DAVID Cameron has led tributes to an Oxfordshire Second World War veteran who has passed away.

Patrick Churchill, from Witney, is believed to have died yesterday morning at the age of 95.

Mr Churchill survived the landings on June 6 1944 and returned to Normandy in 2014 to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Former Prime Minister and ex-Witney MP Mr Cameron paid his respects to the veteran this morning on Twitter.

He said: "Yesterday a British hero passed away. Patrick Churchill from Witney was one of the brave men who stormed the beaches on D-Day.

"It was a privilege to take him back 70 years later. We must never forget what they did for us all."

Mr Churchill's wife, German-born Karin Churchill, was a survivor of the Second World War Dresden bombing raids and died in January aged 87.

The pair met in Oxford and were married in 1964, before living in Littlemore, Boars Hill and, most recently, Witney.