Human remains found after explosion at Oxford flats

The three-storey corner block of flats collapsed Image copyright Stan Mackrell
Image caption The three-storey corner block of flats collapsed

Human remains have been found at the site of flats in Oxford which collapsed following an explosion.

Thames Valley Police said fire crews and rescue specialists, who have been working at the site in Gibbs Crescent, located the remains earlier.

The force said the family of 48-year-old Guido Schuette, who has been missing since the blast on Tuesday, had been informed.

Gibbs Crescent will remain closed until further notice.

Ch Supt Andy Boyd said: "Forensic identification procedures will have to take place to identify the deceased person which will take some time due to the nature of the incident.

"Our thoughts remain with everyone who has been affected by this incident."

Image caption Guido Schuette is believed to have died in the explosion

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