In Memoriam: Two women in Oxfordshire (Died 3.9.11)

A murder inquiry has been launched after two women were found dead at a house in Oxfordshire. A third woman was also injured and taken to hospital but her condition is not thought to be life threatening.

Police were called to the house in Ireton Court, Thame. A 21-year-old man was arrested in Thame Market Place shortly after the incident and taken to Abingdon police station.

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place to determine the cause of death but a police spokesman said the women appeared to have sustained stab wounds during the incident.

Senior investigating officer Det.Chief Inspector Joe Kidman, from Thames Valley Police, said: “We are in the early stages of our investigation.We have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. At this time it appears that all parties are known to each other and we are not seeking anyone else in connection with this case.We are working hard to establish the full circumstances of this incident and what led to the tragic deaths of these two women.”

A neighbour reportedly described hearing a commotion during the night.

Another neighbour, who declined to be named, said: “All the police have told us is that it’s a major incident. Neighbours are saying it is a domestic. I don’t know the people involved but Thame is a delightful town. It is a shock that something like this has happened here.”

Another neighbour, who also refused to be named, said: “There have been police here standing about but I’m keeping well out of it. It’s a very nice area and we have had no trouble in the time we have been living here.”

Note: This report was compiled from news reports from the BBC, the Independent on Sunday.

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