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Five arrested in Oxford murder probe after man dies following brawl

Crime scene in Blackbird Leys Image copyright EPA
Image caption Police officers found a man in his late 20s with serious injuries at the scene

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died following a fight in Oxford.

The brawl broke out at about 23:00 BST on Thursday in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys.

Police officers found a man in his late 20s with serious injuries at the scene, and he later died in hospital. His next of kin have been informed.

Three men and a teenager were arrested on Saturday, and another man was taken into custody on Sunday morning.

Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch said: "We continue to appeal for the public's help in investigating this senseless murder of a man in his 20s."

On Saturday afternoon police said they arrested two men aged 19 and one aged 27, then a 16-year-old boy was held during the evening, and a 23-year-old man the following morning.

All the suspects are from Oxford and remain in custody.

Image caption The brawl broke out on Thursday in the Jourdain Road area of Blackbird Leys
Image caption Thames Valley Police said it was "pursuing many lines of inquiry"

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