Chemical experts investigate Port Meadow death

A man’s body was discovered in a tent at Port Meadow this afternoon.

The police were called at 12.25pm on Sunday 8 December when a member of the public found the body while walking around Port Meadow.

Police have advised members of the public to avoid the area as specially trained Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) officers attend the scene to make it safe for people to visit.

Although the death is as yet unexplained, in a statement, Thames Valley Police said, “The body was confirmed as deceased at the scene, which presented a strong odour of chemicals.”

Supt Steve Hockin said, “Early indications are that the chemical involved in the death of the man is hydrogen sulphide, but emergency services are working together to examine the scene and recover the body as safely as possible.”