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Managing Director of Oxford City found dead at the club

 
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It has been announced that the managing director of Oxford City Football Club has been found dead at the team's ground.

The body of Colin Taylor was discovered by a member of the public at about 09:20 BST (Sunday)at the Marsh Lane site in Marston.

Thames Valley Police said his death was not thought to be suspicious and a file was being prepared for the coroner.

In a statement the club said: "Our thoughts and prayers are with Colin's family and friends at this time."

It said the directors of the club made the announcement with the "deepest sadness".

Chairman Brian Cox, who had been friends with Mr Taylor for more than 25 years, said he was "shocked" by the news.

Mr Taylor has been described as the 'heart and soul' of the club

A police spokeswoman said: "At this stage there appear to be no suspicious circumstances.

"The next of kin have been informed. The family have asked for privacy at this very difficult time."

Everyone at the FTD website offers their sympathies to Mr Taylor's family and the club.

JB

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