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Man found dead at Oxford home

The man's body was found at an address in South Bridge Row, Oxford Credit: Press Association Images

Thames Valley Police are investigating an unexplained death in Oxford. Police were called today at 9.15am to South Bridge Row. Emergency services attended and a man, believed to be in his thirties, was found dead.

Senior Investigating Officer, Det Ch Insp Gill Wootton said: 'This case is in the very early stages of investigation and we are working to establish the exact circumstances around this unexplained death.

'In order to investigate fully there is visible police presence at the scene, however, I would like to reassure the public that there is no danger to the wider community at this time.'

CCTV image released in connection with assault

Police want to speak to man regarding assault Credit: TV Police

Thames Valley Police have released a CCTV image of a man the would like to speak to in conneciton with an assault in Banbury during the May Bank Holiday weekend. At around 7:40pm on Saturday 3rd, two men, aged 47 and 39 sustained cuts and bruises to their faces.

They were assaulted by a man in the Wild Lime Pub on Bridge Street. The man is described as white, around 5ft 10ins and of medium build. He has a shaved head and was wearing a grey top and blue jeans. He has a large tattoo on his right forearm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Thames Valley Police.


Appeal for missing woman

Police appeal for help in finding Manjit Kaur Credit: TV Police

Thames Valley police are appealing for help in trying to find a missing woman from Oxford. Manjit Kaur, who's 28, was last seen at an address where she'd been staying on Augustine Way in Oxford on Sunday 11th May in the evening.

She's described as 5ft 7ins, of slim build with long straight black hair. Manjit was last seen wearing a gold coloured suit - she has links to the Midlands.

Man missing for more than a month has no money

Mr Jones has been missing for more than a month. He did not take his mobile phone with him and is not thought to have access to money so I am becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

– PC Leanda Beauchamp, Witney police station

If anyone has any information about Mr Jones’ whereabouts please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 quoting URN 1405 of 12/3.

Appeal to find man missing for more than a month

Malcolm Jones Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is re-appealing for the public’s help in tracing a person who has been missing from Witney for more than a month.

Malcolm Jones, aged 54, was last seen at his home in Witney on 12th March.

He is white, of slim build, about 5ft 9ins, is clean shaven and has dark brown hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey polo shirt, a blue rain coat, a large hiking rucksack, and brown walking boots.


Witness appeal after motorcycle and bike crash

The scene of the crash Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious road traffic collision in Wantage.The collision involved a red Ducati motorcycle and a pedal cycle on the southbound carriageway of the B4494, Wantage Road, near the Ridgeway crossing just before 7am yesterday.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 49-year-old man, received injuries to his wrist.

Meanwhile, the rider of the pedal cycle, a 42-year-old man, received injuries to his leg and ribs.

Both were taken by land ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

The collision investigation team is keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or saw either vehicle prior to the collision.

Repeat rapist jailed for 9 years

Martin Babak Lyon, 21, from Amersham was sentenced at Reading Crown Court Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man who was convicted of three rapes has been jailed for nine years at Reading Crown Court.

Martin Babak Lyon, who is 21 years old, from Chiltern Heights in Amersham was found guilty of three counts of rape and one count of taking an indecent image of a child.

Lyon raped the 16-year-old victim at an address in Chiltern Heights on the 28th November 2012 and took photos, threatening to post them on social media if she told anyone.

Investigating officer Det Con Thomas Gregory of Force CID based at Amersham said: “Thames Valley Police takes any allegation of sexual offences seriously and I would like to thank every officer who has helped to contribute to this investigation.

“The sentence given to Lyon demonstrates that the courts take incidents such as these very seriously. I hope the sentence brings some closure to the victim, who was only 16 at the time. She was incredibly brave to report the offences to the police and then to give evidence at court."

Search for missing Aylesbury teen

Kirsty Winfield was last seen at her home in Weedon Hill Credit: Thames Valley Police

An appeal has been launched to find a missing schoolgirl from Aylesbury.

14-year-old Kirsty Winfield was last seen in the Weedon Hill district at around 6.30pm on Monday 14th April.

She was meant to return home at 8pm but was not seen again.

Kirsty was last seen wearing a white vest top, checked shirt, black leggings and plimsoll shoes.

The teen is described as 5ft 3ins, of large build with dark long red/ brown hair with a nose ring.

Police urge anyone with information to contact 101.

Statement comes after inquest verdict

Thames Valley Police and the South East Counter Terrorism Unit have issued a statement following the "open" verdict into the death of Russian Boris Berezovsky. He was found dead at his ex-wife's mansion in Ascot last year.

It said the two organisations had "carried out a thorough investigation into the unexplained death of Platon Elenin formerly known as Boris Berezovsky."

The investigation included the deployment of an experienced Home Office pathologist to examine the body in situ and conduct the subsequent post mortem.

His findings were considered alongside examination of the ligature, detailed toxicology, physical evidence recovered from the scene and the deceased’s medical history.

The investigation could find nothing to support the hypothesis of third party involvement.

– Thames Valley Police

In reaching his verdict the Coroner Mr Bedford made it clear he had no criticism of the police investigation. He stated that his open verdict was as a consequence of conflicting expert testimony regarding pathology.

It is proper for the investigation to consider the alternative pathology position. This position was only brought to police attention immediately before the inquest.

We would stress that the coroner has not specifically requested that any additional work take place. We will continue to liaise with family members as we have done throughout this process."

– Thames Valley Police
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