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Man arrested after two women found dead in Oxfordshire

A police officer outside the house in Thame
Image caption Scenes of crime officers are inspecting the property in Ireton Court

A murder inquiry has been launched after two women were found dead at a house in Oxfordshire.

Police were called to the house in Ireton Court, Thame, at about 02:20 BST. They said the women appeared to have sustained stab wounds.

A third woman was also injured and taken to hospital but her condition is not thought to be life threatening.

A 21-year-old man was arrested in Thame Market Place shortly after the incident and taken to Abingdon police station.

He remains in custody.

The two women who died at the scene have not yet been formally identified.

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place to determine the cause of death but a police spokesman said the women appeared to have sustained stab wounds during the incident.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Joe Kidman, from Thames Valley Police, said: "We are in the early stages of our investigation.

"We have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

"At this time it appears that all parties are known to each other and we are not seeking anyone else in connection with this case.

"We are working hard to establish the full circumstances of this incident and what led to the tragic deaths of these two women."

The house has been sealed off and scenes of crime officers are inspecting the property.

One neighbour described hearing a commotion during the night and said a police helicopter had been flying over the houses.

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