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Man sought after three found dead in Didcot

Jed Allen
Jed Allen

Police have released the name of a man wanted in connection with the deaths of a man, a woman and a girl, found at a property in Oxfordshire.

Thames Valley Police are looking for Jed Allen, 21, a relative of the three dead people, after their bodies were found in Didcot on Saturday.

Officers were called to an address in Vicarage Road at about 20:20 BST.

The three, who were members of the same family, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they were a woman, aged 48, a man, aged 44, and a girl, aged six.

Det Supt Chris Ward of Thames Valley Police said Mr Allen was related to the family.

He is described as being of large build with a tattoo of a spider on his left hand.

The deaths are being treated as suspicious but no arrests have been made, police said.

Det Supt Ward said: “I do not believe there are any dangers to the wider community of Oxfordshire but it’s very important we locate him as quickly as we can.”

He said post-mortem examinations were due to take place later. 

A police cordon is in place at Vicarage Road, which has been closed to all but residents since the bodies were found on Saturday
A police cordon is in place at Vicarage Road, which has been closed to all but residents since the bodies were found on Saturday

Investigating officer Det Ch Insp Simon Steel of the Thames Valley Police major crime unit, said: “A man, a woman and a girl were pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance staff.

“This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the loved ones of the deceased. A scene watch is in place in Vicarage Road, which is currently closed with access to residents only.

“I understand this incident will have an impact on the community and residents will be concerned. As you can understand, we are in the early stages of this investigation, but we will work hard to make sure the community is kept updated when we can.”

Thames Valley Police are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in Vicarage Road on Saturday evening to contact them.

Vicarage Road is a residential street that runs off Broadway, the main shopping street in Didcot.

It has been closed at both ends so that no-one can go along there, except people who live there.

Police forensic teams have arrived and are zipping up their white jumpsuits and making their way into the property which is a standard, red brick terraced house, typical for this part of Didcot.

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