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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Joe Nimmo, Dave Gilyeat and Anna Browning

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our news coverage through the day

    That's all from BBC Local Live in Oxfordshire for today, thanks for reading.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with the latest on the hunt for missing Ellis Downes as well as other news, sport, travel and weather updates for Oxfordshire.

  2. Weather: 'Heavy showers expected'

    BBC Weather

    This evening will be wet with some heavy showers, which should clear away to the north, leaving a mostly dry but cloudy night.

    Lows of 15C (59F).

    Weather 09/05/16
  3. Cowley Road stabbing arrest

    A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Cowley Road, Oxford, police say.

    The man was arrested in the Iffley Road area at about 16:30.     

  4. Latest headlines: Cowley Road stabbing, and victory parade announced

    Dave Gilyeat

    BBC News

    The top stories on BBC Local Live this afternoon:

    • An 18-year-old man's been taken to hospital this afternoon after being stabbed on the Cowley Road
    • Oxford United will take to the streets of the city centre tomorrow in an open top bus victory parade to celebrate their promotion at the weekend
    • And the trial of two men accused of killing a woman in Abingdon has begun
  5. Tomorrow's city centre road closures

    Of course, with Oxford United fans out in force for the open-top bus victory parade, there will be several road closures in place.

    Broad Street will be closed between 15:00 and 20:00 tomorrow, with parking suspended from 13:00.

    "There will be rolling road closures on the rest of the parade route through the city centre," a city council spokesman confirmed.

  6. Councillor 'cannot wait to see bus parade'

    Mark Lygo, Oxford City Council executive board member for leisure, sports and events, and fully-fledged fan of the U's, said he was "absolutely delighted" at his team's promotion and "that we have been able to facilitate this open bus parade".

    He added: “I cannot wait to see the fans turn out tomorrow to cheer them on.”

    Oxford United fans celebrate promotion

    Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council, said: “Saturday was a fantastic day and now we can savour Oxford United’s success some more with the victory parade.”

  7. Bus parade 'great opportunity to celebrate'

    Speaking about the open-top victory parade, Darryl Eales, Oxford United chairman, said: “We have had fantastic support from everybody in the city and across Oxfordshire.

    “We have had a brilliant season and this is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate together."

  8. Woman 'murdered in shotgun ambush'

    Prosecution opens at Oxford Crown Court against two men accused of shooting woman in the head in Abingdon. 

    Woman 'murdered in shotgun ambush'

    Kerry Reeves

    A woman was fatally shot in the face with a shotgun in an ambush by two drug dealers, a jury at Oxford Crown Court is told.

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  9. Traffic latest

    BBC Travel

    • Very slow traffic on A420 Headington Road out of town between Iffley Road and A40 Northern Bypass 
    • Major delays through the City due to the closure of Cowley Road 
  10. Stabbing on Cowley Road 'was scary'

    Anerida Coetzee was carrying out her shopping when the stabbing occurred on Cowley Road.

    She said: "There was a bit of a commotion across the street by Sainsbury's corner… then I thought nothing of it… went to Tesco's, shopped, and when I came out the street was all cornered off and I had to walk all the way round.

    "It's quite scary, and it's more scary that the guy hasn't been caught yet. 

    "It's a bit threatening... this is a local place for students and everyone."

  11. BreakingOxford United victory parade announced

    Oxford United will take part in an open-top bus victory parade through Oxford city centre tomorrow.

    The bus parade will travel from Broad Street at 17:00, through George Street, Worcester Street, New Road and Queen’s Street, before arriving in St Aldate’s at 17:30.

    There will then be a civic reception at Oxford Town Hall.    

  12. Man, 18, in life threatening condition following Cowley assault

    Bethan Phillips

    BBC Radio Oxford

    An 18-year-old man has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with life threatening injuries after being assaulted on the Cowley Road.

    South Central Ambulance Service was called to the scene at 14:46, and Thames Valley Police has cordoned off the area and put road closures in place.

  13. BreakingCowley Road victim 'was stabbed'

    Thames Valley Police has confirmed the man on the Cowley Road was stabbed.

    Cordon on Cowley Road

    It added: "The victim has been taken to hospital and is in a serious condition.

    "Cowley Road is closed between Union Street and Princes Street, and James Street is also closed.

    "Diversions are in place for both vehicles and pedestrians."

  14. Cowley Road cordoned off

  15. 'Deep bang' heard before Kerry Reeves shot

    On the night of the shooting Miss Reeves and her friends Craig Pitts and Craig Parslow went looking for Mr Johnson and Mr Noble, Mark Fenhalls QC, prosecuting, told Oxford Crown Court today.

    Kerry Reeves crime scene

    Repeating the account Mr Pitts gave to police, he said: "He could hear rustling coming from the bushes, and saw two people going around the back of the building. 

    "He heard a loud, deep bang, and the two men ran off. He didn't see their faces as it was dark. 

    "Kerry fell forward and landed on her face, he shone his torch on her and could see blood pouring from her face... he then describes screaming and shouting for help, and asking someone to ring an ambulance." 

  16. Kerry Reeves 'was armed with baseball bat'

    The prosecution said Miss Reeves and her friends had armed themselves with baseball bats and a metal pole on the evening she was shot, while Mr Johnson bragged about carrying a gun. 

    Mark Fenhalls QC said the men ambushed Miss Reeves and her group. 

    He said in the weeks leading up to Miss Reeves' death, there had been tension and trouble between the two defendants and some of her friends.

  17. Abingdon shooting

    Joe Nimmo

    BBC News

    The jury has begun hearing the prosecution's case at Oxford Crown Court against two men accused of murdering 26-year-old Kerry Reeves last year.

    Billy Johnson, 20, and Charles Noble, 21, deny carrying out the crime in Abingdon on 3 November last year.

    Kerry Reeves

    Mark Fenhalls QC, prosecuting, said in the weeks leading up to Kerry Reeves' death, there had been tension and trouble between the two defendants and some of her friends.

    He told the jury both sides had a background of drugs, alcohol and violence.

  18. Thames Valley Police seeking specialist divers for Ellis Downes search

    Thames Valley Police has blamed "poor visibility" in the Thames as having "hampered" underwater searches for Ellis Downes.

    Officers have been searching since Saturday, working with the fire and rescue service and the Environment Agency.

    Supt Rory Freeman said: “We are seeking support from other forces for a specialist dive team to continue with the search of the river itself.

    “Road closures are in place nearby to allow the search to continue and the river is closed to all boat traffic between Abingdon lock and Culham lock."

    Quote Message: Our priority is to find Ellis and bring him back to his family. from Supt Rory Freeman
    Supt Rory Freeman
  19. Video from scene of search for missing teenager

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    Video caption: The search continues for a 16-year-old who went missing while swimming near Abingdon.
  20. Mallett's Mallett celebrates United's win

    Former Radio Oxford presenter and Wacaday legend Timmy Mallett has posted pictures of him celebrating Oxford United promotions with his father and son, 20 years apart.

    Let's hope it won't be 20 years until the next one, eh?

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