Detectives have given extra time to hold a man accused of murder.

The 33-year-old was arrested after the fatal stabbing of a man in his 30s at a house in Pinnocks Way, Botley, on Sunday night.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that magistrates had approved a request late on Tuesday afternoon allowing detectives to question the suspect for a further 36 hours.

By law, police can detain people in the most serious cases – including murder – for up to 96 hours but need the approval of a magistrate.

On Monday, Det Insp Sally Spencer of the Major Crime Team said: “We do believe this is an isolated incident and there isn’t any wider risk to the public.”

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Neighbours described seeing a large number of police officers on Pinnocks Way on Sunday night, with a helicopter also spotted overhead.

One woman, 50, who asked not to be named, said: “You see it on the telly and you don’t think it’s going to be on your doorstep. It’s not an everyday thing. It’s so quiet round here usually. It’s upsetting to think it can happen anywhere.”

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