Murder investigation following death of 88-year-old man in Banbury


A 53-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of an 88-year-old man at an assisted living complex in School Lane, off the Southam Road in Banbury.

Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit began an investigation after the force received a report of a death of an elderly man at 7.26pm on Monday night (October 17).

A 53-year-old woman from Northamptonshire was arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. She is currently in police custody.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Alice Broad said: “We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this investigation and our enquiries thus far indicate there is no threat to the wider community.

“There is a scenewatch in place at an assisted living complex in School Lane, in order to allow us to carry out forensic examinations at the property.

“There is likely to be a police presence in the area for a number of days, so if you have any concerns or questions then please ask one of our officers or staff.

“We will continue to keep the public updated as our investigation continues.

“The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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