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Oxford cyclist Eamonn Anderson murder: Witnesses sought by police

High Street in Oxford
Image caption The attack took place on the High Street in Oxford

A couple and three men who may have witnessed a fatal attack on a cyclist are being sought by police.

After trawling CCTV footage, detectives investigating the death of Eamonn Anderson, 56, in Oxford city centre have issued a new appeal for witnesses.

Six people have been arrested in connection with the assault in High Street at about 23:30 GMT on 25 October.

Iman St Clair, 18, of Kestrel Crescent, has been charged with murder.

A 23-year-old man, an 18-year-old man, and three 17-year-old boys, all from Oxford, have also been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Victim 'in road'

Det Ch Insp Mike Lynch said: "We believe that there was a couple walking along Queen Street at about 22:55 GMT in the direction of Bonn Square, followed by another man who was not with them.

"Another man was walking past them in the opposite direction.

"The victim was in the road at the time of the incident. There was also a dog running around without a lead.

"Shortly before the assault took place, the victim, followed by a group of men on foot, cycled past a man who was wearing light coloured trousers and a hooded top with a light coloured logo on the chest.

"The witness was using his phone at the time."

Mr St Clair has been released on bail and is due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on Friday.

The other suspects have all been released on bail until 16 January next year.

Mr Anderson died in hospital on 11 November

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