Statement From Cherwell Lpa Commander 17/04/2015

Supt Kath Lowe, Local Policing Area Commander for Cherwell, said:

“There will be more police officers on patrol in Banbury over the next few days. This is because we realise that people in the town may be feeling anxious following recent crimes in the town, specifically the murder in Jubilee Court and the rape in Spiceball Park.

“We have extra officers out and about, offering a visible presence and providing reassurance to the residents. We would urge anyone with any concerns to speak to the officers who are on the streets.

“Generally crime across the whole Cherwell area has continued to go down, as has all crime in Banbury. Nationally the figures for homicide have reduced year on year.

“So while this appears a bad week for crime in Banbury, it is exactly that – a bad week and not the norm. It is very unusual for the town and I would like to reassure people that police officers and staff are working hard to catch criminals and reduce crime even further, making Banbury a safer place to live.”

NB: Two people, a man and a woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death at Jubilee Court and a man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with the incident at Spiceball Park.

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