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Murder investigation launched in Didcot

Alert message sent 09/01/2020 11:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit has launched a murder investigation following the death of a man in Didcot.

At 3.46am today (9/1) officers were called to Mendip Heights to reports of an altercation involving a group of men.

Three men were injured during the incident and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Sadly one of the men, aged in his forties was later pronounced dead and a murder investigation was launched. The victim received multiple stab wounds. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The two other victims, one man in his twenties and another man in his thirties, are in serious but stable conditions in hospital.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Blaik said: “This is a tragic incident in which a person has lost their life after being attacked with a knife.

“This murder will shock the local community, but I want to reassure residents that we are carrying out a thorough investigation and we are determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.

“Mendip Heights is currently closed as we carrying out vital forensic examinations at the scene and conduct house to house enquiries in the area. I would like to thank residents for their ongoing cooperation and patience.

“I am appealing to the public to come forward and help our investigation. If you have any information about this incident and haven’t already spoken to the police please leave your information on our website, call 101 or speak to an officers at the scene. Please quote investigation reference number 107 (9/1).

“If you have any CCTV, dash cam or mobile phone footage, or have heard something about the incident, even if you think it is speculation then we want to hear from you.

“We will provide updates regarding our murder investigation when we have them.”

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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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