A friend of the man who was stabbed to death in Barton last night has been left ‘shocked’ by the incident and called him a ‘great lad’.

A murder investigation has been launched by Thames Valley Police after a man was stabbed to death on Bayswater Road in Barton last night.

The victim, a man aged in his thirties, died of his injuries at the scene.

Darryl Morgan, 36, who also lives on Bayswater Road, was travelling back from a day at a theme park when his parents hold him they had important news, which they could not tell him until he was home.

Mr Morgan described how the news has ‘shocked’ him and left him feeling ‘quite upset’.

He said: "He was a good friend. He was a quiet lad, a great lad.

"He was helping his mum as he was her carer.

“He loved his cars, especially the old bangers.

"Even though he wasn't family, he felt like a relative."

Officers investigating the stabbing made an arrest in the early hours of this morning.

A 20-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody at this time.