A TEAM of runners took on the Oxford Half Marathon in memory of a Witney teenager who was killed when she was knocked down by a car.

Team Liberty joined more than 8,000 other runners when they took to the streets of Oxford on Sunday for the Virgin Sport event.

They were running in memory of Liberty Baker, who was killed aged 14 by a dangerous driver in 2014.

Her parents, Paul and Maureen, completed the course with friends and family joining them, also releasing balloons before the race to mark Liberty's 18th birthday on October 22.

Among them was family friend Darien Merry who, when crossing the finish line, said: “I have known Liberty’s parents since we were about five, so to be asked to run in her memory means more than anything.”

This year’s event marked the biggest half marathon the city has ever seen.