…Oh. Wait. There it is
The Oxford Mail last month reported the window of a couple in their 90s was smashed when an arrow was shot at it in Seacourt Road on May 25.
D-Day veteran Herbert Parsons and wife Helen found the arrow embedded in their shattered living room window.
Now Graham Wells, who also lives in the street, has revealed two arrows struck his metal garage door in August last year, one piercing it.
Police said they are not linking the incidents, despite the residents saying the arrows are all the same.
What are the odds..?
Mr Wells, 62, said: “I was shocked to find it had happened again.
“If I had been stood there or opening the garage door at the time I probably wouldn't be here now.
“The police came out twice when I reported it that time and said they had found the culprit and he wouldn't do it again.
“If they do it another time and it kills someone the police will be jumping on it. But they should be jumping on it now.”
He's got a point.
Mr Wells said the police passed on the offender’s apology to him in August along with an offer to pay for the damage. But he said he had decided to fix the damage himself.
Police said the person who shot the arrows on May 25 had also been found and they were going down a “restorative justice” route.
Mr and Mrs Parsons have now had an apology over the phone from a woman but she did not say who she was. Their window has also been fixed by Sovereign Housing.
But other residents in the street raised concerns about how seriously the police were taking the incidents.
I think I'd have a few questions for them myself, too.
Thames Valley Police spokesman Hannah Williams said: “There is no suggestion that this is linked with the incident on May 25 at this time.”
The Oxford Mail also asked why police decided to go down the restorative justice route, whether there were two offenders and if the weapons involved had been confiscated. The police refused to answer.
Usually, they are so chatty about their amazing schemes to prevent them having to arrest anyone...
Police tight lipped, restorative punishment, in Oxford???
Apologies and payment for damages, culprits wont do it again?
That only fits one demographic round those parts, Hooray Henrys!!
Highly likely a future PM or Chancellor if I'm not very much mistaken...
Groomers often get given restorative justice too (which reminds of that other Oxford case). Still, at crime figures are plummeting :(
Would the Sherriff of Nottingham have dealt with young Robin in such a off hand manner?
Arrows? Bloody Indians again...
XX “If I had been stood there or opening the garage door at the time I probably wouldn't be here now.XX
Aye. A really n'arrow escape there.
"That only fits one demographic round those parts, Hooray Henrys!!"
Could well be. Here in Essex, it'd be travellers.
"Would the Sherriff of Nottingham have dealt with young Robin in such a off hand manner?"
"Aye. A really n'arrow escape there."
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