Police Given More Time To Question Pair Over Teen Murder

6 January 2018, 09:22

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Police have been granted more time to question two people who were arrested on suspicion of murder after a 16-year-old boy from Birmingham was stabbed to death.

Officers and paramedics were called to Friars Wharf in Oxford, at 7.55pm on Wednesday but the teenager later died in hospital.

A 25-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man - both from Oxford - were arrested on suspicion of murder.

On Friday, officers were given an extra 28 hours to hold the pair in custody.

A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death to be stab wounds to the abdomen, leg and chest, and formal identification is expected to take place next week.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Howard said: "We are continuing to investigate this incident, and our officers remain in the area carrying out inquiries throughout the weekend.

"We are continuing to appeal for information from anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any details which could help our investigation."

The teenager's next of kin have been informed.