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Ex-prisoner released from Bicester prison found dead

Police are investigating after a man was found dead after being released from a prison near Bicester.

On Tuesday 22 August 2017 officers were called to a wooded area on private land off the A4010 in Great Kimble where the body of a man had been discovered.

The man was identified as 52-year-old Ashley Shay who was originally from Basingstoke, his next of kin have been informed.

Mr Shay was last seen when he was released from Bullingdon Prison on 15 May 2017, but was not seen after this day.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Andy Hall, of Force CID based at High Wycombe police station, said: “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this death which at this stage appears to be non-suspicious and we are making enquiries on behalf of the coroner.

“We are appealing for the public’s assistance in piecing together Mr Shay’s movements from 15 May when he was released from Bullingdon Prison, until he was discovered deceased in Great Kimble on 22 August.

“Mr Shay on his release when last seen was wearing a dark blue jacket, black tracksuit bottoms, and white trainers, and we are releasing an image of Mr Shay.

“It is possible that Mr Shay was travelling on foot or by public transport, we would ask anyone who might have information or may have seen him to please contact 101 quoting reference 43170250008.”

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