Bicester murder - update

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A woman who died in hospital after receiving serious injuries in Bicester has been identified by police as 31-year-old Janee Parsons.

Thames Valley Police is continuing its investigation after a woman was found with serious injuries at a property in Lucerne Avenue in Bicester yesterday, Sunday.

Despite attempts by police and ambulance staff to resuscitate her, the woman was declared dead at hospital.

Det Ch Insp Joe Kidman, leading the investigation, said: “The victim’s family has been informed of the death and although formal identification of the woman’s body is yet to take place, we believe her to be, Janeé Parsons, aged 31.

“We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but are keen to speak with anyone in Lucerne Avenue yesterday morning who may have important information to help us establish the circumstances of this tragic incident.”

A 38-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

Area Commander Supt Andy Boyd, said: “The investigation is in the early stages and officers from our Major Crime department are leading the inquiry supported by your local neighborhood policing team who will be available in the local area to offer reassurance.

“Such violent crime is very rare in Cherwell and I understand the concern that incidents such as these can cause.

“I would like to offer the reassurance to residents that I can say at this stage that this is not believed to be a random attack and we believe that the victim and the offender knew each other. However, if you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Anyone who has any information which may help officers with their enquiries should contact Thames Valley Police on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.