New clues in murder inquiry

Police investigating the death of an Oxford taxi driver 20 years ago have found new forensic evidence they hope will help find his killer.

The body of 75 year old Leonard Gomm was found on a country lane at Hampton Gay near Kidlington on 13 June 1990.  He had been stabbed to death.  His taxi (pictured below) was found parked nearby.

The case is now being re-examined by Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Review Team, who working with the Forensic Science Service have uncovered new forensic evidence they say could link the killer to the scene.

Mr Gomm had picked up a passenger from Gloucester Green in Oxford between 6.15am and 6.45am on Wednesday 13 June 1990.  His body was discovered later that morning.

Detective Supertintendent Barry Halliday said: "Members of the public can be assured that this evidence will allow us to eliminate anyone not responsible from our enquiries, so even the smallest piece of information they have, even if they think it is insignificant, may help us find the person responsible.

"The Major Crime Review Team is committed to the careful review and re-examination of unsolved homicide and historic serious sexual assault cases.  We remain dedicated in our commitment for ensuring the very highest of standards of investigation are maintained in seeking justice for victims."

Anyone with information that could help the police investigation is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 0845 8 505 505 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Leonard Gomm's taxi

Leonard Gomm's taxi