Man in his 50s found dead in his home after being ‘assaulted by a man and a woman’

Thames Valley Police launched a murder investigation after officers found the man in Brome Place in Barton, Oxford at around 11:30am on Sunday.

The man was allegedly assaulted outside shops at Underhill Circus around 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

A man in his 50s was found dead in his home after allegedly being pushed to the ground during an assault by a man and a woman on Saturday night.

Thames Valley Police launched a murder investigation after officers found the man in Brome Place in Barton, Oxford at around 11:30am on Sunday.

The man was allegedly assaulted outside shops at Underhill Circus around 9:30 p.m. the night before.

His friends had taken him home, but raised concerns with the police the next day after he didn’t answer the door.

Lead investigating officer Detective Inspector Mike Roddy of Thames Valley Police’s main crime unit said no arrests had been made.

“We are in the early stages of this investigation,” Roddy said, “but it appears the victim sustained head and facial injuries, which were not reported or treated by medical professionals.







It was found at an address on Brome Place in Barton, Oxford.
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“Although we have launched a murder investigation, we are currently keeping an open mind as to the circumstances that led to the man’s death.

“We would urge the local community not to speculate on the incident.

“However, at this early stage, we believe the victim may have been assaulted by an unknown male and female around 9:30pm Saturday night in front of the Barton Stores and was knocked to the ground.

“We are aware that he was brought home by friends, and this morning we were alerted after he did not open the door to these friends who were concerned for his well-being.

“I am calling on anyone who was in the Barton area last night between 8:30pm and 10pm and believes they witnessed the original incident to contact Thames Valley Police.”

The man’s family has been informed and is being supported by specialist officers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident reference 858 from April 24, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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