Man in danger on Carfax Tower

first_imgPolice were called to Carfax Tower on Thursday after fears about a man on the tower, Thames Valley Police have confirmed.Police and ambulances were called at 4.29PM.The street was cordoned off for around half an hour, but nobody was harmed in the incident. The individual involved left the tower around 5pm.Eyewitnesses have alleged to Cherwell that a man was threatening to jump from the tower, but was dissuaded while at the scene.The development comes two weeks after somebody died falling from the same tower. On May 13, police were called after a man fell from Carfax. He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital, but later died from his injuries.The tower stayed closed for the day as a mark of respect.Before this month, the last person to die falling from the tower was 61-year-old Patricia Stoute, who died in June 2009.Carfax is a major Oxford landmark, with around 40,000 tourists climbing the tower yearly.last_img read more


first_imgThere was bitter disappointment for Donegal today at O’Donnell Park as they lost their crucial league match to Monaghan.Allianz National League: Donegal have suffered a surprise defeat to Monaghan this afternoon at O’Donnell Park.Michael Murphy scored the only goal of the game in the second-half, but Monaghan responded well and points from Paul Finlay (3) Dermot Malone and Rory Beggan ensured a brilliant win for Monaghan.Murphy’s goal was Donegal’s only score of the second-half, the defeat is a massive blow to Rory Gallagher’s side as they face difficult away games now against Kerry and Mayo. Donegal started this game very brightly and raced into an early three points lead thanks to scores from Michael Murphy (2) Patrick McBrearty.Monaghan responded through Conor McManus, Kieran Hughes and a brace of points from Paul Finlay.Murphy notched over another point for Donegal to send the sides in level at half-time.In truth, the game was an utterly drab and dour defensive affair with both teams adopting ultra-defensive approaches. With Monaghan regularly getting all fifteen players behind the ball, it led to a terrible spectacle and it was hard viewing for the large crowd in attendance.Monaghan took the lead through Paul Finlay in the second-half, but almost immediately Michael Murphy fisted to the net to give Donegal a massive boost.A direct ball from Neil Gallagher was met by Murphy who out-jumped Monaghan goalkeeper Rory Beggan and found the net.That was Donegal’s first and last score of the second-half as Monaghan went on to take a stranglehold of the game.Monaghan scored four unanswered points and that was enough to secure a vital victory for The Farney County. Donegal will be bitterly disappointed with their display and will hope to bounce next week against Kerry in a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland Final.Final score on a hugely disappointing day at O’Donnell Park was Donegal 1-04 Monaghan 0-09. ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUE: DISAPPOINTMENT FOR DONEGAL AS THEY SUFFER HOME DEFEAT TO MONAGHAN was last modified: March 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGAAnewsSportlast_img read more