A MCDONALD’S in Oxford was cordoned off yesterday evening after a man died, police have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to the Cornmarket Street restaurant at around 6pm as paramedics tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate the as-yet unidentified male.

Police said the death was being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.   

The busy city centre McDonald’s branch was put under lock down during the incident, according to witnesses.

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One witness, who has asked not to be named said: “There were lots of police and at one point no one was allowed in or out of McDonald’s.”

A Thames Valley Police spokesman said: "We were called to Mcdonald’s in Cornmarket Street at around 6pm on Sunday.

"South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) attended and carried out CPR but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

"A file is being prepared by the coroner."

There had been several reports on social media that the incident had involved a stabbing, however this has not been confirmed by police.


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SCAS said an ambulance, a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance emergency response car had responded to the emergency call.

McDonald's has been contacted for a comment.

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