Traffic disruption as a result of road closures and scene watch – Oxford
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We understand that large traffic delays were caused today in the centre of Oxford as a result of road closures in place for the Remembrance Parade coupled with the scene watch following a murder investigation that was launched in the early hours of Sunday morning.
We would like to thank everyone for their patience and for finding alternative routes, we appreciate that this made other routes into the town busier and extended journey times for a lot of people and is particularly impactive for local residents living within the scene perimeter.
The local support from the community including local businesses for police officers, forensic investigators and PCSOs has been overwhelming and most gratefully received.
The road closure for the Remembrance Parade has since ended, however our scene watch that is in place as a result of the murder investigation is likely to remain in place until Wednesday at the latest, but we will take this off earlier if at all possible.
Our priority is to carrying out a thorough investigation into this incident to establish how a young man has lost his life and provide answers for his family.
The size of the scene watch was reduced this evening (13/11) but continues to include part of Walton Street plus pedestrian only access to Little Clarendon Street.
This will have an impact on those travelling to work and school tomorrow morning so we’d like to give you the earliest possible notice so you can find alternative routes and be prepared for longer journey times.