Brackley murder inquiry begins following 'suspicious death'

Old Town, Brackley Image copyright South Beds News Agency
Image caption Police were called to Old Town in Brackley on Monday

A murder inquiry has been launched into a "suspicious death" and officers have "several significant lines of inquiry".

Police have not provided details about the victim, but said a body was found in Old Town, Brackley, Northamptonshire, on Monday.

Officers said they were carrying out searches as part of the "fast-moving" investigation.

A flat in Old Town and an area around St James Lake, off Banbury Road, are the focus of inquiries, police added.

"This is a very close-knit community and people are understandably shocked by what has happened," Det Ch Supt Mark Behan said.

"We have a team of experienced detectives working on the investigation, as well as local officers carrying out patrols and conducting inquiries in the local area.

"Information from the public is vital and anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area, or who has any information that may help our inquiries, is asked to contact the incident room as soon as possible."

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