Oxford Murder Investigation Started

5 June 2017, 06:09 | Updated: 5 June 2017, 17:06

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At around 11pm on Thursday June 1st officers were called to reports of a group of men fighting around the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys.

Latest Statement from Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit has arrested a further person following a murder in Blackbird Leys.

At about 11pm on Thursday (1/6) officers were called to a group of men fighting around the Jourdain Road area in Blackbird Leys.

Officers attended and found a man in his late twenties with serious injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died.

A post mortem which was carried out on Saturday (3/6) established that he died of multiple injuries.

The man has now been formally identified as Christopher Lemonius, aged 27, of Oxford.

A 24-year-old man from Oxford was arrested last night (4/6) on suspicion of murder. He is currently in police custody.

Three men, two aged 19 and one aged 27, all from Oxford, were arrested on Saturday afternoon (3/6).

A 16-year-boy from Oxford was arrested on Saturday (3/6) night.

A 23-year-old man from Oxford was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning (4/6).

The men are still in custody at this time.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lynch of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We have now made a total of six arrests in connection to this incident, and we are continuing to appeal for information from the public.

“If you have any details which you think could help our investigation, please do not hesitate to come forward.

“Information which you think could be significant could be vital to our investigation.

“I would ask anyone who has any details to please contact the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '1806 (1/6)'