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Man jailed for offences in Bicester and Banbury

A man has been sentenced to six-and-a-half months in jail after committing a number of offences across Oxfordshire - including assault, theft and sexual assault.

42-year-old Darren Evans, of no fixed abode, had previously pleaded guilty to eight charges and was also found guilty of breaching a criminal behaviour order at Oxford Magistrates' Court on 25 October.

He then received his sentence at the same court on Wednesday 19 December for a varying number of incidents.

The first offence took place on 9 October when Evans stole alcohol and groceries from a shop in Bicester.

On 25 October he broke a CBO by entering a public house in the same town from which he was prohibited.

Six days later, Evans again stole alcohol and groceries from a Bicester store - and also assaulted a woman.

On 7 November in Bicester, he assaulted a police sergeant and police constable, caused a police constable harassment, alarm or distress, used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, causing harassment, alarm or distress and also inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl over her clothes.

Then the following day, a police constable was assaulted in Banbury.

One of the officers suffered a hand injury, but nobody else was hurt during the incidents.

Investigating officer PC Chris Guttridge, based at Bicester police station, said: “Evans is a violent and dangerous individual who clearly poses a danger to the public.

“Language used towards a Thames Valley Police officer was of a homophobic nature, hate crime is not tolerated.

“Incidents of this nature will always be fully investigated.”

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