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Specialist crime reporter returns to former patch for ‘dream job’

A specialist crime and court reporter has returned to her former patch to take on what she has described as her ‘dream job’.

Gee Harland announced her return to The Oxford Mail earlier this month with a post on social media platform ‘X’.

Her return comes just nine months after leaving the Mail to take up the role of Newsquest’s court and crime reporter for Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

She will now be stepping into the shoes of Tom Seaward who left his role as the Mail’s crime reporter to join The Sun as Assistant Night News Editor in October.

Gee Harland has returned to the Oxford Mail to take on the role of crime and court reporter.

Gee Harland has returned to the Oxford Mail to take on the role of crime and court reporter.

Gee’s post on ‘X’ read: “Guess who’s back, back again? Gee is back, tell a friend.

“So excited to share the news that I am BACK at @TheOxfordMail as their court and crime reporter, taking over from the brilliant & missed @t_seaward. Pleased to be back with the team and continuing with my dream job!”

The regional editor of Newsquest Oxfordshire, Andrew Colley, welcomed Gee back with his own message on ‘X’, stating: “Delighted @geeharland is back at @TheOxfordMail!

“A phenomenal reporter with great experience, Gee will be a huge part of our strategy as we continue to grow and deliver for our loyal audiences across Oxfordshire.”

Gee also had a message for her former colleagues in Reading, posting: “At the end of December, I will sadly be leaving my role as court reporter for Bucks & Berks.

“I have learnt so much covering court cases in Reading over the past year and will dearly miss all the brilliant court staff who have had to put up with all my frequent questions!”

Gee went on to thank the “fab team” at the Reading Chronicle and Bucks Free Press, including editor Katie French, deputy editor Naomi Herring and digital audience and content editor Isabella Perrin.