Woman found dead with severe neck injuries as man dies after falling from flat in Oxford

Woman found dead with severe neck injuries as man dies after falling from flat in Oxford

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A WOMAN has been found dead with severe neck injuries while a man’s body was found after falling from a flat in Oxford overnight.

Police rushed to the scene after the man, believed to be in his 30s, fell from the Foresters Tower in Wood Farm Road, Headington, just after 9pm.

Officers then found the woman, in her early 40s, on the fourth floor with severe neck injuries.

The man died at the scene.

Thames Valley Police have now launched a murder investigation.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Bosley of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “Following an incident last night, a man and a woman were found dead at Forester Tower in suspicious circumstances.

“As a result, a murder investigation has been launched and a scene-watch has been put in place at Foresters Tower while investigations continue.

“Although we are in the early stages of this investigation, we believe that the two people who have died are known to each other.

“Police will remain at the scene for some time.

“A second scene-watch is in place at Bonar Road in Headington.”

The woman’s next of keen have been informed and are now being supported by specialist officers.

The man’s next of kin have not yet been informed.

Detective Chief Inspector Bosley added: “I appreciate the concern that this will cause in the local community, but I would like to re-assure the public that we believe there is no wider threat and that we are not looking for anybody else in connection with this incident.”

If anybody has any concerns, or information relating to this incident, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our officers at the scene or call 101, quoting URN 1469 (24/9).


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