POLICE have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a woman was found dead in Oxford.

A 45-year-old man from Oxford, who is currently in hospital, has been arrested and is in the custody of officers while he receives treatment.

At 5.11am on Monday officers were called to an address in Lytton Road, Florence Park, where a woman's body was discovered.

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Formal identification has taken place and the woman who died was named earlier this week as 35-year-old Safie Xheta from Oxford.

Her family members are being supported by specially trained police officers.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of her death was knife injuries to the neck. 

Police had previously said that a 45-year-old man had also been found with 'serious injuries'.

The force has stressed that they believe it was an 'isolated incident', but a police presence has remained in the area to investigate and offer reassurance to the community.