A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Oxford.
Officers were called to the scene on Bayswater Road just after 6 p.m. Friday. Paramedics and officers were present at the scene, but the man, who is believed to be in his 30s, died on the spot.
Thames Valley Police officials have informed the victim’s family members, who are getting help after the fatal incident.
Detective Inspector Nick Hind, Senior Investigating Officer of the Major Crime Unit of Thames Valley Police, said: “Sadly, as a result of an incident this evening, one person has received fatal injuries.
“First and foremost, our condolences are with the family and friends of the victim, who has passed away.
“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and we are working to establish the circumstances of what really happened.”
“We have a large see-the-clock in the Bayswater Road area of Oxford and the adjoining park.
“Bayeswater Road is currently closed from the crematorium to Wainfleet Road, and this area, and the park, is likely to remain closed for a considerable period of time as our investigation continues.”
According to Thames Valley Police, no one has been arrested yet. Detective Hinds said local residents can expect to see a “significant police presence” in the area in the coming days as the investigation continues.
He continued: “I understand that this incident will cause great concern in the local community, but at this early stage of the investigation, I believe that the victim and the perpetrator knew each other, and I do not believe that this would lead to threat to the wider local community.
“I would like to take this opportunity to assure the people that we have launched a thorough investigation to identify and arrest those responsible.”
Thames Valley Police, citing reference 1694 of the October 8 incident, have asked anyone with information to contact 101.
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