Man found dead in Thame

Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation in Thame.

25 July 2020

The victim of the murder in Thame has now been identified as Joshua Harling, aged 19, from Oxford.

A post-mortem examination has determined the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Three teenagers, a 15-year-old boy from Oxfordshire and two 19-year-old men from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, who have been arrested on suspicion of murder, remain in police custody at this time.

At around 7.05pm on 22 July 2020, a man was found with injuries in Chinnor Road, Thame.   Whilst emergency services were called, the 20 year old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A boy, aged 15, from Oxforshire, has already been placed on arrest under suspicion of murder and is currently in Police custody.

The Thames Valley Police are continuing to investigate this incident and would like to speak to anyone who was in the area and who might have information that can help Police.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Mike Roddy of the Major Crime Unit, said:

“It is really important that anyone with information about what happened, comes forward.  Although the details of what exactly has happened is unclear at the moment, we would like to hear from you if you saw anything suspicious this evening in Chinnor Road or Essex Road and the surrounding areas.”

Several people were in the area when the crime occurred and Police understand that there is video footage of the incident.  They have pleaded with the public to not share the video, and have asked the media to refrain from sharing any footage of the attack.

“Please do not share this video on social media, but instead share it with police. A man has died in this incident and if you have footage or pictures this could be very traumatic for the family and friends of the man who has died.”

If you have any information you think might help, please call 101 quoting the reference URN 1152 (22/7) or make a report online.

If you would prefer to remain 100% anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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