A man found dead at the Pegasus Theatre in East Oxford is believed to have been French National Slimane Benhalilou.

Mr Benhalilou’s family, who travelled to Oxford from France yesterday, said the 45-year-old originally from Marseille, had been living in the UK for 25 years and had spent most of his time in Oxford. He was found dead at the Magdalen Road theatre last Wednesday, but staff said they did not know him.

An inquest into his death, which police say is not suspicious, has not yet been opened.