The family of a man who was allegedly murdered in Swindon on Sunday have thanked the local community for their support.

Owen Dunn was 18 years old when he was stabbed at the weekend in Haydon End.

The police descended on the scene and closed Mazurek Way while investigations were carried out.

Through a police statement the family have said: “We are grateful for all the support, kind words and donations we have received.”

This was featured in the latest update from Wiltshire Police who have now formally identified the victim.

Swindon Advertiser: Owen Dunn was murdered in Haydon End at the weekend.Owen Dunn was murdered in Haydon End at the weekend. (Image: Wiltshire Police)

The statement said: “The family of 18-year-old Owen Dunn have thanked the local community for their support, after the teenager was killed in north Swindon on Sunday.

“Owen was formally identified by his family this afternoon.

“The teenager from Swindon died at the weekend in Mazurek Way, Haydon End.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time and ask that their privacy is respected.

“Detectives are continuing to question a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of Owen’s murder.

“Members of the public will continue to see an increased police presence across the whole of Swindon in response to this incident.

“We are continuing to appeal for information that will help with our enquiries.

If you have more information, you can contact the police on 101, quoting Operation Glendale, or anonymously with CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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