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Funeral for Oxfordshire gun death baronet's son

Alexander Codrington ton
Image caption A post-mortem examination found Alexander Codrington died from firearm injuries

The funeral of the teenage son of an Oxfordshire baronet who is thought to have shot himself while on the phone to the police, has taken place.

Alexander Codrington, 16, died in woods near Leafield on 30 July after officers arrived following concerns for his safety.

Officers spoke to the teenager on a mobile phone before a shot was heard.

The service took place at St Michael and All Angels Church in Leafield at 1200 BST.

Alexander died from firearms injuries, a post mortem examination discovered.

He was the son of baronet Sir Christopher Codrington and lived with his family in the village of Fordwells, near Witney.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it would be carrying out an investigation to discover whether anything could have been done to prevent the death.

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