Murder arrest in Oxford after man found injured in car

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Image caption Police were called to North Way late on Tuesday

A murder investigation has begun following the death of a man found injured in a parked car.

Detectives in Oxford have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder after the victim was discovered with chest injuries in a red Mazda.

He was taken from the scene in North Way, Barton, to the John Radcliffe Hospital but died from his injuries.

The man in custody had earlier been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and was subsequently rearrested.

The victim, who was found just after 22:45 BST on Tuesday, has yet to be formally identified.

Police are set to continue carrying out investigations at the junction of North Way and Burchester Avenue until Thursday morning.

"We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen anything to contact us as a matter of urgency," said Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch from Thames Valley Police.

"We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a red Mazda vehicle in the area."

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Image caption Burchester Avenue and North Way will remain closed as police carry out investigations

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