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Murder investigation launched in Slough

Alert message sent 08/05/2019 17:19:00

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Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation after a man died in Slough this afternoon.

The force was called to the underground car park of Tesco in Wellington Street at 12.32pm today (8/5) after a report that a man had been stabbed.

Police officers and the South Central Ambulance Service attended the scene.

The victim, a man, was taken to hospital, but sadly he was later pronounced deceased. His next of kin is yet to be informed.

Head of the force’s Major Crime Unit, Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter said: “This is a shocking incident in which a man has lost his life. Our task now is to find out what happened and bring the offender or offenders to justice.

“The victim’s next of kin are yet to be informed, so I would urge the media and the public not to speculate on the victim’s identity until his next of kin has been informed and he has been formally identified.

“I understand that this incident will cause concern in the community but I want to reassure all residents that the Major Crime Unit has commenced an extensive investigation. We are already reviewing CCTV, taking witness statements and carrying out forensic examinations.

“However, we also need the help of the public. If you have any information you think might aid our investigation, if you saw or heard anything suspicious or have mobile phone, dashcam or CCTV footage then please contact the force. The easiest way to contact us is by visiting our website at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or calling 101, quoting reference 487 (8/5).

“There is a scenewatch in place, with the underground car park at Tesco currently closed. We would ask people to avoid the area at this time while we carry out vital enquiries.

“The Major Crime Unit is being supported by our colleagues in the Slough local policing area. If you have any questions or concerns then please speak to an officer.”

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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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