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Murder investigation launched after child found dead near Oxford

A woman in her 40s, who is from the area, has been arrested.

A MURDER INVESTIGATION is under way after the body of a child was found near the English city of Oxford.

According to Thames Valley Police, officers received a call at around 1.20pm yesterday afternoon and were called to an address at Bromsgrove Cottages, Faringdon.

They discovered a young child had died at the address.

“Following the discovery of a deceased child, we have launched a murder investigation,” Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Dave Hubbard said.

“The next of kin have been informed and we are offering support to them.

“We are in the very early stages of this investigation and an arrest has been made in connection with this incident.”

The arrested person is a 40-year-old woman from the Faringdon area.

Local Policing Area Commander for South and Vale of White Horse Superintendent Rory Freeman said was “a very shocking discovery”.

“I am aware it may have a very direct impact on the community of Faringdon.

“In light of this incident there will be an increased police presence in the area to provide reassurance and we would advise any members of the community affected by this incident to speak to one of the Neighbourhood Policing Team.”

Faringdon is a market town located around 18 miles to the southwest of Oxford.

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