Oxford Murder Investigation After Cyclist Dies

Detectives in Oxford have started a murder investigation after a cyclist attacked by a group of young men two weeks ago has now died.

Officers are searching for anyone who may have cctv or mobile phone footage of what happened.

 Thames Valley Police say:

Between 11.30pm and 11.45pm on Tuesday, 25 October, the victim Eamonn Anderson, aged 56, was cycling in High Street, Oxford. He was approached by a group of six young men, one of whom kicked him, causing him to fall off his bicycle.

The group then left the scene, and witnesses contacted the ambulance service. Mr Anderson sustained serious head injuries and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment where he died yesterday evening (11/11). His next of kin has been informed.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch, of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “This was a violent attack, which initially left the victim with serious head injuries, and has now tragically led to his death.

“We believe this to have been an isolated incident, and since it occurred, we have been in the process of conducting a thorough investigation into it in order to establish the circumstances and also to arrest those responsible.

“I would like to appeal for anyone who has any information about this assault, to contact us on 101. If you were in this group and have information, please speak to officers.

“Similarly, I would like to appeal for anyone who has might have any footage of the incident to contact us.”

A Home Office Post Mortem is due to take place.

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