Man who died after stabbing named locally

By Barrie Hudson - 5 December 2022

Crime

The 18-year-old victim of a fatal stabbing in Swindon has been named locally as Owen Dunn.

A GoFundme page set up to help with funeral expenses has so far raised more than £4,500 of its £6,000 target.
Police inquiries are continuing following the stabbing in Mazurek Way, Haydon End at 1.30pm yesterday - Sunday, 4 December.
A boy aged 14 and a man aged 20 were arrested on suspicion of murder, and remain in custody amid extensive enquiries by the Wiltshire Police Major Crime Investigation Team (MCIT).
According to the most recent update by the force, the victim's next of kin have been informed although formal identification has not yet taken place, and a post-mortem will to be carried out in due course.
Mr Dunn has been named as the victim on local social media and a GoFundMe page set up by his aunt, Lauren Page.
She wrote: "As of the 4th Dec 2022, our world came crashing down; our beautiful boy Owen was taken from us in the most horrible way.
"As Owen's auntie, I'm asking you all for your help to take the burden of the funeral costs off my sister Zoe and my brother-in-law Graham if you could help in any way possible to give our boy the best possible send-off he truly deserves this would mean the world to us thank you from the bottom of our hearts RIP in eternal peace our boy Owen."
Detective Chief Inspector Phil Walker, of the MCIT said the public would see an increased police presence in the area over the coming days as the investigation continued.
He added: "We would urge everyone to avoid speculation and making comments on social media regarding the victim - this will clearly add to the distress of his family.
"Anyone with information that can help with our enquiries please contact us on 101 quoting reference Operation Glendale."
 

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