Man charged with damaging police van

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A Vale man has been charged in connection with an incident where a police van was allegedly scratched with a ‘sharp implement’.

Ian Page, 23, from Boarstall, has been charged with criminal damage and possession of a class B drug, cannabis.

The charge relates to an offence in Cornmarket Street, Oxford, when a man was seen on CCTV allegedly scratching the rear of a marked police van using a sharp implement.

Mr Page has been bailed to appear at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on February 3.