone familiar with the location where the bicycles were stored.

50 per cent rise in deaths on Oxfordshire roads after speed camera switch off

Ahead of the switching back on of Oxfordshire's speed cameras on 1 April Thames Valley Police force has revealed that road deaths in the county rose by 50 per cent in the first six months in which speed cameras were switched off compared to a similar period the year before.

Manhunt for attempted murder of cyclist ends as hit-and-run driver turns himself in

A driver who nearly killed an Oxford cyclist in a hit and run incident in October 2008, sparking a manhunt that saw him described as one of Britain’s most wanted criminals, was due to appear in court today after giving himself up to police earlier this week.

Theft of manhole covers could lead to death of a cyclist, warns AA

Police in Oxfordshire are urging road users to exercise extra caution following a spate of thefts of manhole covers in and around Henley-on-Thames, which the AA has warned could result in a cyclist being killed.

Number of drunk-driving arrests in Thames Valley doubles compared to 2009

Thames Valley Police have revealed that the number of motorists caught in the first five days of their annual blitz against drunken drivers is almost double that seen 12 months ago. The news follows criticism by safety campaigners of the decision to drop TV adverts from the nationwide pre-Christmas campaign against drink-driving due to a cut in funding of more than 80%.

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