A murder investigation has been launched after a man died in Brize Norton overnight.

Paramedics called in police after reports of a 'disturbance' at a house in Lock Court on Monday night.

The man, in his 20s, died at the scene despite the efforts of paramedics, Thames Valley Police said. 

DCI Jon Capps of the Major Crime Unit said: “We are in the very early stages of this investigation.

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"We are treating the incident as a murder inquiry due to the reports of a disturbance at the property late yesterday evening, together with witness accounts to date.

“The exact cause of death is yet to be established and we are awaiting results from a Home Office post-mortem examination, which is due to be conducted on Friday (January 20).

“No arrests have been made, but we are making fast-time enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

“We were called by South Central Ambulance Service to the property at just before 10.30pm and have a scene-watch in place at the address while our investigation continues. This is likely to remain in place for some days.

“Although we believe that this incident occurred inside a property, I would appeal to anybody who feels that they have any information that can assist this investigation to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“You can do so by reporting via our website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43230023785.

“Alternatively, for anonymity, you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Local Policing Area Command for Cherwell & West Oxfordshire, Superintendent Emma Garside, said: “Naturally, this incident will be concerning for the local community, but we have a team of Major Crime detectives investigating this as a top priority.

“We will also ensure there is an increased police presence with reassurance patrols in the area over the coming days, and I would urge anybody who has any concerns to please talk to one of our officers, who will be able to address these concerns with you.

“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who has died, and we will continue to conduct thorough enquiries, including house to house enquiries and CCTV investigations to ascertain what has happened.”

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.  

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