BREAKING: Police investigation in Deddington after man dies

Police are appealing for witnesses following a death in Deddington shortly after midnight.

A man believed to be in his late 60s was found in the High Street at around 12.30am this morning (Friday).

Police tape off High Street, Deddington

Police tape off High Street, Deddington

He appeared to have fallen into a sunken area in front of a basement window of a property.

He was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he was pronounced dead.

The death is being treated as unexplained, but is not believed to be suspicious.

Police have this morning cordoned off a 15-metre section of Deddington High Street near the Crown and Tuns pub as investigations continue.

Det Insp Steve Raffield said: “We are working to establish the circumstances around this unexplained death. The deceased is aged in his late sixties, about 5ft 6ins tall, of average build with short grey hair.”

“I would appeal to anyone who may have seen a person matching his description in the area around the time of the incident or earlier in the night to contact me.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on the 24-hour non-emergency number 101.

Witnesses are asked to call Thames Valley Police via the 101 number.

More to follow.