A THIRD arrest has been made in relation to a ‘murder’ investigation of a  59-year-old man in Wood Farm, Oxford.

A 47-year-old woman from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. She is in police custody at this time.

The two previous arrests, men aged 18 and 43 and both from Oxford, were made last week on suspicion of murder.

The 18-year-old man had been released on police bail until March 1, 2023. However, due to further enquiries undertaken by our Major Crime Unit, the man has now been released without charge.

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The 43-year-old man remains in police custody at this time.

The incident took place at about 6.05am on Wednesday , November 30. Officers attended Wood Farm Park between Wood Farm Road and Nuffield Road following a report of a man calling for help.

The victim was found with a head wound and in a critical condition beside a path in the park. He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for further treatment but later died.

A post-mortem concluded that the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head and neck.

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Police continue to appeal to anyone with information to contact the force quoting investigation reference number 43220538734.


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @Geeharland

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