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Search crews in Oxford find human remains

Police searching the site of the explosion in Oxford on Tuesday say they have found human remains. Officers began a brick by brick search of the rubble this morning. The housing association A2 Dominion says staff are saddened to learn of the discovery and offered support to other residents. Here's our report from Mary Stanley.

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BREAKING: Human remains found following Osney explosion

Human remains have been found at the site of an explosion in Osney Mead in Oxford.

A search of the area around Gibbs Crescent started at 10am this morning - the human remains this afternoon.

The process of recovering the deceased person is under way.

A block of three flats was completely destroyed in the explosion Credit: ITV Meridian

Emergency services were called to the area on Tuesday afternoon to reports of an explosion, a fire and the collapse of a property.

On Thursday Thames Valley Police issued a public appeal for Guido Schuette, aged 48, who was unaccounted for and was believed to have died during the incident.

His family has been informed of the latest development today and are continuing to be offered support from officers.

Gibbs Crescent will remain closed until further notice.

Thames Valley Police have issued a public appeal for Guido Schuette Credit: Thames Valley Police

“Forensic identification procedures will have to take place to identify the deceased person which will take some time due to the nature of the incident. Our thoughts remain with everyone who has been affected by this incident.”

– Ch Supt Andy Boyd

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E-Fit released as part of burglary investigation

E-fit released as part of burglary investigation Credit: Hampshire Police

As police investigate a burglary in the New Forest officers have released an e-fit image of woman they want to speak to.

£9,000 worth of items - including an Apple laptop, a camera and jewellery - were taken from a property on Old Lyndhurst Road in the Cadnam area on February 7th.

A rear window had been smashed at the house - the inside was left in an untidy state.

A witness reported seeing a pick-up truck on the morning of the burglary and a woman, aged around 19, with her hair in a ponytail.

“A lot of the property stolen holds a great deal of sentimental value to the owners, some of which can never be replaced.

“We would also like to speak to anyone who has been offered Pandora charms for sale at a reduced price.”

– Police Staff Investigator, Claire Linton
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