Live updates


Murder suspect has 'distinctive tattoo'

Thames Valley Police have revealed more details about a man they want to question in relation to the murders.

21 year old Jed Allen is about 6 feet tall, of stocky build, and was related to the victims.

His Facebook account shows a picture of him with a distinctive spider tattoo on his hand.

The distinctive spider tatoo Credit: Facebook

Breaking News: Police hunt suspect over triple murder

21 year old Jed Allen is being sought in connection with the deaths Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police say they're trying to trace 21 year old Jed Allen in relation to the deaths of three people at a house in Didcot.

At a press conference a short time ago they revealed that the victims are a man and woman in their forties, and a six year old girl.

Their bodies were discovered yesterday evening after the alarm was raised by a neighbour, at Vicarage Road in the town.

Police said they did not believe that Allen was a wider danger to the public, but he was known to both the family and themselves. They're urging anyone who knows his whereabouts to contact them immediately.

Post mortem examinations are due to take place later today, but officers said this morning that they did not believe firearms were involved.


Murder probe launched after three found dead in house

Vicarage Road in Didcot has been cordoned off Credit: Google Images

A murder investigation has been launched after a man, woman and girl were found dead by police.

The three bodies were discovered in a house in Vicarage Road, Didcot, Oxfordshire, after officers were called by a member of the public last night.

The identity of the victims and the cause of their deaths have yet to be established, Thames Valley Police said. No arrests have been made.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel of the Thames Valley Police major crime unit, said their deaths are being treated as suspicious.

"This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the loved-ones of the deceased.

"A scene watch is in place in Vicarage Road, which is currently closed with access to residents only.

"I understand this incident will have an impact on the community and residents will be concerned. As you can understand, we are in the early stages of this investigation, but we will work hard to make sure the community is kept updated when we can.

– DCI Simon Steel, Thames Valley Police

Officers received the tip-off at around 8.23pm and detectives are keen to hear from witnesses who may have been in the area of Vicarage Road at the time.

Thames Valley Police is due to hold a press conference later this morning.

Live and let diet - James Bond loses 24 stone in a year

We're used to hearing about James Bond pulling off death defying stunts - and his namesake in Oxfordshire is no different.

Yes, at his heaviest, charity shop worker, James Bond from Bicester, tipped the scales at 46 stone. But after collapsing at work, James was told by doctors that unless he lost weight he might have just days to live.

And he did. James has since shed a staggering 24 stone - almost half his bodyweight. And what's even more impressive - he did it in little over a year. Mel Bloor has been to meet him.

Load more updates