Witney New Year celebrations lift off

thisisoxfordshire: Alex Wilson and Katie Finlayson were among the crowd celebrating the start of 2013 in Witney’s Market Square Buy this photo Alex Wilson and Katie Finlayson were among the crowd celebrating the start of 2013 in Witney’s Market Square

WITNEY saw in the new year in style with pub-goers and clubbers celebrating the start of 2013.

Revellers were in good spirits in a packed Market Square as the clock struck midnight.

Among them was 16-year-old Kyle Frost, with about 10 school friends from Henry Box School, in Church Green.

He said: “It was really good. I decided to wear the penguin suit just for a bit of fun, because I had it and thought, why not? It was a good night. Everyone was in a good mood.”

Tom Chambers, 24, from Wootton, near Abingdon, said it was the first time he had sampled Witney’s nightlife.

He said: “I have never been to Witney before, I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was really great.”
The festivities were later marred by a street fight.

Four people were arrested after the brawl in the town centre at about 12.30am on New Year’s Day. Police broke up the clash using pepper spray.

  • Click on the link for more of Ric Mellis's pictures of the celebrations.

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