Tragic news from Oxford as a cyclist, Eamonn Anderson, was kicked off his bike and died as a result of his injuries.

The 56-year-old was cycling on Oxford high street at around 11.30pm last Tuesday night when he was approached by a group of up to 6 men. One of the men kicked Mr. Anderson off his bike resulting in him sustaining a number of head injuries.

The group of men left the scene as passers by called emergency services. Mr. Anderson was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital where he died on Friday due to his injuries.

Thames Valley police have now launched a murder investigation into the incident. Detective Chief Inspector Mike Lynch of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit said: “This was a violent attack, which initially left the victim with serious head injuries, and has now tragically led to his death, We believe this to have been an isolated incident, and since it occurred, we have been in the process of conducting a thorough investigation into it in order to establish the circumstances and also to arrest those responsible.”

Witnesses or people with information are urged to call 101 and come forward to help police with the investigation.