Appeal to help solve an unsolved murder

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information on the 30th anniversary of a brutal unsolved murder in Oxfordshire.

Saturday 13 June marks 30 years since 75-year-old married father-of-three from Forest Hill, Lennie Gomm, was murdered while he was carrying a fare in his taxi.

Mr Gomm was stabbed to death in Hampton Gay Lane, near Bletchingdon.

On the day he was murdered, Wednesday 13 June 1990, Police state he was driving a blue Ford Granada, which had a ‘Taxi’ sign on its roof and the registration number A 592 ARD.

Head of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Investigation Review Team, Peter Beirne said:

“Lennie was stabbed to the chest, a wound that passed completely through his heart. He was also stabbed in the chest a second time and there were marks around the mouth that suggested that pressure had been applied to the mouth and chin.”

Unfortunately, despite a thorough investigation at the time, the case remains undetected.  Police are making an appeal to the public, hoping that the anniversary of this tragedy can help bring more facts to light.

“There will be people who have information or suspicions about Lennie’s murder, and I am urging them to make contact with the police.  You might know someone who acts strangely when Lennie’s murder is mentioned on the TV or radio, or perhaps you know someone who has an obsession with the case. If you have any suspicions whatsoever then please contact Thames Valley Police or Crimestoppers. It will be a simple matter for us to check their details.

You can contact Thames Valley Police online or by calling 101 or emailing

You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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