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Teenage boy dies after falling into River Thames

The boy got into difficulty after falling into the River Thames near Donnington Bridge. Credit: PA

A teenage boy has died after falling into the River Thames in Oxford.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Donnington Bridge at 7.10pm on Thursday after the boy got into trouble.

He was rushed to the city's John Radcliffe Hospital but died shortly after arriving, a Thames Valley Police spokeswoman confirmed.

In May 2012, a 15-year-old boy died after jumping off the same bridge.

Police working with Turkey officials over family's safety

A family who were missing from their home in Slough are believed to have been located in Turkey, Thames Valley police said in a statement.

"Asif Malik and Sara Kiran and their children were reported missing to Thames Valley Police on April 16," it said.

"Thames Valley Police understand that they have been detained by the Turkish authorities today but is awaiting confirmation. We are working with the Turkish authorities to safeguard the family."

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