Man missing since explosion 'strongly' believed dead

Guido Schuette has not been seen since the explosion on Tuesday

A man missing since an explosion and fire at a a block of flats in Oxford is "strongly" believed to have died in the blast, police said.

Guido Schuette, aged 48, has not been seen since the explosion on Tuesday, which caused a block of flats in the Osney Lane and Gibbs Crescent area to collapse.

Guido Schuette is missing Credit: Thames Valley Police

In a briefing on Thursday afternoon, Thames Valley Police's local commander said they "strongly believe" he died in the fire - but this was still unconfirmed.

He urged anyone who sees a man matching Mr Schuette's description to get in touch while searches continue - but urged people not to approach him.

A fire broke out after the explosion Credit: ITV News
The explosion and fire caused a block of flats to collapse Credit: ITV News

He said:

Mr Schuette is 6ft tall and of heavy build, with short grey hair and blue eyes. He is said to walk with a limp and use a crutch.

The clean-up is ongoing Credit: ITV News